Volunteer Board Position - Treasurer of the Board (remote, but must be in or close to Maryland)

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ORGANIZATION: Free Haven Community Initiative

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Volunteer Board Position - Treasurer of the Board (remote, but must be in Maryland near a PNC bank)

Free Haven Community Initiative, Inc. (FHCI) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) located in Livingstone, Zambia that has four main areas of focus: Education, Health, Nutrition, and Empowerment.

In order for the Zambian NGO to be successful, a non-profit organization called Free Haven Community Initiative, Inc. was formed in the United States to assist its Zambian counterpart. By organizing fundraisers, processing donations, and handling marketing strategies, this partnership makes it possible for the Zambian-based NGO to carry out its day to day functions and focus on its primary goals.

The American non-profit is run by a board of directors. The people on this board volunteer their time to make the aforementioned tasks possible. In addition to the American team, the Zambian-based NGO has its own board of directors to manage the organization’s projects in Zambia.

To read more about us and our projects, visit fhcizambia.org

Responsibilities

  • The Treasurer of the Board will provide monthly financial reports of all income and U.S. expenditures.
  • The Treasurer will work with the Executive Director to prepare an annual budget for the board's approval.
  • The Treasurer will oversee the appointment of the auditor, and is responsible for confirming required tax filings being done properly, submitted on time, and approved by the board.
  • The Treasurer will present financial updates during each board meeting.
  • The Treasurer will review and update all financial policies for the organization, and will gain approval from the board
  • Attend regular board meetings and other meetings as required
  • Active participation in Board meetings and committee related work and provide thoughtful inputs as needed
  • Contribute to a positive work environment and help develop the team and organizational culture
  • Participate in fundraising for the organization, working towards personally set goals
  • Adhere to all board and organization agreements, rules, and bylaws
  • Spread knowledge of the organization to family, friends, and others

Position Requirements:

    • Excellent communication skills (the board operates in English)
    • Accounting experience
    • Conflict management skills
    • Business/non-profit management experience (>1 year)
    • Financial planning and budgeting experience
    • Some treasurer experience
    • Prior board experience (preferred)
    • Fundraising / fund development / sales experience (nice to have)
    • Can consistently dedicate at least 10 hours /month
  • The Treasurer would need to be located in or close to Maryland near a PNC bank

Benefits Of Volunteering With Us

    • We are a small, but mighty team all dedicated to the growth of the organization. There are many opportunities to take on projects that will allow you to grow your skills, experience, and personal goals while contributing to the organization’s goals.
    • Work closely with a passionate, motivated team who believes deeply in the cause.
    • Flexible time requirement and autonomy - do your tasks when you want, how you want, where you want

Good to Know

  • We usually meet every two to three months for board meetings, usually in early afternoon EST (1.5-2 hour meetings are standard). We hope to move to every quarter for meetings.
  • We have board members in west to east coast North America, Europe, and Zambia - some flexibility in meeting times is appreciated to accommodate everyone. We almost always meet on Sundays, sometimes Saturdays.
  • As we are a growing organization, we expect our board members to participate in fundraising and awareness campaigns.

More opportunities with Free Haven Community Initiative

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Free Haven Community Initiative

Location:

PO BOX 118, NORTH EAST, MD 21901, US

Mission Statement

To empower vulnerable families in Zambia to break the cycle of poverty by providing them with education, nutrition, health services and empowerment programs.

Description

Free Haven Community Initiative, Inc (FHCI) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) located in Livingstone, Zambia that has four main areas focus: Education, Nutrition, Health, and Empowerment. In order for the Zambian NGO to be successful, a non-profit organization called Free Haven Community Initiative, Inc. was formed in America to assist its Zambian counterpart. By organizing fundraisers, processing donations, and handling marketing strategies, this partnership makes it possible for the Zambian-based NGO to carry out its day to day functions and focus on its primary goals. The American non-profit is run by a board of directors. The people on this board volunteer their time to make the aforementioned tasks possible. In addition to the American team, the Zambian-based NGO has its own board of directors to manage the organization’s projects in Zambia.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours per months

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