Detailed Job Description
The Equestrian Coach is responsible for assisting in the development and overall strategy of the assigned division of the UA Equestrian Program.
Additional Department Summary:
The Department of Financial Affairs at The University of Alabama, a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, has a vacancy for the Coach of the Hunt Seat Division for the University of Alabama's Equestrian Program. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Director of the University of Alabama Equestrian Program with development of the overall strategy for the Hunt Seat division of the UA Equestrian Program, oversee and be responsible for the Hunt Seat division, including preparing riders and coaching all Hunt Seat meets/shows and practices, scouting and recruitment of student-athletes, organizing yearly competition schedules, handling all travel for the Hunt Seat team, organizing all details of home and away meets/competitions, maintaining proper documentation on all riders and keeping up with their academic progress as well as handling athletic compliance, and performing other duties related to the program. Position will also be responsible for teaching the Kinesiology horseback riding class every semester. Successful candidate will have to pass the IHSA Coaches exam upon employment.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four (4) years of experience either as an athlete or coach in IHSA division, along with proven equine management experience and an in-depth understanding of the assigned discipline, including reining and competitive experience in these areas
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver's license and must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier. Additional minimum qualifications include previous competition experience at the collegiate level, an in-depth understanding of the hunter seat discipline. Candidates must be able to work weekends and evenings. Job requires ability to travel on a regular basis. Final candidates who are not current University of Alabama employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen.
Skills and Knowledge:
Understanding of the IHSA and NCAA rules for Hunt Seat competition. A marketing background would be beneficial for rider recruitment as well as promoting the hunt seat division. Strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills are necessary as well as communication skills demonstrating the candidate to be a positive motivator.
3 or more years of experience as IHSA or Division I coach. Non Classified - Grade NA
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.