Treasurer for Board of Directors - Engaging Schools

Organization/Position Description

Engaging Schools Founded in 1982, Engaging Schools is a national nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, MA that collaborates with educators to create school communities where each and every student develops the skills and mindsets needed to succeed and make positive contributions in school, work, and life. We partner with schools and districts to address the particular challenges of middle and high schools, with a focus on the integration of academic, social, and emotional learning and development. Engaging Schools is well-known for providing research-based professional learning and resources with practical strategies. We support a shift in systems, policies, and practices and foster classrooms and schools that are safe and supportive, engaging and inspiring, and challenging and equitable. Our services and resources address: • instructional practice and classroom management • discipline and student support • climate and culture • advisory programs Treasurer Job Description The Engaging Schools treasurer is a member of the board of directors, will chair the finance committee and serve on the executive committee. The treasurer has a primary responsibility for overseeing the finances of the organization. This includes playing a leading role in ensuring that Engaging Schools complies with all laws and requirements related to sound fiscal management, monitoring the financial operations and health of the organization, and reviewing the audit, financial reports, and the Engaging Schools annual budget before they are presented to the board for approval. The role of treasurer at Engaging Schools is also intended to be advisory, supportive, and strategic. The individual will use their business experience and background to work collaboratively with the executive director, the director of finance and administration, and other staff members as needed. Additionally, as a member of the board of directors, the treasurer will provide insight about the business and financial aspects of the organization. Time Commitment The board of directors meets twice per year in the Boston area for a Saturday evening and day-long Sunday meeting. In addition, most years the treasurer can expect to spend an average of 2-3 hours per month reviewing documents participating in committee conference calls, and conferring with staff. Key Qualifications A strong candidate will have: • an affinity for and interest in the mission and work of Engaging Schools • experience as a CFO or in an equivalent finance leadership role • an entrepreneurial orientation • exposure to and/or interest in non-profit organizations

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Larry Dieringer, Executive Director

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23 Garden Street
Cambridge , Massachusetts  02138

Posted on July 17, 2019

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