South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a Hunt Seat Equestrian Coach. This position will serve as an emergency Hunt Seat Coach, responsible for the operation and management of the hunt seat equestrian program including coaching intercollegiate riding teams, recruiting prospective student-athletes, monitoring academic performance, and building positive social skills. This position will also perform administrative duties and other duties as assigned.
We will entertain a Head Equestrian Coach with the additional duties of (management of the program budget, supervision of staff, scheduling of contests, fundraising, and public relations) based on the applicant meeting the qualifications below along with the additional qualifications: supervision of staff, budget management, commitment to achieving high APR and graduation rates, demonstrated fundraising, promotion, and public relations experience.
Earned Bachelor’s degree by appointment date;
At least one year coaching or riding instructor experience OR competitive riding and/or collegiate riding experience – any combination will be considered to equate to one year;
Commitment to promote an atmosphere of compliance to institutional, varsity equestrian, and NCAA rules and regulations;
Effective communication (oral, written and interpersonal) skills;
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated collegiate coaching experience;
Understanding of hunt seat coaching at the collegiate level;
Knowledge of or experience in the recruitment of student-athletes;
Understanding of NCAA Division I rules and regulations;
Demonstrated public relations and fundraising experience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin as they are received with a full consideration date of July 19, 2019.
APPLICATION PROCESS: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu and click on “apply for this job.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.
Additional Salary Information: South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.
About South Dakota State University
South Dakota State University is an NCAA Division I institution which competes in The Summit League for all sports except football who competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, wrestling which competes in the Big XII Conference and women's equestrian, which competes in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.
SDSU is a comprehensive land grant institution that offers more than 200 majors, minors and specializations. SDSU is the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,725 students.
SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota; a community of approximately 17,500 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of 200,000.