Provide foster animals transportation to vetting appointments. Work closely with the transport team to arrange for pick up and drop off of animals.
Specific job skills and requirements
- Must hold a currently valid driver’s license and have an excellent driving record.
- Must enjoy working with animals.
- Must have good problem-solving skills.
- Flexibility is required with position
- Must have good communication skills
- Must be reliable and capable of working independently and remaining calm in case of emergency.
Salary: ~ $14-$16/hour
Availability: This is an hourly position with a time commitment of eight to 16 hours a week. Ability and willingness to allow for a flexible schedule is key.
Reports to: Director of operations
Work closely with the volunteer manager, transport coordinators, and vetting team. Provide transport for foster animals vetting appointments. We have a large window of time in between pick up and drop off times. We are looking for an individual who is flexible or multiple individuals who can work set days to accommodate the vetting schedule. Must be good with animals. Willing to drive in most driving conditions.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Volunteer Board Member
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 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**