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EAST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: TREASURER (Volunteer Position)
HEAD OFFICE: HALIFAX NS
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact email@example.com
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
January 1 – December 31
About the Treasurer Position
Activities of the Treasurer include:
Active member of the Board of Directors;
Active member of Executive Committee (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Executive Director).
Manage the financial reporting processes of the organization (includes bookkeeping, overseeing the payroll process, and managing CRA remittances);
Advise Board on financial management of the organization;
Prepare annual budget with input provided by the Executive Director;
Prepare financial reports for the Board for each Board meeting;
Contribute when able to the work of Board committees;
Prepare and present annual financial statements;
Prepare and submit annual returns to the CRA;
Advise Board on investments and banking;
Advise Board on financial strategy.
Anticipated Treasurer Time Commitments Per Month:
Executive Committee meetings – 0.5 hour;
Board meetings – 1 hour;
Oversee financial records prepared by Office Manager - 1 hour;
Quarterly bookkeeping - 1 hour;
Other advice – 1.5 hours (emails, input on fundraising applications), annual budget, CRA filings, etc.).
Monthly average ~5 hours.
Annual average ~ 60 hours.
If you are interested in joining this growing organization and dynamic board of directors working together to address some of the most impactful issues of our time please contact us at