Board of Directors - Secretary
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Recruiting Organization: Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
Secretary. The Secretary provides members with required meeting notices, prepares agendas and provides guidance on proper meeting procedures, takes minutes at board meetings, or designates a person for the task, and reviews and distributes the approved minutes. The Secretary shall be responsible for preparing and maintaining custody of minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors, and for authenticating the records of the organization, and shall give or cause to be given all notices in accordance with these Bylaws or as required by law, and, in general, shall perform all duties customary to the office of Secretary. The Secretary shall keep a detailed record of the board’s actions. The Secretary is a voting position on the board.
Position Responsibilities Include:
- Assures that an agenda has been prepared by the board president and/or Executive Director and that the agenda is distributed in advance of the meeting
- Oversees the distribution of background information for agenda items to be discussed
- Prepares the official minutes of the meeting and records motions, discussions, votes, and decisions
- Prepares and provides the previous meeting’s written minutes to board members before the next meeting and records any changes or corrections
- Assures that documents (bylaws, Form-990, roster of board members) are accessible to members
- Schedules and notifies board members of upcoming meetings
- Holds members accountable for their tasks
The ideal candidate is an experienced, creative, and resourceful professional who is well-organized, highly motivated, people-oriented, and excited about working in a nonprofit focused on expanding housing and building community.
Ideal candidates will have the following:
- Previous experience with a non-profit group
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Organization Skills
- Ability to prioritize tasks
- Detail Oriented
- Experience with Word and Excel
- Self-starter traits
- Experience working with a group in a similar role
Compensation and Benefits
This is a non-paying position.
Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control is both a force-free organization and an anti-BSL organization. We do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education level, gender or perceived gender, neurodivergence, race, creed, physical ability, or any protected class. We will not enter into any partnerships with any organization, business, or person who is not also aligned with our philosophies.
Please apply at https://forms.gle/GHEFm9w98p3PCMaQ9 or at friendsofdacc.org/about. FoDACC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and women and those on the gender spectrum are encouraged to apply.
Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control is committed to saving animals' lives, ensuring equal access to companion animals for those of all socio-economic levels, and raising the level of care for animals living in the city of Detroit.
Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control exists to support Detroit Animal Care and Control in the areas of volunteer management, donation solicitation and acceptance, and live release, which includes shelter intervention.
Our Core Values
Our goal is to create and train a team of volunteers who are knowledgeable of canine and feline body language, adept at handling animals in the most humane way, practice current scientifically based training methods, and who are advocates for this city, its citizens, and all animals.
Our goal is to supplement the budget allocated to the shelter by the city of Detroit in order to operate a fully functional shelter with innovative and lifesaving programs by applying for grants, holding fundraisers, forming relationships with and stewarding donors and foundations, and accepting all material and in-kind donations from our volunteers and supporters.
Our goal is to work with DACC to expand and perfect their adoption program, foster program, and transfer/transport program. We want to host off-site adoption events and get animals from Detroit adopted back into Detroit, as well as surrounding communities. We also want to work with partner shelters in other regions of the state and country to move dogs and cats from our overpopulated area to areas where there is not such an abundance of homeless animals. We also want to expand our shelter intervention services to stem the flow of animals into the shelter in the first place by keeping them in their homes or reuniting them quickly if they become displaced.
Our goal is to practice and promote science-based training methods that are not harmful to a dog’s mental or physical state and encourage and strengthen the bond between humans and animals.
Our goal is to promote education both inside and outside the organization and community that all dogs are individuals, that breed-specific legislation and policies don’t work, that no cat should be declawed, and that community cats should be cared for in line with progressive humane programs like trap-neuter-return.
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