August 24, 2018

MHC Seeks Executive Director

MHC logo smallThe Maryland Horse Council has experienced new and exciting changes in 2018, including the acquisition of The Equiery, a new Executive Director position funded through MHC’s Go Pro initiative, and receipt of a large national grant to develop the Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS).  To take advantage of these significant accomplishments and position the MHC for even more growth over the next five years the Board of Directors, after a six-month process, ratified a new strategic plan. Thoughtful implementation of this plan will help the MHC reach its full potential in unifying and serving the Maryland horse community and ensuring that Maryland remains a state where horses, and the people involved with horses, are welcomed and can thrive.

The MHC is seeking a motivated professional to serve as its Executive Director.

Will you join the team?  Do you know someone who is interested in helping MHC member volunteers move the organization to the next level?

If yes, read on to learn the details:

Executive Director
Maryland Horse Council (MHC)


The MHC’s Executive Director manages overall strategic and operational direction for MHC staff, programs, expansion, and execution of the MHC mission. The Executive Director enables the Board of Directors to fulfill its governance function and provides oversight of MHC’s major programs and initiatives including:

  • Member Services
  • Legislative Activities
  • The Equiery
  • Maryland Equine Transition Service

Responsibilities include program development, association management, board relations, external relations and communications, publication management, financial oversight, fundraising, and legislative activities.  Contact us for a more detailed job description.

Job Requirements
The Executive Director must have experience in association, non-profit management, or small business management. An equine industry background is preferred.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience, plus
  • 3 years’ experience in association, non-profit, or business management
  • Significant knowledge of issues impacting the equine industry
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to be flexible, think creatively, and solve unexpected problems
  • Ability to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Must be dependable with a strong work ethic
  • Legislative and/or publishing experience a plus

Position Reports To:   President, Maryland Horse Council
Salary Range:             $35,000 - $50,000  Commensurate with relevant experience
Location:                     Lisbon, Maryland

How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and names of three professional references to Maryland Horse Council
President, Neil Agate, at admin@mdhorsecouncil.org.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 17, 2018. 

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