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Director of Equine Programs (Head Hunter/Jumper Trainer)

Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023
United States

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Date Posted: 03/20/2019 | Last Updated: 03/20/2019

Categories: Teacher/Professor, Trainer - General, Trainer - Hunter/Jumper
Positions Available: Full Time
Annual Salary Range: $60,000 - $64,999
Minimum Education Level: Four Year Degree
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: Any Language
Drivers license required? Yes
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? No
Will pay to relocate? Yes
Height/Weight Specifications
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About The Facility
Chagrin Valley Farms (CVF) is North East Ohio’s premier Equestrian facility, offering lessons, boarding, a membership program, and an extensive array of shows throughout the year. We are a team of horse enthusiasts dedicated to the care, appreciation, and growth of the equestrian industry.

We specialize in all levels of hunter/jumper training, instruction and showing. Situated on 85 acres outside Chagrin Falls, Ohio, our indoor and outdoor rings use high performance footing and include heated training areas and lounge for comfortable, effective year-round use. Our efforts to teach people of all ages to communicate effectively with horses in a safe and fun environment has helped grow the region’s love of equestrian and competition at the highest levels.
Job Description
CVF is seeking an enthusiastic Director of Equine Programs and Client Experience to join our team. This leadership role is a unique opportunity to take our current business to the next level. We are looking for an “equine entrepreneur” that is interested in helping us scale our unique rider membership program and all aspects of our business. We are looking for a commercially savvy, high energy professional that is equal parts equestrian and business professional.

The primary responsibilities for this role are to evolve our unique instruction curriculum, oversee our internal and external trainers, teach students, as well as lead our recruitment program targeted at prospective riders of all ages and capabilities. This is a unique opportunity to work with an entrepreneurial team interested in taking this successful business model to the next level.

Would you describe yourself as someone who is:
• Very Competitive
• Assertive
• Sociable
• Persuasive
• Logical
• Fast-Paced
• Thorough
If this specifically describes you and you're looking to directly impact our business, please copy and paste the below link into a separate browser to upload your resume and complete our application process. Applicants must complete this process to be considered:

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop a world class curriculum for instruction of all riding levels, ranging from learn to ride programs to advanced Grand Prix riders
• Recruit instructors that share your vision of growing the businesses within in Ohio (and in other states in the future), and oversee their development and performance
• Partner with the equine care team to ensure proper care and development of the 20+ CVF horses for the program
• Act as the ambassador for Chagrin Valley Farms with the regional community, press, and industry at large
• Attend Chagrin Valley Farm shows supporting our students and helping to recruit other potential students
Job Requirements
• Experienced trainer of the highest caliber, with a resume of successful students that you have coached
• Track record of success as a competitor at the Grand Prix Level
• Collaborative, natural leader with exceptional interpersonal skills
• Familiarity with a variety of disciplines including hunter/jumper, dressage, horse trials, etc.
• Experienced in barn management
• Microsoft Office proficient
• Business administration background/undergraduate degree or MBA from a top school would be ideal
• Above market pay with full benefits, performance bonuses and growth opportunities
• Relocation assistance is available.