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Board of Directors Positions- Got Your Six Support Dogs

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Got Your Six Support Dogs is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is committed to providing specialized service dogs to veterans and first-responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or sexual trauma. Our mission is to help these men and women regain their lives through the healing power of dogs. 

Our organization has grown by more than 3000% in the last 5 years and are poised to continue growing moving forward. As we grow, we are seeking new directors to serve on our board.

Got Your Six is currently seeking to add new people to our board of directors for a three (3) year appointment.


Board Job Description. The job of the board is to lead the organization toward the desired performance and ensure that occurs. The board’s specific contributions are unique to its trusteeship role and necessary for proper governance and management. To perform its job, the board shall:

  • Attend regular board meetings. The Board currently meets every 2 months.
  • Vote on major organizational decisions.
  • Determine the mission, values, strategies, and major goals/outcomes and hold the Executive Director accountable for developing a staff strategic plan based on these policies.
  • Determine the parameters within which the Executive Director is expected to achieve the goals/outcomes.
  • Monitor the performance of the organization relative to the achievement of the goals/outcomes within the executive parameters.
  • Maintain and constantly improve all on-going policies of the board.
  • Select, fairly compensate, nurture, evaluate annually and, if necessary, terminate an Executive Director, who functions as the board’s sole agent.
  • Ensure financial solvency and integrity through policies and behavior (including help as volunteers in fundraising).
  • Require periodic financial and other external audits to ensure compliance with the law and good practices.
  • Evaluate and constantly improve our board’s performance as the governing board and set expectations for board members’ involvement as volunteers.

Our organization began due to the need of veterans and first-responders requesting PTSD service dogs when all other methods of treatment have failed. A service dog can truly change the life of an individual suffering from PTSD. We not only train service dogs and then match them with their lifelong owners, but we also train therapy dogs so that they can serve local area residents in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, etc. In early 2020, a new public training facility was opened to bring our training to pets in the St. Louis area.

We hope to hear from you!

If you have any questions about this position, application, or our organization please reach out to Cal at cal@gyssd.org.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

Got Your Six Support Dogs is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is committed to providing specialized service dogs to veterans and first-responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or sexual trauma. Our mission is…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
    12:00 AM CDT
    5:00 AM UTC
  • End Date
    October 31, 2024
    11:59 PM CDT
    4:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
6 Schiber Ct, Maryville, IL 62062, USA

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Instructions:

Please submit a copy of your professional resume and an interest letter to complete your application.

Submit resumes and interest letters in a Microsoft Word Document or PDF file.

If you have any questions about this position, application, or our organization please reach out to Cal at cal@gyssd.org.

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