JOB DESCRIPTION: Energetic, “hands-on” volunteer Treasurer with accounting experience to support the annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival and the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.
RECRUITING ORGANIZATION: F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. was founded in 1996 to celebrate the American author and his connections to Rockville and Montgomery County, Maryland.Through an annual fall Literary Festival and related activities, the organization has for 25 years worked to foster understanding and appreciation of the literary arts in the Washington Metropolitan area, to recognize and encourage the works of adult and student writers, to honor an outstanding established American author, and to partner with other cultural organizations to advance public and private support for the literary arts. More information about the Festival can be found at www.fscottfestival.org.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Serves on a four-person volunteer Board and attends monthly 90-minute conference planning meetings
*Oversees and presents the planning committee’s budgets, accounts, and financial statements
*Deposits or causes to be deposited all funds of the organization
*Records all incoming and outgoing funds; currently we use Quicken software, but we are open to the use of other bookkeeping methods
*Receives and approves all requests for payments
*Acts as the primary signer of checks under $500; larger amounts require the signature of another Corporation officer
*Prepares and presents a brief financial report for each monthly committee meeting and a detailed report for the Annual Meeting.
*Prepares and submits tax documents as required by law: Federal IRS 990, MD Personal Property Tax, MD State Income Tax.
*Provides advice on workable budgets
*Helps proposal writers by providing financial charts for the grant proposals
QUALIFICATIONS AND SCHEDULE:
Required Experience and Skills: Minimum 1-year successful accounting experience in an office setting; communication skills; proficiency in a financial package; self-motivated; ability to work independently and utilize organizational skills; ability to set priorities and perform under deadline; flexible and enthusiastic. The Board welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Benefits: Opportunity to support a worthwhile cause while working with intelligent, friendly individuals; meeting interesting people from various walks of life.
Schedule: The Board seeks a minimum two-year commitment. The position may be more active in the months immediately leading up to the October Festival. Our current treasurer estimates that the position involves about an hour a week for most of the year, up to perhaps 3 hours a week during grant proposal time, and the same during the week before the Festival.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you have the interest, skills, and experience, please send a cover letter, resume, and any supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, call Gary Berg-Cross, President, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. at 240-426-0770. Deadline: When the position is filled.