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Equestrian Center Support Assistant

Position Deleted on 8/28/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Cobleskill, NY
  • Faculty - Agriculture - Animal Science
  • Admin - Other Administrative Positions
Application Due:
Full Time
$32,945 USD Per Year
Term appointment to begin September 2011. This is a calendar year (twelve-month) professional appointment. The position reports directly to the Director of the Equestrian Center. The Instructional Support Assistant is required to work a flexible schedule. The hours will vary due to the nature of the industry. Working weekends and holidays are required.

* Teach community riding lessons.
* Organize and direct the summer camp program. This includes training and supervision of counselors, obtaining camp horses, and coordinating campus activities.
* Emergency coverage outside the normal work day is expected to be equally shared by the instructional support staff.
* Boarders and their horses at the Equestrian Center will be under the responsibility. These responsibilities include: Maintenance of a waiting list when facility is full, correspondence with boarders, coordination of Farrier and veterinary work, education of new boarders as to rules and procedures in the barn, all billing services for the Equestrian Center boarders will be reported to the Director on a weekly basis so billing can be done in a timely fashion.
* Assist in daily care and instruction of ANSC 116/216 students in stall cleaning, feeding, turn out, scheduling Farrier, and preventative health care.
* Scheduling veterinary care in consultation with the Director.
* Assist in people management responsibilities by providing input for decisions regarding scheduling, training and supervision of students in the following categories: barn duty students-students in ANSC 116/216, paid students, work-study students, students in laboratories when instructor requires assistance.
* The budget will be the responsibility of the Director with input from the instructional support staff and faculty. Items include: consumables; hay, grain, feed supplements, bedding, supplies; grooming supplies, cleaning supplies, buckets, health needs, building and equipment; maintenance /repairs to building, fencing and equipment, new needs.
* Assist in having horses and associated equipment and supplies ready for faculty for classes. Health and other issues affecting horse use for classes will be reported to the Director.
* Refer all potential horse donations to the Director for consideration and follow established protocols.
* Supervise students and assist with grounds and facilities maintenance to maintain a clean, safe and orderly facility.
* Required to work in other areas of the farm including crops, livestock and dairy.

Bachelor's degree in Equine Science or a related field, and/or American Riding Instructor Certification, Certified Horsemanship Certification, British Horse Society Certification preferred. Associate's degree and four years of experience teaching and working with horses in some capacity; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required. Express ideas and thoughts clearly both verbal and written. Work cooperatively in group situations and actively resolve conflict. Follow policies and procedures to support the College's goals and values. Undertake self-development to increase responsibilities and new opportunities. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Please submit the following to the contact below:
-Cover letter
-SUNY Cobleskill Application
SUNY Cobleskill is an AA/EEO employer.
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