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Volunteer Services Director

Equine Manager

Farm Assistant

Instructor

Development Director

FULL-TIME / EXEMPT

The Director of Development is responsible for the leadership, planning, implementation and management of Saddle Up!’s fundraising program including: strategic donor engagement to include prospecting and cultivation of relationships that engage donors with a passion for our mission and a desire to create long-term commitments; collaborative partnerships, database management and utilization and application of innovation in fundraising tech and software solutions; creative campaign leadership that impacts transformative individual, major donor and corporate giving. This position also provides guidance and support to our efforts in grant writing; major fundraising events; and stewardship, capital and/or endowment campaigns as required.

SUPERVISES

Development Coordinator and assigned volunteers (individuals and groups); works closely with Development and Executive Assistant.

HOURS

40 hours a week with a 5-day work week as standard and schedule may vary based on Saddle Up!’s needs including, but not limited to, activities such as special events, speaking engagements, etc. This is a full-time, exempt position as a member of the SU! Senior Management team.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

The position of Director of Development requires exceptional interpersonal skills, strong organizational abilities and a proven track record of fundraising success. Specific skills and qualifications include:

  • A passion, enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of Saddle Up!
  • An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve our riders, their families, our donor and volunteer communities, and your colleagues to build a culture of servant leadership
  • A minimum of 5 years of management level nonprofit development experience, including demonstrated new donor/partnership development and development, management and implementation of an organizational fundraising plan, including budget, to meet or exceed fundraising goals; five years of experience directly related to essential development functions of the position
  • Deep knowledge of the local fundraising environment and relevant experience in Nashville and the surrounding counties strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with major fundraising events including sponsorships, auctions and other engagement activities, vendor relationships and partnerships with community volunteers
  • Bachelor’s degree in management or related field and ongoing professional development strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in database management and CRM utilization (SalesForce, GiveSmart, Click and Pledge) and MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Prior experience in marketing and/or sales concepts and strong working knowledge of social media and professional networking platforms.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, and ability to motivate and inspire others to support Saddle Up!.
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff members, Board members and volunteers.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail. Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks. Adept at maneuvering autonomously, juggling priorities, and flourishing in a high-velocity environment
  • Flexibility and creativity to respond to new opportunities/needs paired with strong planning and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize and deliver multiple projects on time, on strategy and on or under budget.
  • Ability to represent Saddle Up! to multiple constituencies at meetings, events, speaking engagements, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and be a positive contributor to the staff team and overall environment.
  • Commitment to positive communications, teamwork, team building and excellent customer service.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for all areas of fundraising and special events designed to provide financial support to Saddle Up! on an annual, operational and long-term basis.

Fundraising

      • Develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated annual fundraising plan from prospect identification through stewardship, identifying new partnerships to raise awareness and increase funding streams.
      • Create and implement a major gifts strategy to maximize donor participation and long-term retention.
      • Focus on relationship building with supporters and potential supporters, including but not limited to personal contacts and individualized communications strategies
      • Develop innovative concepts and ideas that deliver value to community partners and lead to fundraising partnership activation through sponsorships, annual gifts and relationship building tools.
      • Provide support materials and information to volunteers involved in all aspects of fundraising and relationship development.
      • Create cultivation opportunities to build stronger donor relationships and to build the strength of these relationships over time

Special Events

      • Work closely with volunteer chairs, committees and staff to develop and implement all fundraising-related special events.
      • Secure and manage corporate sponsorships.
      • Assist in the creation, preparation and mailing of invitations and appeals related to all events.
      • Work with committees and vendors to provide quality and value in all vendor relationships.
      • Work with committees to manage setup and logistics specific to each event, both in advance and the day of the event.
      • Ensure appropriate follow-up, gift acknowledgements, and tax related documentation for all contributions.
      • With assistance of the Database Administrator, maintain and expand solicitation and invitation lists.
      • Work with event volunteers and Executive Director to secure community awareness and media relations to support events.

