FTC Board Treasurer Job Posting
The Freedom to Choose Project is seeking applicants for the volunteer position of Board Treasurer.
About the Freedom to Choose Project
The Freedom to Choose Project (FTC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation working to transform the lives of individuals impacted by incarceration through compassionate experiential education. Our vision is that every person who wants to learn skills to become a responsible, productive member of society has the opportunity and support to do so.
FTC has been providing programs that reduce violence and recidivism in California prisons since 2004. To date, FTC has served more than 4,900 incarcerated individuals through a corps of volunteers who have donated over 93,800 hours. Throughout the year, FTC offers large workshops that take place over a 2-3-day period as well as ongoing prison programs where classes are offered once a week. Our foundational programs currently serve the incarcerated community in California prisons. We offer workshops and classes that are highly accessible to men and women of all cultures, education levels, and faiths. In response to Covid restrictions, FTC now offers a self-directed learning curriculum which includes meaningful and supportive written feedback to participants on all “growthwork” (homework) by a group of trained volunteers.
We are fortunate to have the support of a large and dedicated group of extraordinary volunteers, many of whom have continually stepped forward in loving service since the project began in 2004. Volunteering with The Freedom to Choose Project is a personally enriching experience, which provides each volunteer with opportunities to be of service in addition to mastering the same skills we offer our participants. These skills support greater healing, effective communication, emotional intelligence, self-determination, and a higher degree of happiness.
FTC has grown to point where a highly qualified and dedicated individual with financial and business expertise is needed to support the continued growth of their programs. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has long recognized the value of this work as demonstrated by the numerous grants to bring the work to more California prisons. As FTC grows as a business, it has a need for business expertise to complement the educational and program focus of the current board of directors. FTC runs a “lean business” delivering educational programs for $ (fill in) per in-mate hour of education.
Volunteer Board Treasurer Position Roles and Responsibilities
The Treasurer of the Corporation shall: Safeguard the assets of the Corporation; Maintain control of the receipt and disbursement of the Corporations funds; Reconcile bank accounts and produce financial statements for the Board of Directors review; Assist the Executive Director in preparing the annual budget and presenting it to the Board of Directors for approval; Review the annual audit and answer the Board members questions, Ensure that tax-related documents and legal forms are filed on time; Ensure that the Corporation maintains the appropriate financial books and records that are accurate and up-to-date and available to the Board upon request, Assist in preparing and certifying financial statements required for reports; Serve on the Executive Committee; Perform duties delegated to the Treasurer by the President of the board; Perform all duties incident to the office of the Treasurer and other such duties; as may be required by law; by the Articles of Incorporation; or by these Bylaws or that which may be assigned to the Treasurer from time to time by the Board of Directors.
In addition, as a general member of the FTC Board the Treasurer shall: Be a primary force pressing the Corporation to the realization of its opportunities for service and the fulfillment of its mission to all its constituencies, generously contribute skills, knowledge, resources, time, and connections to support the mission of the Corporation; Attend Board Meetings and participate in Committee(s) and provide candid, constructive criticism, advice, and comments; Serve as an ambassador of the Corporation and advocate for its mission, cultivate relationships that are beneficial to the Corporation’s strategies; Ensure financial stability. Review and approve the Corporation’s annual budget, annual fundraising strategy and its long-term financial goals. Confirm that the Corporation’s financial structure is adequate for its current needs and its long-range goals; Develop and communicate the Corporation’s direction, goals, and a strategic plan to achieve them, track and evaluate the Corporations progress to realize the mission; Support and Supervise the Executive Director to lead and manage the Corporation; Ensure that management succession is being properly provided.
To successfully fulfill this role a candidate should have strong analytical skill sets and basic accounting knowledge, and a background in finance and budget planning, experience in leadership roles of experience as a custodian of funds in any capacity; Board, and non-profit experience preferred; Alignment with and Commitment to the Freedom to Choose Mission, Vision and Values essential.
The term of service is 3 years and is renewable for additional terms. Board meetings are 2 hours long and held monthly and there is an annual retreat. Each board member serves on a minimum of one committee per year. Each committee meets as needed between board meetings. The Treasurer is expected to participate in FTC events, interactions with donors and/or funders and the completion of special assignments on an as needed basis.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit in confidence a resume or nomination to: [email protected]
Commitment to Diversity
The Freedom to Choose Project does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation, or citizenship. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
For additional information about FTC please visit: freedomtochooseproject.org
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