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DESCRIPTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELECTED BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS
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For more information (or if you know of someone that is interested in filling a position) please contact the AWS Secretary directly. Updated November 18, 2016.



PRESIDENT

The President shall have the following duties:

  • ensure conformance of the Society's Mission, policies and procedures;

  • shall call, schedule, and preside at the Annual Membership Meeting, Monthly Membership Meetings, Monthly Board of Directors Meetings, and scheduled meetings of the Board of Trustees;

  • may call, schedule, and preside at Special Membership Meetings, Special Board of Directors Meetings, special meetings of the Board of Trustees, and committee meetings;

  • shall prepare and deliver at the Annual Membership Meeting a written statement of the operational and financial state of affairs of the Society;

  • shall prepare and deliver, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and Trustees, a proposed operating budget for the subsequent calendar year at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting;

  • supervise the performance of the Shelter Manager and conduct a formal annual performance review of the Shelter Manager, which shall be made available to the Board of Directors;

  • represent the Society in an official capacity at public events and functions, including contact from media representatives, and any other function requiring an official representative of the Society.



VICE PRESIDENT

The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in the event that the President is absent or unable to perform such duties;

  • assists the President in ensuring conformance of the Society’s operations with the Society’s mission, policies and procedures;

  • under the direction of the President, may serve in an official capacity with respect to events, functions, and the media;

  • under the general direction of the President and in conjunction with the Board, the Trustees, and the Shelter, establish and evaluate annual performance goals and objectives for the Society;

  • provide direction and support to the Director of Fundraising.



SECRETARY

The Secretary shall have the following duties:

  • for all official Society meetings, shall prepare and distribute notices and agendas, record attendance and minutes, and file such documents in the records of the Society;

  • maintain the current membership list;

  • certify official Society documents; and,

  • maintain all official files of the Society.



TREASURER

The Treasurer shall have the following duties:

  • shall receive, record, and appropriately deposit all revenues received by the Society;

  • prepare and deliver monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements to the Members, Board, and Trustees;

  • maintain all necessary and reasonable financial records of the Society;

  • prepare, execute (in conjunction with the President), and record all expenditures of the Society.



DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING

The Director of Fundraising shall have the following duties:

  • under the general direction of the Vice-President, lead, evaluate, and report on the Society’s fundraising initiatives including, but not limited to, the Society’s annual fundraising campaign;

  • donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations;

  • directed giving;

  • bequests; and

  • individual fundraising efforts;

  • develop and maintain relationships with current and potential donors.



DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING

The Director of Public Relations shall have the following duties:

  • under the general direction of the President, develop and direct the media presence of the Society including, but not limited to, an annual media plan;

  • content development for print,broadcast, and online media;

  • public communications including, but not limited to, Society newsletters and press releases;

  • such other communications of the Society not specifically assigned to other members of the Board;

  • the outreach programs of the Society;

  • the Society’s graphical presence.




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New Milford, CT 06776
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