UK Ag Equine Programs serves as the front door for equine-related endeavors being conducted at the University of Kentucky. The robust Equine Science and Management undergraduate degree program has grown since its inception with more than 700 alumni and approximately 305 current matriculated students. UK Ag Equine Programs is a transdisciplinary program partnering with academic departments and units in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the University. The core faculty and staff of Equine Programs value teamwork, innovation and productivity to support students and equine-related efforts across the University. This position will have the opportunity to participate and support the undergraduate Equine Science and Management degree program. Major job areas of responsibility will include supporting student career and professional mentorship (35%), student recruitment and leadership (25%), instruction (20%), engagement and outreach (15%) and professional standards, customer service and organization improvement (5%). Ideal candidates will have equine industry experience, superb written and oral communication skills, be organized, be able to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities, have an eye for attention to detail and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Applicants are required to provide three reference contacts using Specific Request 1 located in the Applicant Documents section of the application.
Driver's license preferred. Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: -Mentorship capabilities to provide guidance and professional development for Equine Science and Management cohorts. -Collaboration and leadership skills to oversee student recruitment, organization and programming initiatives. -Event planning for Equine Science and Management degree program recruitment and current student events. -Organizational, database and computer skills to track program alumni, assist with alumni-related events, serve as liaison between Equine Programs and the Equine Alumni Affiliate Network (EQAAN). -Strong writing skills to contribute towards programmatic social media and creation of the alumni monthly e-newsletter. -Knowledge of the equine industry to help in speaking with current students and with prospective students and families, attending industry events, serving as liaison for equine clubs and teams. -Teaching skills to provide instructional support for Equine Science and Management courses. -Ability to work on projects and initiatives on an individual basis and with a team.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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