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EVENTS MANAGER - VOLUNTEER STAFF

About this position

My Dog is My Home is seeking an Events Manager to join our 100% volunteer staff. The Events Manager will develop concepts and work plans for My Dog Is My Home’s special events (both in-person and online) that may have goals including fundraising, service delivery, and outreach. In collaboration with the My Dog is My Home’s Executive Director, Communications Coordinator and other leadership, the volunteer’s duties will include researching existing animal welfare and social service groups which may be good partners; identifying tabling opportunities; developing an event budget; scouting locations; creating a work plan; and managing other volunteers in order to run a successful event.

This position is great for someone who has a passion for social justice; loves creative problem solving; and cares about animal welfare, social issues related to people, and the human-animal bond. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in a long-term (at least one year) commitment with My Dog is My Home and can contribute about 5-10 hours per week.

About you
You are a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with people. You care about social issues related to people and animals. You have excellent research, planning and people management skills and are able to express the organization’s views positively and creatively. You’re a passionate project manager and you like to share messages that help promote the organization.

Location: New York, Los Angeles, or Remote

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: Unpaid


Essential Responsibilities:

Take on a wide array of projects based on your interests and abilities and MDIMH’s needs. Sample events include -

  • The annual fall 5k fundraiser - the Tofurky Trot (New York City)

  • Giving Tuesday (Online)

  • The annual spring fundraiser - Auction for Access (Los Angeles)

  • Pop-up art exhibitions

  • Community service fairs that deliver free veterinary care to animals accompanying people experiencing homelessness

  • Additional small fundraising events and opportunities identified throughout the position

Non-Event Activities:

  • Managing online portal for MDIMH inventory

  • Identifying tabling events and opportunities for MDIMH to represent

  • Arranging and supporting Executive Director in conference attendance


Essential Qualifications

  • Ability to work with others

  • Compassion, empathy, and dedication to social justice

  • Experience or interest in animal welfare

  • A great sense of humor!

  • Love of continuous learning

  • Clear and timely communication skills

Preferred, but not necessary

  • Experience in working with people experiencing homelessness

  • Familiarity with homeless service systems

  • Experience working with animals or animal welfare organizations

How to Apply

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at richard@mydogismyhome.org.

People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelessness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.

  • If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.

  • We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.

    Equal Opportunity Statement: We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability. My Dog is My Home does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of these identities in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT INTERN - VOLUNTEER STAFF


About this position

My Dog is My Home is seeking an Executive Assistant Intern to help guide our staff in the development and implementation of our programs. The Executive Assistant Intern will provide the Executive Director with ongoing support in matters related to the board development, fundraising, and event logistics. The internship is one academic semester, with the opportunity to extend the internship for a second semester. Interns are expected to contribute 14-21 hours per week.

Additionally, this position can be filled on a volunteer basis instead of an internship. Volunteers commit to a six-month position.

About you
You are an experienced project manager capable of organizing systems, tasks, and projects. You are a highly motivated, creative individual with a passion for connecting with people. You care about social issues related to people and animals. You have excellent communication skills and are able to express an organization’s views positively and creatively. You are analytical and like using tools to track engagement progress and how to market content or you’re very interested in learning and getting better at this! You have a drive for continuous individual learning. Maintaining positive relationships with your co-workers makes you feel good and connected.

Location: Remote, Digital

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: Unpaid

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Providing ongoing support to the Executive Director for Board engagement activities.   

  • Facilitate internal calendars by scheduling meetings, conferences, and travel.

  • Provide operational assistance where needed.  

  • Lead/support fundraising strategies.

  • Assist Events Managers with event organizing logistics for service fairs including:

    • Engagement of potential organizational partners

    • Outreach and event promotion to potential service fair clients

    • Creating service fair print materials

    • Securing donations

Essential Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Microsoft products, Google platforms, Airtable, and Squarespace.     

  • Experience or interest in communications (can be professional or volunteer experience)

  • Excellent writing and language skills

  • Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other staff volunteers when necessary. (ie: content development, creation, and editing of content, and online reputation management)

  • Demonstrated winning Social Customer Service techniques such as empathy, patience, advocacy, and conflict resolution

  • A great sense of humor!

  • Love of continuous learning

Preferred, but not necessary

  • Experience or interest in animal welfare

  • Degree or course-related work in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field

How to Apply

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at richard@mydogismyhome.org.