Special Campaigns

      • Develop campaign plans in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board leadership for any special campaign needed.
      • Provide leadership or assistance to the creation of special campaign resources to include:
        • Capital, special campaign and endowment campaign workplans and materials
        • Special campaign prospect lists, including prospect development programs involving volunteer feedback forms, focus groups and research
        • Create campaign solicitation materials (brochures, pledge cards, internet, etc.).
        • Develop specialized solicitation materials, grant proposals and events to further campaign goals.

Other Collaborative Functions Oversight

      • Newsletter coverage, annual report, website, social media and other communications around all development and public relations efforts.
      • Donor recognition programs
      • Grant writing and foundation relationships; grant-seeking activities, including prospect research, proposal writing, and management of a robust grants calendar
      • Manage and maintain all donor data and, correspondence and acknowledgement letters including assurance of compliance with applicable IRS requirements.
      • CRM
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to the hiring supervisor for this role, Audrey Kidd, at akidd@saddleupnashville.org.

Barn Manager

FULL-TIME / NON-EXEMPT / HOURLY

This position is responsible for overall barn cleanliness, efficiency and daily maintenance, equine feeding and health, and assisting with conditioning/training of Saddle Up! equines as needed. The Barn Manager is responsible for training, scheduling, and overseeing volunteer stable hands and for all organization systems (signs, instruction posts, etc.) required for accurate care and feeding of our horses by volunteers.

Responsibilities include managing and overseeing the feeding of equines, dispensing of daily medications and supplements, managing the supply and ordering of grain, supplements, medications and other barn supplies, performing tasks associated with the cleanliness and condition of barns and adjacent paddocks, and with horse health, specifically mucking stalls, cleaning buckets, feeders and automatic waterers, sweeping/blowing barn aisles, sweeping barn and cross-ties areas, keeping barn free of fire hazards and pests, emptying manure spreader, picking or dragging paddocks, cleaning tack and equipment as requested, bathing and grooming our 26 horses as needed, applying sunscreen and topical medications, bathing, blanketing, fly masks, cold hosing, etc. 

Position actively participates in the planning and oversight of group volunteer activities. The Barn Manager works closely with the Director of Equine Operations and Property Director. Must have a proven record of teamwork, reliability and excellent work ethic, be committed to our mission, enjoy working with volunteers, be able to manage the physical demands of barn and farm work, and enjoy working a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, some evenings, and Saturday or Sunday hours. Horse handling, care and feeding experience as well as experience with farm equipment is required. Strong riding skills strongly preferred. 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Current training for First Aid, CPR, AED Children and Adult.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the equine industry, including health care, nutrition, training/showing or barn/facility management. Experience at an equine-assisted services program preferred.
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience in a field related to equines, agriculture, farm management, etc.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising and training staff or volunteers.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating small farm equipment such as RTV, manure spreader, golf cart, etc. Experience with large tractor and tractor attachments is a plus.
  • Experience with the daily use of Microsoft applications and Salesforce. Experience with Asana or other project management software is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in role requiring attention to detail, exceptional observation skills and ability to effectively multi-task under pressure
  • Must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to lift 25/50/80 pounds regularly.
    • Ability to sit, stand, walk, hear, speak, twist, bend, and lift.
    • Ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.
    • Ability to see and respond to emergencies.
    • Ability to work in extreme weather
REQUIRED KEY SKILLS
  • First-Aid
  • Equine First-Aid
  • Lunging
  • Bandaging
  • Clipping
  • Trim/Pull
  • Exercising
  • People Skills
  • Long Reining
JOB BENEFITS
  • Full time, flexible schedule.
  • 9 (nine) Paid Holidays.
  • Paid PTO (personal time off).
  • Health insurance (50% paid by Saddle Up! on employee only 0 – 4 years; 75% paid by Saddle Up! employee only 4+ years).
  • Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available (employee paid) HSA/FSA.
  • 401K with discretionary employer match after one year of employment.
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance 100% employer paid.
REPORTS TO: EQUINE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to the hiring supervisor for this role, Lindsey Wood, at lwood@saddleupnashville.org.

