Equine Complex Manager

Location
Nelsonville, OH, 45764
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Institution Type
Community College
Equine Complex Manager
Annual Salary: $38,000 - 48,000

Position Purpose
Under direct supervision of the Equine Program Manager the Equine Complex Manager will perform the following functions; responsible for sales and event management for the equine arena, manage the day to day activities of the Equine Complex including the horses, stable, arenas, buildings, and surrounding grounds; provide instructional services; participate in departmental activities; participate in new student recruitment and enrollment activities. Equine Complex Manager


Position Purpose

Duties and Responsibilities

Promotion and Program Development
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs and supervises staff working in this area on a regular basis and for special projects and events.
  • Responsible for identifying new and expanding existing programming opportunities; implements an outreach strategy designed to promote Hocking College Equine Complex services/programs and increase revenues; maintains a continuous program to research/pursue new business; conducts campaigns and activities for the marketing/promotion of facility use; develops pricing strategy; conducts/analyzes market research.
  • Participates in department activities by working cooperatively with the Equine staff and faculty to accomplish the goals of the department including but not limited to securing and maintaining program accreditation and certifications; share expertise and materials with other department members; work constructively to resolve individual and department concerns; actively participate in department meetings; follow department policies.
  • Directs and supervises staff working in this area on a regular basis and for special projects and events.
  • Responsible for identifying new and expanding existing programming opportunities; implements an outreach strategy designed to promote Hocking College Equine Complex services/programs and increase revenues; maintains a continuous program to research/pursue new business; conducts campaigns and activities for the marketing/promotion of facility use; develops pricing strategy; conducts/analyzes market research.
  • Participates in department activities by working cooperatively with the Equine staff and faculty to accomplish the goals of the department including but not limited to securing and maintaining program accreditation and certifications; share expertise and materials with other department members; work constructively to resolve individual and department concerns; actively participate in department meetings; follow department policies.
  • Oversight of Student Work
    • In coordination with Equine staff and faculty plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the work of student workers and volunteers engaged in the care/maintenance of horses, stables, indoor/outdoor arenas, and surrounding buildings/grounds, riding lessons/team practice, and other equine programs.
    • Supervises/evaluates the work of student workers, effectively recommends personnel actions related to selection, performance review, scheduling and discipline; administers personnel and related policies/procedures.
    • Ensures student staff is trained in existing work methods, policies and procedures to ensure conformance with accepted standards. Oversees staff development planning for Equine Center personnel.
  • In coordination with Equine staff and faculty plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the work of student workers and volunteers engaged in the care/maintenance of horses, stables, indoor/outdoor arenas, and surrounding buildings/grounds, riding lessons/team practice, and other equine programs.
  • Supervises/evaluates the work of student workers, effectively recommends personnel actions related to selection, performance review, scheduling and discipline; administers personnel and related policies/procedures.
  • Ensures student staff is trained in existing work methods, policies and procedures to ensure conformance with accepted standards. Oversees staff development planning for Equine Center personnel.
  • Administration, Maintenance, and Improvement of Equine Center
    • Establishes policies and procedures for equine operations; aids in the development of long range plans/goals for stable operations; offers suggestions to Equine Program Manager and Equine faculty directed at maximizing the efficiency/effectiveness of equestrian operations; assists in developing/securing funding sources. Utilizes cost/benefit analysis methods and techniques to evaluate programs and operations.
    • Assists Equine Program Manager with the development and management of the operating budget.
    • Responsible for maintaining the overall health of the animals by administering medications or treatments, creating a schedule for routine health care, ordering supplies (feed / bedding), and keeping accurate and complete health records of all horses on the premise.
    • Responds to phone calls, e-mails, and other communication in a professional, timely, and courteous manner.
  • Establishes policies and procedures for equine operations; aids in the development of long range plans/goals for stable operations; offers suggestions to Equine Program Manager and Equine faculty directed at maximizing the efficiency/effectiveness of equestrian operations; assists in developing/securing funding sources. Utilizes cost/benefit analysis methods and techniques to evaluate programs and operations.
  • Assists Equine Program Manager with the development and management of the operating budget.
  • Responsible for maintaining the overall health of the animals by administering medications or treatments, creating a schedule for routine health care, ordering supplies (feed / bedding), and keeping accurate and complete health records of all horses on the premise.
  • Responds to phone calls, e-mails, and other communication in a professional, timely, and courteous manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications – Education, Experience, and Skills

