University of Vermont Equine and Academic Coordinator

Equine and Academic Coordinator

Position Details 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the
diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in
their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Oversee the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm’s internship and
apprenticeship program in Weybridge, Vermont. Additional responsibilities include
providing programmatic coordination and delivery of specialized academic support
services (e.g., 4-H programs), and coordinating educational opportunities within the
University of Vermont. Advise and train students in all aspects of the equine
industry and support the academic mission of the University and the Department of
Animal & Veterinary Sciences (ASCI).
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences or related field and one to three years of
experience in large equine facility operations (> 25 breeding horses) required.
Knowledge of equine herd management and training in academic environment
required. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse
audiences are also required. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to work
cooperatively with faculty, staff, students, general public and industry to maintain an
effective equine program. A demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach students
skills about the equine industry is essential. Onsite housing at the Morgan Horse
Farm in Weybridge, VT is included as a condition of employment. Must be able to
operate farm machinery and lift 50 lbs. Initial employment contingent upon
successful completion of physical screening and background check.
Other Information:
Must live in University provided housing on Farm premises in Weybridge, VT.
Initial employment contingent upon successful completion of physical screening
and background check.

Special Conditions:
Position located in different city, Weekend work required, Non-standard work hours
required, Occasional overtime/weekend hours required, External candidates must
complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for
current UVM employees, Travel to and from worksites required


Posted: November 12, 2018


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