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Seeking Financial Management Volunteer for Small Wildlife Nonprofit
If you love wildlife and can put your financial management savvy to work helping it to thrive, we’d like to hear from you!
The mission of the Urban Wildlife Research Project is to document gray fox behavior in the Palo Alto Baylands region in order to establish healthy habitats and develop the biodiverse wildlife corridors necessary for their survival. As a result, UWRP helps San Francisco Bay area people and wild nature coexist through research, advocacy and public education.
Financial Manager Volunteer Role Description: You review our current financial sheets (Profit & Loss, Balance and Cash Flow) and update and improve them to help us adhere to best practices. Keep them accurate on a quarterly basis so that the Board may make informed decisions and the Grants Manager has data available for grant applications. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit we also need good records for tracking income from private donors, corporations and grantors.
Time commitment: We are flexible. Many of our volunteers spend 2 to 4 hours a week on their projects. We’re anticipating that refining our current system will take a few extra hours up front but then won’t require as much time to maintain. Your attendance is required at most of 6 Board meetings per year (Saturday mornings). UWRP staff is all-volunteer. You can make a big difference with a little time!
Skills you need for this role: You want to help wildlife by helping a small nonprofit dedicated to its protection. You can work with a consensus-driven team. You are keen to bring expertise in basic financial record keeping and planning to the team. You may be starting out as a CPA or have only an MBA and want to build your resume. You may be a retired CFO and want to offer expertise without too much time commitment.
Volunteers work by email, phone and Zoom. We welcome applicants from anywhere in the U.S. If a volunteer lives locally s/he may enjoy a walk with the Executive Director, Bill Leikam, aka "The Fox Guy" to see how he researches gray foxes once Covid subsides.
Apply for Financial Manager Volunteer Role: Please send a detailed description of your expertise to Bill Leikam at email@example.com. We are excited to add the right person to the Urban Wildlife Research Project, urbanwildliferesearchproject.com [UWRP]. We think you’ll enjoy working with our board of directors and all-volunteer staff as well as gain satisfaction providing your money management know-how for the good of the UWRP and the wildlife.
Please include 1 or 2 references: people and/or companies that you’ve worked with in the past or present and include their contact information.
The mission of Urban Wildlife Research Project (UWRP) is to enhance biodiversity through ethological research, advocacy, and education. UWRP is a California State non-profit organization founded by Silicon Valley residents ethologist Bill Leikam and Greg Kerekes. They are citizen scientists, naturalists, and photographers dedicated to documenting the story of urban wildlife currently trying to adapt to an increasingly urban environment, focusing primarily on the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).
The Urban Wildlife Research Project (UWRP) advocates, along with other wildlife organizations and governmental agencies, to ensure the preservation of the region’s biodiversity. In addition, UWRP conducts research on the health of the wildlife and the locations of wildlife corridors. Some of UWRP’s efforts since 2011 have helped secure beaver habitat in San Jose, burrowing owl habitat in Alviso, and gray fox habitat on Facebook’s Menlo Park Campus. These animals, as well as the Tule Elk and Steelhead Trout, are just a few of the many remarkable Silicon Valley wildlife species that UWRP works to protect.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.