The Site Director reports to the Executive Director and serves as the primary advocate and administrator of Agape therapeutic horsemanship lesson programs at Agape’s location at IU Bradford Woods in Martinsville. Responsibilities include the planning, coordination and scheduling of programs in collaboration with IU Bradford Woods staff, as well as teach a variety of EAA/T lessons.
$32-38k + Benefits
OUR VISION: Why we do what we do
We believe that lives can experience healing and growth in an environment where unconditional love and the wonderment of a horse connect, creating a haven for unbridled hope.
OUR MISSION: How we do it
Agape cultivates personal growth by strengthening the mind, body, and spirit through unique horse-facilitated experiences.
- Collaborate with the Site Director at Cicero on program development, strategic planning, and program growth
- Oversee the implementation and integrity of the programming budget for the Bradford Woods location
- Monitor the effectiveness and quality of ground and mounted lesson content and safety.
- Oversee the training and scheduling of part-time instructional staff at the Bradford Woods location in order to accommodate daily program needs, as well as future growth.
- Ensure that all Instructors maintain student files and that all notes and program forms are accurate and updated. Oversees an annual audit of all rider files for Agape at Bradford Woods.
- Ensure that all incident and accident reports are entered into Equiforce and appropriate notification is provided to the Executive Director.
- Facilitate inter-departmental and cross-site communication and coordination as needed for overall program and instructor effectiveness
- Facilitate student intakes, coordinate therapeutic riding lesson scheduling, and collaborate with the Site Director at Cicero, and Bradford Woods staff when necessary, for scheduling of groups (i.e. schools, hospitals, etc.)
- Facilitate communication between students, parents, volunteers and instructors.
- Remain current on PATH certification(s) and adhere to all PATH standards. Maintain an open channel of communication with PATH and other PATH programs.
- Provide a monthly report regarding program objectives and demographics to the Executive Director.
All Instructor responsibilities, including the following but not limited to:
- Communicate regularly regarding program progress, needs, successes, concerns, etc.
- Attend scheduled staff meetings and Instructor Education sessions
- Maintain extensive knowledge of the needs served by Agape North and South, contraindications, and effective interventions
- Continually monitor instructional area and enforce safety rules and procedures
- Design and implement effective equine-facilitated learning and therapeutic riding lesson plans including goals and objectives
- Assist in conducting student assessments as needed
- Oversee class volunteers, providing support and education as needed, and communicating concerns to the Volunteer Trainer and Volunteer and Community Relations Director.
- Monitor and support assigned interns
- Document client progress, communicating updates to caregivers as appropriate
- Maintain a working knowledge of equine first aid, common ailments, and issues with soundness
- Monitor the health and behavior of Agape’s equines, communicating any concerns to the Equine Specialist
- Complete daily feeding and barn maintenance tasks as needed
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED
- Minimum 3 years experience instructing at a PATH accredited program
- Minimum 3 years business/management experience
- Strong organizational, communication and people skills
- Preferred experience with and/or willingness and ability to learn technology platforms such as Google Drive, Microsoft Office, WordPress, Mailchimp, and Salesforce.
- Knowledge of the Recreational Therapy field is a plus.
Team Management and Leadership Skills