Reports to: Board Chair
Role: To serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors
- • Attend and participate in monthly board meetings.
- • Participate actively in one or more committees of the board. Provide feedback and input to committee reports.
- • Attend scheduled board retreats, planning meetings, workshops and other board development activities.
- • Attend, support and participate in at least two signature organizational events, the annual holiday event, and the fundraising gala.
- • Ability to check your organizational email several times per week and respond in a timely manner.
- • Show passion in furthering the mission of Ruff Start Rescue®.
- • Stay informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
- Engage actively in strategic and policy-making decisions.
- • Make a personal annual financial contribution of at least $1,000 and assist the organization in finding additional donation sources.
- • Participate and support any capital campaigns.
- • Follow developments in community, economy, government, etc., that may affect the organization.
- • Promote the organization to others and participate in fundraising.
- • Build working relationships that contribute to consensus.
- • Suggest nominees to the board who can make significant contributions.
- • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities by ensuring adequate financial resources; oversee financial and risk management.
- • Select, evaluate, appoint and, if necessary, terminate the Executive Director.
- • Monitor the community and professional image of the organization and provide feedback to the board and leadership.
- • Board members have no individual authority separate from the board.
- • Board members are expected to support decisions of the board, regardless of personal desires and/or opinions.
BOARD MEMBER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- • Devote adequate time to faithfully perform the responsibilities of being a board member.
- • Set policies for organizational operation.
- • Establish fiscal policy and boundaries, including budgets and financial controls.
- • Provide adequate resources for the activities of the organization through a commitment to fundraising.
- • Develop and maintain a communication link to the community by acting as an advocate.
- • Ensure that the organization's Articles and Bylaws are being followed.
- • Be familiar with the organization's goals, objectives and programs.
- • Read preparation materials prior to each board meeting.
- • Make sure the organization keeps a written, permanent record of all board official actions.
- • Be certain the organization is fulfilling all aspects of its nonprofit and tax-exempt status.
- • Know the budget, budget process and financial situation of the organization.
- • Pursue action if there are warning signs that something is wrong.
- • Ask questions concerning those policies, practices, issues, and circumstances you do not understand.
- • Insist on meaningful board meetings with full disclosure of operating results.
- • Require the organization to engage competent legal counsel.
- • Require all committees to make reports at the board meetings, when appropriate.
- • Authorize appropriate indebtedness for major programs.
- • Avoid conflicts of interest.
- • Review the organization's insurance program.
How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with "RSR Board Member" in the subject line.
**Candidates who do not follow application instructions and/or do not send all requested documents will not be considered .**