Job title: Executive Director The Right Step, Inc. is searching for our first Executive Director. The position will start on a contract basis (20 hours /week) with the opportunity to develop into a full-time, salaried position. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated person to shape their role and focus from the ground up in a high-quality growing program. Requires a leader who is passionate about our mission, forward-thinking with a progressive career history in program and resource development, and experienced in strategic visioning and administration of non-profit organizations. Executive Director Position Summary With support from our Board of Directors, other staff, and volunteers, the Executive Director is responsible for the successful implementation of all aspects of our programs and operations per our Mission Statement, including the development, management, supervision, and evaluation of our programs; fund development; fiscal management; personnel; marketing and public relations. This position must cultivate a deep knowledge of the field and our core programs, operations, business, and constituents. The Executive Director is the face and voice of TRS and has the authority and responsibility to provide leadership to TRS to achieve the goals, objectives, and sustainable future of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the oversight, growth, and success of our social enterprise business. Supervisory Relationships The Executive Director reports directly to the Chair of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director has one direct report but is ultimately responsible for the supervision of all TRS staff (6) and volunteers (60+/monthly).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES Fund Development
Ensure a robust and effective Fund Development program. Develop, promote, and oversee all fund development activities, including individual donor campaigns, annual fundraiser events, foundation, grant requests, earned income, and social enterprise revenue streams.
Nurture and strengthen donor relations. Serve as point of contact for all current and potential donors.
Research, write and submit grant applications and fulfill reporting requirements for foundation and corporate funding or ensure that development volunteers meet the application and reporting requirements.
Ensure that accurate donor records are maintained.
Ensure timely and meaningful donor appreciation.
Maintain the annual fund development calendar and ensure all fund development activities are occurring in a timely fashion.
Routinely assess fund development goals and revise strategies as necessary.
Develop and recommend to the Board of Directors the broad goals and objectives, nature and scope of our finances, operations, and programs.
Attend all Board meetings as ex-officio, non-voting member. Provide Executive Director Reports at Board meetings.
Report to the Board of Directors on the performance of TRS as it relates to fiscal management, operations, public relations, and personnel issues.
Collaborate with the Board of directors to develop and implement a Business Plan/Strategic Plan and other long-range planning efforts, including fund development strategies.
Ensure that TRS-wide operating policies and procedures are routinely updated.
Ensure adequate maintenance of TRS records.
Ensure timely and accurate deposits of all earned income and donations.
Ensure ongoing compliance with PATH, Intl. Accreditation and accreditation standards.
Monitor all fiscal matters and ensure prudent and effective management of all resources.
Ensure financial solvency and transparency.
Prepare and recommend an annual operating budget in conjunction with Board Finance Committee.
Continually evaluate and revise when appropriate earned income strategies and efforts.
Maintain a complete awareness and thorough understanding of our financial standing.
Provide operational direction and oversight for our social enterprise.
Oversee all aspects of small business management, including personnel, facilities, customer relations, vendor relations, quality control, and fiscal management.
Oversee marketing and business development.
Ensure compliance with TRS policies and procedures.
Maximize effectiveness and efficiencies in Center-wide activities, systems accountability, and communication.
Provide ongoing supervision and evaluation of direct reports and ensure ongoing supervision and evaluation of all staff and volunteers.
Promote program staff continuing education and professional development.
Promote a team environment, including effective, ethical communication and conflict management with staff.
Oversee, direct, and implement staff raises, bonuses, and disciplinary actions.
Conduct hiring, and if necessary, termination of direct report(s).
Ensure compliance with all federal and state employment regulations and legal requirements.
Ensure security of personnel records and confidential employee information.
Ensure that revisions to personnel policies/procedures/manual are implemented.
Oversee and inform the Board about employment, promotion, and disciplinary actions of employees.
Ensure, ultimately, the general administrative, managerial, and technological procedures and systems necessary for effective daily operations.
Ensure, ultimately, the implementation of all Center policies, programs, and appropriate use of TRS’ facilities, equines, and equipment.
Provide direction on program development concerning agency mission, vision, and revenue potential.
all program components are working effectively and proactively in planning for and implementing services
safety first in all endeavors
ongoing evaluation and improvement of all program components and services
program staff is maintaining current program records, including client files, volunteer files, and equine documentation
facility is safe and well maintained
PATH Center Premier Accreditation and compliance with PATH standards
maximization of earned income revenues
annual calendar, including all program related activities with targets for program/earned income revenues and expenditures
quarterly monitoring to ensure that established targets are met.
