Rodale Institute hiring Animal Husbandry Coordinator

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Animal Husbandry Coordinator 

Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA is seeking an Animal Husbandry Coordinator.  Primary responsibilities include overseeing the care, feeding and breeding of livestock and working closely with members of the research and education teams on issues related to livestock management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Feed, water and care for all livestock on Institute property.
  • Respond to emergency situations involving livestock.
  • Data collection and working as a technician for the Research Team.
  • 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.
  • Daily data collection on research and production activities
  • 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.
  • Bachelors or Associate degree plus 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.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to elaine.macbeth@rodaleinstitute.org

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