Posted on February 15, 2013
Spring Reins of Life
Spring Reins of Life - Executive Director
Spring Reins of Life (Horses, Humans & Healing) 501(c)(3) is a public charity in Central NJ. We are less than 1 year old. Spring Reins of Life (SROL) was founded in July 2011 and received it tax exempt status in May of 2012. SROL offers EAP (equine assisted psychotherapy) services under the EAGALA Model* to 3 main populations - At Risk Youth, Military Veterans & their Families, and Bereaved Children. There is a 4th category for Addictions which is under development. Currently there is large demand for EAP services for At Risk Youth and PTSD Veterans so that is where our focus and greatest needs are.
Currently we are experiencing the need for some re-organization, as does often happen with new nonprofits. SROL was originally designed to start up as a small nonprofit and to grow slowly and steadily while building its full BOD, funding pool, reputation, research opportunities and more, but all in incremental small steps. That, however is not what is taking place. The entire BOD as well as the Executive Director roles are volunteer only at this time, mainly because we wanted to dedicate all funding toward programming and very base operational expenses. So far we have been funded privately up to 25,000 which was spent on website, EAP insurance, At Risk Youth and Military Veteran (PTSD) programming in the first year. Since starting to offer services SROL has developed a solid and GROWING waiting list for both of these populations. (Currently there are 80+ teens on waiting list for At Risk Youth and 42 and growing for PTSD veterans in NJ).
SROL is seeking an acting or interim ED to handle administrative needs, outreach and organization of funding initiatives, managing the BOD, and managing that the banking/accounting, operations, and helping to set up and manage "volunteer committees" who can assist in getting the leg work done, etc.
This position is currently UN-paid, and would be a volunteer effort to start out. There is a $30,000 salary allotted for the ED which would need to be raised along with the other needed funding. There is also room for 1 or possibly 2 BOD members to join the team at SROL.
We realize that it may be difficult to find a volunteer ED in the beginning, but are placing this ad in hopes that there is someone who will be the right fit for us:
nonprofit experience to coordinate and oversee the administrative and operational duties
passionate about the EAGALA model and the EAP work (or very curious at least)
compassion for PTSD Veterans and At Risk Youth
has some free time on their hands and/or possibly where this initiative could fulfill a piece of the heart that is not about the money/income.
In addition SROL has a research team in place that can begin to take measures, and publish data to enable faster routes to funding and services by proving that EAP makes a big difference for those who dont resonate or respond well with traditional "talk about it" therapy settings. We also realize that these are "very good problems" for a new NPO to have! The future horizons for SROL look very bright and promising, we seek the right leadership to join us now and become part of a wonderful journey...
If you think you can fit in with our team and help us to "trot on" - please contact us!
*EAGALA - Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, NPO, www.eagala.org. Programs are in all 50 states and over 40 countries world-wide.
***Also, SROL is open to expertise and volunteer help guide and advise the best ways in which to maneuver and seek funding and solidarity in this next year. If you think you can be of service but cannot donate the ED position, please reach out to us.
If you are interested in learning more or submitting an application please contact us, email@example.com.