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Volunteer Opportunity - Treasurer!

Updated: Feb 2

Nova Scotia Sea School Board of Directors - Treasurer

Start Date: April, 2024

Volunteer Term: 3 years

Application deadline: Applications accepted ongoing until March 31, 2024

Volunteer Role Duties:

During Meetings:

  • Present financial reports outlining the financial health of the Sea School including a current statement of revenues and expenses relative to the annual budget and a cash flow projection.

  • Present, for approval by the Board, an annual written budget (prepared by the Sea School Management) including a projection of revenues and expenses for the up-coming fiscal year and also including a cash flow projection for the 1st quarter of the next year.

  • Present, for approval by the Board, the annual financial report as prepared by the external auditor.

  • Present, for approval by the Board, an annual motion to reappoint or replace the external auditor.

Between Meetings:

  • Develop a good understanding of the organization’s financial situation and issues

  • Review all material prepared by management prior to presentation to the Board.

  • Review the external auditors qualifications, performance and independence;

  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls;

  • Review the organization’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements

Volunteer Role Terms:

  • Participate in board meetings (5 meetings per year) - Mix of virtual and in person out of Halifax

  • Participate in NSSS Board Executive Meetings (monthly or bi-monthly meetings) - Mix of virtual and in person

  • Commit to a 3 year term

How to apply:

  • Applications accepted ongoing until end of March 2024

  • Submit a Letter of intent and Resume/ CV to ATTN: Heather Kelday (Executive Director) at

  • Attend an in person or virtual interview

  • Complete board skills survey google form

*Applications are subject to board approval.

Our commitment to equitable hiring / volunteer practices: Sea School is committed long-term to improving diversity within its leadership and participantship in a meaningful and structural way. If you are an applicant who is part of an underserved population, we are interested in assisting you on your journey with us, providing any necessary training to you or our staff, and hearing what you have to say about what might make your opportunity for leadership in this field possible. We welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Persons from the 2SLGBTQ+ community, religious minority communities and/or other communities where they are under-represented. Reach out if you'd like to hear more about Sea School's commitments, goals, intentions, and partnerships with regards to diversity in sailing and in outdoor communities.

About the Nova Scotia Sea School (for more information visit

The Sea School offers primarily teenagers, ages 12 to 18, adventure experiences that transform how they see themselves, the world around them and their capacity to contribute to our society. From the simple experience of life on a small boat or building something with their hands, youth gain the confidence and awareness to make important decisions about their lives. The Sea School delivers multi-day expeditions on sailboats, on remote islands learning farming and wilderness skills and in heritage places doing community service projects. Each year the school impacts over 200 teenagers on programs, and works with 40 community partners. Over 50% of our participants are supported through our bursary program and leadership development fund.

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