Our nonprofit arts organization invites indications of interest from persons who would like to be considered for membership on our Board of Directors. We seek candidates who are passionate about our mission, enthusiastic about the work we do, and who can make the requisite time commitment.
We have a particular need for persons with a background in accounting and/or finance to serve in key committee andofficer roles. One director will serve dually as an officer in the role of Treasurer, and others are sought who can assist with both financial and audit oversight, including as Chair of the Audit Committee.
We are seeking candidates who can undertake the following responsibilities:
Monitors the organization's financial health and alerts the board of any challenges, with a particular focus on maintaining appropriate levels of cash for operating the organization
Works with our Executive Director and accounting staff to develop the budget and present it to the board for approval
Attends Executive Committee Meetings on a monthly basis
Works with staff and executive director to review and monitor monthly financial statements
Develops the financial summary for bi-monthly board meetings
If chairing a committee:
Creates the agenda for Committee meetings
Facilitates monthly meetings
As with every board member, supports the organization through either donating or soliciting $2,000
We are a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1976, specializing in youth and adult dance training and community programming. We engage 60 faculty members and teaching artists, providing more than 300 weekly classes, and drawing nearly 9,000 unique students and artists annually to three studio locations (in 2 DC Wards (NE & NW) and in suburban MD). With more than 40 years of history in the District, we have become the hub of a vast artistic community, committed to excellence both in high-level training and community-based arts experiences.
We cultivate a diverse community of dance students, educators, and audiences in the DC metropolitan area by providing exceptional dance education and performances that open doors for learners of all ages and abilities.
We promote dance as a celebrated component of lifelong learning, well-being, and a thriving society.
Excellence. Personal Growth. Inclusion. Community.
The ability to assess the general application of GAAP to accounting for estimates, accruals, and reserves;
Experience preparing, auditing, analyzing, or evaluating financial statements of a breadth and level of accounting complexity generally comparable to that expected to be present in the company’s financial statements (or experience actively supervising others engaged in such activities);
An understanding of internal control over financial reporting;
An understanding of finance and/or audit committee functions; and
A strategic perspective and ability to interpret financial statements making sound recommendations to the board and ensuring that the organization is in strong financial health.