Volunteer Opportunity – Finance Committee Member

Catalyst Community Developments Society (“Catalyst”), a not-for-profit real estate developer/owner/operator with approximately 1,400 affordable rental homes and 80,000 sq. ft. of community-serving space currently completed or under development across BC, is seeking an experienced finance professional to join its Finance Committee.

The Finance Committee is a sub-Committee of the Catalyst Board of Directors and is responsible for reviewing the Society’s financial information, including quarterly financial information, cash flow reports, and annual audited financial statements; developing and recommending to the Board policies with respect to financial reporting, budgeting, and planning for capital needs; and reviewing and monitoring compliance with levels of financial authority, including reviewing and recommending financing structures to the Board, among other duties.

The Committee currently has four members and is targeting to add two more. We are seeking to have strong (non-Director)Committee Members who may be interested in eventually joining the Board. We are specifically seeking a Committee Member with knowledge of real estate project financing (either market or non-market), including experience reviewing financing terms obtained by Catalyst, and with a background to potentially offer connections and expertise in securing financing.


Meetings are held approximately four times a year, typically in the afternoon/evening either over video conference or at Catalyst’s office in Vancouver. In addition to these meetings, decision-specific conference calls are sometimes convened to deal with specific issues that arise between meetings.

If interested in applying for this volunteer, part-time finance position, please email your CV and a covering letter to julie@taylorryan.com.