Seeking a new board member – Treasurer

About us: Knight’s Cabin is a national registered charity committed to research and healthy outcomes for people living with and recovering from cancer. For more information about Knight’s Cabin please visit our website or watch this video.

The Board of Directors: The Knight’s Cabin Board of Directors meets monthly and functions as an operational board, helping to run the day-to-day operations of the organization with volunteer teams across Canada.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours/week, depending on season

Location: You can be located anywhere in Canada

Responsibilities:

  • Chairing and preparing agendas for the Funding and Finance Committee
  • Keeping full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements of Knight’s Cabin (the “Organization”) in proper books of accounts
  • Depositing all monies and/or other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Organization in the bank account of the Organization as designated by the Board of Directors
  • Disbursing funds of the Organization under direction of the Board, as required, and taking proper account of these transactions
  • Regularly reporting to the Board, monthly and as requested, on the status of the account, upcoming credits or debits, and the overall financial health of the Organization
  • Managing the finances of the Organization, including the Board’s review of and action related to, financial responsibilities
  • Regularly reporting to the Board on key financial events, trends, concerns, and overall assessment of fiscal health of the Organization
  • Providing an annual budget to the Board for the Organization’s members’ approval
  • Reviewing budgets for events being held by the Organization
  • Ensuring development and Board review of financial procedures and systems
  • Recommending to the Board whether the Organization should have an audit
  • Assisting in the selection of an auditor, if needed, and meeting with him/her annually
  • Attend monthly Board meetings via Skype
  • Supporting fundraising activities of the organization
  • Other powers and duties as assigned and agreed upon by the Board to move forward the mission of the Organization

Requirements:

  • Financial background is required (i.e. bookkeeping or accounting experience in a current or previous job)
  • A professional accounting designation is an asset, but not a requirement
  • Designate two to four (2-4) hours per week to the Board of Directors
  • Ability to organize priorities and engage resources to staff those priorities
  • Has time to attend monthly Board meetings (1-1.5 hours)
  • Has time to attend committee meetings, as required
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Desired Skills:

  • Shares and believes in the vision for KC as a behaviour-change, research-based organization that delivers wellness retreats
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Prior board experience an asset
  • Can juggle priorities and engage resources to staff those priorities
  • Experience with fundraising and fund development
  • Experience with non-profit organization(s) desired, but not required

Contact:

If you’re interested in finding out more about these Board opportunities, please email adam@knightcabin.com.

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Adam Rozenhart

Adam is a digital strategist at DDB Canada in Edmonton and he has helped lead a number of clients into worlds they never imagined. His client work has included projects like Plenty of Syph and Sexgerms with Alberta Health Services; and the Pride Tape and NoHomophobes projects with the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies at Services at the U of A. He joined DDB in March 2016 after spending the nine previous years as an entrepreneur. Adam hosts and produces a travel podcast called the Expats, is the co-founder of Nerd Nite Edmonton, and the Edmonton Social Media Awards (or Yeggies).

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