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The JoyRide Team is the engine behind “making the impossible possible” for our clients. The staff is a caring group invested in the success of the clients and horses, and they use the highest levels of professionalism in their work. Riding instructors are certified through PATH Intl. as Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors (CTRI). Our day program instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, and provide high quality instruction to all their clients.


We currently have openings for the following positions:

Development Manager: (for complete details click here)

Working for JoyRide offers many benefits, including paid time off, a flexible schedule, health/dental/vision benefits, and a joyful work environment. We are located in Magnolia, on 10 beautiful acres.

Job Goal:

Support JoyRide Center’s mission and values by managing and implementing all aspects of fundraising including successful grant writing to foundations for JoyRide Center.


This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. The schedule will vary with the timing of the fundraising efforts.



Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management/development, or equivalent experience in non-profit fundraising/grant writing/event planning

Certification: None

Licensure:  None



  1. Experience in successful grant writing with foundations, local churches, and other large organizations.

  2. Experience planning and running special events.

  3. Experience working with electronic and print media.

  4. Public speaking experience.

  5. Experience with Salesforce or other CRM programs/donor databases. 


Special Knowledge and Skills: 

  1. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and Google Drive.

  2. Ability to work well without direct supervision.

  3. Highly organized, detail-oriented, and creative.

  4. Excellent writing skills.

  5. Believe in, support, and be able to promote the mission and vision of JoyRide.


Major Responsibilities:

Fundraising:  Develop and implement a yearly fundraising plan for the organization to meet the financial requirements in the annual budget, including, but not limited to: 

Grant Writing: Research, write and develop all grant proposals.

Special Events: Anual golf tournament & jamboree 

  • Coordinate all aspects of 2 major fundraisers, and smaller social events annually

Donations: Lead the effort to leverage existing donors and grow our donor base

  • Generate, track, and acknowledge donations. 


Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Work in at least one class per week, serving as horse handler (if appropriate) or sidewalker

  2. Work closely with other Managers to coordinate, implement, and educate about fundraising activities

  3. Prepare reports for and attend all staff meetings

  4. Prepare reports for and attend the quarterly Board of Director meetings

  5. Interact with all staff, volunteers, clients, and board members in a manner that reflects respect, integrity, and transparency.

  6. Maintain confidentiality with regard to information about clients, staff, volunteers and internal issues related to JoyRide Center

Physical Therapist: (for complete details click here)

Support JoyRide Center’s mission and values by supporting the Physical Therapy Coordinator in maintaining, and implementing a physical therapy program for qualifying JoyRide Center clients.

This is a full-time, salaried position of approximately 40 hours/week, 52 weeks per year


Education: Appropriate masters level degree as a Physical Therapist or higher

Licensure: Texas Physical Therapy License required

Certification: American Hippotherapy Association Registered level preferred

Certified by PATH Intl as a Certified, Advanced or Master level therapeutic riding instructor preferred

Current 1st aid and CPR certification


  1. Minimum of 1-year experience providing physical therapy services, ideally in pediatrics preferred

  2. Experience providing physical therapy services that utilizes equine movement preferred

  3. Experience teaching therapeutic riding services preferred

  4. Experience working in a team setting including clients and their families, other instructors, therapists, administrative personnel, volunteers, and donors

  5. Experienced horse person preferred

Special Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Able to ride at an advanced beginner level (walk, trot) preferred

  2. Understand and recognize the special requirements and training needs of horses used in therapeutic riding

  3. Familiarity with a variety of disabilities and their relationship with the movement of a horse


We are seeking interns for our Teaching Assistant, PATH certification, and Equine Assistant. Please apply, or email for more information. 

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