Board of Directors Vacancy Announcement

Prison Pet Partnership’s board of directors has several board member positions currently open. The board is an all-volunteer body comprised of up to fifteen members. The board evaluates, advises and supports the Executive Director, establishes PPP’s annual budget, adopts the organization’s formal policies and procedures and oversees and directs the organization’s affairs in line with our mission statement:

“To enrich the lives of inmates, homeless animals, and the community through the human-animal bond.”

The board meets at a minimum of six times per year at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Most meetings are held at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor.

Board members are expected to contribute one-thousand dollars ($1,000) per year of which at least $200 must be in cash. The remaining amount can be made up through in-kind volunteer activities (beyond basic board duties) in lieu of payment.

Board members are expected to attend most board meetings (at least 75%), and serve on at least one board committee (for example, the Finance Committee or the Development Committee). See Board Member Job Description

Board member’s terms of office are normally for three years (starting with the first January after you join the board). So, most people’s first term is actually a bit over three years. The Bylaws have term limits after two three-year terms but there is a process for serving even longer.

If you are interested in serving on the board, please complete a Board Member Interest Form. After it has been received, a member of the Nominating Committee will schedule a meeting with you (usually at some informal place) where you can ask questions about PPP and the members of the Nominating Committee can get to know the candidate.

After vetting the candidate, the Nominating Committee then recommends action by the full board.

The candidate must also make a site visit to the prison prior to board action. You will schedule your visit at a mutually convenient time with the Executive Director, Beth Rivard.

In addition to making a site visit, each board member candidate is expected to attend a board meeting prior to the full board taking action on your application.

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