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Windhorse is growing! We offer a fun and casual atmosphere in a small team environment, where everyone works together for the benefit of the kids we serve and our horse partners. Consider joining our herd!

Current job openings:

Position Title: Program Coordinator
Date: October 1, 2021
Reports to: Executive Director
Employee Classification: Part-Time Hourly

Windhorse Equine Learning is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 that provides Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programs for youth ages 8-18 in Gallatin and Park County. The mission of Windhorse Equine Learning is to empower individuals to discover and realize their full potential through experiential and reflective learning opportunities with horses. Windhorse programs teach social/emotional skills to able-bodied youth through horsemanship and riding activities. Our programs mentor and empower youth, build confidence and resilience, and reduce anxiety. We offer six-week class sessions in spring, summer and fall, as well as summer camps. Windhorse programs are especially beneficial to youth who are experiencing emotional challenges, and we offer a class for teens with anxiety that integrates mindfulness practices with hands-on horse experiences.

Job Responsibilities: This position will assist with the coordination and implementation of all program components – participants, volunteers, horses and facilities. Responsibilities include: instructing in unmounted and mounted EAL classes and camps according to standards of PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship); volunteer recruitment and supervision; program development, implementation and evaluation; communication with parents, and maintenance of current participant documentation. This position will also share responsibility with the executive director and barn assistant for maintaining the small herd of five horses, including feeding, supplementation and riding, and for cleanliness and organization of the barn and facility.

Essential Job Functions: (Other duties may be assigned.)

The Program Coordinator will assist the Executive Director in the following duties:

  • Planning for and implementing class and camp sessions (spring, summer and fall).
  • Teaching mounted and unmounted classes.
  • Program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Participant registration, ensuring timely and complete documentation and payments.
  • Administering participant, volunteer and parent evaluations.
  • Volunteer recruitment, orientation and supervision.
  • Maintaining current program records, including client files, volunteer files and horse documentation.
  • Horse care and schooling of program horses.
  • Helping maintain Windhorse facility.
  • Maintain relevant policies and procedures related to program and facility.
  • Ensure adequate helmets, appropriate tack and safe riding areas.

Professional Behavior:

  • Represent Windhorse in a positive and professional manner.
  • Maintain safety and place safety first in all actions and activities.
  • Demonstrate respect, interest, compassion and caring for program participants, volunteers and community members.
  • Know, support and promote the mission of Windhorse Equine Learning.

Qualification Preferences:

  • At least two (2) years’ experience in teaching riding to beginners. PATH certification preferred but other teaching certifications accepted.
  • Certification as Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) from PATH International preferred, but other EAL or EFP certifications and trainings accepted.
  • Training and experience in Equine-Assisted Learning.
  • Strong horsemanship background.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work outdoors, for a prolonged period of time, in a variety of conditions.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift or move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Strong interpersonal, management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Part-time hourly position:  20-30 hours weekly March-October; winter hours negotiable.

Compensation: $16-$19 per hour DOE

Please send a resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Darcy Minter at darcy@windhorseequinelearning.org or 3477 Johnson Road, Bozeman, MT 59718. Position open until filled.

Employment Disclaimer: This job description is not a contract – management reserves the right to change it contents at any time. This organization complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran. This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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