Apply to be a board member

Apply to be a board member

Looking to make a difference in the lives of Minnesota’s animals? Apply to be a board member with Pet Haven!

As a member of the Board of Directors, your role is to secure Pet Haven’s financial viability, ensure healthy governance, create a strategic vision, and act as a champion for Pet Haven’s mission. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure financial stability
    • Manage resources effectively
    • Carry out the fiduciary responsibilities of the board
    • Ensure a $500 annual financial contribution through “give or get” (direct donation or engaging with your network to secure donations)
  • Advance the mission of Pet Haven
    • Actively promote the mission of Pet Haven, contributing ideas and expertise.
    • Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization’s field.
    • Understand the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs; serve as an informed ambassador for Pet Haven, and work to enhance the organization’s public image.
    • Participate in organization events (at least 2 events/year)
  • Supervise the Executive Director and provide policy guidance and strategic direction to Pet Haven staff
  • Ensure effective organizational planning.  
    • Determine and monitor the organization’s programs and services.
    • Participate in the development of a strategic plan to accomplish the mission, oversee its implementation and evaluate its success.
  • Actively participate in all board activities.
    • Attend bi-monthly board meetings and committee meetings, if applicable.
    • Be prepared, engaged, and responsive to board communications.
    • Periodically take on special assignments. 
    • Suggest appropriate nominees to the board who can make significant contributions.
    • Participate in the annual assessment of the board’s performance.
  • Respect conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.

Elected by: Board of Directors (Bylaws)

Term Length: 3 years

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