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Executive Board Member - TREASURER

Terms of Employment: Unpaid Volunteer Position

Anticipated Start Date: November/December 2020, negotiable. 

Salary: N/A

Languages: English (French is an asset)

Education: Post-secondary degree in accounting/business/economics and/or CPA designation

Experience: experience in non-profit financial management; demonstrated allyship to or direct experience as part of 2SLGBTQSIA+ communities; 1-2 years experience in non-profit management/governance would be an asset 

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: participate in monthly board meetings; chair the Finance Committee; provide leadership in your areas of expertise to the Centre, including guiding or contributing to the work of managing the finances for the organization; advise Executive Director, Finance Committee and Board of Directors on finance policy and budgeting; develop and maintain financial systems in line with best practice for non-profits.

Qualifications 

  • Over 18 years of age 
  • Does not have a bankruptcy status 
  • Knowledge of and experience in not-for-profit financial management
  • Accounting/CPA designation or similar education (e.g., background in economics)
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit governance
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively with other Board Members, senior management and other stakeholders
  • Experience chairing committee meetings and leading their activities
  • Demonstrated allyship to and/or lived experience in 2SLGBTQIA+ Communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the vision, mission, values and principles of CCGSD
  • Proficiency in French is an asset

Scope of Position

The CCGSD is seeking a volunteer Treasurer to join its Board with professional financial management/oversight experience and/or training. The Treasurer will be asked at a minimum to attend monthly Board meetings and to chair the Finance Committee. The Treasurer will also lend their expertise to the Executive Director and the Board as needed in guiding and supporting the management of the finances for the organization.  

Additionally, the Treasurer is an Officer of the Corporation with signing authority and participates in Executive Committee meetings on an as-needed basis to support the Human Resources Management of the Executive Director (an estimated 2-3 meetings per year). As well, the Treasurer participates as a Board Member in overall decision-making and supports CCGSD endeavours and governance. Finally, Directors of the CCGSD Board are ex-officio (by virtue of their position) appointed as Members of the Corporation at and vote in the Director Member class at the AGM and at any Special Meeting of the Members. 

CCGSD is currently overhauling its financial systems to bring them in line with industry best practices and is updating its Finance Policy and procedures. We need your help to do this both quickly and successfully. 

We are seeking candidates who are willing to make a minimum of three (3) year commitment

General Responsibilities:

The Treasurer oversees the financial matters of CCGSD in line with best practices and in accordance with Bylaw 2 and all applicable legal requirements and reports to the Board of Directors at regular intervals about the financial health of CCGSD. The Treasurer ensures that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place, that they are in accordance with applicable standards, and that they are appropriate for CCGSD.

Specific Individual Responsibilities:

  1. Reports the current financial position of CCGSD at each Board meeting, including updates on the financial health and spending of the organization and ensures their report is recorded in the minutes. 
  2. Ensures all financial decisions taken are recorded in the Board minutes.
  3. Liaises with staff responsible for the financial management of CCGSD, especially the Executive Director. 
  4. Oversees the financial matters of the Board and ensures other directors are adequately informed of finance related issues. 
  5. Provides financial information in support of decision making by the Board.
  6. Acts as a counter‐signatory on CCGSD cheques and any applications for funds.
  7. Chairs the finance committee in line with standing orders and approved Terms of Reference, and reports on the work of the committee to the Board.
  8. Liaises with the CCGSD’s auditor or public accountant, where appropriate in order to monitor and advise on the financial viability of CCGSD.
  9. Liaises with the external bookkeeper of CCGSD on an as needed basis.

Specific Responsibilities with Finance Committee Support

  1. Develops, reviews and supports the implementation of procedures for the day‐to‐day accounting and financial practices to ensure clarity about their roles, responsibilities and communication practices 
  2. Oversees the preparation of and presents the annual budget, cash-flow reports, bank, credit and management accounts, reserve accounts and financial statements to the Board of Directors
  3. Ensures that proper accounts and records are kept, ensuring financial resources are spent and invested in line with the CCGSD’s policies, good governance, legal and regulatory requirements 
  4. Develops and implements financial, reserve and investment policies 
  5. Advises on the financial implications of CCGSD’s strategic plan and Board Policies
  6. Ensures that CCGSD annual accounts are compliant with the CRA guidelines 
  7. Works collaboratively with Directors and staff to ensure the T3010B is submitted to CRA in an accurate and timely manner.

Application

Please send a cover letter and resume detailing why you want to join the Board of Directors at CCGSD, and highlighting the skills and abilities you bring to the table, to the Board of Directors, at board@ccgsd-ccdgs.org. Candidates who best respond to the above qualifications will be invited to an informal interview with the President and interim Treasurer of the Board via video chat. If successful, you will be invited to meet with our Executive Director and the staff member who sits on the Finance Committee. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The following links will provide you with an overview of the organization, its programs and its priorities. Please contact Calla Barnett, President at calla@ccgsd-ccdgs.org if you have any questions regarding this posting.

