Position supervises all Livestock, Horse, General Entry, Fine Arts and Small Animal competition. Defines goals and lead strategies developed by the all competitive exhibit programs. Provides oversight for the Junior Livestock Sale and Competitive Exhibits committees. Oversees the process of contracting with judges, superintendents, suppliers, and vendors for all competition programs. Creates and works within a substantial operating budget in an efficient and cost-effective manner without compromising the integrity of the service provided. Responds to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints and new developments. Evaluates program performance outcomes to measure success and intended impact with the Colorado State Fair's Broadest Ends Statement as metric of success.
Position manages, coordinates and/or supervises all agriculture educational programs. Performs as a liaison of agriculture and fairs industries, both regionally and nationally. Develops and maintains strong working relationships with agriculture industry partners in order to ensure that the agriculture and youth education events are meeting their needs. Oversees volunteer programs in support of agriculture education and competitive exhibit activities. Evaluates program performance outcomes to measure success and intended impact. Defines goals and lead strategies developed by the program. Serves as a key member of the team, contributing to overall institutional growth and development.
Position attends and represents the Colorado State Fair 4-H statewide Horse and Livestock meetings. Manages Memorandum of Understanding with 4-H for all the competitions that they manage. Works with operations staff to prepare exhibit areas for 4-H and FFAs use and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities. Works with 4-H and FFA leaders to develop new competitions and review existing ones. Works with public information officer to highlight 4-H and FFA during the annual Fair.
Position creates and works within a substantial operating budget in an efficient and cost-effective manner without compromising the integrity of the service provided. Tracks programs revenues and expenses and provide updates to General Manager. Ensures that budget/accounting information is accurate and reconciled with the accounting department.
Position assists Sales & Rental Coordinator with Livestock and Horse facility rentals and coordination of Livestock and Horse events on the fairgrounds. Coordinates with event services, gate/security, box office, parking, credentials and other departments as needed to ensure event success. Communicates event information to other departments, Public Information Officer, and general public as needed to relay any potential parking or logistical issues that may affect them. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures. Coordinates with rental calendar manager and provides up to date information to staff and public. Determines rental prices based on approved rental rates or builds custom proposals with General Manager approval. Provides final event costs after each event to the accounting department so an accurate profit and loss statement can be completed and rental fees can be re-evaluated as necessary.
Position exercises formal supervision of two (2) FTE Administrator III positions by initiating the hiring process, selecting employees, assigning and reviewing work, developing performance plan, evaluating performance, establishing schedule, approving leave and initiating corrective and disciplinary actions and resolving formal grievances. Recruits, hires, contracts, trains, and counsels program employees. Develops and directs staff ensuring the delivery of services that support the business operations of the Program. Provides direction and training necessary to ensure that staff is knowledgeable and up-to-date in their respective job skills and duties. Prepares and reviews performance evaluations of staff to achieve maximum performance. This includes setting performance goals and expectations, and evaluating the performance of direct reports; coaching and mentoring to improve and enhance performance; specifying program objectives and measuring and evaluating program outcomes; and obtaining and managing resources as needed. Manages conflict and employee relations in a constructive manner; handling administrative employee/management issues; assessing staffing needs based on department goals and budget; oversees the allocation of human and financial resources; and identifies cost-effective approaches to improving the quality of services and operations within the office.
Performs other duties as assigned.