Organization Description My Pit Bull is Family is a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our mission is to keep families together by advancing dog-inclusive rental & insurance policies and providing essential pet retention programming. MPBIF is home to the nation’s largest rental database that accepts all dogs, and we operate the North Minneapolis Pet Resource Center in an effort to keep people together with their pets. Position Description The Board will support the work of My Pit Bull is Family and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by My Pit Bull is Family’s Executive Director, the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. The Board of Directors will meet every month. Specific Board Member responsibilities include: Leadership, governance, and oversight Serving as a trusted advisor to the ED as they execute and evolve My Pit Bull is Family’s strategic plan Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by My Pit Bull is Family for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings Approving My Pit Bull is Family’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities; including but not limited to the three fundamental areas of legal and fiduciary responsibility, often referred to as the duty of care, loyalty, and obedience Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director Assisting the Executive Director and board chair in identifying and recruiting additional Board Members Partnering with the Executive Director and Board Members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments as assigned Representing My Pit Bull is Family to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization Ensuring My Pit Bull is Family’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities My Pit Bull is Family serves Fundraising My Pit Bull is Family Board Members will consider My Pit Bull is Family a philanthropic priority and support fundraising efforts throughout their term - included but not limited to Give to the Max Day and Giving Tuesday. Board terms/participation My Pit Bull is Family Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held every month and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. Board Members are required to attend 75% of scheduled board meetings. Qualifications This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about My Pit Bull is Family’s mission. If you really believe you could be a great fit, and you feel like you're not the most qualified, apply anyway. Ideal candidates may have any combination of the following qualifications: Lived experience or current community member receiving program support A commitment to and understanding of My Pit Bull is Family’s mission and programming Experience with leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector Passion for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals Personal values align with My Pit Bull is Family’s values of Community, Compassion and Collaboration Demonstrated ability to fundraise for causes Accounting & bookkeeping experience with an understanding of Quickbooks Service on My Pit Bull is Family’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties. My Pit Bull is Family seeks to create a diverse team culture that closely matches the diversity of our clients and community. To that end, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ are encouraged to apply.
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022