HHYF seeks program coordinator

Anderson, IN — The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking to hire a program coordinator who loves working with kids and horses to join the HHYF team.

To apply, please send a cover letter with details about your youth and horse experience and qualifications, as well as résumé (including two references) to HHYF via email at ellen@hhyf.org or via mail at 2711 Friar Tuck Road, Anderson, IN 46013 by Feb. 28. Additional questions may be answered by calling 317.908.0029.

Job brief
We are looking for a program coordinator to assist with the planning and execution of HHYF summer programs and other HHYF events. You will help schedule and organize the activities as well as carry out important operational duties. To be an excellent program coordinator, you must:

• Understand the importance of and enjoy connecting kids with horses.
• Have solid skills in management of both youth and barn management (harness racing experience a plus but not required).
• At all times practice safe and responsible horsemanship.

The HHYF program coordinator will work closely with the executive director and trustees.

• Support planning and coordination of summer programs and related activities
• Ensure implementation of policies and practices
• Maintain budget and track expenditures/transactions
• Assist with communication through media relations, social media, etc.
• Help build positive relations within the participants, volunteers, trustees and staff
• Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain educational goals
• Manage registration process
• Keep updated for horses’ and participants’ records and create reports
• Support growth and program development

Requirements and skills
• Proven experience with some type of equine youth activities
• Knowledge of budgeting, computer technology and social media platforms
• Ability to work with and relate to youth between the ages of 12 and 18 while maintaining structured environments in the barn, on the racetrack and during non horse-related activities
• Excellent time-management and organizational skills
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
• Detail-oriented and efficient
• Willingness to travel

Salary and benefits

$35,000-40,000, depending on experience. Job demands lots of time during the summer months and spring/fall but slows during the winter when light office work is involved. Potential benefits option may be available.

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976; its programs include interactive learning experiences with racehorses, as well as offering scholarships and creating and distributing educational materials relating to harness racing.

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