Laramie County Community College

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Coach, Livestock Show Team

Coach, Livestock Show Team

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The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 


Job Summary: 

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Adjunct Instructor/Coach, Live Stock Show Team position is responsible for supporting the mission, goals and objectives of the LCCC Agriculture department. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Livestock Show Team including but not limited to planning and conducting practices; recruitment of team members; travel and team documentation; coordination of facilities; budgetary and administrative functions for the program; supporting student academic success and needs; coordinating with coaching and facility team members; the logistics for student competitions for shows in the fall and spring; overseeing the health, feeding, fitting and general care of all livestock brought on campus for the use of the Livestock show team.  In addition to these responsibilities, the Livestock Show Team Coach will assist other agriculture faculty and staff in organizing and hosting various events including but not limited to contests, camps, shows and fundraisers. This is a part-time non-benefitted position.


LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College.  The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.


Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.



Salary and Benefits: $4,200/year. (6 credit hours of release; the position ends in January).


Starting Date: August 20th, 2018.


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Essential Functions

Essential Functions:  

  • Schedule, plan, and direct all practices and contests. Keep records of student and team performance for the College
  • Provide training direction, encouragement, and motivation to prepare students for competitive events; adjust coaching techniques based on the strengths and weaknesses of students
  • Coordinate all aspects of team travel and maintain compliance with budget and paperwork required for travel
  • Provide leadership to students to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance
  • Develop policies for academic performance and integrity related to the privilege of competing for the College on this team
  • Monitor the academic performance of the Livestock Show team students throughout the academic year; review all students grade standing on a regular basis and develop individual progress plans
  • Administer and enforce the LCCC Student Code of Conduct
  • Maintain, store and facilitate repair and purchasing of all equipment and other materials pertaining to the Livestock Show Team
  • Monitor and maintain the Livestock Show Team budget
  • Work with Admissions, Financial Aid, and other departments to ensure the appropriate admissions, advising and other administrative process of Livestock Show team members
  • Be current in rules and ethics of showing livestock to ensure compliance with registration and rules of Livestock shows
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Ensure the proper care and handlings of all livestock associated with the Livestock show team program
  • Report any injuries to students, visitors, or livestock in accordance with department and college policies and procedures

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:

  • All other duties as assigned by the Dean of Business, Agriculture, and Technical Studies
  • Attend Department, Division, and College meetings as assigned
  • Overnight travel to conferences, trainings, student activities, and professional development opportunities
  • Attend continuous development opportunities as directed by department and program needs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess proficiency in coaching methodology, program design and development, program strategic planning, budgeting
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and pass the van driver training course to be a certified LCCC driver
  • Knowledge of program management
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge of discipline and changes in the field
  • Display a professional demeanor and exhibit good work ethic
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and sensitivity in working with students, colleagues and staff in the campus settings
  • Represent the college at appropriate meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility
  • Facilitate partnerships with stakeholders to include but not limited to FFA, 4-H, Universities, private industry
  • Demonstrate appropriate judgment in making decisions
  • Promote student recruitment and retention
  • Establish a student-coach relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
  • Coach and instruct the assigned team consistently and appropriately to the expectations of the program, associations, and supervisor expectations and guidelines
  • Computer and office software competency

Physical/Mental Demands: 

  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of all employees, students, and donors
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, climbing, crouching, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. Assisted lift technique is required for all lifts over 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
  • This position requires travel including overnight travel to events, meetings, and competitions



  • At least three (3) years fitting and showing livestock
  • Associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Animal Science, Agriculture Business or related degree
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured by the College’s insurance provider


  • Prior experience exhibiting livestock competitively at the national level
  • Prior experience working with an organized livestock show team and/or livestock judging team




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.


The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,