Volunteer Services Director

FULL TIME / EXEMPT / SALARIED

The Volunteer Services Director is responsible for recruitment, training, placement and retention of the 500+ volunteers needed for Saddle Up!’s work, which includes all programs, on-site barn/farm/office help, special events and one-time projects. The Volunteer Services Director helps establish a warm and welcoming environment for all volunteers who come to Saddle Up!. The majority of the position’s time focuses on managing our volunteer software program, ensuring that the volunteers are adequately scheduled for our programs. In addition, the Volunteer Services Director is responsible for recruiting opportunities, developing new approaches to volunteerism at Saddle Up! to maximize the volunteers’ experience, insuring the most effective and efficient use of volunteers to support the organization. The Volunteer Services Director schedules part time Lesson Assistants and works in tandem with the Program Operations Director to provide other support as needed to achieve program goals.

SUPERVISES

Recruiting, General Training, Onboarding and Scheduling of Lesson Assistants, Volunteer Services Coordinator, and all Volunteers

HOURS

40 hours per week and 5-day work-week that includes Saturdays as standard. Hours and days are typically 4 weekdays plus Saturdays. Schedule may vary based on Saddle Up!’s needs, for example, to cover special events.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include a minimum of three years of professional volunteer management experience in a similar role with a nonprofit organization, or a combination of extensive personal experience as a volunteer with relevant professional experience. Demonstrated experience as a teacher/trainer or coach of people. Some experience around horses is preferred. This position requires:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Commitment to positive communications, teamwork and excellent customer service.
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to respond to daily demands of the volunteer scheduling process and to remain unflappable when handling changes
  • Ability to motivate and manage others
  • Ability to produce and present volunteer training sessions with excellent speaking skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Computer proficiency using Wranglr volunteer software, Salesforce database, Form Assembly, and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work independently and be a positive contributor to the staff team and overall environment
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Daily maintains the volunteer schedule to ensure that programs are consistently covered with needed volunteers.
  • Recruits volunteers through public speaking, marketing, connecting with key community contacts.
  • Develops and executes volunteer recruitment methods to ensure continued flow of interested potential volunteers
  • Continuously evaluates and improves volunteer training.
  • Presents or ensures the presentation of regular New Volunteer Training sessions. Schedules other volunteer training as needed (Leader Training, Mounting Training)
  • Works with staff to identify roles for volunteers and matches the volunteers’ skills and interests to the defined volunteer opportunities.
  • Schedules, plans and organizes volunteers for all defined volunteer opportunities, special events, one-time projects, etc.
  • Maintains the Volunteer Manual and updates as needed.
  • Works with the Program Operations Director, Barn Manager and Equine Manager to recruit, train, and recognize volunteers
  • Works collaboratively with other staff to develop upgrades and improvements to the volunteer program.
  • Recruits, hires, provides general training and schedules for Lesson Assistants.
  • Provides ongoing volunteer communication and recognition, both formally and informally.
  • Develops and delivers volunteer recognition programs and recommends/develops improvements to volunteer recognition
  • Maintains volunteer records and database (Salesforce).
  • Maintains volunteer metrics
  • Tracks volunteer retention.
  • Answers voicemail and email in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to the hiring supervisor for this role, Audrey Kidd, at akidd@saddleupnashville.org

Equine Manager

FULL TIME / EXEMPT / SALARIED

Saddle Up! in Franklin, TN is looking for a full-time Equine Manager.  This position will have responsibility and accountability for the acquisition, healthcare, training, and overall well-being of all Saddle Up! equines. Minimum of 5 years of practical, hands-on experience with equines is required, especially in the areas of health, daily care, and training.  Knowledge of the Middle Tennessee equine community and experience in equine assisted services is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in equine science or related field, 3+ years of experience running an equine facility, or 3+ years as a veterinary technician with equines and hold PATH CTRI credentials; Experience at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center is strongly preferred.  Candidate must possess strong computer skills; experience with Microsoft applications at a minimum and a high comfort level with intuitive, online technology such as volunteer and herd management programs and project management tools.  Candidate must be able to safely, and competently, transport equines with truck and a 4-horse trailer.  Candidate must also possess strong management, organizational, planning, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Commitment to positive communications, teamwork, team building, and excellent relationships with staff, volunteers, families, and participants is required.  In this role, candidate will be required to be self-motivated, work independently and as part of a team, prioritize and manage multiple projects, and be accountable the budget related to their areas of responsibility. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in a similar environment and have applicable experience working with volunteers.

