Assistant Equestrian Coach

Job description

Job Title: Assistant Equestrian Coach
Job ID: 13510
Full/ Part Time: Full Time
Job Code: 2382
Department: Athletics Department
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Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.

Note: Coaching positions are not tenure track and do not guarantee future employment rights.


Under direction of the Head Equestrian Coach, the incumbent will be responsible for coaching a variety of equestrian events; supervise scheduling and organization of practice and competitions; supervision and care of horses, assist with scheduling student workers to support horse health, assist collaborative efforts between the athletic department School of Agriculture for the maintenance equipment, grounds, and arena at the Student Horse Center; assist with equestrian team travel arrangements, marketing, promotion and fund­ raising for equestrian; organize and direct large equestrian competitions; be available to conduct clinics and camps; lead, motivate and positively influence student-athletes; promotion of intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the University; support the conditioning and training of athletic team members in conjunction with strength/weight coach, athletic trainers and team doctors; recruit student-athletes; assist in the program's adherence to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), Conference and University rules and regulations, and other duties as assigned.

Position Summary:

  • Assist in planning and directing the education of student athletes in the techniques, skills, and theory of the sport.
  • Support the conditioning and training of athletic team members in conjunction with strength/weight coach, athletic trainers and team physicians.
  • Assist in the monitoring and maintenance of academic progress and eligibility status of student-athlete team members, in cooperation with Academic Support Services; and support the Student Athlete Assistance Program.
  • Assist as requested in contest scheduling, and coordination of team travel.
  • Assist the Student-Athlete Service Department with the student-athlete academic success.
  • Prepare data and reports as necessary in support of NCAA, Conference and University requirements, and perform other duties as may be assigned by the Athletic Director or designee.
  • Support the Bulldog Foundation with your team and in the community.
  • Assist with booster club and their role, including fundraising activities
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    	Demonstrated knowledge of the equestrian sport, skills, tactics and strategies.	Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and project a professional attitude.	Commitment to the recruitment of quality student-athletes.	Willingness to support collaborative relationship between the Department of Athletics and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.	Experience and knowledge of barn management and care of equine athletes, and willingness to assume of primary equine caretaker as needed.	Coaching philosophy and teaching concepts must be compatible with those of the head coach.	Ability to support gender and diversity commitment of the department.	A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations.Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education, which is accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education.
  • Prior work experience training and coaching students on a competitive level at NCAA division school or AQHA and/or NRHA horse shows.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/17/2018
    Application Due: 6/1/2018
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