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Employment Opportunities

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OFFICE MANAGER

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is seeking a part-time Office Manager with in depth knowledge of social media and experience with administrative tasks, as well as general knowledge of the horse industry. The Office Manager will oversee office operations, including maintenance of HHYF website and social media accounts as well as assist with program services including camps.

This will be a salaried, remote position and require 20-25 hours of work per week. Full job description below. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and two professional references to ellen@hhyf.org.

Office Manager

Description: The Office Manager works closely with the Executive Director, HHYF board of trustees and other staff members. This individual is responsible for the daily administrative tasks which assures a well-managed and well-organized organization. He/she will oversee office operations, assist with program service including camps and other activities, maintain website, develop and manage social media programs. Individual recommends changes in office practice and procedures. The Office Manager is a critical team member whose focus is to ensure the efficient operations of the organization.

As this is a remote position, independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload. Employee will need to provide his/her own personal computer with MS Office suite, printer, internet access, and phone line.

Duties & Responsibilities

· Handle phone, email and postal mail inquiries and respond appropriately.

· Oversee dissemination of promotional materials and press releases on a regular basis.

· Assist with basic finance operations (filing, requests from accountants etc.).

· Manage and execute special projects as assigned.

· Act as a project manager for special projects which may include: planning and coordinating presentations and special event planning.

· Coordinate the planning of the youth camps, including camp registrations, lodging, transportation and specific details to make camps run smoothly.

· Maintain files, donor databases as well as other recordkeeping information.

· Maintain the HHYF website including posting news articles, updating contacts and links, etc. as well as managing its Search Engine Optimization.

· Plan, manage and implement all social media activities including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

· Coordinate e-newsletter compilation and distribution.

· All other duties as assigned.

Note: The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position. An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Job Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill and/or abilities required.

· Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in business administration/office management/marketing.

· Ability to self-manage and work with little day to day supervision.

· Capable of managing multiple projects at the same time.

· Strong interpersonal skills and work well with other staff members and trustees.

· Strong writing and communication skills.

· High level of flexibility and time management.

· Represents the organization in a professional manner.

· Comfortable speaking to clients, vendors, donors, etc.

· Strong knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

· Strong knowledge of social media landscapes, networks, toolsets.

· Strong knowledge of website management is a plus.

Physical & Mental Demands

The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. This is a largely sedentary role. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, type and engage in repetitive motion. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand or grasp. The employee is intermittently required to stoop or crouch; push or pull; or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and intermittently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


 

 Do you love working with horses? Do you love teaching children about horses and horsemanship? Can you drive a truck and horse trailer? Then the Harness Horse Youth Foundation is looking for you! We are seeking a Summer Programs Supervisor to coordinate our horsemanship camps and outreach events, while supervising care of the Foundation’s stable of Trottingbred horses. The potential to extend the position into fall does exist.

SUMMER PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR


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General Information listed below

Specific Qualifications: 1)Must practice safe horsemanship and have knowledge of racing industry; 2) Must enjoy being with and sharing love of harness racing with young people; 3) must have experience in transporting horses.

Job Duration/Time Commitment: Approximately June 1 to August 15. Extensive travel required. May be opportunity for further employment. . 40 to 60 ours per week depending on travel schedule.

Items To Include Submit: 1) Completed application; 2) Cover letter; 3) Resume.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: All applications and attachments should be returned no later than
March 1.

Additional Instructions: All application material should be typed.

Questions may be answered by calling 317-867-5877.

Applications and attachments should be returned to:
HHYF
217 East Main Street
Sudlersville, MD 21668.


or by e-mail

SUMMER PROGRAMS INTERN/ASSISTANT


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Desired Intern/Assistant Qualifications: Seeking dedicated individual to serve as assistant in camp program. Must have love of horses (experience with Standardbreds preferred) as well as love of kids. Should be willing to work hard and team player.

Transportation: Provided during summer season.

Meals: Provided during summer season.

Accommodations: Provided during summer season.

Duration/Time Commitment of Internship: Approximate length of internship: June 1 to August 15. 40 to 60 hours per week depending on travel schedule.

Duties: Assist with all aspects of summer program including teaching kids, training horses, and driving truck/trailer to various locations.

Compensation: Discussed at time of interview.

Application Deadline: All applications and attachments should be returned no later than
March 1.

Additional Instructions: All application material should be typed.

Questions may be answered by calling 317-867-5877.

Applications and attachments should be returned to:
HHYF
215 East Main St
Sudlersville, MD 21668
or by e-mail 

 

Summer Programs Employment – General Information 

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. Each summer, HHYF travels with horses and equipment with a purpose of providing educational experiences to young people about Standardbred race horses. The programs include 1-, 2-, and 5-day events.

As a summer employee, you will be expected to participate in all facets of the process. From registration to barn work to extracurricular activities, your enthusiasm, willingness to get involved, and to interact with the kids and horses are extremely important in making each event a success, both from the participants’ perspective as well as the organization’s. Responsibilities may include planning routes, setting up and tearing down of stable, stable management duties like scheduling farrier appointments and ordering feed, organizing horse-related race night activities, assisting with  jogging, exercising the horses on off days, following HH\HYF safety procedures at all times, and other teaching as needed.

If hired, you will not have a regular schedule or days off. Given the format and the regular responsibilities of caring for horses, the job is continuous throughout the duration of employment. Of course, there will be time to do laundry and other basic tasks but actual free time is very limited. Days are long and hot; the work is fun but intense. On travel days, you may drive many hours to reach our next destination in time to set up and start the process again.

Compensation will be discussed at time of interview. All lodging expenses are paid by HHYF and meals are paid on a per diem basis.

Approximate length of employment – June 1 to August 15

HHYF summer employment is unique in that offers different aspects depending on your experience. If you are involved in harness racing currently, it offers the chance to see several racetracks and network with various people from horsemen to management personnel. If you have horse experience but not necessarily with harness racing, it offers the chance to learn about a totally new discipline as well as be exposed to possible career opportunities. As with any “job” or “internship” and no matter what your prior experience, you are bound to learn new things, will travel to interesting places, and have the opportunity to grow in your areas of interest.

If hired, you will need to submit your social security number so necessary background checks may be conducted. Assuming that these produce no areas of concern, you will then be “officially” hired as a member of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation Summer Program Team!