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Board of Directors - Treasurer

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Recruiting Organization: Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control

Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the Corporation. He or she shall keep or cause to be kept complete and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the Corporation, and shall deposit all monies and other valuable property of the Corporation in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in such banks or depositories as the Board of Directors may designate. Whenever required by the Board of Directors, the Treasurer shall render a statement of accounts. He or she shall at all reasonable times exhibit the books and accounts to any officer or director of the Corporation, and shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer, subject to the supervision of the Board of Directors, and such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the Board, including taxes. The Treasurer is a non voting member on the board.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee the Organization’s Financial Administration
  • Recruit and manage a volunteer bookkeeper
  • Make recommendations for software to maintain financial transactions FoDACC currently uses Quickbooks
  • Review and Enforce Financial Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop policies and procedures for all financial transitions within the FoDACC organization
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank account
  • Generate Financial Reports
  • Prepare financial reports and year end reports for public consumption
  • Create a Budget
  • Lead the effort in conjunction with other board members to create a budget based on the financial transactions and goals of FoDACC
  • Advise the Board on Financial Strategy and Fundraising
  • Identify strategy and fundraising goals for the organization
  • Manage tax filings
  • Identify a pro bono or low cost tax agency to complete 990 tax return to the IRS on an annual basis
  • Provide necessary financial reports to tax agency to file taxes
  • Annual CPA Audit
  • Identify a pro bono or low Cost CPA to complete an annual financial audit of the bank account and financial tracking system
  • Manage Risks
  • Ensure FoDACC is maintaining the appropriate amount of insurance to cover the Board, Volunteers and General Liability
  • Recruit new Treasurer
  • Help to recruit and identify a new treasurer

Required Qualifications:

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:

  • Experience in nonprofit management
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Experience in leadership of strategic planning
  • Ability to focus on external engagement/visibility and internal association management simultaneously
  • Experience in fundraising and advocacy
  • Passion for and experience with community-focused housing or other community-based organizations
  • Experience with virtual and in-person event and conference planning and management
  • Ability to build and strengthen collaborations with allied organizations
  • Experience in market identification, development and messaging, preferably in public relations/education campaigns
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to inspire diverse stakeholders toward a common vision
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks, online banking, and other software as needed
  • Self-starter traits

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in public policy and advocacy
  • Ability to travel to Detroit 1-2 times annually
  • Excellent management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Confident and goal-oriented
  • Current working knowledge of the industry and the willingness to maintain your knowledge

Weekly Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per week

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.

Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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