Utah Society for Environmental Education - Board Treasurer

01 May 2019

Since 1981 the Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) has encouraged environmental literacy by teaching Utahns how to think, not what to think, about the environment. This small but powerful organization is in need of a Board Treasurer.

As the USEE Board Treasurer you will be instrumental in growing this organization for years to come, helping to solve organizational problems and committing to ensuring children and adults have access to quality environmental education and literacy programs. While Board Members are asked to give a financial contribution that is significant to them, this is a working board. Beyond giving and attendance at meetings, Board Members should be able to contribute their time and talents to making USEE a sustainable organization. To be considered, or for more information, please contact Alex Porpora, director@usee.org.

Board Treasurer Duties

• Attend monthly meetings and the annual Board Retreat
• Spend an average of 6 hours per month on USEE.
• Serve full, active, 3 year terms up to a maximum of 6 years.
• Be active contributors to discussions at meetings.
• Represent the organization positively and enthusiastically to others in the community.
• Actively participate on a minimum of one committee.
• Help as often as possible at larger USEE events, including but not limited to the USEE Conference, Fundraising Events, Outreach Events, etc.
• Directly donate a personally substantial amount to USEE per year.
• Commit to raise an individually decided upon amount of funds for USEE per year.
• Actively engage in fundraising efforts.
• Work with the whole Board on larger issues and financial supervision.
• Be prepared for Board meetings by reviewing previous meeting’s minutes, reviewing committee reports, reviewing financials and agenda, and being prepared for discussion items.
• Be familiar with the USEE Bylaws and attend to other duties as specified by the Bylaws.

Nonprofit Board Information

  • Board or Committee Title: Board Treasurer
  • Type of Nonprofit: Education
  • Address: PO Box 721, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Phone Number: 801-328-1549
  • Organization's Mission: To promote excellence in environmental education by providing support, resources and networking to Utah's community of educators.
  • Organization's Programs and Services: Professionalizing Environmental Education We help educators and programs achieve a high of level of professionalism by establishing standards of knowledge, skills, experience and conduct by: -Increasing constituent access to resources and ideas -Implementing programs that model quality EE pedagogy and content -Providing professional qualifications for environmental educators -Identifying and promoting best practices Inform Decision Making We serve as a statewide leader to provide best practices, research driven data and national trends to inform policy and decision making that affects or influences EE by: -Keeping abreast of and disseminating national environmental education trends and issues to Utah's community of educators -Disseminating community identified EE needs to Utah's educators in an effort to encourage discussion and partnerships -Representing Utah EE on statewide issues and projects Facilitate Partnerships We act as a leader of EE in Utah by creating partnerships and building relationships at both a state and national level by: -Increasing membership through increased recruitment activities, and benefits -Engaging strategically with stakeholders to expand the breadth of EE in Utah -Providing increased opportunities to network across a range of constituent groups Communicate Environmental Education Accomplishments We work to improve and strengthen EE by promoting the diverse range of EE initiatives and celebrating accomplishments by: -Increasing EE awareness in local print, broadcast, and social media -Increasing educator, organization and program recognition activities -Increasing communications between organizations
  • Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement: We are working on this with other environmental education state affiliates.
  • Skills & Talents of Ideal Candidate: We are specifically looking for individuals with experience in accounting. Individuals should have some knowledge of or interest in environmental education in Utah.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly
  • Meeting Times: 6:30-8pm
  • Meeting Location: Varies
  • Overall Time Commitment: 5-7 hours per month
  • Current Number of Board Members: 4
  • Current Number of Board Vacancies: 8
  • What Can this Board Position offer the Applicant?: Experience working with a state-wide non-partisan organization. We are currently updating our strategic plan and our scope of work. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be a part of a working board.
  • Application Process/Instructions: Please send a resume and letter detailing your interest in serving on the USEE Board to director@usee.org.
  • Contact for Questions: director@usee.org