Operations Facilitator - Horsemen’s Council of Illinois

The Horsemen’s Council of Illinois (HCI) is seeking a motivated, self-directed person to facilitate the daily operations of HCI. This is a full time, home-based position requiring extensive knowledge of the horse industry, public relations skills, around-the-clock telephone availability, broad computer skills, some night and weekend work and some travel expectations.

Candidate should have excellent interpersonal relations skills, be proficient with basic computer software such as MS Office, capable of basic website maintenance, maintain membership database and desktop publishing. Good writing and information research skills are required. Willingness to master template-driven software programs and create regular electronic news releases is expected. Experience with, or willingness to learn QuickBooks and basic accounting procedures. Basic financial management and preparation of monthly financial reports is expected. Experience with marketing through social networking is desirable. Ability to plan and execute meetings and conferences is required. Interaction with Board of Directors and coordination of travel and presentations by Directors is required.

Address questions to: sking@siu.edu
Applicants should submit a letter of application, detailed resume and salary requirements to:
Horsemen’s Council of Illinois
c/o Sheryl King, PhD, President
66 Caretaker Rd
Makanda, IL 62958

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The Horsemen's Council of Illinois is a statewide association of horsemen working together to:

  • Protect the common interests of horse owners in Illinois
  • Pursue opportunities which benefit the entire equine community
  • Improve the health and well-being of Illinois horses
  • Actively expand educational opportunities and the economic viability of the Illinois horse industry
  • Promote equestrian safety, responsible ownership and youth programs

Horses have much to offer the people of Illinois. Horizons are wider and stakes higher when we are united and work toward a better tomorrow!


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The Horsemen's Council of Illinois is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation affiliated with the American Horse Council, the industry's national lobbying and trade association based in Washington, D.C.



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