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Board Member

Volunteer – 10-20 hours/month

General Summary
Board members serve as part of the HRAAD Board of Directors that collaboratively oversees the strategic activities of the Hood River Adopt A Dog organization.  The Board is responsible for exercising the powers, duties and responsibilities determined by the organization’s bylaws.

The board is responsible for establishing and  implementing the Strategic Plan and monitoring the progress of established goals and objectives in the plan.  Responsibilities also includes ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management, and overseeing fundraising and resource development. The Board approves and monitors HRAAD’s programs and services and works to enhance their image in the community.  The board also assesses its own performance as the governing body.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Brings specialized skills to the table to ensure well rounded knowledge, skills, and abilities on the Board
  • Previous non-profit Board experience preferred
  • Interest in animal welfare and commitment to expanding protections for abused and neglected animals
  • Basic understanding of finance and budgeting
  • Successful experience and/or contributions to building/supporting fundraising programs and achieving annual fundraising goals
  • Ability to build partnerships and gain consensus with co-board members, community leaders and peers
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

Essential Functions

  • Each board member is responsible for knowing HRAAD’s mission, vision, policies, programs and needs.
  • Faithfully reads and understands the organizations financials to understand strengths and risk areas.
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization.
  • Leverages connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully active HRAAD’s mission.
  • Gives a meaningful personal financial donation every year.
  • Helps identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy.
  • Prepares for, attends and conscientiously participates in board meetings.
    Attends all HRAAD’s fundraising events when possible.
  • Participates fully in one or more committees.
  • Follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions.
  • Maintains confidentially about all internal matters of the HRAAD organization.

May perform other unique responsibilities as required.

This organization complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities of 1990. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated upon request and made available, if reasonable, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. This organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expresses, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.