People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelessness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.

  • If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.

  • We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Statement: We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability. My Dog is My Home does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of these identities in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.


POLICY AND CAMPAIGNS COORDINATOR - VOLUNTEER STAFF

About this position

My Dog is My Home is seeking a Policy and Campaigns Coordinator to join our 100% volunteer staff. The Policy and Campaigns Coordinator will develop concepts and work plans for My Dog Is My Home’s policy and grassroots organizing campaigns that may include fundraising, legislation support, and political outreach on a municipal, state, and federal level. In collaboration with the My Dog Is My Home’s Executive Director, Communications Coordinator and other leadership, the volunteer’s duties will include municipal, state, and federal policy research related to homelessness and animal welfare, advising My Dog Is My Home’s leadership on existing and proposed policy and legislation; media and policy campaign development; coalition building, grassroots organizing; and political outreach.  

This position is great for someone who has a passion for social justice; loves creative problem solving; and cares about animal welfare, social issues related to people, and the human-animal bond. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in a long-term (at least one year) commitment with My Dog is My Home and can contribute about 5-10 hours per week.

About you
You are a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with people. You care about social issues related to people and animals. You have excellent research, planning and people management skills and are able to express the organization’s views positively and creatively. You’re a passionate project manager and you like to share messages that help promote the organization.

Location: New York, Los Angeles, or Remote

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: Unpaid

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create a Congressional Scorecard of State senators and representatives that support/oppose animal welfare, housing and homeless services and other topics related to MDIMH’s mission.

  • Create a national policy and law guide on homelessness and animal welfare related to MDIMH’s mission.

  • Identify, conduct background research and present on pending pertinent legislation

  • Assist MDIMH Communications Coordinator in writing press releases for MDIMH’s position on pending legislation/rules

  • Act as the point of contact for MDIMH’s municipal relationships in New York and Los Angeles

  • Conduct political outreach with potential MDIMH’s political partners

  • Attend relevant political events in New York or Los Angeles (if applicable).  

Essential Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the political process at local, state, or federal level

  • Familiarity with reading legislation and rules

  • Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other staff volunteers when necessary. (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management)

  • Compassion, empathy, and dedication to social justice

  • Experience or interest in animal welfare

  • A great sense of humor!

  • Love of continuous learning

  • Clear and timely communication skills

Preferred, but not necessary

  • Experience in working with people experiencing homelessness

  • Familiarity with homeless service systems

  • Experience working with animals or animal welfare organizations

How to Apply

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at richard@mydogismyhome.org.

People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelessness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.

  • If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.

  • We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.


    Equal Opportunity Statement: We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability. My Dog is My Home does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of these identities in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT - VOLUNTEER STAFF

About this position

My Dog Is My Home (MDIMH) is seeking a Assistant Director of Development to generate and executive large scale fundraising campaigns and increase MDIMH’s yearly financial growth and donations. The Assistant Director of Development will collaborate with MDIMH’s Executive Director, Communications Coordinator, and Events Manager, to executive several fundraising campaigns (digital and in-person) throughout the year. The AD of Development will also be responsible for engaging significant funders, increasing annual giving and developing new and creative ideas to reach new funding audiences. The AD of Development must be able to commit to a long-term (at least one year) fulfillment and be able to contribute approximately 5 - 10 hours per week.

About you
You are experienced in implementing successful fundraising campaigns. You are a highly motivated, creative individual with a passion for connecting with people. You care about social issues related to people and animals. You have excellent communication skills and are able to express an organization’s views positively and creatively. You are analytical and like using tools to track engagement progress and how to market content or you’re very interested in learning and getting better at this! You have a drive for continuous individual learning.

Location: Los Angeles, New York, or Remote

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: Unpaid

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of an annual fundraising plan for major donors, middle donors, foundations, and bequests.

  • Help secure significant financial support from individuals and foundations.

  • Guide a long-term organizational vision for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.

  • Develop funding proposals.

  • Identify, develop and submit applications for relevant grants.

  • Work with the Events Manager to create a fundraising target, vision, and execution plan for special events.

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and language skills

  • Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other staff volunteers when necessary. (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management)

  • Demonstrated winning Social Customer Service techniques such as empathy, patience, advocacy, and conflict resolution

  • A great sense of humor!

