Program Coordinator

About The Livestock Conservancy:
The Livestock Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization protecting endangered farm animal breeds from extinction. Founded in 1977, the Conservancy is the pioneer organization in the U.S. working to conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock. It serves as an information clearing house for endangered livestock and poultry, trains and encourages breeders, and promotes rare breeds.  Through the work of The Livestock Conservancy, no breeds in the U.S. have been lost since 1977.  For more information please visit

• Plan and implement specific conservation activities based on identified priorities
• Develop and maintain relationships with breeders and external collaborators
• Work closely with program staff to provide farmers and breeders with technical support and resources to select breeds, develop good breeding skills, and improve production
• Present substantive material at workshops and conferences, develop fact sheets, publications, blogs, and other informational resources for heritage breed stewards and advocates
• Assist with the development of grant proposals, reports and project evaluations.

• Four year degree and 3+ years’ experience in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Preferred fields include Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Agriculture or Extension Education, Agribusiness, Food Science, or related fields.
• Two or more years program management skills
• Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Data management skills with ability to produce reports.
• Strong organizational and library research skills, and attention to detail.
• Ability to manage time, coordinate diverse activities, meet multiple deadlines, and work both independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Skills and Training:
The successful candidate will have experience working in livestock agriculture and will have a demonstrated ability to coordinate work with external collaborators.  Experience with swine breeding and husbandry is preferred.  The individual selected for this position should be familiar with a wide array of livestock and poultry production systems.  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. 

Working Conditions

  • 20 hours per week. $20/hr
  • Occasional weekend or evening work required
  • Location: Headquarters office in Pittsboro, NC

Please note that this is a one-year, part time position with a good possibility of extension to full time with successful grant applications

Application deadline is Friday, July 22nd, 2016. 

Send cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.
The Livestock Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer