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Position: Treasurer
Type: board member (unpaid/volunteer position)
Organization: East Coast Environmental Law Association
Location: Nova Scotia; Head office is in Halifax.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact 

About East Coast Environmental Law

The East Coast Environmental Law Association is a registered Canadian charity that operates throughout Atlantic Canada. Our vision and mission reflect our desire for a future where the just application of innovative and effective environmental laws provide Atlantic Canadians with a clean, healthy environment.

At East Coast Environmental Law we focus our work in three key areas: public education, collaboration and legal action. Our staff, students and volunteers work together to:

  • Host workshops, create publications and provide presentations on the legal aspects of environmental issues ranging from endangered species, to climate change to contaminated water;

  • Respond to inquiries from the public about environmental law matters;

  • Mentor law students on the role and value of law in the public interest;

  • Publish open-access reports and summaries of environmental cases; and

  • Collaborate with government, law firms, educational institutions and non-government organizations to enhance our understanding and make environmental law more effective.

East Coast Environmental Law is a growing non-profit where staff and board members work closely to meet and exceed our goals.

2017 Budget: Approximately $140,000
Principal sources of funds: Foundations, Government and Private Donations
Fiscal Year: January 1 – December 31

Treasurer Job Description:

  • Be an active member of the ECELAW Board of Directors
  • Be an active member of ECELAW Executive Committee (includes Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer,
  • Executive Director). Meets weekly by phone or in person if necessary.
  • Contribute on request to work of other committees of the Board
  • Advise E.D on financial management of the organization
  • Prepare Annual Budget with information provided by the E.D.
  • Prepare financial reports for the Board on a monthly basis, based on information provided by
  • the E.D.
  • Prepare and present Annual Financial Statements
  • Prepare and submit annual returns to CRA re employee withholdings, charitable status, etc.
  • Advise Board on investments and banking
  • Advise Board on financial strategy

Treasurer time commitments — total hours per year:

  • Board meetings + Prep: 20
  • Prepare financial report + Tax Return: 10
  • Committee meetings + Prep: 5
  • Prep Grant Review and Ad Hoc Advice: 10
  • Total: 45

Option to continue with payroll and bookkeeping as per current treasurer @ approximately 1.5-2 additional hours per month (or 20 hours annually).

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact .

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 30 2018    ID: 49478