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Rio Grande Community Farm Seeking Board Treasurer

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Recruiting Organization: Rio Grande Community Farm

Rio Grande Community Farm (RGCF) is a non-profit organization operating at the Los Poblanos Open Space in Albuquerque’s north valley and has been part of the community for 25 years.

Our mission is to connect people, earth, water, and wildlife in an urban setting by farming sustainably, enhancing wildlife habitat, educating our community, and providing fresh, naturally grown food to diverse populations.

A brighter future for our communities includes best-practice urban sustainable agriculture, growing food in a multi-generation, culturally diverse community, offering education and training opportunities for life-long learning, enhancing urban wildlife habitat, and hosting events that celebrate land, farming, and community. In following our mission, we grow and celebrate the groups and individuals dedicated to creating a resilient food system in New Mexico through regenerative agriculture and education while enhancing wildlife.


We are a small organization and a working board, seeking board members who are passionate about community, wildlife and regenerative agriculture in the desert southwest.


Below are somethings to consider when signing up for the position:

How to Stay an Active Board Member

  1. Commit an average of 20 hours per month to RGCF activities, including Board activities.
  2. Attend monthly board meetings. If you are going to miss a board meeting you must contact the President of your absence within 24 hours of the meeting. Two unexcused absences per year are grounds for removal. Three or more excused absences per year are grounds for removal.
  3. Participate in at least one activity per year, not including the annual fall fundraising event. All board members need to participate at the annual fall fundraising event


Treasurer Specific Requirements

Overseeing the financial matters of the board and ensuring other directors are adequately informed of financial related issues to ensure good decision-making.

  1. Ensures management of the banking, bookkeeping and financial records of the Board. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  2. Monthly report to the board of financial activities of the prior month, this includes bank account balances and payments made and incoming funds.
  3. Annual report to the Board on the financial activity for the year.
  4. Ensures filing the annual report to the Secretary of the State and Attorney General required by the NM Corporate for non-profits.
  5. Assists ED in meeting with and completing the annual IRS filing activities with the accounting firm selected by the board.
  6. Assists the ED with developing the annual budget report.
  7. Reviews annual budget report with the President and Board at the beginning of the fiscal year.
  8. Along with the ED, ensures annual Liability and Board insurance is maintained and renewed.
  9. Ensures monthly balanced and current checking, savings, and sponsorship accounts are maintained.
  10. Attends monthly Board Meetings.


TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BOARD

A candidate starts the process by performing step 1 and may do steps 2-4 in parallel.

  1. Turn in resume (including 2 references) and statement of interest based on the following questions:
  2. What is your relationship to agriculture in New Mexico?
  3. Do you have experience with non-profits or being on a Board of Directors? What do you want to bring to Rio Grande Community Farm?
  4. What about Rio Grande Community Farm inspires you to want to join the Board of Directors?
  5. Perform 10 hours of volunteer work in one month, hours spent working directly with board members and Executive Director (ED).
  6. Interview with President and ED finding fit compatibility.
  7. Attend a board meeting.



Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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