Assistant Rodeo Coach, Department of Agriculture

Apply for the position, Assistant Rodeo Coach, Department of Agriculture, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Apr 29, 2024.

The Rodeo Assistant Coach will perform all duties as assigned by the Head Rodeo Coach. Duties include assisting with all duties of livestock management, arena and building maintenance. The Assistant Coach will also be available to assist with practice, ground preparation for rodeo practice and the annual FHSU rodeo. Responsibilities will include daily preparation of rodeo practice arena and the movement of livestock for the purpose of maintaining timely practice for the rodeo team. Feeding and care of rodeo practice livestock will be expected with responsibilities on weekdays and weekends. Hours and duties vary weekly.

Specific Duties
  • Feed and Care of all practice stock
  • Prepare practice arenas, watering and working with tractor
  • Cleanup and maintenance of facilities, 
  • Maintain horse boarding facilities.
  • Assist with practice as needed
  • Help with the preparation of weekend fund raisers, clinics and other events organized by the rodeo team and coaches.
  • Assist with the annual FHSU Rodeo

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 to 2 years rodeo experience, participating or coaching at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPR/First Aid/ AED Certification
  • Equipment Skills: Experience with heavy/light equipment such as tractors, skid steers, water trucks, and/or arena groomers

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Priority Deadline: May 19, 2024. Review of applicants will start after the priority deadline.

Required Application Documents: 
Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF containing:
  • Cover letter addressing experience, qualifications, and how the applicant is suited to the position;
  • Current resume;
  • The names and contact information of at least three professional references.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Guy Forell, Head Coach
Email: [email protected]

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you. 
Assistant Rodeo Coach, Department of Agriculture
Full Time
Human Resource Office
Apr 29, 2024
May 14, 2024
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