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Thank you for your interest in working at Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Our employees are the most valuable asset to our organization so we pride ourselves on creating a positive and collaborative work environment—when our employees thrive, our programs thrive!


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Executive Director

JOB TITLE:        Executive Director – Salaried Exempt
REPORTS TO:   Board of Directors
SUPERVISES:    Program Manager, Office Manager, Ranch Manager

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Executive Director (ED) holds a position of high visibility and responsibility within the organization and must be thoroughly committed to the Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center (Swiftsure) mission. She/he must demonstrate effective management and communication skills; provide guidance, direction, and support to the staff; and ensure that the organization continues to grow and be financially viable.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience
  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership
  • Experience with fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector
  • Excellence in organizational management and delegation skills
  • An understanding of ranch management and operations
  • Proven and successful record of recruitment and supervisory skills for both paid staff and volunteers
  • Hands-on budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES, including but not limited to:

Board of Directors

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
  • Attend all Board meetings and function as a link representing staff interests to the Board and vice-versa
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting board leadership


  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Swiftsure including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
  • Responsible for fiscal management that operates within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Swiftsure’s mission
  • Work with major donors to steward their interest in and support of Swiftsure

Organizational Mission

  • Responsible for the implementation of Swiftsure’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission
  • Develop partnerships with other nonprofits in the community to provide services consistent with Swiftsure’s values
  • Cultivate relationships with participants, families, and volunteers to sustain and build a compassionate, caring, and supportive community
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Swiftsure’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations
  • Serve as Swiftsure’s chief spokesperson within the community

Organizational Operations

  • Responsible for the effective administration of Swiftsure’s operations including hiring, evaluations, and disciplinary actions of managers and final approval of staff
  • Creation of an employment environment that recognizes and supports the value of quality, integrity, accountability, open communication, and professional growth
  • Coordinate and administer office and record-keeping functions, including maintaining business records, contracts, promotional materials, and event calendar
  • Responsible for ensuring that all PATH Premier Center Accreditation standards and policies are maintained
  • Maintain a working knowledge of trends in the Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) professional community