Do you have professional experience in the non-profit world, animal rescue and welfare community, human resources, legal, financial, marketing or other corporate or professional background you feel could lend itself nicely to serving on ur Board of Directors? Our goal is to move towards the development of a collaborative, supportive and more indepdent Board - meaning invdividuals not necessarily involved in the day-to-day management and operation of The Rescue Crew, but providing the necessary oversight, leadership, fiduciary responsibility and developing and supporting our longer-term goals for growth and financial stability.
Pet Haven is looking for dedicated individuals who are passionate about improving the lives of animals in need. We welcome individuals with all experiences, including: leadership, advocacy, development and fundraising, event management, strategic planning and growth, operations, public policy, technology, public relations, volunteer management, and community development. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications: ● Personal qualities of honesty, integrity, credibility, and accountability. ● Ability to cultivate relationships and build consensus among diverse individuals. ● A commitment to understanding and serving Pet Haven’s beneficiaries. To read a position description, click here.
Current Open Board Positions:
Attorney Board Member
Veterinary Board Member
Ruff Start Rescue always welcomes new Board members who are passionate about our Mission and rescuing of animals. We seek talented and skilled professionals who wish to strategically govern the organization and support our Executive Director and the deeply committed staff and volunteers. Term lengths are two years, with an option to renew an additional term. The time commitment to service includes preparing for and attending Board meetings as well as serving on a committee, which combined averages about three to five hours per month. We also encourage engagement in our organizational events, such as the annual holiday event or a transport/rescue experience, as well as other educational workshops that you may be interested in learning more about animal rescue. From a Board Governance perspective, here are the primary roles and responsibilities of the Board: Lead strategically
Support strategic thinking and planning and ensure alignment of programs, outcomes, societal impact, and performance to the organization’s mission, vision, and strategy.
Be an ambassador
Have an “elevator speech” and enhance the organization’s public image.
Ensure financial stability
Read and interpret financial statements and confirm compliance and legal requirements are met.
Ensure fundraising resources
Give or get funds to support fundraising efforts and confirm ethical and legal fundraising standards are met
Supervise and support the Executive Director
Select, evaluate, and support the ED and oversee policy and organization climate
Ensure healthy governance.
Attend and require robust meetings and chair and/or serve on committees
How to apply: Submit a cover letter and resume, to email@example.com 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**
The Rescue Crew will strive to set ourselves apart from other organizations by maintaining both proactive and reactive support and communication with our team members, fosters, volunteers and prospective and past adopters (maintaining an “Adopters Welcome” way of thinking and conducting business).
Adopters Welcome philosophy: This way of thinking is an approach to adoptions that embraces community members, encourages them to adopt, and helps them and their pets succeed. The approach also acknowledges the connection among all local animal welfare organizations and the impact adoptions, or lack thereof, can have on all of the animals in the communities in which we serve. The approach builds on new ways of thinking and working to reduce barriers to adoptions that sometimes exist within the animal rescue/welfare community. For more information, please visit: https://www.animalsheltering.org/page/adopters-welcome-manual
In general, this means establishing and nurturing new relationships, maintain ongoing dialogue and building upon existing relationships, and conducting post-adoption conversations to follow-up with adopters in an effort to provide ongoing support and do our best to ensure appropriate and proper placement of our animals we place and reduce potential risks of returns by providing proactive support and tips to assist individuals when bringing a new animal into the home.
Communications and the nurturing of relationships will be handled through a variety of mediums, such as texts, private/instant messaging, FB friending and posting, emails and telephone conversations (but the preferred and most often beneficial communication is through personal contact—either in person or through telephone conversations).