- Hours: variable; approximately 10 hours/month on average
- Location: remote
Closing date: May 29, 2022
Serving as a member of our Board of Directors is a rewarding and engaging volunteer opportunity to support a very important cause and to help ACE achieve its goals.
We are looking for individuals with a sincere and passionate interest in effective animal advocacy. ACE’s mission is to find and promote the most effective ways to help animals. We work toward that mission by evaluating charities, communicating our findings, awarding grants to organizations and promising projects, and fundraising for our recommended charities and Movement Grants Program. We strive to identify ways to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of animals on a broad scale while continually updating our recommendations based on new evidence.
While the board is not involved in the day-to-day operations of our organization, it is accountable for ensuring that ACE is working to achieve the strategic goals approved by the Board. The Board is also responsible for legal and financial oversight and monitors key policies and procedures in order to set us up for success and minimize risks.
Key areas of responsibility
- Prepare for and attend meetings—held approximately every 8 weeks—to discuss key issues and provide strategic guidance and governance
- Take an active interest in the development of ACE
- Remain an active board member for the full 3-year term
- Participate in fundraising activities
- Participate as a board officer and/or on a committee (recruitment, research, and ED evaluation are our current committees)
- Commitment to ACE’s mission
- Some experience with the animal advocacy movement
- Familiarity with the effective altruism movement
- Strong critical and strategic thinking skills
- Willingness to contribute to positive and productive discussions
- Ability to devote time to attend meetings and review all information prior to board meetings
- Ability to devote time for an officer role or a committee role
- Ability to focus on the accountability of ACE’s strategic and organizational short- and long-term goals
- Previous board experience
- Legal, financial, or management experience
- Familiarity with animal advocacy in a context outside the U.S. and Western Europe
All applications will be processed in strict confidentiality. Selected candidates will be interviewed for their suitability as a potential board member and then will require approval by the Board of Directors. Our general conflict of interest policy and our employment conflict of interest policy will be important to consider. We are currently looking to add three board members.
Commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities
Animal Charity Evaluators provides equal employment opportunities and highly values diversity. As such, we are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission and to making an impact.
We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, and people of various socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position.
Animal Charity Evaluators is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, creed or religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, body size, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, family status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), ancestry, place of origin, social condition, political belief or activity, conviction of an offense for which a pardon has been granted or in which a record suspension has been ordered, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
About Animal Charity Evaluators
Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the United States dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. ACE aids compassionate donors, professionals, and volunteers in making informed decisions about how to help animals as effectively as possible. We strive to identify ways to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of animals on a wide scale, while continuously updating our recommendations based on new evidence. We oppose all systems of oppression and recognize that they are connected and mutually reinforcing.