Livestock Manager

Delaware Nature Society

Hockessin , Delaware

The Livestock Manager plays an important role in our work bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to the operation of a multi-species, planned rotational grass-based enterprise that exemplifies the synergetic relationship between soil, plant, animal, and consumer. The Livestock Manager is part of a team charged with implementing a visionary 10-year Master Plan.  This full-time year-round core position requires residence on Coverdale Farm Preserve.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Commitment to and passion for the mission of Delaware Nature Society and Coverdale Farm Preserve
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or equivalent
  • 5 years of relevant experience in diversified grass-based livestock management /animal husbandry at production scale
  • Experience with the process and maintenance of organic certification
  • Clear understanding of veterinary care, birth through slaughter responsibilities, and willingness to engage in all stages and situations of animal life cycles
  • Excellent working knowledge of core issues related to regenerative agriculture
  • Excellent working knowledge of grassland and pasture ecosystems management and of supplementary feeding
  • Knowledge of farm equipment operation, maintenance, and repair
  • 3 years supervisory & staff management experience
  • Professional maturity and positive interpersonal skills with a friendly attitude
  • Organized, willing to take initiative, think and act proactively to solve problems and assess priorities, and manage a variety of tasks calmly and effectively
  • Excellent public relations and communication skills with ease and enthusiasm for talking to individuals of all ages
  • Ability to work outside for extended periods of time in various weather conditions
  • Ability to work as a professional team member in an active, changing environment

HOW TO APPLY

To apply: Visit our website and apply online at

https://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/jobs/coverdale-farm-preserve-livestock-manager/

Or send cover letter, resume and completed Delaware Nature Society application to:

PO Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
United States

302-239-2334