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Equine Director
And
Programs Liaison

Full-Time Dual-Focus Position

Position Summary: This position serves as the chief manager of all TEC equines, responsible for equine and program assessment. Serves as intermediary between the therapeutic/instructional staff and the barn staff.  Will recruit, train and acclimate all program horses. 

 

Requirements:

  • Experience working with people with disabilities

  • PATH Intl certification or willingness to obtain

  • Extensive equine, barn, and training/riding experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills & integrity

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to communicate with, supervise and empower staff and volunteers to be effective in their roles

  • Self-directed and process-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities

  • Ability to understand and adhere to TEC’s risk management standards and ADA-compliance

  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds for up to 10 feet and sustain aerobic activity for 30 consecutive minutes. 

  • Must be able to work in a variety of positions, including but not limited to: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, sitting

  • Must be able to tolerate a variety of outdoor conditions, varying turf surfaces, air-conditioned buildings, and fluorescent lights. 

  • Must be able to hear and process ordinary conversation, telephone conversation, and quiet sounds with or without aid. 

  • Must be able to operate and use equipment necessary to perform essential functions of the job.

  • Exercise common sense and can take initiative to accomplish tasks and make decisions

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Equine Studies or related degree

  • Veterinary technician or related degree or equivalent experience

  • Nonprofit experience

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain program tack and equipment and supplies. 

  • Along with instructors/therapists, evaluate, assess, and train volunteers for side walking and leading

  • Develop and maintain schooling program for horses and appropriate staff 

  • Make final decision as to whether a horse is suitable for program

  • Match riders with appropriate equines, equipment, and instructional setting

  • Record and arrange horse usage/schooling/planning using appropriate software/electronic record keeping

  • Ensure that all horses are exercised appropriately

  • Provide and solicit ongoing feedback to both the instructional/therapeutic team and the barn staff

  • Assist with training and acclimating equines to programs

  • Overseeing & communicating regularly with Barn Manager

 

Other Duties:

  • Responsible for feeding and seeking medical care for equines/animals on the property as necessary

  • Training new barn employees and volunteers

  • Provide support and education to volunteers/assistants on an as needed basis

  • Maintaining horse budget, paying invoices

  • Communicating barn/ property maintenance needs to Groundskeeper

  • Running errands and adhering to special requests as needed

  • Consult with administrative and therapeutic staff as needed

  • Help in special events as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Compensation:

  • Schedule: generally M-F, but flexible to needs of property, programming, equines, and weather conditions (35 hours total)

  • Salary depending on experience

  • Benefits package included (health insurance, PTO, etc.)

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