By-laws (December 19, 2019)

2019 Financial Statements

Permanent Staff and Board Biographies

Program Descriptions

Campaign Descriptions

Vision/Mission/Values/Principles

Fundraising Coordinator - Canada Summer Jobs

Deadline: July 1st, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

In partnership with the Canada Summer Jobs Program, CCGSD is hiring someone who is 30 years of age or younger for the Fundraising Coordinator role!

Status: Full-time (37.5 hours – 8-week contract from July to early September)

Location: Remote position

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $20.00/hour

 

About the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD)

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) is a national, youth-focused 2SLGBTQ+ organization that promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation. We address discrimination through educational programming, research, and advocacy. Our resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as give tools to wider populations in building allyship. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccgsd-ccdgs.org.

If you advocate for gender and sexual diversity, anti-violence and anti-discrimination, and share our values of Equity, Access, Rights, and Participation for All – we want you on our team!

CCGSD promotes feminist and anti-oppression principles. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require

 

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The Fundraising Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and Grants and Evaluations Coordinator on fundraising activities at CCGSD. This includes the successful migration of donor data to Canada Helps DMS, communicating with existing donors, supporting the development of fundraising appeals and grant writing. This role requires a background in fund development and donor stewardship, experience in donor management tools, and project management skills. 

 

The Fundraising Coordinator will contribute to achieving organizational goals and objectives through the following:

  • Communicate with donors (and potential donors) including on the phone and written (e-mail, paper, and some online).
  • Support the development and implementation of donor engagement strategies, including holiday and awareness campaigns. 
  • Coordinate and support third party events and community initiatives. 
  • Assist with the development of a donor relations protocol document.
  • Support the promotions for special events on an as-needed basis.
  • Support the Executive Director and Grants and Evaluation Coordinator with grant writing tasks including government, corporate, and private foundation funding opportunities. 
  • Assist the Executive Director with the on-boarding for the new DMS/CRM (Canada Helps).
  • Assist with ongoing maintenance of CRM and other donation related records.
  • Assisting with other administrative and fundraising tasks as needed.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES:

  • Combination of education and/or work/volunteer experience in communications, marketing, fundraising or related field.
  • Experience in a customer service-focused setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, and promptly, with diverse audiences having differing levels of knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be personable both in person and on the phone.
  • Proficient with computers especially Microsoft Office programs and CRMs.
  • Ability to work well with a team and independently.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of anti-oppression, equity in education, and issues related to 2SLGBTQ+ rights in Canada.
  • A thorough understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ rights issues in Canada, and issues related to

equity in education as well as CCGSD’s mission.

 

** MUST be eligible to work in Canada **

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject title “Canada Summer Jobs – Fundraising Coordinator” to recruitment@ccgsd-ccdgs.org 

 

For additional career opportunities with CCGSD, please visit https://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/careers/ 

 

We welcome you to join the movement to end discrimination – sign up for news and updates today: https://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/newsletter/ 

Communications and Social Media Coordinator - Canada Summer Jobs

Deadline: July 1st, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

In partnership with the Canada Summer Jobs Program, CCGSD is hiring someone who is 30 years of age or younger for the Communications and Social Media Coordinator role!

Status: Full-time (37.5 hours – 8-week contract from July to early September)

Location: Remote position 

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $20.00/hour

About the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD)

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) is a national, youth-focused 2SLGBTQ+ organization that promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation. We address discrimination through educational programming, research, and advocacy. Our resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as give tools to wider populations in building allyship. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccgsd-ccdgs.org.

If you advocate for gender and sexual diversity, anti-violence and anti-discrimination, and share our values of Equity, Access, Rights, and Participation for All – we want you on our team!

CCGSD promotes feminist and anti-oppression principles. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

Working with other CCGSD staff, the Communications and Social Media Coordinator is responsible for the everyday communications activities for the organization with a focus on our program’s promotions. Working closely with the Executive Director and the Communications & Advocacy Department, the Coordinator will also develop engaging social media content focused on our advocacy initiatives.

The Communications and Social Media Coordinator will contribute to achieving organizational goals and objectives through the following:

Communications (Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring)

  • Coordinate the design, production, translation, printing and publishing of communications and graphic design products.
  • Draft and proofread communications products for internal and external audiences.
  • Assist members of Communications and Advocacy and the Programs Department to create, calendar, post, and monitor social media content promoting announcements, programs and advocacy opportunities.
  • Assist in setting and ensuring key performance indicators (KPIs) are met and creates internal reports on fulfilment of goals.
  • Regularly monitor and analyze identifying opportunities to strengthen online presence to meet our goals.
  • Assist in the development of content for advocacy campaigns, themed days, and public engagement events.

