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Board Opportunities

HSCO is currently seeking individuals with the following skills: Accounting, Finances, Human Resources and Recruitment, Architecture and Facilities, Construction/project management, Fundraising.

Board of Directors – Job Description

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is a not-for-profit organization and the Board of Directors is the ultimate decision-making center of the Organization. The board provides overall direction for the Organization on behalf of the community it serves, ensures sound management to achieve the goals of the Organization, keeps the community informed about the status of the Organization, and assists in the fundraising of the Organization.

Accountability: Elected by the board for a 2-year term, with a maximum of 6 years consecutive service. The board generally meets on the last week of the month. There are no board meetings scheduled for July and August. Committees meet between board meetings as determined by the committee chairpersons. It is expected that a board member will spend at minimum six hours a month on board work and in meetings.


I. Policy and Planning

  • Define the vision and goals of the Organization.
  • Establish long-range goals and annual objectives within the stated goals and objectives.
  • Set major policies and standards to achieve those goals and objectives.
  • Review and evaluate performance of the Organization’s progress toward achievement of the goals and objectives.

II. Financial and Legal

  • Monitor financial management to ensure adequate capitalization and operations.
  • Review financial statements.
  • Approve capital and operating budgets.
  • Authorize all loans, long-term leases and disposition of assets.
  • Approve 990 for federal filing.

III. Personnel

  • Employ an Executive Director, who under the supervision and direction of the President, conducts the affairs of the Organization.
  • Through the budgeting process, review staff levels and compensation as recommended by the Executive Director and approved by the President.
  • Monitor general personnel practices to ensure good working conditions for the staff.

IV. Membership and Community

  • Establish standing and ad hoc committees of the board.
  • Recruit potential board and community members to serve on the committees.
  • Establish and review policies for Organizational participation in social and animal welfare activities not associated with direct operations.
  • Participate on at least one standing committee.

V. Fundraising

  • Actively participate in raising funds for the operation of the HSCO.
  • Establish long-range fundraising plans in concert with HSCO’s strategic plan.
  • Monitor ongoing fund raising efforts by HSCO.
  • Support and assist in the fundraising process.

For more information please contact Sabrina Slusser by email or phone (541/382-3537).


Our Locations

HSCO Shelter:
61170 S.E. 27th St.
Bend, OR  97702
Open M-F 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays & major holidays

HSCO Thrift Store:
61220 S. Highway 97
Bend, OR  97702
Open Every Day 10am-6pm
Donations Accepted:
Mon. - Sat. 10am-5pm
Donation Door Closed Sundays
Schedule a Furniture Pickup