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PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, we are not accepting any new applications for the jobs posted below.

 

Program Coordinator or Program Manager

Duties:

  • 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
  • Develop training materials, fact sheets, publications, blogs, and other informational resources for heritage breed stewards and advocates
  • Present substantive material at training workshops and conferences
  • Assist with the development of grant reports and project evaluations.

Qualifications:

  • Four year degree in animal science, agricultural or veterinary science, sustainable agriculture, agribusiness, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years’ experience in conservation, livestock or poultry husbandry, veterinary medicine, agricultural resource management, or similar
  • To be considered for the manager position, candidate must have three or more years project management experience
  • Excellent communication and networking skills are essential, mediation training a plus
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • 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.  An ideal candidate will have experience with training, standards development, database administration, or as a board member in a local organization.  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. 

Application deadline is Mar 1, 2020. 


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Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 9am – 5 pm (occasional night and weekend events)
Job Location: Pittsboro, NC

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


 

Breed Association Manager

Duties:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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.