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Rodeo Coach

Position Deleted on 3/27/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Admin - Athletics and Coaching
  • Faculty - Agriculture - Other
Requisition Number: 102481
Regular / Temporary: Temporary
Full / Part Time: Part-Time

If part-time, indicate time base

Appointment Duration / End Date:
June 30, 2013 with possible renewal

CAFES-College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

College / Division
CAFES-College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Salary Range
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Pay Plan
Academic Year

Position Description
Rodeo Coach for men's and women's teams (.50 position with the possibility of becoming a full-time position subject to funding). Coaching Specialist (temporary, non tenure-track) 10-month appointment beginning September 4, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Appointment is subject to annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and sufficient budget. The selected individual will be responsible for managing all aspects of a large nationally recognized intercollegiate rodeo program. Primary responsibilities include teaching rodeo classes and supervising student practices. The coach manages Cal Poly rodeos and other NIRA events, travels with the teams to off-campus collegiate rodeo events, and manages program budget with the college accountant. The coach will actively recruit rodeo athletes from high school and community colleges and serve as an ambassador for Cal Poly Rodeo. The coach will act as an advisor to the Rodeo Club and interact frequently with students, parents, boosters, and the general public. Fundraising for the rodeo program and working with College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Advancement personnel is expected. The coach is responsible for maintenance of the rodeo facilities, including arena, horse and stock pens, as well as purchasing and care and feeding of practice stock. The coach must ensure the humane treatment and health of all livestock. The coach coordinates all rodeo events with appropriate campus personnel, e.g. Police, Risk Management, Contracts and Procurement, and Farm Operations.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills
Collegiate rodeo coaching experience; ability to teach rodeo courses; and administrative and budget management abilities; evidence of strong leadership and effective personnel management skills; evidence of ability to develop external financial resources for the support of the rodeo program; effective verbal and written communication skills; effective interpersonal skills; livestock care and handling experience; maintenance of farm or ranch facilities and equipment; and a demonstrated commitment to and involvement with collegiate rodeo.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills
PRCA experience preferred. Experience in maintenance of rodeo facilities preferred. A bachelor's degree is preferred.

Benefits Eligible

Job Open Date

Review Begin Date

Internal Recruitment Only

Projected Start Date (Faculty Only)

Department Information (Faculty)
Cal Poly has a long tradition in Rodeo and numerous world champions got their start here. The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) is the fourth largest undergraduate agriculture program in the nation. It has 3,800 students in 16 programs. Cal Poly manages over ten thousand acres of agricultural land, with over 6,000 acres are available for agriculture instruction, complementing Cal Poly's "learn by doing" teaching philosophy.
Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. EEO.  
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