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Equine Center Operations Manager

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Categories: Staff/Administration, Academics, Calendar Year (12-Month), Campus Based


Manages the horse herd including coordination of processes regarding horse donation, trials and retirement; collaborates with vets regarding any restrictions horses may have to lab, team or class work; communicates restrictions to faculty

Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepares and distributes work schedules, handles payroll activities, distributes work assignments, monitors employees progress and provides guidance as needed to department staff
  • Manages and oversees routine horse care (e.g. vaccines, worming) as well as ailments, lameness, etc. and consults with the veterinarian and appropriate department management on proper treatment procedures, as necessary
  • Maintains inventory of supplies for veterinary, barn and office and places orders as needed
  • Organizes, directs and administers new student recruitment activities (e.g. tours Equine Affaire, Preview Days, etc.) and communicates with prospective students, parents and educators about the equine program
  • Serves as a liaison between the equine program and the admissions office by conducting admission interviews with prospective equine students and answering questions for them throughout the admissions process
  • Maintains knowledge of all appropriate regulations related to the equine center and implements changes as necessary
  • Develops and coordinates content on social media sites representing the Equine Program
  • Facilitates and oversees saddle fitting and equipment maintenance
  • Assists with the proper care and treatment of university horses including direct care and feeding during non-business hours, as required
  • Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures
  • Supervises and manages student employees, as necessary, to enhance their academic and professional development
  • Prepares and monitors departmental budget
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • Experience working in horse care, stable management or in other related work


Please note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Johnson & Wales Equine Center located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

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