This position supports the Federation’s mission and vision by demonstrating a commitment to exemplary member service, including a collaborative spirit, innovation, respect, and accountability.
Under general direction of the Director of National Breeds & Disciplines this position is primarily responsible for the organization, leadership, and development of the breed/disciplines. With the goal of fostering positive Affiliate relationships, this position facilitates the work of the relevant breed/discipline committees; serves as committee liaison; responds to the needs of Federation membership, Competition Officials, and Affiliate organizations/task forces and committees; and effectively encourages and facilitates the promotion of the sport through the efforts of the applicable governing committee. In addition, this position will be involved in the coordination of championships and programs and may also have team involvement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work professionally and effectively with committees and task forces, whether USEF or affiliate, to ensure important and relevant issues are addressed, the sport is advanced and committee and organizational objectives are met
- Manage applicable National Sport Department programs and functions including delegation of duties to other staff members and being the responsible point person for these programs and functions.
- Organizing committee meeting arrangements including maintaining committee materials and producing meeting documentation.
- Assisting the Director of National Sport with materials for Council meetings.
- Providing direction and guidance during committee meetings by clarifying policies, suggesting possible solutions, and managing time and flow of meetings.
- Determining which rules need to be reviewed by the committee.
- Composing and submitting rule change proposals.
- Staying abreast of industry developments and bringing issues before the committee.
- Conducting research, working on special projects, and managing the development of the breed/discipline including the creation of news articles, advertisements, promotional materials, and other Federation resources.
- Acting as an ambassador of the Federation at conventions, competitions, and committee meetings requiring some overnight travel.
- Arranging logistics of programs and/or special events and promotions off site to guarantee professional success of USEF functions often requiring independent decision making skills.
- Assisting with researching, preparing and maintaining the annual budget for the relevant championships, events or programs.
- Provide exceptional customer service
- Clarifying and interpreting rules for the members and assisting Competition Management, Licensed Officials and Affiliate organizations in both office and field settings.
- Developing and evaluating programs to promote the breeds/disciplines.
- Fostering positive relationships with affiliate organizations and their members.
- Handling complex rule questions/issues and determining when to consult with committee chair or Affiliate leadership.
- Leading in the drafting and implementation of relevant initiatives set out by the National Council and in support of the Federations mission and plan.
Goals and Objectives:
- Member service results in positive member relationships and increased membership.
- Programs and/or championships are developed and performed in a manner befitting the NGB
- Federation rules are interpreted, communicated and implemented accurately.
- Committee work is appropriately organized, meetings are professionally facilitated and committee objectives are met.
- Committees function effectively, relevant issues are addressed and the discipline is effectively governed and promoted.
- Events are organized effectively and expenses are managed efficiently.
- Daily activities are completed effectively and the Federation is represented professionally.
- Communication with Senior Director is on-going and effective, and results in management being well informed of all issues of importance.
Required, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
- Must have a high level of interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
- Must be proficient in the use of the Internet and Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
- Extended hours of availability, including nights and weekends, is required for management positions. Periodic travel is required (25%)
Education and Experience:
- High School diploma or equivalent required. College preferred.
- Two years clerical or customer service experience required.
- At least two years of experience in the horse industry is strongly preferred.
- Experience in equine competition and knowledge of relevant breeds/disciplines is desirable.
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds at times.
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.
**Please attach a resume in either Word document or PDF format. Preference will be given to applicants who provide an updated resume.**