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PAALS Board Member




PAALS is looking for a committed board member to serve on our organization's governing body. To be successful as a board member, you should have significant professional leadership experience and strong diplomatic skills. An outstanding board member will be passionately committed to PAALS' mission.

New board members will serve one year as an evaluation period. At the end of one year, the tenured PAALS board members will work with the new board member to determine if there is a mutual desire to continue his/her/their service on the board.

Board Member Responsibilities

  • Know the organization's mission, programs, policies, and needs

  • Prepare for meetings by reviewing the agenda and supporting documentation

  • Regularly attend board meetings and participate actively and conscientiously

  • Participate in evaluation of business operations and staff

  • Understand the organization's financial affairs and ensure fiduciary responsibilities are met

  • Contribute to the development of policies and strategic plans

  • Ensure the organziation complies with legal requirements

  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization to identify and secure the financial resources and partnerships necassary for the organziation to advance its mission

  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization's mission

  • Participate fully in one or more committees

  • Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization

Board Member Requirements

  • Proven track record in an executive leadership role

  • Previous board experience preferred

  • Knowledge of the organization and the service dog industry

  • Sufficient time availibility for board duties

  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills

Job Location:

Columbia, SC (Northeast)







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