Seeking Experienced Board Directors

Volunteer Description: Treasurer

 

Term: 3-year term

 

Part of the Executive of the Daybreak Board of Directors

The treasurer oversees financial matters of Daybreak in line with good governance practices and reports to the board of directors at regular intervals about the financial health of the organization. The treasurer liaises with staff responsible for the financial management of Daybreak.

Despite the additional responsibility the treasurer has in overseeing the financial matters of the charity, all directors continue to be jointly and severally responsible, and therefore liable, for the administration of the charity. As an Officer of the board, the Treasurer has a designated role in overseeing the financial matters of the board and ensuring other directors are adequately informed of financial related issues to ensure good decision‐making.

 

Responsibilities for the Treasurer:

 

A. Oversee the financial matters of the charity

  • Oversees, and presents budgets, accounts, and financial statements to the board of directors 

  • Ensures that proper accounts and records are kept, ensuring financial resources are spent and invested in line with the Daybreak’s policies, good governance, legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Ensures that effective financial measures, controls, and procedures are put in place, and are appropriate for the Daybreak.

  • Develops and implements financial, reserves and investment policies  

  • Acts as a counter‐signatory on Daybreak’s cheques and any applications for funds 

  • Liaise with the city to ensure that Daybreak is meeting its regulatory reporting requirements and meeting all conditions of city agreements.

  • Manages the year end audit.

  • Ensures all required financial records are available to support CRA reporting expectations and T3010B is submitted and completed on time.

 

B. Assume a leadership role on board committee or initiatives related to financial matters

  • Maintains sound financial management of the Daybreak’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the charity’s objects.

  • Chairs monthly finance committee meetings to review financial statements and reports to the board.

  • Advises on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan and capital plan.

  • Contribute to the fundraising strategy of the organization.

 

Daybreak recognizes the value that diversity brings to our Board and the workplace. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds including gender, race, ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation and those with disabilities and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values of inclusion.

 

To apply, please send a CV and a description, not exceeding 250 words, on how you can contribute to the Board of Daybreak Non-Profit Housing. See www.Daybreakhousing.org for more information.

 

Application deadline: January 31, 2022

 

Email applications to: DaybreakApplications@gmail.com

Volunteer Description: Board Director

SUMMARY
 

For over 30 years, Daybreak Housing has provided housing to single adults in need of a caring, community-based environment that fosters personal growth and independence. An exciting future awaits Daybreak, and we are seeking new Board members to join the Board to realize our mission to help residents rebuild their lives in a supportive community where we help them find the strength to hope for a better future.

DUTIES

Board Directors carry out the following duties:

  • Attend a minimum of five meetings of the Board of Directors each calendar year, and the Annual General Meeting

  • Serve on at least one standing committee

  • Contribute to the development of Daybreak’s overall direction that ensures it continues as a supportive housing provider has a positive impact on addressing homelessness in Ottawa

  • Participate in overseeing the annual review and implementation of strategic objectives

  • Participate in the annual review and approval of policies, annual budget and reporting

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Directors serve for a three-year term. They should plan for one or two, 2-to-3-hour meetings per month (including committee meetings). Meetings may be in person or via teleconference. At this time, due to Covid-19 restrictions, all meetings are being held virtually. In addition to meetings, our Directors are encouraged to attend community outreach and engagement activities, and events with our residents.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for individuals with:

  • A strong commitment to reducing homelessness in Ottawa

  • A background in one or more of the following: finance & accounting, fundraising, business, the housing sector

  • Board experience as a Director on a not-for-profit board would be an asset

 

Preference will be given to applicants residing in the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau).

Knowledge of English and French would be an asset.

 

Daybreak recognizes the value that diversity brings to our Board and the workplace. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds including gender, race, ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation and those with disabilities and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values of inclusion.

 

We currently have no vacancies for board directors at this time.