Breed Association Manager


  • Plan and implement new registry service for on-line pedigree registration of livestock and poultry.  Manage all aspects of transitioning existing registries into new service.
  • Responsible for relationship management with breed associations, registries, and individual breeders
  • Administer databases, support and information services, reporting and data entry 
  • Develop and provide training for pedigree registration
  • Manage, develop and maintain a system to support breed census work and the tracking of important breed populations


  • Four year degree and 2+ years’ experience in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in any computer- or data-intensive field
  • Advanced skills using MS Excel.  Solid skills in database management, with ability to produce reports
  • Experience in customer-facing roles and demonstrated ability to coordinate work with external collaborators. Mediation training a plus.
  • Proven organizational and administrative skills, and attention to detail
  • Agriculture, animal husbandry, farming, or related experience highly desirable

Preferred Skills and Training:
The successful candidate will have experience managing and manipulating data with a strong culture of teamwork or customer service.  Experience with animal husbandry or farming is a distinct plus.  An ideal candidate will have experience with training, standards development, team leadership, or as a registrar or secretary of a breed association.  In addition, the candidate needs to be well organized, and be comfortable communicating information to individuals and groups, orally and in writing, in a highly diplomatic fashion.

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Approximate timeline for hiring: phone interviews early March 2020. In-person interviews in March/April. Hiring date: April.