South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a Head Equestrian Coach. This position will serve as Head Equestrian Coach, directing the overall operation and management of the varsity intercollegiate equestrian program. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, maintaining a high standard of excellence which includes proven success recruiting academically eligible student-athletes; development of the team/players; coaching intercollegiate riding teams; supervision of staff; management of the program budget; scheduling of contests; fundraising and public relations. In addition, the Head Coach is responsible for making sure that all duties are executed in compliance with NCAA, varsity equestrian and university rules and regulations.
Earned Bachelor’s degree by appointment date.
At least three years coaching or riding instructor experience.
Knowledge of and experience in recruitment of student-athletes.
Supervision of staff.
Budget management experience.
Commitment to promote an atmosphere of compliance and adherence to institutional, varsity equestrian, and NCAA rules and regulations.
Commitment to achieving high APR and graduation rates.
Demonstrated fundraising, promotion and public relations experience.
Effective communication (oral, written and interpersonal) skills.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated collegiate coaching experience.
Understanding of Western and/or Hunt Seat at the collegiate level.
Understanding of NCAA Division I rules and regulations.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by April 24, 2018.
APPLICATION PROCESS: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, view the job announcement, 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 now 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.
For questions on the position, contact David Ellis, search chair, at 605-688-5625 or email: David.Ellis@sdstate.edu.
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.
Additional Salary Information: Contingent upon education and experience. SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee, spouse and dependents; life insurance; paid holidays; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.
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.