Please find below the current coaching and staff positions available at NCEA equestrian programs.


University of Alabama
Western Coach

Job no: 502336
Appointment type: Regular Part-time (Benefits eligible)
Categories: Other, Administrative / Professional
Department: 500004 - VP FA Equestrian

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Based On Qualifications

Job Summary: 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 responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to assisting the Director of the University of Alabama Equestrian Program with development of the overall strategy for the Western division of the UA Equestrian Program. This position will coach, oversee and be responsible for the western division, including the western meets, reining and horsemanship practices with the riders, scouting and recruitment of student-athletes, acquiring donated western horses for the team, and performing other duties related to the program.

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: An in-depth understanding of the western discipline, both horsemanship and reining, are required. Demonstrated skills in western riding, competitive riding, recruitment, developing and motivating student-athletes for both academic and athletic success. Knowledge of the IHSA rules are critical. Must pass the IHSA Coaches exam upon employment. Ability to travel on a regular basis, including nights and weekends. Valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are needed as well as proven management experience. In particular, the successful candidate will possess reining and horsemanship knowledge and practices as well as proven teaching skills. Skills and knowledge need to extend to competitive riding. Exceptional interpersonal relationship skills are required as well as an ability to get along with all people.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with an equine management/animal sciences degree and/or coaching experience at IHSA and/or NCEA Division 1.

Background Investigation Statement: 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information , disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 6 Dec 2016 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 31 Jan 2017 Central Standard Time


West Texas A&M University
Department of Agricultural Sciences/Equine Industry Program
Graduate Assistant/Equestrian Team Assistant Coach

West Texas A&M University, a Member of The Texas A&M University System, invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant and Equestrian Team Assistant Coach within Equine Industry Program. The University is seeking a qualified and dynamic student to assist with equine-related teaching, research, and service.

Qualifications for the position include:
• B.S. with degree earned in an Equine or Animal Science, Agribusiness, Ag Communication or closely related field. Minimum 3.0 GPA overall or 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours for undergraduate degree
• A commitment to working with teaching, research, and public service activities focusing on equine science, business, or related areas
• Interpersonal skills and desire to establish working relationships with all external constituents of the horse industry
• Experience riding and showing, and preferably judging, and/or with strong interest in equine teaching, research, and service activities. A background with Hunt Seat Equitation and Hunters preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
Responsibilities for the position may include:
• Complete coursework and conduct research in an equine-related area to complete requirements for a Master of Science (thesis) or Ph.D. degree
• Assist with the Equestrian Team with an emphasis in working with the Hunt Seat team, and one or more Course section(s) within the Equine Program, and Summer Continuing Education program
• Cooperate in coordinating and assisting with equine-related service activities conducted at the Horse Center, and judging and/or equestrian teams
• Assist with supervising the care and management of the University herd and Horse Center

Applicants should complete the application for admission to the University, Graduate School, and Department, and provide a letter of interest, transcripts, and resume and a list of at least three references that may be contacted to:

Dr. John Pipkin, Director
Equine Industry Program
Department of Agricultural Sciences
West Texas A&M University
Box 60998,Canyon, TX 79016-0001
jpipkin@wtamu.edu
Phone (806) 651-2550
Fax (806) 651-2938

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled with expected starting date of Spring or Summer 2017. Salary and benefits (including possible housing accommodations). West Texas A&M University, a four-year academic institution, located in Canyon, 20 miles south of Amarillo. About 9,500 students are enrolled in the University’s 58 undergraduate, 39 Masters, and a Ph.D. programs. WTAMU is an equal employment opportunity employer.