Board Treasurer
Churches Active in Northside (CAIN)

4230 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45223-2048
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Board Treasurer

Our boardCAIN organization description: CAIN is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community. Programs include Food Pantry, Phil’s Place community meal and Grace Place shelter for homeless families. CAIN is located in the neighborhood of Northside and serves residents of 45223 & surrounding areas. MISSION: Connecting our community to challenge poverty by feeding bodies and souls.
PositionThe Treasurer acts as the agency’s financial officer, represents CAIN at Board meetings and Chairs the Finance Committee. This person assists the staff with preparation and approval of the annual budget, works with the accountant on the annual audit, and ensures that appropriate financial reports are made available to the Board on a timely basis. Experience and interest in financial accounting is required and a background in financial accounting for non-profit organizations helpful. The current Treasurer is available to train a volunteer in this Finance leadership role to help with the transition.
Desired skills
Accounting*, Finance*
WhenBOARD CALENDAR : 9 Saturdays/year ...All meetings start at 9:00 a.m. with hospitality starting at 8:45 a.m.
WhereMeeting Location: Annette’s Place at 4234 Hamilton Avenue (unless changed in advance of a scheduled meeting)
Commitment3 to 5 hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
RequirementsBoard Member Roles: The Board of Directors of CAIN is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organization.Board Member Responsibilities: • Understanding and supporting CAIN’s mission locally and in the larger community. • Serving as an ambassador and spokesperson to raise awareness of CAIN and CAIN’s mission. • Being familiar with CAIN’s service area, programs and guest needs. • Participating fully on at least one of CAIN’s committees. • Reviewing Board and committee meeting materials before the meetings. • Attending and actively participating in at least 75% of all Board meetings. • Helping achieve CAIN’s mission by actively participating in the donor cultivation process (e.g. donor identification, gift requests, relationship building, etc.). • Making a personal financial contribution to CAIN commensurate with one’s ability and interest. Goal is 100% Board member annual participation. • Identifying any potential conflicts of interest and following confidentiality policies.
On-boardingBoard application process: Prospective Board candidates should be referred to Lucy Crane, [email protected], Governance Committee Chair, to facilitate the application process. Board recruitment & application process includes: • Meeting with 2 members of the Board (typically Governance members & Board members) and meeting with Executive Director. • Tour of CAIN's programs & services. • Visiting Committees of the Board and Board meeting. • Completion of Board application including the selection of a sub Committee to serve on, in addition to the Board Committee. • Review/vetting of candidate and recommendation by the Governance Committee for membership. • Board approval of the candidate.
Additional InfoCAIN is in search of volunteers with financial experience or expertise to serve on its Board and Finance Committee. Finance members provide oversight to the agency’s financial budgeting and accounting practices for the Board. We are looking for individuals interested in moving into leadership role with Finance.Individuals with experience in the areas of finance, with an interest in a Board leadership role and a passion for CAIN’s mission are being sought. Diversity of Board members including race, ethnicity, age, and skills are important to the CAIN Board.
Our missionCAIN is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community.
Hunger, Poverty