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ABOUT BAY AREA BARNS AND TRAILS
Bay Area Barns and Trails was established in 1999 to preserve and promote equine and equestrian activities in the Bay Area. The organization is especially interested in the development and use of existing and proposed publicly accessible equestrian and equine properties, pastures, multi-use trails, staging areas and camps. This includes granting funds to preserve trails, trail access, barn repairs and other needs of equestrian groups and horse owners.

BABT is a private foundation, governed by a 6 member BOD, and currently has no paid staff.

The Board of Directors of Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) seeks a part time independent contractor as Program Director to help us coordinate our grant making process and to help connect our group with the larger Bay Area equestrian and trails community through our website, newsletter, social media, and other networking.

ORGANIZATIONAL PRIORITIES
The BABT board, and advisors recently reviewed the organization’s current status and the near term opportunities and challenges to its work. The organization has successfully implemented a small grant program and seeks help to streamline the efficiency of this process and help in publicizing it to eligible projects, and grow its membership. The following organizational priorities have been set by the Board:
  • Promote increased awareness of the availability of BABT resources to assist the wider trails and equestrian community.
  • Increase the number of members (board, advisory) and to clarify roles, responsibilities, and expectations for those; as well as general membership.
  • Increase awareness of potential areas of threat to continued equestrian use of open space and parks within the Bay Area and BABT’s role in raising money to support them.
  • From time to time, promote awareness of equestrian issues as the need arises.
  • Potentially offer support to legislative efforts that will increase funding to parks and open spaces for equestrian use, within By-Laws limitations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Program Director will be responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective management of the organization. The Program Director:
  • Along with the board, will serve as a public face and a voice for the organization
  • Help the Board assure that the organization’s programs and projects are consistently of the highest quality
  • Assist the Board of Directors in achieving its priorities
  • Help the Board develop and maintain strong, well-grounded relationships with BABT partners and collaborating organizations
  • Occasionally attend land agency and Horse Association meetings throughout the Bay Area
  • Future efforts may include working with the BOD on Fundraising.
  • CANDIDATE PROFILE:
    Our ideal candidate would possess:
  • A passion for the out-of-doors and a demonstrated commitment to promoting, protecting, expanding, and preserving park lands
  • Knowledge of equestrian issues, Bay Area parks and open spaces and how they operate
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking and use of electronic media; ability to represent BABT to the public and advocate on its behalf
  • Experience in supporting and developing excellent working relationships with the Board of Directors; ability to engage and motivate them to achieve organizational goals
  • Ability to write, create and maintain content for BABT’s website, e-news, and social media
  • SALARY & BENEFITS
    This position is a part time Independent Contractor position, based in the Bay Area, utilizing your own computer, workspace, car, and setting your own schedule with an average of 15 hours per week. Remuneration will be based on experience and responsibilities with a range $30-$40 per hour.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Applicants should send their resumes and cover letters describing their qualifications and interest in the position to lyndallerb@gmail.com and cc babt@sonic.net. The application deadline is open until filled.