WeMake, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit arts organization based in Portland, OR is seeking a creative professional to join our Executive Board as the Treasurer. The Treasurer is assigned the primary responsibility of overseeing the management and reporting of WeMake's finances.
The ideal candidate comes from a creative background. You don't have to be an accountant, however good project or account managing and producer skills is a plus. As a board member you have vital input in strategizing the planning of our yearly events with the executive team. You'll also have opportunities to share your skills in other capacities if you would like to, however you would not be committed to working on sub-teams, planning for events, or attending all of the events. WeMake plans a total of 8-10 events a year, including our annual fundraiser and design conference WeMake Celebrates.
Your role- To keep WeMake's finances in order, pay bills, manage budgets, provide regular profit and loss reports, stay on top of our bank account, provide financial transaction oversight, and be the main liaison between WeMake and our contract accountant who manages our tax preparations and nonprofit status. Monthly board meeting attendance will be required, along with providing a short treasurer’s report. Position starts January 3rd, 2016, and the commitment is two years minimum.
Benefits to the position- WeMake is a respected leader in the Portland design community. We are a grassroots organization, that is process and community-first driven. There is no membership fees to attend our happenings, and our team, including the executive team are non-paid volunteers. We are passionate about supporting the design and art community and giving back through design-in-action. Over the last five years WeMake has featured over 500 makers and raised over $50,000 to support the mission of arts education. What started as a passion project remains so today. Being a part of the WeMake team gives you a platform to make a difference in your community. It also gives you up-close access to inspirational workshops, speakers, and a collaborative team that cultivates creativity and encourages making the things we want to be making.
To apply, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to know why you are interested in applying, and what are your passions.