We are currently recruiting for two positions of Treasurer and Legal Advice.

 

Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering young women’s leadership capacity in civic engagement and politics. We work from a non-partisan, anti-oppressive, trans-inclusive, intersectional feminist perspective.

Our organization serves young Millennial and Gen Z women on their journeys toward civic and political leadership through age-specific and targeted programming. We work with various community groups, not-for-profit organizations, and government partners to address and transcend systemic barriers impacting young women's civic and political leadership.

YWLN uses equitable hiring practices that prioritize the leadership of marginalized women. We encourage Black, Indigenous, Women of Colour, women with disabilities, queer women, women from low-income backgrounds, as well as refugee & immigrant women to apply.

*We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer, non-binary and gender expansive folks. We recognize that gender is an evolving concept and we will work to be inclusive of  those identifying across the gender spectrum.

Applications from outside Ontario are welcome.

Please send a copy of your resume and letter of interest to admin@ywln.ca by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

General Member (Legal)

Term: June 2019 - April 2021 (2 years)

Time Commitment: Attend quarterly meetings and other meetings as necessary either in person or via video/audio call. 4-5 hours a month volunteering for the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate

  • Fully engage to help identify and secure the financial resources and partnerships necessary to advance YWLN’s missions and objectives

  • Participate in and support YWLN programming as necessary

  • Participate in at least one of the following working committees: Governance, Development and Finance, or Strategic Planning.

  • Faithfully read and understand the organization's financial statements

  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect young women’s civic and political engagement

  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the organization

This is a ‘working board’ opportunity. We are looking for someone interested in making a meaningful contribution to the organization.

We are currently looking for candidates who:

  • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the Young Women’s Leadership Network’s mission, programs and needs

  • Have a background in law (asset if experience is with non-profits)

  • Are familiar with our municipal, provincial and federal democratic institutions

  • Demonstrate dedication toward empowering young women’s civic and political leadership and young women’s success in other fields such as STEM and the arts.

  • Past board or governance experience an asset.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to admin@ywln.ca by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST.

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Board Treasurer

Term: June 2020- April 2021 (2 years)

Time Commitment: Attend quarterly meetings and other meetings as necessary either in person or via video/audio call. 5-10 hours a month to fulfill Treasurer responsibilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development of YWLN’s financial policies

  • Manage and oversee YWLN’s financial affairs

  • Prepare financial statements and reports and ensure these are reviewed by the board

  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and its presentation for review by the board

  • Ensure that the organization maintains the appropriate financial books and records and that these are accurate and up-to-date

  • Ensure that government tax filings and any audit requirements are submitted on a timely basis

  • Serve as a co-signer of cheques

  • Participate in YWLN’s Development and Finance working committee

  • Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate

  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect young women’s civic and political engagement

  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the organization

This is a ‘working board’ opportunity. We are looking for someone interested in making a meaningful contribution to the organization. The Treasurer opportunity requires a close working relationship with YWLN’s Executive Director.

To fill the position of Treasurer we are looking for candidates:

  • Who understand and demonstrate a commitment to the Young Women’s Leadership Network’s mission, programs and needs

  • With an understanding of, and experience with, good financial management and reporting practices

  • With an accounting, bookkeeping or finance background (previous experience with nonprofits an asset)

  • Who are familiar with our municipal, provincial and federal democratic institutions

  • Who demonstrate dedication toward empowering young women’s civic and political leadership and young women’s success in other fields such as STEM and the arts.

  • Past board or governance experience an asset.