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North Country Ride  Executive Director Job Posting

North Country Ride (NCR), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual. We are seeking to fill the executive director position at our therapeutic riding center located in northeastern Minnesota.

A brief summary of the job responsibilities are: Lead and oversee all areas of program operation and development for North Country Ride. Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and PATH, International requirements. Oversee and administer employee and volunteer staffing. Oversee effective handling of equine resources, supplies and equipment. Administer financial record keeping and compliance. Develop and maintain positive relationships with the community NCR serves including clients, volunteers, donors and community representatives. Work in partnership with NCR’s Board of Directors to develop and carry out NCR’s mission.

Requirements of the job include a four year college degree or commensurate years of practical experience in nonprofit leadership. Previous experience in managing/supervising personnel. Administrative experience that includes board development, grant writing, donor development and event management preferred. Well developed leadership skills and strong communication skills, organizational and problem solving skills are essential. Proficient Microsoft Office skills. Experience or knowledge of equine therapy preferred. Our program is seasonal; our riding season operates from mid-April through mid-October. This will be a full time position (40 hours/ week) during the six month riding season and part-time (20 hours/week) during the off season.

Application deadline is March 9, 2018. Start date April 2, 2018. Please click on the link below for a detailed job description.

To request more information or to apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience that meet the qualifications of the position. Please include a written explanation of interest. Submit to

Executive Director Job Description

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  • Jess Cannon, PATH International Certified Instructor, Head Instructor
  • Judy Peterson, PATH International Certified Instructor
  • Jenna Schema, PATH International Certified Instructor
  • Linda Finn, PATH International Certified Instructor

Anne Deignan, Executive Director
Phone: 218-879-7608

1 Comment

  1. Joan Berg

    Hey to you Up North!

    Love your web site hope to see you in 2017!

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