Board Member – Governance
Angel’s Rest Animal Society

1273 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio 45102
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Board Member – Governance

Our boardANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY’S board members are men and women who act on behalf of ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY’s constituents, including service recipients, funders, the government, and taxpayers. The board has the principle responsibility for fulfillment of ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY’s mission and the legal accountability for its operations. This means that as a group, they are in charge of providing adequate supervision and support to that individual; ensuring the financial solvency of ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY; hiring a third-party auditor when appropriate; insuring the organization is compliant with all IRS regulations; and instituting a fair system of policies and procedures for human resource management.ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY board members have a duty of loyalty to the organization, its staff and other board members. While differences of opinion are sure to arise, board members should seek to keep disagreements impersonal. Practicing discretion and accepting decisions made on a majority basis will promote board unity and confidence.ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY board members accomplish their functions through four board meetings per year. Ideally, board members arrive at meetings prepared and ready to engage in thoughtful dialogue, and there is a group process that generates and uses the best thinking of its members.ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY board should be open to self-evaluation and regularly review their own composition to ensure constituent representation, and board expertise and commitment. Board members are also responsible for evaluating and determining compensation for the CEO.
PositionA. Provide governance to ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY, advocate for it to the community, and accept the ultimate legal authority for it.B. Annually assess the environment and approve ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY’s strategy in relation to it.C. Annually review and approve ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY plans for funding its strategy.D. Review and approve ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY’s three-year financial goals.E. Annually review and approve ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY’s budget.F. Approve major policies.G. Support, reward current and subsequent CEOs.H. Be assured that management succession is properly being provided.I. Be assured that the status of organizational strength and manpower planning is equal to the requirements of the long-range goals.J. Approve appropriate compensation and benefit policies and practices.K. Propose a slate of directors to board members and fill vacancies as needed.L. Annually approve the performance review of the CEO and establish his/her compensation.M. Annually review the performance of the Board and take steps to improve its performance.N. Review the results achieved by management as compared with ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY’s philosophy, annual and long-range goals, and the performance of similar institutions.O. Be certain that the financial structure of the institution is adequate for its current needs and its long-range strategy.P. Provide candid and constructive criticism, advice, and comments.Q. Approve major actions for the Institution, such as capital expenditures and major program and service changes.R. Be assured that the Board is adequately and currently informed - through reports and other methods of the condition of the Institution and its operations.S. Be assured that published reports properly reflect the operating results and financial condition of the organization.T. Ascertain that management has established appropriate policies to define and identify conflicts of interest throughout the institution and is diligently administering and enforcing those policies.U. Appoint independent auditors subject to approval by board members as appropriate.V. Review compliance with relevant material laws affecting the organization.
Desired skills
Legal, Board*
WhereSanctuary Conference Room
Commitment5 to 7 hours/month
DonationWe require a specific amount of “give or get” for all board members.
RequirementsGeneral RequirementsBoard Meetings: During the course of the normal fiscal year, the board meets for one regularly scheduled full board meeting four times per year and other meetings as needed. Each board member is expected to attend and participate in ALL regularly scheduled meetings.Personal Giving: It is board policy that each board member contributes to ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY annually to the very best of his or her financial ability. In order to facilitate this, ANGEL'S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY will establish a "GIVE OR GET" policy in the amount of $2,000 annually per board member. We ask that each board member place ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY in the top three personal giving priorities. An opportunity to make a multi-year sustained gift to ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY will be provided by the board chairperson to each individual member of the board.Solicitation: Development is the lifeblood of ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY. The board as a whole and as individual members are not required, but are encouraged, to assist in development by bringing their personal networks to bear in the accomplishment of this objective.Special Events: Each board member is expected to attend major events in board member capacity to the best of their ability.Ethics: Board members at all times will act in a manner that reflects favorably on ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY. Board members must recuse themselves from involvement in any activity that might be a conflict of interest and place the success of ANGEL’S REST ANIMAL SOCIETY before their own personal gain.
On-boardingUpon notification of interest in serving on Angel's Rest's board of directors, interested party will be asked to submit a letter outlining qualifications. After review of letter, interested party will be asked to come in for an interview(s), tour of the facility, and a decision will be reached thereafter.
Additional InfoMission Statement: SAVING LIVES, ONE COMPANION ANIMAL AT A TIME.Angel’s Rest Animal Society (ARAS) was established as a one-of-a-kind, not-for-profit pet hospice and retirement home for animals that are first in line for euthanasia due to advanced age, illness, wounds, chronic conditions or basic neglect, as well as animals with severe bite or behavioral histories. While the main goal of Angel’s Rest is to rehabilitate, foster and seek adoption for our furry residents, we also serve as a loving hospice for those nearing their final days. From the onset, Angel’s Rest was established as a vehicle to connect humans and animals and bring some comfort and brightness to their lives. Through ELDER PAWS™, a forward-thinking, innovative program created by Angel’s Rest Animal Society – we enhance quality of life for the most neglected and disenfranchised segments of society: Seniors, Veterans, Disabled and Previously-Homeless Individuals and Families. ELDER PAWS™ matches senior, hard-to-place dogs and cats with those most in need of companionship and at risk of social isolation, who cannot afford a pet on their own.
Our missionSaving lives, one companion animal at a time. We rescue animals in imminent danger of being euthanized due to their advanced age, physical condition or behavioral issues. We then provide them with a safe haven where they can live out their lives with dignity in a loving home – whether it be adoptive, foster or at the sanctuary.
Animals, Health, Life Skills, Poverty, Senior Services