Saddle Up! is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center in Franklin, TN.  This position will report to the Program Operations Director.  This is a full-time position with benefits including health insurance and 401(K).  Hours may include evening and weekend shifts.  Background check is required.

REPORTS TO: PROGRAM OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to the hiring supervisor for this role, Lindsey Wood, at lwood@saddleupnashville.org

Development Associate

PART-TIME / NON-EXEMPT / HOURLY

At Saddle Up!, the Development Associate’s primary responsibilities are assisting and supporting the various development programs including annual giving, working closely with the Director of Development to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals. This position coordinates events, works with special campaigns and projects, and serves various administrative functions working with sponsors, vendors, staff, volunteers, and supporters.  The successful candidate will have 3+ years of experience in a non-profit setting in marketing, development, or communications and hold a relevant bachelor’s degree.

This position requires excellent written and copyediting skills and the ability to communicate competently in writing or verbally about Saddle Up! programs with target audiences, which may include individuals, companies, foundations, churches, and service organizations. The basics of exceptional organization and time management skills, proficiency in MS Office and experience with CRM and project management software, and the proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment are an important component of this fast-paced position.  Experience working with volunteers is a huge plus.

You will enjoy this position if you possess a natural curiosity and are excited about researching opportunities and achieving goals, enjoy a “no two days are alike” job, desire the flexibility of a part-time position with somewhat variable hours, and love to develop and maintain relationships. You will find Saddle Up! to be a positive and energetic environment; if you are seeking a position with purpose you will be richly rewarded here knowing you are supporting a mission with life-changing impact on children with disabilities.

The Development Association position is an hourly, non-exempt position with a part-time schedule of 20 hours per week with competitive compensation and a flexible schedule.  Some evenings or weekends may be required around special events.

REPORTS TO: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to the hiring supervisor for this role, Ken Hinman, at khinman@saddleupnashville.org

Farm Assistant

PART-TIME / NON-EXEMPT / HOURLY
The Farm Assistant is responsible for assisting with barn cleanliness and maintenance, equine feeding and health, and grounds and facility maintenance and upkeep as assigned. The Farm Assistant may be required to provide assistance with lessons when needed. This position provides important support for stable hand volunteers.
HOURS
20 – 22 hours per week, with a 30-minute paid lunch break during full days scheduled. Flexible schedule that will include Thursday evenings, Friday, Saturday, and limited Sunday hours during certain seasons or situations. Additional hours may be scheduled and may vary depending on program needs, Saddle Up! events that require involvement of the Farm Assistant, equine emergencies, weekend/holiday feeding coverage, and other situations. Additional hours will be mutually agreed upon.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in horse handling and feeding, basic horse health, barn and farm maintenance activities.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating small farm equipment such as RTV, manure spreader, golf cart, etc. Experience with large tractor and tractor attachments is a plus.
  • Completion of Saddle Up! volunteer training and leader training. CPR training a plus.
  • Experience with the daily use of Microsoft applications and Salesforce.
  • Must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. o Ability to lift 50/80 pounds regularly. o Ability to sit, stand, walk, hear, speak, twist, bend, and lift. o Ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces. o Ability to see and respond to emergencies. o Ability to work in extreme weather.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Oversee volunteers or perform duties associated with feeding of equines
  • Perform barn cleaning and daily maintenance jobs, including, but not limited to, mucking stalls, sweeping barn isles/crossties, emptying the manure spreader, cleaning tack/equipment/grooming boxes, cleaning automatic waterers, applying sunscreen, blanketing horses, cold hosing, picking out paddocks.
  • Identify symptoms of equine illness and/or injuries and bring to attention of the Equine Team member on site or on call.
  • Administer daily and emergency medications for equines as directed by Equine Feeder Sheets
  • Check medications boxes while on site to ensure that medications have been given and/or are prepared for next shifts; alert on call Equine Team member of any inconsistencies
  • Assist as needed with providing preventive health care to equines, such a de-worming, bathing, application of topical medications
  • Support volunteers as they perform barn chores, facility tasks, and equine care. Field volunteer questions regarding equine health, care, and/or behavior.
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness of stalls, aisles, and crossties in the main barn and Red Barn.
  • As directed, update organization systems in the barns, including but not limited to, pasture assignment board, horse pictures, halter wall, winter blankets, rain sheets, etc.
  • Assist Property Director with farm and facility needs.
  • Assist in lessons as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Other duties as assigned
REPORTS TO: PROPERTY DIRECTOR
To apply, send resume and letter of interest to the hiring supervisor for this role, Audrey Kidd, at akidd@saddleupnashville.org

