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Provides strategic leadership and management including OTD and READ plans and priorities, committee mandates and memberships, strategic relationships, conflict management, budget, governance
Board and Committee Membership – Researches and nominates new Board and Committee members
Standards and Practices – Develops and maintains facility assessment criteria; creates, modifies and maintains testing criteria for members, evaluators and mentors for OTD and READ.
Communications – Responsible for assessing PR and media relations and communications needs, including development and maintenance of newsletter, website, media contact list, and other required communication materials.
Membership Outreach – Member education and social activities.
Fundraising – Responsible for fundraising events, seeking funding sources - both one-time grants and ongoing; completing grant applications; reporting against the grants.
Community Outreach – Represents and lobbies for OTD in the community by attending charity organization events, conferences, business and government events; recruits new members.
Volunteer Coordination for OTD and READ Teams
Team Intake – Orients, evaluates, checks references, assigns placements and mentors new dog-handler teams
Team Management – Recruits and trains mentors, assigns mentors to handler teams, manages attrition and team related problem-solving
Facility Qualification – Assesses new facilities for team placements, confirms facility contact persons
Facility Management – Develops and maintains relationships with facility contacts, gathers feedback about placements
Review / Recognition – Initiates regular review of team assignments and facilities, identifies teams and facility contacts for recognition
Performs general administration including management of annual memberships, mass emails, master lists and general day-to-day finance (phone, supplies, etc.)
Performs initial volunteer intake and facility contact.
Helps to coordinate events, orientations and evaluations.
Seeks funding sources in coordination with the Fundraising Committee.