Volunteer to serve as Treasurer on the HerChesapeake Board of Directors

(Photo By Kaitlyn Dolan/Chesapeake Bay Program)

(Photo By Kaitlyn Dolan/Chesapeake Bay Program)

Since 2016, HerChesapeake has worked at the intersection of feminism and environmentalism to cultivate a network of women who elevate, amplify, and empower each other in equitable pursuit of their collective success and a healthier Chesapeake Bay. HerChesapeake serves the needs of its members by providing safe, supportive, and collaborative spaces to share experiences, solve problems, build personal and professional skills, and connect.

As HerChesapeake enters its third year of operation, we are seeking to fill the position of Treasurer on the Board of Directors. The Treasurer is responsible for managing HerChesapeake’s financial affairs, including preparing annual budgets, reconciling bank statements, and managing, tracking, and reporting on the organization’s cash flow. The Treasurer will work in close partnership with the Fundraising Manager and Events and Membership Manager to track the influx and expenditure of membership fees once the membership program is put in place.

Opportunities

  • Work with the Board of Directors to build a strong foundation for a new and unique nonprofit organization.

  • Contribute to decisions about HerChesapeake events and programs.

  • Establish standards for a new position.

  • Develop your leadership skills.

  • Have fun with like-minded people.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Demonstrated experience managing a budget (organizational or personal).

  • Takes personal initiative to complete assigned tasks on time.

  • Works well within a team dynamic, in which leadership is shared.

  • Exhibits flexibility under changing circumstances and ease under pressure.

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.

Preferred:

  • Able to comfortably contribute to completion of short-term operational tasks, as well as long-term visioning and strategic planning for organizational growth and development.

  • Lives in the Annapolis, Baltimore, or D.C. area with the ability to travel to area meetings and events.

Time and Attendance

Required, with exceptions for special circumstances:

  • Monthly Board of Directors video conferences (approx. two hours per meeting).

  • Quarterly membership meetings (approx. two hours per meeting).

  • Quarterly membership networking happy hours (approx. two hours per event).

  • Regular attendance at field trips, volunteer events, and other HerChesapeake programs (time commitment varies)

  • Regular completion of tasks to support HerChesapeake operations, growth and development (approx. six to eight hours per month).

Optional:

  • Monthly Board of Directors in-person work sessions (approx. three hours per session).

About the Board

The Board of Directors serves as the guiding and governing body of HerChesapeake, as well as the organization’s volunteer staff. All positions are part-time, voluntary, and unpaid.

Board members share and promote the following principles in working together:

  • Bring your experience and expertise to the table.

  • Honor other Board members’ strengths, respect each other’s time, and trust each other to do the work.

  • Ask for, give, and accept help.

  • Assume good intent.

  • Keep our mission at the heart of your work.

  • Provide regular updates about the work you are doing, and keep the lines of communication open in between meetings and events.

  • Be willing to step outside of your comfort zone and move on from your mistakes.

  • Treat each other as friends.

  • Foster an equal distribution of power.

  • Respect deadlines.

  • Follow through.

How to Apply

Send an email to herchesapeake@gmail.com describing:

  • Your interest in this position,

  • Your qualifications for this position, and

  • Your favorite Chesapeake Bay critter.

Please include your resume and any other supporting documents or information you believe to be relevant and important to share.

Deadline

Midnight on April 30, 2019.

HerChesapeake values feminism, environmentalism, social justice, and equal respect and access to opportunity. We encourage women of color to apply for all open positions.