Media and Publications

  • Assist the Executive Director and Communications & Advocacy team to create op-ed articles, advocacy statements, and press releases. 
  • Monitor and distribute media mentions and published work of CCGSD. 
  • Coordinate the development, layout and design of soft and hard copy publications, including the Annual Report, reports, and outreach materials. 

Communications Administrative Support

  • Assist with the development of content and monitoring of the CCGSD website with support from contractors.
  • Assist with email communication supports including a monthly newsletter to supports and e-blasts.
  • Support to the conversion of existing supporter email list to new customer relations management (CRM) system.
  • Perform other communications-related administrative tasks when assigned.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES:

  • Combination of education and/or work/volunteer experience in communications, marketing, fundraising or related field
  • Excellent writing, analytic, and verbal/presentation skills with the ability to summarize information and connect with a variety of audiences (2SLGBTQ+ youth, educators, service providers, donors, media, volunteers) 
  • Experience developing and coordinating content for different communication mediums utilizing content management systems (eg: social media, e-Newsletters, websites etc.) 
  • Fluent or ability to adapt to using Google Suite, Constant Contact, Canva, Hootsuite 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, and promptly, with diverse audiences having differing levels of knowledge.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of anti-oppression, equity in education, and issues related to 2SLGBTQ+ rights in Canada
  • A thorough understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ rights issues in Canada, and issues related to

equity in education as well as CCGSD’s mission.

** MUST be eligible to work in Canada **

Please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject title “Canada Summer Jobs – Social Media and Communication Coordinator” to recruitment@ccgsd-ccdgs.org 

For additional career opportunities with CCGSD, please visit https://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/careers/ 

We welcome you to join the movement to end discrimination – sign up for news and updates today: https://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/newsletter/ 

Research and Community Coordinator - Canada Summer Jobs

In partnership with the Canada Summer Jobs Program, CCGSD is hiring someone who is 30 years of age or younger for the Research Assistant and Community Coordinator role!

This position is remote and can be done anywhere in Canada.

Status: Full-time (37.5 hours – 8-week contract from July to early September)

Location: Remote 

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $20.00/hour

About the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD)

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) is a national, youth-focused 2SLGBTQ+ organization that promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation. We address discrimination through educational programming, research, and advocacy. Our resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as give tools to wider populations in building allyship. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccgsd-ccdgs.org.

If you advocate for gender and sexual diversity, anti-violence and anti-discrimination, and share our values of Equity, Access, Rights, and Participation for All – we want you on our team!

CCGSD promotes feminist and anti-oppression principles. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The Research Assistant and Community Coordinator provides research support for the development of resources, reports, and public policy analysis for the Programs Department and Communications & Advocacy Department. Reporting to the Executive Director, they will also support community engagement opportunities to ensure educational resources are tailored to various stakeholders, including educators from the K-12 level and post-secondary institutions. 

Research Support 

  • Assist the Programs Department and Communications & Advocacy Department in the conducting of literature reviews, collecting and analyzing data related to 2SLGBTQ+ youth populations. 
  • Support the design, implementation, and analysis of national surveys.
  • Work closely with the Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator to study policy and other public documents at all levels of government. 
  • Support the Executive Director and external partners to produce reports related to 2SLGBTQ+ youth public policy issues, including education. 
  • Identify and organize information related to available resources for LGBTQIA2S+ community members and educators.

Community Engagement

  • Assist the planning, developing, and facilitating online or physical-distanced community engagement activities.
  • Support the planning and implementation of public learning events, including panels and online webinars. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES:

  • Combination of education and/or work/volunteer experience in history, women’s and gender studies, sociology or related field.
  • Experience with research concepts and techniques required, including qualitative interviewing and basic quantitative analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated experience applying intersectional framework to public history, comprehensive sexual education, and 2SLGBTQ+ public policy issues.
  • Familiarity working with 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, and promptly, with diverse audiences having differing levels of knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated strong administrative skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with data entry & analysis.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of anti-oppression, equity in education, and issues related to 2SLGBTQ+ rights in Canada.
  • A thorough understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ rights issues in Canada, and issues related to
  • equity in education as well as CCGSD’s mission.

** MUST be eligible to work in Canada **

Please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject title “Canada Summer Jobs – Research Assistant and Community Coordinator” to recruitment@ccgsd-ccdgs.org 

For additional career opportunities with CCGSD, please visit https://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/careers/ 

We welcome you to join the movement to end discrimination – sign up for news and updates today: https://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/newsletter/ 

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volunteer

This year, the Centre is looking for remote volunteers to help with outreach and promotion of our online programming.  If you are interested in volunteering, gaining valuable and marketable skills in such areas as event coordination, fundraising, public speaking, database management, networking, and social media.

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