Starting With Today is excited to announce we are growing our esteemed Board of Directors! We are looking for the brightest, big-hearted, and the best to fill the following roles as Starting With Today continues to scale and grow: 

Treasurer 

Secretary

Director of Metrics & Evaluation 

Check out the full description for each below and apply! 

 

TREASURER

Starting With Today (SWT) is looking for a Treasurer to serve on the Board of Directors passionate about nonprofits, adult education, and economic equality! The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the management of financial planning, stability and reporting for Starting With Today, Inc. (SWT). The Treasurer provides documents to the Board of Directors regarding the financial health of the organization in both the short and long-term. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, creative environment. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to grow@startingwithtoday.org.

 Key Responsibilities

Managing and overseeing the management of the financial affairs of SWT, including such basic tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow;

Understanding of SWT’s financial reports and important financial data and has access to SWT’s funds and any outstanding bills or debts owed;

Facilitating the preparation of an annual budget for SWT, as well as regular monitoring and comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against such budget;

Creating and maintaining systems for ensuring SWT’s ongoing solvency;

Developing and enforcing strong internal controls and financial management policies for SWT;

Keeping the Board informed of key financial events, trends, concerns, and personal assessments of SWT’s fiscal health;

Assessing financial risks regularly,  and deciding whether and how such risks should be mitigated;

Ensuring the completion of required financial reporting forms (including the IRS Form 990) in a timely manner and making these forms available for the board’s review;

 ▪ Understanding of SWT’s finances and the applicable laws, which may include laws related to earned income, appropriate expenditures, and prudent investments;

Ensuring accurate and complete financial reporting and proper maintenance of financial records and information/tax returns;

Auditing SWT’s financials whenever required or advisable;

▪ Develop an Annual Budget in collaboration with SWT Executive Director and Board Chair. 

Specific Reports to Analyze and Oversee:

▪ Statement of Cash Flows

  • Funding Projections
  • General Cash Flow 

▪ Income Statement

▪ Balance Sheet

▪ Summary of Expenses

Desirable skills:

▪ Accounting and/or Financial Management

▪ Accurate record-keeping

▪ Financial literacy

▪ Timeliness in completing tasks

▪ Willingness to ask questions

▪ Detail-oriented

Length of Term: 

▪ Two (2) years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms, pending Board approval, unless otherwise decided by the Board.

 

SECRETARY 

Starting With Today is looking for a Secretary to serve on the Board of Directors passionate about nonprofits, adult education, and economic equality! The Secretary shall be responsible to keep and make available minutes of all General Board Meetings. The Secretary is their in succession to the Presidency. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, creative environment. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to grow@startingwithtoday.org.

 Key Responsibilities

▪ Communicating actively between the Board, management, and members;

▪ Giving proper notice of any meetings and timely distribution of materials such as agendas and meeting minutes;

▪ Accounting the organization’s records and related materials; 

▪ Providing advice and resources to the board on relevant topics at issue; 

▪ Assisting the Board as they discharge their fiduciary duties;

▪ Developing and distributing a Board calendar before the start of each year;

▪ Knowing and complying with the notice requirements and scheduling meetings to accommodate the directors;

▪ Scheduling Board meetings and ensure an adequate number of meetings are held per year, in accordance with the organization’s bylaws;

▪ Preparing and sending meeting materials far enough in advance of the meeting for each director to review such materials, correct any errors, and prepare questions and comments;

▪ Recording accurate meeting minutes and be aware and sensitive to any special or confidential information discussed at a meeting; 

▪ Understanding what to record and what not to record when taking minutes;

▪ Maintaining accurate documentation and meet legal requirements, such as annual filing deadlines;

▪ Creating a calendar of filing deadlines with all parties including the  IRS;

▪ Reviewing and updating documents as necessary and ensure all documents are safely stored and readily accessible for inspection by directors and/or members; 

▪ Maintaining a Board binder containing the governing documents, key governance policies, minutes of Board meetings, and written consents; 

▪ Archiving an appropriately secured electronic storage of key documents as a backup.

Desirable skills:

Extensive writing experience (preferably in grant writing, emails, reports, etc.);

▪ Excellent oral communication skills coupled with a natural affinity for working in groups;

▪ Personal qualities of punctuality, delegation, and a desire to serve SWT’s mission.

Length of Term: 

▪ Two (2) years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms, pending Board approval, unless otherwise decided by the Board.

 

DIRECTOR OR DATA AND EVALUATION

Starting With Today is looking for a Director of Data and Evaluation on the Board of Directors passionate about nonprofits, adult education, and economic equality! The Director of Data and Evaluation is responsible for researching and developing new mechanisms to continually improve organizational performance, measure program effectiveness, and enhance Starting With Today’s capacity for quantitative analysis and evaluation. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, creative environment. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to grow@startingwithtoday.org

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop quantitative performance tools to help Starting With Today evaluate its impact and communicate its organizational effectiveness and impact on diverse stakeholders (ex. for seminars, leadership engagement, and community engagement). 
  • Apply analytical tools to complement anecdotal materials and analysis with data-driven insights. 
  • Oversee Starting With Today’s data collection, data-driven reports, and analysis, and help establish performance benchmarks for individual participants, seminar groups and Starting With Today as a whole. Develop, test and track responses to a range of evaluative measures and surveys to continually assess Starting With Today’s efficacy and impact over time and across various programs. 
  • Oversee staff to manage, input, and analyze data. 
  • In partnership with the Starting With Today team, develop promotional, informational and analytical materials for Starting With Today leadership; building familiarity with outcomes-based measures and enhancing the flow of information and the sharing of success stories throughout the organization.
  •  Identify performance and impact gaps, and lead the development of proposed solutions to address them. 

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