ITA Board of Directors Treasurer


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1702 Sherman AveEvanston, IL 60201


The Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) is one of the few comprehensive community-based arts therapy programs in the United States to offer four creative arts treatment modalities - Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, Art Therapy, and Dance/Movement Therapy. ITA’s highly skilled team of therapists uses these different modalities to help children, adults, and families to improve functioning related to psychological, developmental, physical or cognitive factors.

Founded in 1975, ITA has operated for 40 years as a division of the Music Institute of Chicago. In September 2015, ITA became an an independent nonprofit organization. ITA is now looking for enthusiastic individuals dedicated to helping individuals heal through the creative arts to join its Board of Directors. Board members will serve as ambassadors for the organization, working to promote and fulfill ITA's mission. For more information on the organization, visit ITA’s website at

The Treasurer heads the Finance committee and oversees ITA’s budgetary goals and expenditures.
Specific Responsibilities are as follows:
● Serve as full board’s primary source for budgetary developments
● Develop ITA’s annual budget plan with the Finance Committee
● Incorporate input from the full board and Executive Director in relevant Finance
Committee work
● Present the annual budget to board in a timely manner
● Provide prudent financial interpretation and recommendations to the full board and
Executive Director

Time Commitment:

  • Attend meetings at the end of each fiscal quarter with a special meeting in April
  • Committees of the board meet once per fiscal quarter before the full board meeting, or more frequently, depending on their respective work agendas


  • Attend meetings on a regular basis
  • Serve on at least one board committee
  • Serve a 3-year term
  • Participate in special events and fundraising activities of ITA
  • Remain actively informed about the organization
  • Work toward expanding ITA’s resources
  • Safeguard confidentiality of ITA information
  • Make, or secure from another party, a financial contribution of at least $2,000
  • Adopt an open mind when considering new ideas and changes in historic practices, consistent with the mission, principles, and values of ITA


  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Be able to meet at least once per fiscal quarter
  • Serve as Chair of the Board's Finance Committee

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