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Managing Director of Eventing - US Equestrian (Lexington · KY)

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Administration/General Management: Athletic Director
**Please attach a resume in either Word document or PDF format. Preference will be given to applicants who provide an updated resume.**

*Hybrid remote/in office option available*
(Eligible after satisfactory completion of training period)

This position supports the Federation’s mission and vision by demonstrating a commitment to exemplary member service, as well as a collaborative spirit, equality, fairness, respect, and accountability.
This is a key leadership position within the Federation’s International Disciplines’ Sport Department. The Managing Director spearheads all initiatives, governance and programs linked to Eventing and works closely with all internal departments and the U.S. Eventing Association in order to grow Eventing at all levels within the U.S. and deliver a functional Pathway for, and governance support to, Eventing athletes, parents, owners and trainers. The Managing Director also works hand in hand with the Performance Director to prepare and lead the Senior Eventing Team for Games and Championships while also overseeing the development of emerging talent through identifiable pathways to ensure sustainable success for the future.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee all USEF Eventing programs
  • Align the Eventing Department operations with the mission and vision of the Federation
  • Develop and manage Eventing Department staff, including setting goals, delegating responsibilities, staff development and succession planning 
  • Serves as lead liaison to the Eventing Sport Committee
  • Prepare and manage the Eventing budget 
  • Oversee the rules revision process (USEF & FEI) for Eventing
  • Manage Elite Programs and oversee Development Programs (training sessions, coaching, athlete/owner management, home teams, etc.), ensuring that clear and timely communications are sent to applicable parties on relevant topics
  • Manage external grants and grow their performance impact (USET Foundation and USEA)
  • Fulfill the role of Team Leader at the Games & Championships 
  • Oversee logistics and selection for team and individual funded travel 
  • Manage selection process (training lists and teams)
  • Manage the Affiliate and USEF sport related relationship and Sport Department communication between the USEF and Affiliate
  • Lead and collaborate with applicable departments in the development and implementation of an Eventing calendar process
  • Work with the Competition Department to implement the FEI Calendar Policies and Procedures
  • Work with the Marketing Department to identify sponsor opportunities and support sponsorship activation
  • Work with the Communications Department to develop and deliver the Eventing communications plan
  • Assist the Licensed Officials Department with developing Eventing LO processes 
  • Work with all departments within the Federation in order to better provide support to the U.S. Eventing stakeholders
  • Support the development and implementation of central cross discipline programs, for example coach development and sports science & medicine
  • Pepare materials for Committees and be able to provide support, guidance and when required, leadership to Committee.

Required, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • A highly effective leader and motivator who can lead from the front or, when appropriate, lead from behind.
  • Performance focused and willing to look at challenges from many directions.
  • A detail orientated manager.
  • A clear communicator (written and spoken).
  • Able to look strategically at equestrian sport while remaining focused on the operational detail.
  • A logical planner who can analyze need, allocate resource and communicate a structured plan.
  • An excellent facilitator who can resolve conflicts between different parties.
  • High energy, resilient, committed, reliable and proactive individual with a desire to succeed and consistently deliver results.
  • Be able to build effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders
  • An ability to develop a team, within the department, and grow their abilities through delegation, support, and staff mentoring and development
  • Prepared to work outside normal working hours with regular travel within the U.S. and internationally
  • Knowledge of the FEI and international equestrian sport, preferably Eventing.
  • Knowledge of the Eventing landscape within the U.S. 
  • Knowledge of performance delivery, performance pathways and the process of identifying and developing talent.

 Education and Experience:
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.  
  • Some college preferred.
  • Experience with budget development and management.
  • Experience in the equestrian sport industry or related field preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds. (Anything over 25 pounds requires a two-person lift)
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage applications from black, indigenous, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you learn about the position?

  2. Are you legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship?

  3. Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Please note that answering yes to this question does not necessarily exclude you from employment.

  4. If you answered yes to the above question, please explain.

  5. If you do not live within commuting distance of Lexington, KY, are you willing to relocate at your own expense?

  6. Please list any family, friends or relationships with anyone associated with US Equestrian.

  7. Are you currently a USEF member? If so, please list your member #.

  8. What is your salary range? Please put exact numbers, answers of N/A or negotiable may not be considered.

  9. If selected, what would be your date of availability?

  10. Do you have proof of vaccination from COVID-19 or able to receive this before hire if you were offered the position? (This is a requirement of employment)

  11. This position is based in Lexington, KY, are you able to work onsite in Lexington, KY?