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Thu Oct 20, 2016


5201 Urbana RoadSpringfield, OH 45502


Purpose: To act as a voting member of the board with full authority and responsibility to develop policies for the operation of the Humane Society Serving Clark County; to monitor its financial health, programs and overall performance; and to provide the executive director the resources needed to serve the Humane Society’s constituencies.

  • Understand the mission, policies, programs, and needs of the Humane Society
  • Understand, implement, review, and revise the bylaws and policies
  • Hire, support, and evaluate the executive director
  • Monitor finances, approve contracts (as appropriate), and secure funding to support the mission
  • Create, implement, and monitor strategic plans in collaboration with the executive director
  • Attend board meetings regularly and come prepared and informed about agenda issues (two unexcused absences in a calendar year will result in an assumed resignation)
  • Consider other points of view, make constructive suggestions, and help the board make decisions that benefit the Humane Society’s constituencies
  • Disclose potential conflicts of interest as it relates to board and shelter business
  • Serve on at least one committee and volunteer for special projects (directors spend an average of two to five hours per week serving the organization)
  • Represent the Humane Society to the public and other organizations in a positive and professional manner
  • Support the Humane Society through attendance at special events and activities and through meaningful financial contributions at a level appropriate to one’s personal circumstances
  • Keep the executive director and board president informed of relevant community concerns
  • Recruit new directors for the board, provide board education, and support board decisions
  • Maintain confidentiality of board discussions (failure to do so will result in immediate removal from the board)
  • Keep up to date on developments and research in the animal care profession
  • Other responsibilities as defined by the board’s governance committee, bylaws, and policies

This position is unpaid and requires attendance at board meetings and several Humane Society events.


  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Relationship Building
  • Management

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Two to five hours per week
  • The board meeting occurs on the third Thursday of the month between 4:00p - 6:00p.
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