Call for Treasurer

Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) is seeking a volunteer treasurer to serve on its Board of Directors.

Position Description & Link to Organization’s mission:

Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) is a federally incorporated, non-profit organization working to promote gender equity in Canadian literary culture. CWILA strives to promote and foster equity and equality of representation in the Canadian literary community by: 1- tracking statistics on gender representation in reviewing through an annual count of book reviews by gender in major Canadian publications, 2- bringing relevant issues of gender, race, class and sexuality into our national literary conversation by maintaining editorial content on cwila.com; and 3- creating a network supportive of the active careers of female  and trans* writers, academic, critics, publishers and editors. The planning, coordination and overall management of the organization is carried out by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. Financial support comes from donations and grants.

The treasurer will commit to attending Board meetings (4-6 times a year) and fulfill accounting duties diligently such as: bank reconciliations, providing support and knowledge for grant applications, preparing of a monthly financial report, a quarterly report for the Board and year-end financial statements. The time commitment is 7-10 hours per month. The work can be done at any time of day from anywhere with internet access.

 Skills & Experience:

–       Good knowledge of and professional experience in accounting required (minimum five years accounting experience at a senior level). CPA, CMA, or CGA designation is highly desirable

–       Ability to integrate fast, work efficiently and communicate clearly with fellow Directors as well as with the Executive Director

–       Experience in non-profit governance an asset

–       Interest in Canadian literary culture, social justice, and feminisms a plus

Benefits & recognition:

–       Gain valuable experience on a Board of Directors

–       Work with a varied group of Directors with diverse fields of expertise

–       Take part in work engaged in social justice advocacy in the Canadian literary community

–       Learn about Canadian literary culture and issues surrounding gender, race, sexuality, & class

Interested applicants should submit a brief statement of intent and a current CV to: sheila@cwila.com by Friday July 4th, 2014. We particularly welcome and encourage submissions from people with disabilities, trans* people, Indigenous people, as well as other women, and/or trans* people of colour.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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