Laramie County Community College

  • Assistant Coach, Equine Show Team

    Job Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/25/2018 6:41 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    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. 


    A copy of official/unofficial transcripts are required in order to be considered for this position.  You can upload these documents when you create your applicant profile.


    Job Summary:

    Core responsibilities of this position include:

    The Assistant Coach, Equine Show Team position for LCCC is a part-time, non-benefited, position that is responsible for supporting the mission, goals and objectives of the LCCC Equine Show Team program and the institution as a whole as outlined by the college administration and head coach. Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: assisting recruitment of students for the team; instruct students in individual and team fundamentals; explain and ensure compliance of safety rules and regulations; attending and supporting practices and events; support the logistical and administrative functions of the applicable program; and to be an integral functioning part of the entire campus.

    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.


    Starting Date: As soon as possible after screening. Position is open until filled.


    Compensation: Competitive depending on experience and qualifications. Starting hourly wage: $15.39/hr.


    Essential Functions

    Essential Functions:  


    Team Instruction / Coaching:

    • Assist with team and individual instruction/coaching regarding fundamentals, safety, rules, equipment usage, and program expectations regarding the applicable sport
    • Assist in the supervision of all team members and personnel to ensure safety, organization and effectiveness of practices, events, and contests
    • Demonstrate and provide examples for proper technique and execution of the applicable sport
    • Follow the College, program, and regulatory entity(s)’ procedures, polices, and recommendations as applicable to the program
    • Maintain subject matter expertise for evolving and advancing coaching methodologies, sport development, and safety standards
    • Take all necessary measures to safeguard each participant
    • Assist with event and competition organization, execution, and communication
    • Appropriately respond to emergency situations including injuries; in the event of an emergency and/or injury follow program and College policies and procedures including contacting emergency medical services and campus safety, when appropriate
    • Instills in each player a respect for equipment and school property, its care and proper use

    Administration responsibilities:

    • Assist the head coach in scheduling, providing transportation to contests, tournaments and special sport events
    • Assist in preparation for scheduled events or practices and adheres to scheduled facility times by coordinating program with other teams, arena, custodial, maintenance and school employees
    • Provides proper safeguards for maintenance, inventory and protection of assigned equipment and facilities
    • Assist head coach with the recruiting process
    • Attends all team meetings and carries out assignments as outlined by the head coach
    • Assists with the completion of necessary tracking, forms, and College procedures
    • Assist with program, department, and college fundraising events, as applicable

    Equipment and Facilities:

    • Assists with the inventory, inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of applicable equipment
    • Reports inoperable equipment or unsafe conditions immediately as applicable to College procedures
    • Monitors and establishes that only authorized individuals are present for program events, practices use of equipment, etc.
    • Communicate necessary departments regarding Arena and facility use, adhere to established schedule times, and support resolutions for conflicting schedules

    Nonessential Functions:  

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

    • Assists in development of annual program budgets
    • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
    • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
    • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
    • As required attend college, division, and program trainings/meetings. Overnight travel may be required

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Advanced working knowledge and ability within Equine Studies, horsemanship, and related agriculture equipment
    • Skill and ability in development, demonstrating, coaching, and executing the functions of the Equine Show Team
    • Working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
    • Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources—written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
    • Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure
    • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with people; proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact, to accurately determine others needs, collect necessary information, and follow-through when requested
    • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
    • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
    • Ability to travel when necessary
    • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process)


    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 workdays, 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, arena, stalls, and other parts of the campus facilities
    • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, climbing, kneeling, prolonged horseback riding, 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
    • Must be able to travel between the college external sites to facilitate coaching responsibilities
    • Function in an agriculture environment with substantial animal exposure and without any allergic reactions
    • Ability to drive for extended periods of time during day and night conditions




    • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
    • Two (2) years of coaching experience or collegiate participation experience in assigned sport
    • Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured by the College’s insurance provider


    • Associate degree from an accredited institution in Equine Studies, Agriculture, or a closely related field
    • Three (3) years direct Collegiate-coaching experience in assigned sport





    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,




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