Volunteer Posting 1462

Board Treasurer
New West Farmers Market
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 8 days (Fri, 1 Mar)

We’re in search of a new Treasurer to join our Board of Directors!

 

This volunteer position is a 10-15 hour per month commitment and is perfect for someone who:

  • Is interested in all things local and community-oriented,
  • Has a background in accounting or finance,
  • Is familiar with the New Westminster community, and;
  • Has the time and capacity to attend all monthly board meetings.

 

About NWFM

The New West Farmers Market (NWFM) focuses on environmentally sustainable food production by bringing locally grown and produced foods to the community, thereby contributing to local economic development, healthy eating, and food security while connecting with our heritage of having a vibrant city market.

As a non-profit society, NWFM is governed by a volunteer seven-person Board of Directors who are elected for one-year terms.

 

The Opportunity

We have an immediate opening to join the Board as Co-Treasurer to ensure a smooth transition with our outgoing current Treasurer. The successful candidate would be elected as Treasurer in our upcoming Board year.

All Directors are expected to:

  • Attend and participate in all Board and relevant Committee meetings
  • Represent the Market as needed in the community or at meetings with partners

The Treasurer is responsible for leading the financial management of NWFM, including:

  • Collaborate with Board and Staff to develop annual operating budget
  • Analyze cash position and make decisions around investment management
  • Develop annual financial report and present annual financials to members at the AGM
  • Prepare a budget-to-actual analysis to the Board
  • Provide direction to outsourced bookkeeper as needed
  • Provide financial data for grant applications as needed
  • Approve expenditures as needed

The Treasurer can expect to spend an average of 10-15 hours per month on NWFM-related work. The successful candidate will have a background in accounting or finance, an interest in supporting the New West community, and the ability to contribute their time. Non-profit or Board experience is helpful but not required.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a letter of interest to  as soon as possible.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the hope of the successful candidate coming on board as Co-Treasurer before the end of the calendar year (the new Board year will begin February 2024). Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview; we thank all applicants for their interest.

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