mardi 15 novembre 2016

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Specialis

Global Animal Partnership (GAP) is a non -profit charitable organization founded in 2008. GAP brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers and animal advocates – a diverse group with the common goal of improving the welfare of animals in agriculture. The 5 -Step ® Animal Welfare Program recognizes producers for their welfare practices, facilitates continuous improvement , and better informs consumers about the production systems they choose to support. As of January 1, 2016, 2900 farms and ranches are certified to GAPs standards that range from Step 1 to Step 5+, impacting over 290 million animals annually. Position: Animal Welfare Specialist Type: Full time position Start Date: January 2017 Location: Preference is for position to be located in Austin, but consideration will be given to an alternative location. About the Position: Reporting to the Manager of Farm Animal Welfare , the core responsibilities of this position will include: - Review ing certification documentation and related materials - Managing tracking metrics - Tracking certification benchmarking - Handling day -to-day certification questions and issues - Enhancing certification process and related materials - Reviewing and monitoring the Certifier Accreditation Program - Contributing to/edit reports, manuals, standards revis ions and other specialized publications - Perform other duties as required - Ability to travel up to 25% Qualifications: - Master’s degree in animal production / animal science / welfare science - Experience with alternative livestock production systems and/or farm animal agriculture and/or farm animal welfare - Proven t echnical expertise with alternative livestock production systems, farm animal agriculture and farm animal welfare - Strong written and verbal co mmunication skills - Ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders - Ability to self -manage - Detail oriented with e xcellent analytical and organizational skills - Experience with database development and management is desirabl e - Strong computer skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint - Great personality – team player whose is able to have fun and create a positive work environment! - Must be US citizen or permanent resident For more information or to apply: Please send resume to: jobs Only short- listed candidates will be contacted. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applicat ions should be received by December 15, 2016