Instructor

PART-TIME AND/OR SUBSTITUTE / NON-EXEMPT / HOURLY

Saddle Up! Instructors are pivotal in providing children and youth with disabilities the chance to grow and develop through recreational activities with equines, which is the heart and soul of the organization as shown by our mission statement. Instructors are responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of lessons tailored to the needs and abilities of each program participant. They are leaders of each riding team/session for which they teach and, as such, set the mode of operation, communication, interaction, and learning for all involved, including volunteers. Instructors serve as expert teachers for their riders and as ongoing mentors/trainers for lesson volunteers. They are on the front line of customer service to all those served by Saddle Up! – Riders, families and volunteers.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Certification as a Registered or higher level PATH International Instructor
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to plan, implement, evaluate and document the effectiveness of lessons for each rider taught.
  • Ability to develop goals for each rider based on the rider’s abilities and with input from the rider’s family
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated and able to manage time
  • Ability to manage, motivate and train volunteers
  • Knowledge of good horsemanship principles and practices (on the ground and mounted)
  • Knowledge of stable management
  • General knowledge of disabilities
  • Knowledge of therapeutic riding techniques
  • Professional in appearance and conduct
  • Commitment to positive communications, teamwork, team building and excellent customer service
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Understand and use the Saddle Up! RIDES ® system.
  • Teach at least two assigned lessons a week during regular sessions to maintain part-time status.
  • Teach on an as-needed basis to maintain sub-time status
  • Teach every session through the year as defined in the calendar at the beginning of the year unless given prior permission by either the Program Director.
  • Write and implement daily and individual lesson plans.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of lesson paperwork.
  • Evaluate the ability of each participant and understand his/her disabilities.
  • Teach safe, effective, enjoyable, progressive and challenging recreational therapeutic lessons.
  • Conduct safety checks of students, horses and equipment and maintain safety during all lessons.
  • Arrive early enough for each lesson to assist with and oversee preparation of horses, equipment and set up for your lessons (recommendation is arriving up to 30 minutes prior to first scheduled lesson).
  • After your last lesson of the day:
    1. Clear the arena of any tools (toys, teaching devices) used during lessons, return items to their proper location
    2. Ensure your lesson horses are taken to the assigned location if they are finished with lessons for the day
    3. Sweep up your grooming stalls, clean up instructor toy area, instructor room, tack room or any other areas you have utilized
    4. Complete participant paperwork and file in their folders or a labeled notebook stored in the file closet.
  • Supervise volunteers and provide ongoing training during lessons.
  • Engage volunteers in being part of the lesson team and provide support to encourage retention.
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers regarding participant progress, goals and challenges and horse updates/behavior.
  • Be familiar with all the horses’ characteristics, movement, size, etc.
  • Complete written evaluations of ground manners and mounted movement and behaviors of all new horses.     
  • Assist with horse care and stable management as requested.
  • Attend monthly staff and Instructor meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Work in at least one Saddle Up! event.  Events include but are not limited to SUPER Show, Music Country Grand Prix and Chukkers for Charity.
  • Attend required Instructor or new trainings for volunteers (Leader, Longeing Clinics, Sensory trainings); etc. and all-staff meetings.
  • Maintain PATH International certification through membership and continuing education.
  • Uphold PATH International standards and Saddle Up! policies and procedures at all times.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians on their riders’ progress, goals, challenges, etc.
  • Be a leader in building a positive working environment that fosters teamwork, open communications, and delivery of excellent customer service.
REPORTS TO: PROGRAM OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to the hiring supervisor for this role, Lindsey Wood, at lwood@saddleupnashville.org.

