Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Resume
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit

Board Members: Executive Director, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator, and Director of Advisory Panel

At least 6 months
Who we are:
The Amelia Foundation was created to provide healthcare to the companion animals of people experiencing homelessness. It is estimated that a quarter of people experiencing homelessness have a companion animal, most commonly dogs. Studies that have looked at this relationship have determined that having a companion animal provides friendship and responsibility, and significantly contributes to emotional wellbeing. Since people experiencing homelessness treasure their companion animals, they tend to prioritize them, which can sometimes come at a cost. Most shelters do not allow non-human animals, so those experiencing homelessness alongside their companion animals spend more time outside living on the streets. As the companion animals and their humans spend so much time together, the animal becomes very attached. This makes it difficult to go to job interviews, go grocery shopping, visit rental apartments, etc. The Amelia Foundation believes that healthcare is best when it is holistic; we want to provide not only medical care to companion animals of those experiencing homelessness, but also act as a bridge between the people experiencing homelessness and their companion animals and all of the resources that have become barriers for them.


Who we are looking for:
The Amelia Foundation is looking for new board members! Some of the roles that need to be filled are: Executive Director, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator, and Director of Advisory Panel. 

The Executive Director’s primary objectives are to (1) assist the President in ensuring that the team carries out its primary objective of carrying out the day-to-day business of TAF, (2) manage the Organization’s governance strategy and (3) lead and manage the organization’s grant research, grant writing and grant application function, and delegate as necessary. The Executive Director oversees the Organization’s organization, and should set an example in encouraging teamwork, fairness, courtesy, and operation under rules.

The Secretary’s primary objectives are to maintain TAF’s records and maintain TAF’s legal status by complying with regulations, help maintain communication within current officers and provide suggestions to maximize TAF’s success and long-term sustainability.

The Volunteer Coordinator’s primary objectives are to recruit and manage the administrative duties relating to the organization’s volunteers at all levels of membership: the executive members, the board members, the volunteers at large and the organization’s partners. 

The Director of the Advisory Panel’s primary objectives are to recruit and manage the administrative duties relating to the various advisors that sit on the Amelia Foundation’s board. 

We are still in the developmental process of our organization and are looking to establish a strong foundation for our organization’s governance structure. We have many exciting projects and collaborations that are being developed and would benefit greatly from board members who have board expertise and governance experience. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to commit to working with us long-term and understand the importance of this commitment. 
We need more visionaries who care deeply about the wellbeing of companion animals and have skillsets that would be beneficial to our organization. We value excellent communication skills, networking abilities, fearlessness and collaboration. We also use Google suite and Slack, thus experience in those platforms is preferred. 

How to apply:
To apply for any of these roles, please send us an email with the name of the position as the subject line at general@theameliafoundation.org and CC president@theameliafoundation.org. If you have a companion animal (or more than one!), we would love a picture and a description of your relationship with them! If you don’t have a companion animal, send us a picture of a non-human animal that brings you joy! We would prefer a cover letter as well, but it is not mandatory.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
We are a fun and fast-paced non-profit with big dreams and big plans to achieve them. We believe that surrounding yourself with positive and productive people will increase your own productivity and joy in life, so if you’re looking to add that extra spice and motivation, join us!
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Resume
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit