Animal husbandry coordinator needed!


Rodale Institute is accepting applications for an Animal Husbandry Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the care, feeding and breeding of livestock.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Feed, water and care for all livestock on Institute property.
•    Respond to emergency situations involving livestock.
•    Clean and maintain all barns, pens and other facilities housing livestock.
•    Prepare livestock for breeding purposes.
•    Operate farm equipment as needed.
•    Assist in creating models for other small farm operations.
•    Conduct animal/farm field days.
•    Monitor and control resources by assisting in developing budgets.
•    Assist SST staff in carrying out their responsibilities.
•    Assist in promoting sales of farm animal products through product development and customer relationships.
•    Ability to participate in research projects; testing, gathering and compiling data.
•    Operate farm and landscaping equipment as needed.
•    Assist in preparing and giving oral presentations to scientific communities, governmental decision-makers, private environmental groups, and farmers.
•    Able to work independently and assist in making strategic decisions with the Strategic Solutions Team.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Caring and compassionate with animals.
•    2 or more years’ experience in animal husbandry of farm animals (cows, goats, pigs, and/or horses) – including administering veterinary treatments, including injections, if needed.
•    Capable of lifting feed bags, hay bales and other materials in excess of 50 pounds.
•    Experience in operating farm equipment.
•    Ability to work in all types of weather.
•    Be active member of our team, yet work independently as needed.
•    Possess good communications skills – both written and verbal.
•    Flexible in work hours as farm work can be unpredictable.

Travel:
Pick up supplies and parts for livestock and equipment as requested.

Other Institutional Expectations:
To be trustful and respectful to all staff and visitors.

TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Linda Carlson at linda.carlson@rodaleinstitute.org.

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