SHN Board Treasurer

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The Safe Haven Network

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The Safe Haven Network's Board of Directors is a dedicated group of local professionals committed to the promotion and expansion of available pet services for domestic violence survivors. The Board monitors the activities of the organization to ensure that they uphold the mission of The Safe Haven Network, including the financial position of the organization. The Board engages in fundraising efforts, both collectively and individually, and in increasing visibility for both the organization and the issues we address in our community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious candidate with prior board experience who is eager to help us build a strong foundation for future organizational growth. The Board Treasurer will provide oversight for the management and reporting of The Safe Haven Network’s finances.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Financial management and/or oversight of The Safe Haven Network’s financial affairs, including such basic tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow; creating and maintaining systems for ensuring the organization’s ongoing solvency and overseeing the development of the organization’s financial policies.
  • Preparing, or facilitating the preparation of an annual budget, as well as regularly monitoring and comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against such budget.
  • Developing and maintaining a thorough knowledge and understanding of The Safe Haven Network’s financial reports and important financial ratios, keeping the board apprised of key financial events, trends, and concerns, and her/his assessments of the organization’s fiscal health.
  • Completing, or ensuring the completion of, required financial reporting forms (including the IRS Form 990 and Illinois Attorney General and Secretary of State Annual Reports) in a timely manner and making these forms available for the board’s review.
  • Translating financial concepts and information for board members who do not have financial backgrounds or substantial financial experience.

Length of Term

Board Members serve a two year term, and officers serve a term of one year. There will be an annual review of each member by the board officers to determine continuation of board membership. If a member cannot fulfill his/her responsibilities then he/she may be asked to leave prior to the end of their term.

Time Commitment


The Board of Directors meets monthly and keeps in contact between meetings via email and social media. It is important that all members attend these meetings to hear organizational updates, report their progress, present new leads and/or request support from other members/staff.

Program Events

Members are encouraged to attend and participate in SHN fundraising and community events, including our annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Supply Drive and Pints for Paws fundraiser.

Financial Commitment

Full board members are expected to contribute a minimum of $1000 to The Safe Haven Network annually. The contribution can be made from the board member's private resources, raised independently in any manner that does not conflict with the board's or the organization's mission, or through assistance and promotion of SHN's fundraising events. Contribution can also be scheduled in a series of smaller, regular payments.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of The Safe Haven Network’s beneficiaries and who has a track record of board leadership. The selected Board Treasurer will have significant financial expertise 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 financial experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrated success as a nonprofit board member or board chair/treasurer
  • A commitment to and understanding of The Safe Haven Network’s beneficiaries and mission preferably based on experience
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of The Safe Haven Network’s beneficiaries

Service on The Safe Haven Network’s board of directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.

For more information, please send a resume and brief description of prior board experience to

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