Responsible for the basic administration and management of all operational and programming aspects of the equestrian facilities and care of the horses This position has significant responsibility to ensure the health and well being of all staff and patrons due to the unique nature of programming with large animals. Also serves to provide program staff management, facility coverage, and supervision of special events as needed.
Required to perform duties without supervision and will be required to make significant independent decisions.
Prepare and oversee facility operations budget to include quarterly and annual reporting
Implement long range plan
Oversee the marketing of all programming
Insure daily safety assessments are conducted of the animals, facilities, and equipment, and takes appropriate action.
Instruct Riding Lessons and Coach equestrian team as needed
Serve as an adviser to team coaches and develop and implement lesson content.
Provide teaching evaluations of staff throughout the semester
Approve all documents and all information critical to the health of university horses, veterinary, dental, and farrier care of horses.
Develop community programs, horse shows, summer programs, and KNH.
Oversee the development of security plans and maintain inventory records.
Develops ongoing policies and procedures for the equestrian program with emphasis on current risk management.
Responsible for maintaining highest of safety standards recognized as best practices within the equestrian industry
Oversee all correspondence with vendors; ordering feed, hay, bedding and other supplies as needed.
Establish working relationships with individuals, alumni, agencies and groups that further enhance the equestrian mission.
Attend regional and national conferences/meetings.
Attend Recreational Sports Director Meeting and other related department meetings
Facilitate staff meetings at equestrian center
Hire supervise and train all staff
Provide Lean infusion for equestrian and maintain departmental goals of Lean submissions
Oversee approval of classified and student time cards.
Evaluate staff and maintain ongoing employee records pertaining to required certifications, promotions, discipline and work performance
Provide program and facility coverage to include opening and closing shifts, and special events
Completes other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree in related field
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Minimum 5 years practical experience in stable management, show grooming, and competing in hunter/jumper shows.
Previous training and instructional team coaching experience in equestrian sports
Masters Degree in related field
Experience with IHSA collegiate competition.
CPR and First Aid Certification
Ability to drive 6-horse and 2-horse trailer.
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.