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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

This is an exciting time for Wild Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation! After a three-year hiatus, Wild Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation will be re-opening with a new facility, targeted for April 2017. Wild Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation will then embark on a capital campaign to build a brand new facility in Wheat Ridge, CO on property that is owned by the organization.

If you have ever wanted to be involved in wild animal rescue operations, and or serve on a board, this is your opportunity. Wild Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation offers board members the chance to impact the lives of native wild birds in Colorado. Our new facility is limited to song birds, humming birds and jays. In the future, at the new facility, we will be able to work with larger birds and waterfowl, with the exception of raptors.

As a board member you will be called upon to participate in the governance of the organization, participate on vital committees and occasionally work along side our licensed rehabilitation experts

Job Purpose: All board members will support the work of the Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Day to day operations of Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab are led by the Executive Director (ED.), or Acting Executive Director. However, the board-ED relationship is a partnership and the involvement of the board is both critical and expected. Board members will have responsibilities specific to the committees to which they are assigned. Specific committee assignments will be based on her/his professional, and or, nonprofit experience.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
* Attend all board meetings
* Represent Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab to stakeholders and act as ambassador for the association
* Be willing and able to represent Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab at fundraising, social and professional events.
* Board members may be called upon to chair various committees
* Oversee volunteers at events and as ad hoc members of committees
* Donate time on pro bono basis for professional services based on her/his profession or licensed profession

POSITION TERM:
Elected to annual terms dependent on the number of non-officer board members (under 5 total, including Officers) a first term may be two years or 18 months so as to maintain continuity. All non-officer terms are annual when the board is at or above 5 members. Directors must hold office until their successors are elected and qualified, if there are only three directors.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
* Attend all board meetings
* Represent Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab to stakeholders and act as ambassador for the association
* Be willing and able to represent Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab at fundraising, social and professional events.
* Board members may be called upon to chair various committees
* Oversee volunteers at events and as ad hoc members of committees
* Donate time on pro bono basis for professional services based on her/his profession or licensed profession

  • QUALIFICATIONS: This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab’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.
  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, and/or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, 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 wild birds in Colorado

Skills

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 10 plus hours per month
  • Prefer previous Board of Directors experience

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