The Retired Racehorse Project has an immediate opening for a Program Assistant, which is a full-time position that reports to the Program Manager. The RRP offers health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and unlimited paid time off. The Program Assistant must be able to report to the RRP’s Edgewater, Maryland. Remote candidates are not being considered for this position.
The primary duties of the Program Assistant are:
- Support the Program Manager in competition-related aspects for the Thoroughbred Makeover, which includes customer service for Makeover trainers, records management for entries, scheduling of ride times, stall assignments, and processing trainer applications.
- Fulfill online store orders and manage inventory
- Packing and shipping as needed (silent auctions, promotional materials, event equipment, mailings)
- Assist in moderating RRP social media pages and processing customer service tickets
- Data entry/maintenance projects
- Other tasks as assigned by senior staff
- Willingness to cultivate a strong computer knowledge base. This position heavily utilizes a web-based CRM and task management platform, Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel), Adobe Acrobat, and other web-based applications.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
- Exposure to either sport horse or Thoroughbred racing industries whether as a professional or amateur.
- Occasional event attendance requires long days with prolonged periods of standing and walking as well as lifting and carrying objects up to 50 pounds.
- Available to travel (<10%) for events as needed with adequate notice. Must be available to attend the Thoroughbred Makeover, held annually in Kentucky in October.
- Must have driver’s license and own transportation.
This is an entry level position which is best suited for a driven individual who is looking to develop transferable professional skills. High school diploma or equivalent is required. The salary range for this position is $32,000 to $45,000 annually, dependent on experience.
The application can be found at this link.
About the Retired Racehorse Project: The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization working to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds in the equestrian world. In addition to producing the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, the world’s largest and most lucrative retraining competition for recently-retired racehorses, the organization also publishes Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, produces the Master Class retraining clinic series, and presents programming at major horse expos and events around the country. The RRP maintains an educational library of content to empower more equestrians to ride a Thoroughbred.