Therapist

PART-TIME / NON-EXEMPT / HOURLY

The Therapist – physical, occupational or speech-language pathology – is responsible for evaluating and treating pediatric clients in the Therapy Services program at Saddle Up!. Therapy services serves children, no younger than 2 or older than 18. This position supervises Instructor(s) and volunteers in therapy appointments.

Hours vary depending upon client load. Minimum target of 3 clients per week to coincide with the schedule set for Saddle Up!’s regular equine assisted lessons.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Physical, Occupational or Speech therapy degree, pediatrics specialty preferred, from an accredited university.
  • Licensed, registered, or certified to practice therapy within the State of Tennessee.
  • Current and documented credentials from the American Hippotherapy Association or PATH International that meet the required PATH Intl. Standards.
  • Demonstrated professional experience providing physical therapy services to children.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of PATH International Standards, which are also supported by the American Hippotherapy Association.
  • Commitment to positive communications, teamwork and excellent customer service.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Works to ensure compliance with all state, federal, professional and PATH International laws, regulations and/or standards for hippotherapy.
  • Manages all client intake, scheduling, services, release, and documentation including:
    • Prescription from a physician as required by the Tennessee practice act.
    • Treatment plans that include long and short-term goals.
    • Progress notes, completed on a regular basis, that reflect the treatment and its modifications based on the response of the client.
    • Re-evaluations, completed on a regular basis, that update goals and plan, make recommendations for further treatment, discharge, or transition into another program.
    • Client files maintained in accordance with all professional standards.
  • Provides documentation needed by clients for them to file for insurance reimbursements.
  • Assists with evaluation and training of equines for use in hippotherapy.
  • Assists with training of volunteers who will be serving in the hippotherapy program.
  • Maintains professional certification that meets the standards of PATH Intl.
  • Upholds PATH International and Saddle Up! policies and procedures at all times.
  • Maintains personal professional liability insurance, minimum of $1,000,000 coverage.
  • Communicate regularly with families on their clients’ progress, goals, challenges, etc.
  • Be a leader in building a positive working environment that fosters teamwork, open communications, and delivery of excellent customer service.
  • Supervise volunteers and provide ongoing training during lessons.
  • Engage volunteers in being part of the lesson team and provide support to encourage retention.
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers regarding participant progress, goals and challenges and horse updates/behavior.
  • Attend scheduled therapist meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Maintains PATH Intl. Registered Therapist status or HPSC (through the American Hippotherapy Association).
REPORTS TO: LEAD THERAPIST, PROGRAM OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to the hiring supervisor for this role, Lindsey Wood, at lwood@saddleupnashville.org.

Lesson Assistant

PART-TIME (NON-EXEMPT / HOURLY)

We are looking for a part-time (10+ hrs/week) Lesson Assistant to join our team!

This rewarding, hands-on position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in lessons, preparing horses, leading, or sidewalking
  • Supporting new volunteers as they join our lesson schedule
  • Helping maintain cleanliness and organization of the arena, tack room, & barn areas

Saddle Up! provides training to new Lesson Assistants, but prior horse experience is required. The right person should have prior knowledge and demonstration of safe horse handling, grooming, and tacking skills.

REPORTS TO: VOLUNTEER SERVICES DIRECTOR

If interested, please email the hiring supervisor for this role, Sally Stonage, at sstonage@saddleupnashville.org.