Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
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Job Description

Equestrian Program Manager

SUPERVISOR: Chief Operations Officer

DEPARTMENT: Mission Delivery


LAST UPDATED: 10/27/2021


The Equestrian Program Manager will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.


The Equestrian Program Manager is accountable for the supervision of the Equestrian Specialist, and other staff approved and trained to handle the horses. This position is responsible for all horse programs and barn activities, ensuring all programs are coordinated with other camp programs.


  • Oversee all camp horse programs and NOARK barn activities
  • Herd and facility management
  • Responsible for the direct contact as needed for all camp horse programs and NOARK barn activity
  • Responsible for riding horses to maintain training and behaviors applicable to all lesson levels
  • Train and supervise staff on horse riding program procedures
  • Acquires and maintains certification (paid for by the organization) to meet all needs of facilitating the program and training staff
  • Maintain horse program based on requirements of American Red Cross, Certified Horsemanship Association, American Camp Association, and Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Lead/teach equine sessions, workshops, and training for all levels of the council's equine program
  • Responsible for scheduling staff and horse program activities
  • Responsible for the daily care of horses including feeding, handling/applying fly spray, stall cleaning, grooming, exercising, general equine health documentation
  • Program promotion which includes engaging in local communities, troops, and service units with equine program resources and marketing
  • Complete daily/weekly/monthly horse program documentation
  • Leads horse program review meetings
  • Creates weekly break schedule for horse program staff
  • Provide monthly one-on-one meetings with the horse program
  • Complete mid and end of season evaluations for horse riding program staff
  • Maintains the health of the council horses through proper nutrition, facility management, preventative care, and veterinary interaction.
  • Maintains adequate level of barn resources such as feed, tack, and equipment
  • Attends regular council staff meetings
  • Follows property rules and policies
  • Maintains a positive attitude and professionalism with campers, parents, volunteers, and staff
  • In keeping with our commitment to the Girl Scouts Law and Promise, our council places particular emphasis on teamwork, investment in the success of the organization, and commitment to each other. To align with those values, we expect that all team members will actively engage in 'all call' endeavors as announced by the organization periodically. There are times throughout our year when the work of other departments becomes heavy and/or critically timely. In the spirit of teamwork, it is our requirement that requests for assistance be met with collaborative enthusiasm by all team members. Examples may include but are not limited to-membership recruitment/renewal campaigns and efforts, product program logistics and support to include cookie cupboards and volunteer assistance, volunteer appreciation and engagement, retail inventory and delivery (among regional offices), program signature event participation, and support, and property maintenance/improvement as requested.


Staff: Equestrian Specialist, Activity Leaders in equine roles.

Committee(s): NONE

Volunteers: Reserve Barn Hands as part of the NOARK Reserve Ranger Program


Professionalism - complying strictly with corporate policies and procedures; conducting oneself with integrity, reliability, and accountability; demonstrating pride in attention to day-to-day work and processes; representing the organization well and being committed to its mission; developing and maintaining relationships with a spirit of inclusion and respect; exhibiting courtesy and attentiveness to the thoughts, feelings, and ideas of others; engaging in courageous conversations by being able to engage considerately with others; representing the organization appropriately and effectively with your words, actions, and appearance

Timeliness - being accountable to deadlines and schedules; holding oneself to a high standard of punctuality and preparedness; optimizing personal timetables to accelerate organizational workflow and prevent/reduce inefficiencies of time, resources, and talent; being available and accessible during work hours; showing up for work on time and when you should.

Organizational Citizenship - being a productive member of the organizational team; contributing to the collective whole of the organization; having a commitment to the success of the organization, as well as your member department; devoting yourself to the advancement of our collective mission.

Environmental Respect - demonstrating respect and care for all organizational property and facilities; engaging in practices that support a welcoming and productive workspace; remaining mindful and sensitive to the needs/feelings of other team members; doing your part to keep property and facilities clean, uncluttered and well-maintained to support an optimally operational environment; dedicating yourself toward the Girl Scout ideal of 'leaving a place/space better than you found it; conserving energy and resources whenever possible.

Possibility Thinking - striving to contribute to a 'next-level' mindset regarding organizational objectives; engaging in innovative work plans to achieve goals; participating in discussions and seeking input regarding problem-solving measures; exhibiting creativity and a willingness to try new things to achieve results.



  • 5+ years CHA of experienced horsemanship
  • 3+ years Management/Supervisor experience
  • 3+ years of experience working with youth
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Leadership Experience preferred


  • Horsemanship experience
  • Equine physiology knowledge
  • Agricultural skills such a forage and soil science preferred
  • Understanding of large animal liabilities with participants and the ability to minimize them
  • Membership with GSUSA and subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong human relations skills and ability to work well with others of diverse cultures
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solution-driven with the ability to effectively problem solve
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stand and sit for extended periods
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures for extended periods
  • Ability to teach others that result in the transference of competency


  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings.

The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to complete other related duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
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