Description

Organization's Mission: The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE), is the Utah Affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. USEE works with all Utahns, including teachers, administrators, nonprofit personnel, government and agency personnel, business and industry representatives, and private citizens to bring sound environmental education to all. Environmental education (EE) provides the skills necessary for people of all ages to make intelligent, informed decisions about the environment and how they can take care of it. EE builds human capacity, influences attitudes, and can lead to action. Most importantly, it can help people make informed decisions about the environment that lead to lifelong stewardship and a more sustainable society.

USEE promotes excellence in environmental education and community engagement to connect all Utahns to their natural world.
Organization's Programs and Services: USEE is the Utah Coordinator for Project Learning Tree, Project WET and the NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence. We offer webinars and training for formal and informal educators throughout the year.

USEE is also developing an Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP) as part of our vision to build a culture of environmental literacy, knowledge, and action to create a sustainable future for Utah.

As part of USEE's advocacy work, and with our partners at the North American Association for Environmental Education, we are working to build support for the reauthorization of the federal No Child Left Inside Act. USEE is asking Senator Mitt Romney to co-sponsor this legislation.
Skills & Talents of Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a certified public accountant and have an understanding of nonprofit finance and accounting.
What Can this Position offer the Applicant?: Be a part of ensuring environmental education initiatives are integrated throughout Utah.

Contribute to a mission driven organization through service that utilizes your skillset.

Networking opportunities with USEE’s Board members.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) works to ensure that all Utahns have the opportunity to learn about the environment and experience quality environmental education.

Recognizing the value of diversity and inclusiveness to advance environmental education, USEE, including our staff and leadership commit to:

Integrating the ideals of multiculturalism, equity, justice, and sustainability;

Acting as allies for those whose voices are not being heard; and

Promoting equal access to environmental education.

What this means at our organization:

Offering training and support for member and partner organizations as they work to make environmental education a more inclusive field.

Reviewing our internal board and organizational practices, including growing our board to reflect the communities we serve and the language we use in our communications.

Modeling best practices in hiring and compensation. This includes: offering paid internships, a starting minimum wage of $15, transparency around compensation, and only posting jobs that clearly state compensation rates.
Additionally, USEE will no longer require a cover letter to apply for open positions or a college degree.

Ensuring that our Annual Conference is open to any environmental educator in the state that wishes to attend. While there is a registration fee, if any individual and organization cannot afford to attend the conference USEE is able to grant scholarships to any environmental educator that needs one.

Board and staff commit to continuing education on matters related to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
Meeting Frequency: Once per month
Meeting Times: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Overall Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month
Current Number of Board Members: 5
Current Number of Board Vacancies: 5
Position Summary: Overview

The Board Treasurer is an executive and voting member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE). The Treasurer is an appointed role and is accountable to the Board for 5-10 hours per month of service. This is an integral role that collaborates with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to ensure sound financial planning and compliance.

Responsibilities

Monthly board meetings as well as regular (bi-weekly) meetings with the Executive Director and Executive Committee.

Oversee the development of financial policies to be reviewed by the board.

Assist in the preparation of USEE’s annual budget as well as monthly statements, and present to the board for review.

Ensure the board regularly monitors USEE’s financial performance and that all books and records are accurate and up to date.

Ensure that government tax filings are submitted and that payroll is settled on a timely basis.

Verify that donations are handled appropriately and that grants and contracts are accounted for with requirements from each funder.

Assist the Executive Director and Board President with the development and presentation of the annual report.

Oversee action by the Executive Director to address any issues with record keeping or deficiencies.
How to Apply: E-mail resume/CV to the USEE contact email
Location: Salt Lake City

Information

Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: David Kimberly
Email: president@usee.org
Phone: 7404400045