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We are looking for enthusiastic Board members that share our passion for helping animals in need. The Board will support the work of Paw Prints in the Sand and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Paw Prints in the Sand co-founders, the Board-Cofounder relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Cofounders as they develop and implement Paw Prints In The Sand’s strategic plan
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Paw Prints in the Sand for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Assisting the Cofounders and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the Cofounders and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing Paw Prints in the Sand to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring Paw Prints in the Sand’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Paw Prints In The Sand serves


Paw Prints in the Sand Board Members will considerPaw Prints in the Sand a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Paw Prints in the Sand can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Paw Prints in the Sand expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

Other Duties

■ Attend board meetings regularly

■ Become knowledgeable about the organization

■ Come to board meetings prepared and informed about agenda issues

■ Contribute to meetings by expressing a point of view

■ Consider other points of view, make constructive suggestions and help the board make decisions that benefit the organization’s constituencies

■ Serve on at least one committee

■ Represent the organization to individuals, the public and other organizations in a positive and professional manner

■ Support the organization through attendance at special events and activities and through meaningful financial contributions

■ Assume board leadership roles when asked

■ Keep the executive director informed of relevant community concerns

■ Maintain confidentiality of board discussion

Board terms/participation

Paw Prints in the Sand 's Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Paw Prints in the Sand’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of Paw Prints in the Sand 's beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Paw Prints in the Sand’s beneficiaries

Service on Paw Prints in the Sand’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except in direct relation to Board Members’ duties.


  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Business Planning
  • Management

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 35
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 15- 20 hours per month

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