Join the Board

The Happy Tails Board of Directors is looking for a qualified individual to assume the role of Treasurer. Your experience can help direct the strategy and continued success of our organization.

Qualified applicants are invited to send their resume and a short cover letter to Please indicate why you are interested in joining our board and what sort of the positive impact you believe you can have on our mission.

Must have a passion for animals, especially cats –


Board Treasurer (Volunteer)
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary – Sacramento, CA

Approximate Hours per Month: 25

The Treasurer is responsible for all aspects of financial management, working closely with other Board members to safeguard the organization’s finances. The Treasurer is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Finance Sub-Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leadership – Carry out the responsibilities as a member of the Board of Directors and serve as a member of the Executive Committee.
  • Financial transaction oversight – Be knowledgeable about any outstanding bills or debts owed, as well as maintaining systems for cash flow management. Execute and/or oversee financial transactions, including bill payment, bank deposits and reconciliation.
  • Budgets – Develop the annual budget as well as comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against the budget. Monitor ongoing expenditures and report on status compared with budget.
  • Financial Policies – Oversee the development and observation of the organization's financial policies.
  • Reports – Keep the board regularly informed of key financial events, trends, concerns, and assessment of fiscal health in addition to completing required financial reporting forms in a timely fashion and making these forms available to the board.
  • Legal requirements – Oversee all activities associated with maintaining non-profit status including state and federal requirements and filings, tax filings and audit.
  • Fundraising – Advise on the organizations fund raising strategies, prepare profit/loss forecasts for key fundraising events.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with a track record of leadership, who is passionate about the success and mission of Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary. Your accomplishments will allow you to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience, with leadership experience in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of Happy Tail’s beneficiaries and mission. Direct experience with Happy Tails or other animal rescue organizations is a plus.

Strong understanding and experience with managing the finance structure and activities within an organization (AP/AR, credit/c.

Board terms:

Board Members serve an interim two (2) year term and will be eligible for re-appointment for two additional two-year terms in the same position. In-person board meetings are held monthly.