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Employment Opportunities

View the available positions at AQHA and AQHF.

There are two positions available:

SQL Server Database Administrator | Marketing and Membership Coordinator  

SQL Server Database Administrator

AQHA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill an SQL Server Database Administrator position. The candidate will work out of our Amarillo, Texas, headquarters building.

Position Summary

The SQL Server Database Administrator is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of the database. The employee will be involved in the planning and development of the database as well as troubleshooting any issues. Duties also include creating and maintaining maintenance plans, performance tuning and advising programmers on improving database performance. The employee will proactively monitor 24/7 mission critical servers to ensure data integrity and reliability.

Job Requirements

  • Transact SQL (TSQL)
  • Command level experience with SQL Server 2012 and 2012 SP2
  • SQL Server HA (high availability)
  • SQL Server Replication
  • SQL Server Database Mirroring
  • Windows and SQL Server Clustering
  • MySQL
  • Extensive knowledge of SQL, including programming and ways to optimize SQL code
  • Strong query and database tuning skills
  • Experience with database backups and disaster recovery
  • Experience in a 24X7 production environment
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
  • Passion for learning and using new technologies
  • Understanding of hardware performance, memory, and I/O
  • Understanding of LINQ, Entity Framework, NHibernate, or other ORM tools is a plus
  • Scripting languages a plus
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Experience and Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience.  In-depth experience in the design, administration, programming, and support of RDBMSs.

Salary commensurate with experience

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org.

Marketing and Membership Coordinator  

Position Summary

Serve as an advocate for youth, general membership and recreational activities marketing. Act as a liaison to the program manager and various alliances and/or committees to build marketing programs and material that will reach youth with messaging about the American Quarter Horse and a healthy horse lifestyle; build sustainable membership marketing campaigns through various channels; and work with the program manager to brand and establish AQHA’s recreational riding activities as wholesome, family oriented activities.

Essential Functions

Responsible for developing and implementing all outreach and marketing activities, campaigns, and strategies to promote the American Quarter Horse to youth groups and audiences under the age of 18. This can be done through a combination of personal contacts, brochures, mailings, public presentations, special events, the Internet, social media and using Take Me Riding as a tool.

Build AQHA membership acquisition and retention programs and marketing campaigns.

Develop and implement outreach plans in conjunction with industry efforts such as Time to Ride.

Develop public relations and marketing campaigns for AQHA’s recreational riding activities and work with program manager to brand such activities as wholesome, leisure time endeavors.

Position the American Quarter Horse as the preferred breed in areas where youth are riding horses and outreach to organizations including but not limited to 4-H, National High School Rodeo, Pony Club of America and Little Britches Rodeo.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Education, Journalism or Public Relations
Two to five years of increasingly responsible relevant work experience; previous experience working with youth or building membership programs is desirable as is knowledge of the equine industry.

Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to jobs@aqha.org.