  • Love of continuous learning

Preferred, but not necessary

  • Experience in working with people experiencing homelessness

  • Familiarity with homeless service systems

  • Experience working with animals or animal welfare organizations

How to Apply

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at richard@mydogismyhome.org.

People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelessness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.

  • If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.

  • We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Statement: We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability. My Dog Is My Home does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of these identities in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.


TREASURER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS - VOLUNTEER STAFF

About this position

The board will support the work of My Dog is My Home by providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Specific board member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the executive director as they develop and implement My

    Dog Is My Home’s strategic plan.

  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by My Dog is My Home for evaluating its

    impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics.

  • Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.

  • Approving My Dog is My Home’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business

  • decisions; being informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the director.

  • Assisting the director in identifying and recruiting other board members.

  • Serving on committees and taking on special assignments, as needed.

  • Representing My Dog is My Home’s stakeholders and acting as an ambassador for the

    organization.

  • Ensuring My Dog is My Home’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the

    communities My Dog is My Home serves.

Fundraising

My Dog is My Home’s board members will use their role as ambassador of the organization to solicit gifts and other fundraising opportunities from foundations and individuals. To avoid unintentional or inadvertent biased recruitment of board members based on financial status, My Dog Is My Home’s monetary contribution policy requires that board members make an annual donation to the organization’s budget that is at minimum equal to 50% of their overall annual charitable giving. There is no other specification regarding the exact dollar amount that must be given. We aim to nominate diverse board members from all walks of life, regardless of their ability to make large monetary donations.

Compensation

Service on My Dog is My Home’s board of directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties, when the budget allows to cover such expenses.

Board terms/participation

Length of time on the board is a minimum of three years, with opportunity for unlimited re-election. Should a board member feel that they are no longer able to contribute their time to the organization on the board of directors, they may submit a letter of resignation to the Board Chair and/or Secretary at any time during their term. Board member elections take place during the annual meeting during a special board member breakout group.

Qualifications

Selected board members are not required to have achieved a traditional “leadership” status in organizational management, but they must have a reputation for dedicated service to the community. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with vulnerable populations.

  • A commitment to social justice.

  • A commitment to and understanding of My Dog is My Home’s mission.

  • Diplomatic skills and ability to cultivate relationships with individuals from diverse

  • backgrounds.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of My Dog

  • is My Home’s beneficiaries.

Specific duties of the Treasurer

  • Serve as the chief financial officer of the non-profit. These duties include preparation of

  • tax and financial filing documents.

  • Keep a calendar of filing requirements and assign responsibility.

  • File Form 990

  • File Form 1099 - Obtain an IRS Form W-9 from those providing paid services who are not the organization’s employees.

  • File Form 1099-MISC to report payments totaling more than $600 per calendar year to such persons.

  • Register with charitable solicitation agencies - Register, when required, with the charitable solicitation office in the organization’s home state as well as any state in which My Dog is My Home regularly fundraisers, including by email. Go to the Unified Registration Statement (URS) website for a summary of state by state requirements to determine if you must register as a charity, provide a copy of IRS Form 990, have a CPA audit or review, and whether the state accepts the streamlined URS application.

  • Obtain permits and Licenses - Check on regulatory requirements before undertaking activities such as serving liquor at a special event, conducting a raffle, or starting a bingo night. Such laws vary from state to state.

  • Handle the organization’s funds with high standards and set a tone of integrity.

  • Receive and reconcile the bank statements, OR write checks, but not both.

  • Provide immediate, restrictive endorsement for incoming checks (preferably a bank stamp, or handwritten "For deposit only, ABC Bank, Account # 123445").

  • Deposit checks within a week, with no cash back.

  • Support outgoing checks by an approved invoice, receipt, or a voucher prepared by the volunteer staff if a receipt or invoice isn't available.

  • Identify and manage risk by safeguarding the organization’s assets, data, and personal information.

  • Confirm contributions by providing a prompt thank you letter that includes what donors need for tax purposes.

  • Track volunteer time

  • Prepare, plan, and evaluate a budgets

  • Prepare timely financial reports

  • Recruit the next treasurer

For more information and/or to express your interest in joining our Board of Directors, email

Christine at christine@mydogismyhome.org. Read more about our current team on our website.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.

  • If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.

  • We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Statement: We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability. My Dog Is My Home does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of these identities in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.