South Dakota State University is accepting applications for an Assistant Equestrian Coach. This position will assist the Head Coach with duties related to the development and maintenance of a successful Division I equestrian team. The Assistant Coach will assist in ensuring that all duties are executed in compliance with NCAA, varsity equestrian, and university rules and regulations. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: proven success recruiting academically eligible student-athletes; development of the team/players; coaching intercollegiate riding teams (western horsemanship and reining); monitoring academic performance, and building positive social skills. This position will also perform administrative duties and other duties as assigned.
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 western coaching or riding instructor experience 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: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by June 13, 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.
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.