Marketing and Community Relations
Participate in public presentations and media releases to maintain and enhance the image of TRS, its activities, and services.
Promote TRS as a leader in the field of equine-assisted services.
Ensure a vibrant and user-friendly web presence.
Ensure social networking efforts and regular e-newsletters.
Serve as point of contact for media and ensure appropriate contacts with the media.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS and EXPERIENCE The successful candidate will have: Proven ability in fund development -- including grant solicitation, individual donors, fundraising events, and campaigns. History of establishing significant relationships with potential and current donors and a willingness and comfort with soliciting financial support in 1:1, group, foundation, and corporate settings. Preference is given to individuals who have routinely raised operating support of at least similar scope and nature. Effective and successful non-profit governance experience -- will be well-schooled and seasoned in NPO operations. Demonstrable leadership skills – a proven successful leader with coaching and relationship management skills. An able negotiator with a willingness to address conflict. Experience in team-building with the ability and appetite to train and mentor staff, volunteers, interns, and Board. At ease with self and in the role of providing direction, structure, answers, accountability, and the bottom line. An entrepreneurial spirit - creative, visionary, action-oriented, providing adaptable and innovative approaches to business planning and management. Fiscal management skills and experience - able to develop operating budgets and ensure operations within budget framework. Provide Board with accurate monthly financial reports and annual financial reporting for donors. At all times, maintain a thorough understanding of the financial picture and demands of the organization. A passion for the agency’s Mission and deep knowledge of, or willingness and ability to develop the knowledge of, the EAAT field. A proven commitment to the special needs community. Flexible nature and comfort with changing landscapes, agendas, and demands. An ability to, and enjoyment of, keeping many balls in the air simultaneously. Routinely filling the cracks and complete willingness to do what it takes. A well-honed sense of humor. Experience as the spokesperson for an organization; well-developed interpersonal skills, superb oral and written communication skills; a passionate and persuasive communicator; active listener with the ability to engage participants in meaningful conversation. Comfortable with diverse groups of people, can help people feel at ease, become engaged, feel heard, and recognized. Volunteer management experience-- proven track record working effectively with large numbers of volunteers; a deep appreciation for volunteers’ role within an NPO; a proven track record of keeping volunteers engaged and committed. Facility management experience. Preference will be given to individuals who have successful experience managing and maintaining complex and demanding facilities. Education. BA/BS in a relevant field with a Masters highly preferred. Professional Experience - a minimum of five years’ experience at an Executive level leading an organization similar in size and complexity Benefits: No benefits. Salary: Starting wage of $25-30 per hour. Part-time, 20 hours/week. Posting Expiration Date: Position is open until filled. Selection process will begin immediately. Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job title: Instructor Reports to: Program Director JOB SUMMARY Conduct individual and group therapeutic riding and ground-based lessons that meet the needs and goals of clients with disabilities in practice consistent with guidelines set forth by PATH, Intl. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Supervise volunteers before, during, and after lessons.
Supervise clients before, during, and after lessons.
Maintain written case notes and lesson plans for each client. Adequate notes and lesson plans should be kept on-site in case a substitute instructor is required. These documents should be kept in a locked cabinet.
Match appropriate horse and tack to each client’s individual needs.
Ensure each horse is adequately trained and sound for what it is being asked to do.
Keep up to date with continuing education required by PATH, Intl.
Ensure lessons are conducted in a manner consistent with standards set by PATH, Intl.
Adhere to all written policies and procedures put forth by the Board of Directors.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS Education: HS diploma or equivalent required Training Requirements: Current PATH, Intl. certified instructor and current CPR/ First Aid certification; additional PATH, Intl. ESMHL certification preferred. Knowledge Requirements: At least intermediate level horse care and riding knowledge. Experience: Extensive horse handling and riding experience required. Teaching experience required. Other: Position requires a team player who promotes a positive barn atmosphere. BENEFITS No benefits. SALARY Starting wage of $15 per client. Part-time. POSTING EXPIRATION DATE The position is open until filled. The selection process will begin immediately. Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.