mardi 16 décembre 2014

Manager, Animal Welfare

The National Pork Board in Clive, IA, seeks a dynamic person to become a manager within our animal science function.  This person will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of animal welfare and welfare-related programs. The essential job functions for this position include:  oversight of animal care content for National Pork Board’s various certification programs.  The manager will work cross departmentally with NPB staff in the areas of communication, producer services, and social responsibility to provide technical advice with respect to animal welfare and welfare-related issues. This person will also assist with coordination of special projects within the animal welfare program.

The ability to communicate orally and in written form with producers, veterinarians, and other diverse professionals; capability to translate animal welfare research and situations for producers and other audiences. Familiarity with the food chain from farmer to packer/processor to retail food company.  A minimum of one year experience in a pork production setting or equivalent experience incorporated in an advanced degree program. Applicants should have a proven track record of strong project management skills.

BS or MS degree in animal science, animal physiology or a closely related field with emphasis on animal welfare. A DVM with experience in animal welfare is also acceptable.

This position may require up to 35% domestic travel by both air and auto and requires a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management.   Applicants should be able to support the mission of the organization with enthusiasm to serve U.S. pork producers.

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirements by December 31, 2014 to:

No phone calls please.

The National Pork Board, an equal opportunity employer, offers an exceptional benefits package and work environment.  Visit us online at  and