Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship
Volunteer: Volunteers are the backbone of our program. There are jobs for horse people and non-horse people alike. We need help with everything from leaders and sidewalkers to maintenance and administration. So, roll up your sleeves up and get ready to see miracles happen right before your eyes.

You can make a difference in someone's life at MVTH. There is always a need for 
volunteers to assist with the lessons, but have you considered the impact you could have as 
a MVTH instructor? The interaction of our instructors as they work with the riders is 
what MVTH is all about, helping each individual rider reach their potential and reap the 
benefits of therapeutic horsemanship.

If you are interested working with MVTH as an instructor please visit PATH international for details and contact MVTH at 573-788-2100 (barn phone) or e-mail us today.

Donate: MVTH is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductable and very much appreciated. Please send donations to:

PO Box 154
Jackson, MO 63755

To contact us by phone, call 573-788-2100.

Sponsor a rider: Scholarship programs are available to our riders who qualify, and if you would like to sponsor a specific rider or contribute to the fund, please let us know.

Sponsor a horse: To meet our growing needs we have increased the number of horses in our program. With a growing herd, our expenses have also grown. You can help us care for the cost of the horses as they "care for our riders". By sponsoring a horse you can help defray the cost of grain, hay and other expenses.
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Staff Position Job Description


Supervised by: Board of Directors

General Description of Duties (indicate major functions):

The Executive Director (“ED”) oversees the Organization in its entirety, representing, leading and directing the organization at the facility and in the community in a positive and professional manner.  The ED directly supervises, assists and supports all Staff, working primarily with the Program Director, and directs the continuation and growth of the organization, both financially (to include development and fundraising) and programmatically, with the guidance and supervision of the Board of Directors (“BOD”).

Specific Job Responsibilities (list major tasks and standards of performance):

Primary Duties:

Staffing:  Develop and supervise Staff and integral Volunteers, including hiring, feedback, evaluations, training and professional development.

Program Leadership: Ensure the quality of programs is maintained, improved and enhanced pursuant to the stated goals of the organization.

Compliance and Accreditation:  Implement and ensure Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (“PATH”) accreditation and other regulatory requirements.

Finance:  Work with BOD Treasurer to create annual budget and operate the program within the constraints of the budget.  Work with BOD Treasurer as needed for accounts receivable and payable.  Seek ways to improve Organization’s revenue stream by creatively identifying new opportunities to gain additional income.

Development/Fundraising: Professionally represent the organization in all venues and activities.  Develop and implement calendar of fundraising programs and public relations and educational events, with assistance of Committees, Staff and Volunteers organized as needed.  Develop and implement plans for public relations and education to build awareness of the Organization and its services.  Oversee ongoing donor development & recognition activities. Assure relevant media coverage and publication of newsletter or like communication to Volunteers, Riders and donors.  Develop relationships with other organizations and agencies serving the community.

Board/Staff Interface: Attend all Board meetings and provide information as needed to Members. 
Maintain open lines of communication with BOD.  Communicate BOD decisions to Staff and Volunteers, and implement all policies and decisions.

Support Program Director in the following:

Ensure maintenance, security & app appropriate use of the facility. Facilitate future planning to maintaining infrastructure.
Routinely update website and Facebook pages, and check email and texts, etc.
Create and oversee paperwork and filing systems for day-to-day operations and organization.
Maintain Policy & Procedure Manual and PATH Compliance Manual, and ensure compliance.
Assist BOD Treasurer each session with riders’ completion of financial forms, and collection of fees.
Attend Committee meetings, as needed.

Conditions of Assignment (location, time required, degree of supervision and support, etc.):
Approximately 10-20 hours per week, not a set schedule.  Supervised by BOD.

Qualifications, Training and Preparation for Assignment (list knowledge, skill and attitudes needed for job):

Ability to motivate and regulate self, as well as Staff and Volunteers a MUST.
Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent training and experience, required.
Significant leadership experience, preferably working with non-profit organization(s), staff and volunteers.
Proven experience with project-oriented organizational growth and development, including planning and implementing fundraising and public relations events and programs.
Prior experience in any or some combination of the following areas preferred:  equine-assisted  activities and therapies, developmental disabilities, health care, project management, business finance and budgeting, equine care and management in a professional capacity.


Competitive wages commensurate with training, skills and experience, with opportunity for increased hours, wages and benefits through financial growth of the Organization.  Additional compensation may also be available for complementary abilities, such as instructing, which would require PATH training and accreditation.

Interested, qualified applicants should send cover letter and resume to MVTH, ATTN:  ED Hiring Committee, P.O. Box 154, Jackson MO 63755, or mvthshow@hotmail.com.

Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities may be amended by BOD, based upon the needs and goals of the Organization.