Heart Links Lazos de Corazón is recruiting a treasurer who is committed to community, social justice and our global welfare. 

This is a great opportunity to contribute to social justice at the grassroots. Heart-Links’ treasurer is a key contributor to the financial health, accountability and sustainability of our organization.

Some of the initiative Heart-Links funds:

What we’re looking for:

  • Knowledge of financial reporting, accounting and analysis
  • Knowledge of budgeting, including budget setting and monitoring
  • Understanding of basic internal controls
  • A commitment to social justice and international development
  • Previous board experience is welcome but not required

Time commitment:

  • 3-year term, renewable
  • 5 board meetings a year (September, November, late January, March and June), typically on a Wednesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the AGM in May
  • One executive meeting per month (except in summertime)
  • Biannual meetings of the Finance Committee (typically by email)
  • Average time commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week, most of it by phone or email


  • Chair the Finance Committee
  • Work collaboratively with the board chair
  • Liaise with investment and bank account managers and external accountants
  • Prepare the annual budget
  • Advise the board on financial matters
  • Prepare and provide to our external accountants a year-end (December 31) file for review and the necessary information for preparing our annual Charity Information Return
  • Oversee the bookkeeper 
  • Monitor cash flow to ensure all needs are met, including our investment needs
  • Periodically review investment activity
  • Prepare and send international wires
  • Act as one of two signers or authorizers for cheques, payroll and credit card payments
  • Add, update or remove EFT profiles
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Board profile:

  • 9 to 12 community members
  • One part-time staff (3 days a week)
  • Governed by the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

The successful applicant will be required to present a Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check (available from your local police services) before assuming the position.

Please send letter of interest and resume to info@heart-links.org by February 28, 2021.