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National Barrel Horse Association seeks Operations Manager
Location: Augusta, Georgia or Fort Worth, Texas
Direct Report: NBHA Executive Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience; includes comprehensive benefits package
Summary of the Job:
The Operations Manager is responsible for developing and implementing programs that will generate membership growth for the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA).  These growth strategies will include grass roots efforts that are initiated at the district and state levels as well larger scale initiatives at national and international levels.  This position will collaborate with the NBHA leadership team, NBHA District Directors, NBHA State Directors and members to build and promote NBHA’s membership and event platforms.
State and District Responsibilities:
Establish working relationship with each NBHA State and District Director
Create consistent communication platforms and strategies to better serve the needs of the State and District Directors such as newsletters, emails, Town Hall meetings at NBHA events, virtual meetings, social media groups for directors and a director portal on the NBHA website
Help State and District Directors grow the events they produce through effective marketing strategies and promotions, sponsorship opportunities and through NBHA National Sponsor Award/Prize programs
Create incentive programs for State and District Directors to encourage membership growth and event expansion in their territories
Develop training programs to educate directors on NBHA rules and structure, state and local laws that impact event producers and safety issues
Work with NBHA Sponsorship Representative to develop award/prize programs for states and districts
Assist NBHA Marketing & Communications Manager to collect State and District news, event results and member related content for NBHA social media and Barrel Horse News
Update Director Handbooks and manage the distribution of handbooks and other supplies to directors

Membership Responsibilities:
Manage the membership application approval process and work with NBHA Staff to manage membership database and membership service programs
Provide monthly and annual reports on membership status
Manage membership retention and growth data to stay on top of any significant membership declines; work with NBHA staff and State Directors to assist districts where membership numbers are decbrning
Develop and manage a member prospect database
Develop and manage membership recruitment efforts including membership renewal letter and emails
Develop and manage process for member feedback on programs and services and recommend and develop new member programs and services
Develop and manage membership surveys
Work with NBHA Marketing & Communications Manager to develop membership growth initiatives and membership communication programs
Assist NBHA staff and directors with communication efforts with members and act as the face of NBHA at NBHA and other industry events

General Responsibilities:
Assist the Executive Director with budgeting as it relates to states, districts and membership
Attend NBHA Tour events and World Shows; assist with event set up, production and tear down as directed by NBHA Executive Director
Network with industry leaders and event producers to stay on top of industry trends and to seek out opportunities for expansion and ways to improve the NBHA
Manage affiliate/partnership programs for NBHA including the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association, National Pole Bending Association and World Champions Rodeo Alliance
Develop new affiliate/partnership programs to expand the reach of the NBHA nationally and internationally
Assist with the Augusta Cutting Futurity as directed by NBHA Executive Director


Bachelor’s degree required or a minimum of five years’ experience in related field
Ability to think creatively, organize tasks, work independently and meet deadlines
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Must have strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills in order to build effective relationships with staff, directors and members
Knowledge of barrel racing industry
Highly motivated individual with proven experience in management

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Morris Equine Group
Attn: Human Resources
2112 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
FAX: 817-737-9266
E-mail: Morris Equine Group is an equal opportunity employer



Aurora, Colorado Purpose of Role: The Role of EVP (Executive Vice President) reports to the AHA President, in accordance with the approved budgets, policies and directives of the Convention Delegates, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and President. The EVP of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) shall lead and inspire staff by ensuring the vision and values of the association are modeled and shared across the organization. The EVP is accountable for the implementation of a corporate initiative and achievement of goals in the strategic plans. Primary Responsibilities: Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Association. Ensure that AHA’s rules, policies and procedures are implemented, followed and upheld in a fair and consistent manner. Provide timely communications with the President, Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Recommend, manage, and execute projects/strategic initiative(s) delivery as assigned by the President, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors. Represent the AHA at all times including but not limited to our four national shows, annual convention, and various other equine related events. Lead talent management by attracting and retaining personnel to create a robust and collaborative organization. Communicate effectively to members, customers, partners and lead by example by being costumer and people focused. Development of business plans (short and long term), staff information, expectation management and operational initiatives that result in furthering the goals of the Arabian Horse Association.


Proven leadership and managerial excellence with ability to build high performing team. Proven leadership style that is action oriented, directive, collaborative and inclusive. Strong executive-level communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation). Experience in overseeing a budget of more than $10+ million and a staff of 50+. Ability to track and manage profit and loss. Experience dealing with confidential and legal matters including managing outside counsel. Proven experience developing innovative approaches, programs, and events. Must be comfortable and able to speak at public events to large audiences. Knowledge and experience in Marketing and sales of products and services. Requirements: Authorization to work in the United States. This role cannot be considered for remote employees. Candidate must live in Colorado and be able to commute to Aurora, CO. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with 10 or more years of related experience – MBA strongly preferred. Ability to travel 30% of the time within the U.S. and internationally. Experience in leading an equine business or membership association with a large and diverse board. Proven experience developing alliances and business partnerships. Must be able to sit, walk and stand for long periods of time. Please email all resumes and cover letters to

 Magazine Editor-Freelance Part Time 

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) is seeking a contract, freelance magazine editor. FOSH is a 20+ year national nonprofit organization that supports and promotes gaited horses in all equine pleasures and disciplines. FOSH offers a robust set of resources for the gaited horse enthusiast whose needs are often not addressed in mainstream media or clubs. FOSH is known for its work to end soring of Tennessee Walking Horses through publicity, media awareness and grassroots activism. FOSH publishes a bimonthly online magazine of 24-36 pages. Editor is responsible for complete production of The Sound Advocate using their own publishing software. Candidate should be a motivated self-starter and enthusiastic about growing recognition of gaited horses and the FOSH mission. Applicants should have:

· Excellent communication skills
· Ability to write copy and edit submitted materials
· Knowledge of social media platforms, such as FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram
· Knowledge of horses: welfare, disciplines, breeds, colors · Background in public relations, marketing journalism or a related field
· An entrepreneurial spirit Responsibilities include:
· Complete editing, layout and production of bimonthly magazine
· Follow up with writers and photographers regarding submissions
· Research to develop ideas for articles
· Developing social media messages
· Writing occasional press releases
· Development of opportunities for reprinting of Sound Advocate articles
· Interviewing FOSH members, winners of FOSH awards, sound horse advocates and gaited horse enthusiasts Please submit a cover letter, resume, sample work and fee requirements to