At the National Ability Center, people are our most important asset. Join a dynamic leadership team that empowers others in an environment that facilitates individual and teams to be their best self. As one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreational programs in the world, the leadership team is dedicated to both mission and creating a national movement of building an Adaptive Nation! The Equestrian Program Assistant Manager is an exciting professional growth position designed to evolve into the Equestrian Programs Manager within three years. The Equestrian Program Manager is dedicated to all areas of mission, operation and culture within the equestrian related programs.
The National Ability Center leadership team oversees a wide variety of programs both seasonally and year-round. Activities include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hippotherapy, indoor rock climbing, swimming, archery, sled hockey, cycling, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and challenge course activities. Outdoor Adventures, we provide adaptive adventures including river rafting, snowshoeing, climbing, Nordic skiing throughout Northern and Southern Utah’s mountains ranges and waterways.
The team has accomplished its mission year-over-year serving individuals and their families participating in more than 37,000 lessons and outings. Instruction is provided by professional, certified instructors and complemented by trained interns and volunteer assistants. More than 1,700 volunteers contribute over 32,000 hours annually. Many of the instructors and volunteers are also individuals with dis/abilities and serve as role models.
The Equestrian Program Assistant Manager is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all Equestrian related programs, including but not limited to the following: Adaptive Riding, Hippotherapy, and Equine Assisted Learning. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor of NAC receives the highest caliber of service.
Leadership and Culture
The NAC culture recognizes that outdoor recreation is fun, provides physical challenge, requires development of life-long skills, and inspires wonder and awe of the natural world. Evident in the culture is a dedication to servant leadership through excellence in all that we do for all those that we serve and their families. Participation in of our outdoor activities encouraged but not a requirement.
Core Tasks and Responsibilities
The National Ability Center is invested in both hard and soft benefits for our team. We provide medical, employer contribution to HSA, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off and holidays and optional vision, short-term disability and other benefits as outline in the Employee Handbook.
This position reports to the Associate Programs Director/Equestrian Program Manager at the National Ability Center Ranch in Park City, Utah.
sCore Knowledge and Qualifications
Education and Experience