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Governing Board – Treasurer

Organisation : Climate for Change

Location : Australia

Time required : 10-12 hours per month

Duration of project : 2 years

Skill Area : Advocacy, Board & Committee Members, Finance & Accounting, Fundraising, Legal

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Posted on : 10 Oct, 2018

About the Role

About Climate for Change Inc.

Climate for Change Inc. (C4C) is a fast-growing not-for-profit. Four years old, we are gaining the attention and respect of others in our sector for our innovative approach to engaging new audiences and our ability to achieve results usually only achieved on much larger budgets. We are volunteer-driven with a growing core staff. We are passionate, dynamic, resourceful, hopeful and giving.

We’re looking for someone who shares our vision and values and who has the commitment, time, skills, networks and passion to help us make a meaningful impact as our Board Secretary.

For more information, please see our website: www.climateforchange.org.au. The rules of the organisation are available here.

What We Do

C4C seeks to create the social climate in which Australia’s leaders can and will do what it takes to keep global warming well below two degrees and ultimately bring it back down below one degree as quickly and safely as possible.

We do this by supporting people who are already committed to the changes we need to have more effective conversations about climate change with people around them to build greater support for those changes.

Our flagship program uses the “Tupperware Party model” to engage new audiences – a model which allows for both deep engagement and exponential growth.

About the board

The board works closely with to CEO to support and provide governance to the organisation to enable it to realise its mission. As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

  • Reviewing and amending the governing Rules to meet changing needs of C4C
  • Selecting and evaluating the performance of the chief executive
  • Developing C4C’s existing strategy into short and long term strategic plans with concrete organizational goals
  • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management, including approving C4C’s budget and preparing financial statements
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
  • Enhancing the organization’s public image
  • Stakeholder and donor engagement, and
  • Assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization.

According to our rules, Board members are required to be financial members of C4C – membership fees are $48pa (full) and $24pa (concession).

It is expected Board members will commit  an average 10-12 hours per month to their Board duties.

The role

The Treasurer is required always to be across the financial situation of the association – if there is a question about finances, the Treasurer should be across the key requirements and risks.

As well as those of general Board Members, the Treasurer role attracts the following responsibilities:

  • With the bookkeeper, preparing an overview financial report for each Board meeting (P&L, Balance sheet, other specific reports as required)
  • Meeting monthly with our bookkeeper to review accounting records
  • Reviewing GL reconciliations, and preparing BAS and other statutory filing,  ensure compliance for external reporting purpose
  • Preparing end of year financial report for our AGM
  • Organising and being responsible for external review or audit or C4C financial statements.

The Treasurer is a signatory for our trust and operating accounts, so some minor banking tasks are also required, including approving payments in a timely fashion.

Responsibilities of Board Members

Each individual C4C Board Member is expected to:

  • Attend Board meetings (currently 10 p.a.), general meetings and important events
  • Do all reading preparation for these meetings (on average one hour per meeting)
  • Attend longer strategy sessions (upto 4 days per year)
  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization
  • Actively help identify and/or secure financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission, including fundraising
  • Develop policies, set up appropriate governance structures/systems and provide strategic guidance, and
  • Participate in at least one working group or sub-committee as needed.

Key Selection Criteria

The board aims to meet all of the following criteria between all its members:

  • Not for profit law experience
  • Not-for-profit governance experience
  • Financial / Accounting knowledge (required for Treasurer role)
  • Fundraising expertise or experience
  • Proven skills and aptitude for strategy / risk / governance
  • Strategic understanding of the climate movement.

In addition, each board member will be selected on their ability to meet these criteria:

  • Time and commitment
  • Profile and networks useful to the growth of C4C, including fundraising
  • Passion for C4C’s work
  • Previous board experience (preferred but not essential).

To express your interest

Please complete the following application form by midnight Thursday 1st November, 2018.  https://goo.gl/forms/PbComlpZSb8X09Nl1

Although C4C is a Melbourne-based organisation, we will consider applicants from around Australia (interstate Board Members would call into meetings via video-linking).

If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please email Kartik: board_admin@climateforchange.org.au

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Climate for Change
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Kartik Iyer

Email : board_admin@climateforchange.org.au


Please quote in application: Governing Board – Treasurer via Pro Bono Australia.


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