Equine Sciences Coordinator
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Animal Sciences has the unique mission of serving Colorado’s large and diverse livestock industries. Research, teaching and extension outreach activities in the Department of Animal Sciences focus on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals through the application of science and technology, resource management and food product enhancement, with emphasis on addressing societal issues concerning food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.
The coordinator is responsible for program support in a variety of duties for Equine Sciences. These duties include but are not limited to managing the program website and social media updates/responses, coordinating and managing the youth summer camps, organize recruitment and tours of prospective students, fielding inquires related to the program, advising the Equine Sciences Stewards program and participate in the Preview Freshman Orientation and Ram Camp. The remaining duties of the coordinator will include participation in teaching the Equine Behavior class and Introduction to Equine Sciences Labs and participation in academic advising.
Required Job Qualifications
- M.S. or M.A. in an equine or agriculture industry related discipline
- Experience teaching and mentoring students
- Experience coordinating events, activities, and/or educational seminars
- Exemplary public speaking skills
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and ability to work with various audiences and clientele
- Working knowledge of MS Office suite, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop or other similar software in order to produce promotional and educational materials.
- Demonstrated experience maintaining websites and administering social media.
- Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Demonstrated experience in student affairs related activities such as advising, recruiting and/or orientation.
- Demonstrated experience with software programs such as Adobe Acrobat Bridge, Contribute, Dreamweaver, Extension Manager, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, Media Player and/or Photo Shop Lightroom.
- Demonstrated experience with other essential software programs to include iMovie and all aspects of Microsoft Office.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Program Outreach Duty/Responsibility
- Assist in the organization, marketing and production summer youth camps
- Participate in special project relative to program outreach and development
- Create and maintain social media updates/responses and web site presence
Examples of day to day management of the youth summer camp program including marketing, receiving registrations, arrangement for dormitory rooms for participants, leasing of vans for transportation between dorm rooms and equine center, procurement of additional lease horses if registration numbers require more horses than those provided by the Equine Center and hiring of additional student instructors to support faculty instructors.
Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Undergraduate Student Outreach and Event Coordination Duty/Responsibility
- Mentor undergraduate students (academic advising and professional/ personal/leadership development)
- Organize recruitment of and tours for prospective students
- Manage the Summer Preview Freshman Orientation and Ram Camp
- Assist in the Coordination of the Equines Sciences Stewards program and related activities. This position serves as the advisor of the organization, meets regularly with the group, and provides mentorship.
Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Instruction Duty/Responsibility
- Teach classes such as Equine Behavior (2 credit class offered Fall and Spring semesters)
- Provide related academic advising
Percentage Of Time 30
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please apply by Jan. 28, 2018. Please provide the following materials: (1) Cover letter addressing required and desired qualifications; (2) Resume or CV; ( 3) Unofficial transcripts of completed academic degrees; and (4) Contact information for three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
Search Contact Jerry.Black@colostate.edu
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