Are you inspired to serve in a leadership position in an organization that serves others? Would you like to put your finance and accounting experience to good use serving an organization committed to strengthening climate action across the world? If yes, consider being a part of the Board of Directors for Climate Advisers Trust! Our organization works mostly on international aspects of climate change policy and much of that work focuses on saving tropical forests in Brazil, Indonesia and other nations.
Climate Advisers Trust is the 501c3 U.S. non-profit member of the Climate Advisers group. Climate Advisers group works to strengthen climate action in the United States and around the world through research, analysis, public policy advocacy and communications strategies. We partner with governments, non-profits, philanthropies, international organizations, financial institutions and companies to help deliver the clean economy. We develop and promote sensible, high-impact initiatives that improve lives, enhance international security and strengthen communities. Climate Advisers currently consists of several independent organizations collaborating to advance the same mission, including: Climate Advisers Trust, a U.S. non-profit, Climate Advisers United Kingdom, a U.K. non-profit, and Climate Advisers Incorporated, a global consultancy.
We are seeking an additional member of our Board of Directors for Climate Advisers Trust. This position would primarily be responsible for establishing and overseeing the Climate Advisers Trust Finance/Audit Committee. The individual should have extensive non-profit finance and accounting expertise. Ideally, the individual resides in the Washington, DC Metro area where the organization is based. The Board of Climate Advisers Trust includes former senior government officials and climate change thought leaders, including Senate confirmed officials from the White House, State Department and Interior Department. This is a volunteer position and is unpaid.
The responsibilities of the Board position include, but are not limited to:
• Chair the newly created Finance/Audit Committee of the Climate Advisers Trust Board of Directors
o Work with the CAT Chief Finance and Administration Officer to establish the Finance/Audit Committee
o Provide direct oversight of the annual audit process, including interfacing with the external auditing firm
o Provide general oversight of the CAT Chief Finance and Administration Officer in completion of the annual audit and Board financial reporting
• Prepare for, attend and contentiously participate in three - four Board meetings per year, lasting approximately 2 hours each
o Currently meetings are held over Zoom video conferencing but would return to in-person meetings at CAT’s offices located in DuPont Circle, after the pandemic, when it is safe to do so
• Ensure strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
• Monitor the organizations programs and services
• Enhance the organization’s public image
• Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
• Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
All Board members are required to comply with the “Board of Directors Code of Conduct and Policy Handbook” and sign the “Climate Advisers Trust Board of Directors Expectations and Agreement”. And, finally, our bylaws and grant agreements prohibit compensation for board members.
For consideration, please contact:
Chief Financial and Administration Officer