Awaken Pittsburgh, a non-profit 501(c)(3) established in 2016, is seeking a Board Treasurer member as part of its goal to expand and diversify its Board. Awaken Pittsburgh is a growing, energetic secular organization that draws upon the wisdom of mindfulness and meditation to serve a broad public. Its evidence-based curricula and programming serve students, educators, those in recovery, social services and mental health professionals, corporations, and any other individual or organization seeking to gain clarity, focus, renewal, and emotional regulation.
Working closely with Awaken Pittsburgh’s Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the new Board Treasurer will focus on financial insights and accuracy, while helping to guide the institution’s mission, vision, and long-term sustainability. The Board President (a former CPA) will support the new Treasurer for as much and as long as needed. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to grow their non-profit and financial skills in a warm and welcoming environment.
- Ideally, equipped with previous business and/or non-profit management skills
- At least 5 years’ experience in accounting or financial field
- Familiar with mindfulness practices, the current science of mindfulness, and/or a practitioner of meditation
- Able to foster and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including community partners, Executive Director and Board members
- Able to think and act strategically with an eye on the "big picture" of a dynamic, future-focused non-profit organization
- Comfortable being a public face of Awaken Pittsburgh i.e. at community events and in media interviews if necessary, alongside the Executive Director
- Ideally, experienced in fundraising and able to successfully solicit and steward donors
- Collaborative by nature, placing focus on shared objectives and goals
- Embraces cultural, gender, and racial diversity
- Displays integrity, accessibility, and accountability in all actions
- Passionate about the impact of evidence-based mindfulness practices, especially in education, high-stress professions, and underserved populations
The Treasurer is responsible for:
- Conducting monthly internal controls with the E.D.
- Producing and presenting quarterly financial reports to the board with the E.D.
- Producing and presenting an annual budget for the board’s approval with the E.D.
In accordance with Awaken Pittsburgh’s Bylaws, the Board Members shall:
- Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations
- Attend quarterly board meetings and monthly committee meetings (approximately 2 hours each)
- Attend and actively participate in the annual meeting (approx. 3 hours in December)
- Actively serve on at least one committee and take on special assignments
- Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings
- Participate in fund raising activities and/or special events
- Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)
- Keep current with your own personal mindfulness or contemplative practice and related issues and developments in program areas
- Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies
- Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies
See our web site at www.awakenpittsburgh.org for more information.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About AWAKEN PITTSBURGH
733 N Highland Ave, PITTSBURGH, PA 15206, US
Awaken Pittsburgh promotes personal and community well-being through mindfulness programs and compassionate actions.
Awaken Pittsburgh develops and supports mindfulness programming. Based on a fee-for-service, social enterprise model, Awaken is committed to serving individuals and organizations regardless of income and background so that everyone can have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of a mindfulness-based approach to living.