    Qualifications – Education, Experience, and Skills
    • Associates degree required.
    • Preferred graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, animal science or related, and
    • Five years’ experience in the equine industry managing a barn.
    • Preferred certification from the Certified Horsemanship Association for Equine Facility Manager or Herd Manager.
    • Knowledge of
      • proper care/grooming of horses.
      • appropriate treatment of common horse diseases/injuries.
      • horsemanship and equitation.
      • principles/practices of stable management.
      • principles/practices of business administration and operation.
      • safety procedures, practices and policies relating to the operation of equine facilities and programs.
      • local, state, federal regulations regarding stable operations including removal of manure.
      • principles/practices of effective supervision.
      • principles/practices of marketing/public relations.
      • principles/practices of equine programs and activities
      • principles/practices of budget preparation/administration.
      • principles/practices of inventory control/supply management.
      • cost/benefit analysis methods and techniques.
    • Ability to successfully solicit new business/generate revenue for the stables.
    • Ability to effectively/efficiently solicit events/ generate revenue from the equine arena, manage equestrian center operations.
    • Ability to use courtesy, diplomacy, tact in dealing with the public and in resolving disputes.
    • Ability to identify disease/injury common to horses.
    • Ability to plan, direct, schedule, evaluate the work of staff.
    • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
    • Ability to maintain accurate records/reports of revenues/billings/activities and establish fees for equestrian services.
    • Ability to perform cost/benefit analysis and develop sound conclusions.
    • Ability to secure/generate funds to support stable operations.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule in case of emergency.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.
    • Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, representatives of other organizations, event promoters, agents, advertising agencies, volunteers, and the public.
  • Associates degree required.
  • Preferred graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, animal science or related, and
  • Five years’ experience in the equine industry managing a barn.
  • Preferred certification from the Certified Horsemanship Association for Equine Facility Manager or Herd Manager.
  • Knowledge of
    • proper care/grooming of horses.
    • appropriate treatment of common horse diseases/injuries.
    • horsemanship and equitation.
    • principles/practices of stable management.
    • principles/practices of business administration and operation.
    • safety procedures, practices and policies relating to the operation of equine facilities and programs.
    • local, state, federal regulations regarding stable operations including removal of manure.
    • principles/practices of effective supervision.
    • principles/practices of marketing/public relations.
    • principles/practices of equine programs and activities
    • principles/practices of budget preparation/administration.
    • principles/practices of inventory control/supply management.
    • cost/benefit analysis methods and techniques.
    • proper care/grooming of horses.
    • appropriate treatment of common horse diseases/injuries.
    • horsemanship and equitation.
    • principles/practices of stable management.
    • principles/practices of business administration and operation.
    • safety procedures, practices and policies relating to the operation of equine facilities and programs.
    • local, state, federal regulations regarding stable operations including removal of manure.
    • principles/practices of effective supervision.
    • principles/practices of marketing/public relations.
    • principles/practices of equine programs and activities
    • principles/practices of budget preparation/administration.
    • principles/practices of inventory control/supply management.
    • cost/benefit analysis methods and techniques.
  • proper care/grooming of horses.
  • appropriate treatment of common horse diseases/injuries.
  • horsemanship and equitation.
  • principles/practices of stable management.
  • principles/practices of business administration and operation.
  • safety procedures, practices and policies relating to the operation of equine facilities and programs.
  • local, state, federal regulations regarding stable operations including removal of manure.
  • principles/practices of effective supervision.
  • principles/practices of marketing/public relations.
  • principles/practices of equine programs and activities
  • principles/practices of budget preparation/administration.
  • principles/practices of inventory control/supply management.
  • cost/benefit analysis methods and techniques.
  • Ability to successfully solicit new business/generate revenue for the stables.
  • Ability to effectively/efficiently solicit events/ generate revenue from the equine arena, manage equestrian center operations.
  • Ability to use courtesy, diplomacy, tact in dealing with the public and in resolving disputes.
  • Ability to identify disease/injury common to horses.
  • Ability to plan, direct, schedule, evaluate the work of staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records/reports of revenues/billings/activities and establish fees for equestrian services.
  • Ability to perform cost/benefit analysis and develop sound conclusions.
  • Ability to secure/generate funds to support stable operations.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule in case of emergency.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, representatives of other organizations, event promoters, agents, advertising agencies, volunteers, and the public.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be requested and reviewed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations may be requested and reviewed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations may be requested and reviewed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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