Do you want to be part of a national non-profit organization that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls through education and access to sailing? Do you have a skill that you’re like to put to volunteer work? If so, we’d like you to consider being a member of the board of directors of the Women's Sailing Foundation or a volunteer on one of our working committees.
Skills we need include budgeting and financial reporting, finances, event planning, fundraising, public relations and social media.
We are a working board. While moving the organization forward and getting more women involved in sailing, you will be giving back to the sport you enjoy.
Treasurer - Posted October 2016
Women’s Sailing Foundation
Member, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Open Volunteer Position
Overview: The treasurer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Sailing Foundation, a national volunteer non-profit organization. The treasurer has the responsibility to ensure the organization pays its bills on time, has responsibility for preparing annual budgets, tax filings and providing guidance on financial matters.
- Be the primary signer on bank accounts.
- Pay invoices in a timely manner after approval by the relevant board member, before payment is made.
- Process credit card transactions in a timely manner, and keep accurate records of each transaction.
- Conduct any necessary follow up with individuals who have payments due or when there are questions or issues.
- Reimburse board members for approved expenses.
- Work with the board member responsible for purchasing merchandise, planning workshops and programs.
- Prepare information for tax accountant for the annual IRS and Massachusetts filings.
- Prepare the annual calendar year budget with input from the board for adoption by the board prior to the new calendar year start.
- Provide quarterly financial reports to the board, with comparison to the approved annual budget.
- Recommend Annual Budget changes to the board as needed.
- Advise the board when something is not financially feasible.
- Attend monthly board conference calls and annual WSF board meeting.
- Strong detail-oriented accounting and financial management skills
- Strong Microsoft Excel skills
- Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
- On-line banking and internet/web-based payment programs skills
- Works well with vendors and service providers as well as other board members to support
- the financial and accounting needs of NWSA programs and activities.
- WSF is a national organization without a physical office; WSF is 100% volunteer run.
- Work is done wherever convenient for the volunteer.
- Time commitment of approximately 12 hours per month; more during annual conference season
- Prior board and accounting experience preferred especially experience with the financial matters of a 501(c)(3) corporation.
- Being a current sailor or interested in the sport of sailing