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Executive Director

Alternative HR LLC
Grantville, PA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association Job Description

Grantville, PA                                        

Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association                              

A Not for Profit Organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service Federal Identification #23-2381558 


Job Title Executive Director

Reports to Board President and is accountable to the Board of Directors


Job Purpose


The Executive Director will have a passion for the mission and vision of CATRA while ensuring the well-being of the population it serves.  The Executive Director will be a collaborative leader who cultivates change and strategic growth.  S/he will be a self-starter with a results-oriented work ethic.


S/he provides operational management for CATRA’s mission/vision execution, strategic planning, personnel, programs, and budget.  The Executive Director leads the ongoing resource development to ensure financial viability and growth.


Duties and Responsibilities



 • Ensures programs and services align with CATRA’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.

 • Facilitates the continued development and implementation of a strategic plan to lead CATRA to achieve its vision.

• Develops strong volunteer leadership for the facility and programs.

• Establishes and maintains effective relationships with private, professional, local, state, and governmental agencies.

• Communicates effectively with the Board by providing timely and accurate information and reports necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

• Assists the Board of Directors to identify and implement appropriate training for the ongoing development of its members; assists the Board in the identification and development of new members.

• Assists the Board in the review, amendment, and documentation of Board policies and by-laws.



• Oversees and is responsible for all of CATRA’s operations and programs.

• Initiates, maintains, and strengthens CATRA’s relationships with stakeholders, including riders, families, volunteers, donors, sponsors and others, as needed.

• Staffs Board committees and provides data and information as needed to inform decision making.

• Ensures that all employees and volunteers receive appropriate and adequate training to carry out their assigned responsibilities.

• Ensures that CATRA operates in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and that appropriate insurances, licenses etc. are maintained.

• Develops and executes a marketing plan to grow CATRA’s visibility through media channels, promote the riding program, hold speaking engagements and grow relationships with local organizations.



• Develops and manages CATRA’s annual operating budget and works with the Board of Directors’ Finance committee to prepare the annual operating budget for Board approval.

• Works with Board Treasurer to prepare monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors and adheres to 501(c)3 regulations and financial review/audit requirements.

• Works with the Board to ensure adequate funding for CATRA’s operation.

• Researches funding sources, oversees the development of fundraising plans, and writes fundraising proposals for CATRA.

• Develops and maintains fundraising activities involving both existing and new donors; Identifies and implements “best practice” fundraising protocols.




Professional Qualifications, Training, Experience

• A bachelor’s degree in business or human services or equivalent experience.

• Five years of consecutive experience in a non-profit management position.

• Experience supervising staff.

• Experience in the preparation and monitoring of budgets.

• Proven fundraising experience and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector.

• Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and networking skills.

• Working knowledge of CRM’-s, social media, and general website maintenance.

• Significant knowledge of technology and computer related functions.

• Self-starter, results oriented with strong organizational and problem-solving abilities.

• Must be available for occasional evening and weekend events.



The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, Inc. (CATRA) was founded in 1985. The organizational Mission Statement and Vision Statements give direction to all planning and purpose to all activities.



CATRA provides quality equine and animal-assisted therapeutic programs to the people of the Capital area.



To be a center of excellence where equines and other animals enrich the lives of people of all abilities to enhance physical, spiritual, intellectual, mental, emotional, and social well-being through a holistic approach.




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