Assistant Livestock Manager

The East Foundation team invites you to apply for its Assistant Livestock Manager position. 

Position Summary
The Assistant Livestock Manager will be responsible for project support and leadership for high profile, multifaceted projects, including the coordination among research and management units, and implementation of rigorous data standards and long-term databases.  The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the research, education, and outreach mission of the Foundation by demonstrating excellence in project support and cattle database management.  The ALM will work closely with other East Foundation and East Ranches LLC staff to advance the Foundation’s research, education, and outreach mission while supporting a cost-effective and sustainable ranching enterprise.
San Antonio Viejo Ranch (35 miles south of Hebbronville) base
Travel throughout South Texas

The Organization
The mission of the East Foundation is “to support wildlife conservation and the other public benefits of ranching and private land stewardship.  Our mission is achieved through research, education, and outreach.”

The Foundation owns more than 215,000 acres of native South Texas rangeland.  Properties include the historic San Antonio Viejo Ranch near Hebbronville, and five additional properties spaced eastward to the Gulf Coast near Port Mansfield.  These ranches, which are managed under the East Ranches LLC, have remained rarely hunted and represent a substantial resource for research and education.  The Foundation is the sole owner of a cattle company with 4,000+ head; and sizeable endowment investments to support the perpetual development of the Foundation’s program.

The opportunity:  The Foundation’s Assistant Livestock Manager (ALM) will play a key role in providing expertise related to cattle research projects and management.  The ALM will deliver project management support, leadership and excellence, and ensure data quality.  This position will be field-oriented, with regular engagement with East Ranches LLC staff and research partners.  The Foundation’s combined financial and land resources create an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the integration of modern ranch and livestock management with rangeland and wildlife ecology.  The East Foundation is building its capacity so as to become a world-class research organization in its field.  Specifically, this position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an extremely capable individual to advance a long-term cattle grazing research and demonstration project and to provide data management support to the East Ranches LLC.

For additional information see:  http://www.eastfoundation.net/.

Relationships
The ALM will be under the East Foundations Director of Ranch Operations and report through the Ranch Manager, who establishes priorities and administrative guidelines, and allocates resources for specific duties undertaken by the ALM.  This position is exempt.  The ALM will function with some technical latitude in 1) developing approaches such that the objectives of projects are satisfied on time, 2) conducting assignments based on the short- and long-term needs and priorities of the East Foundation and East Ranches LLC, and 3) managing allocated fiscal and human resources to accomplish objectives.  The ALM will be expected to exercise individual initiative and sound judgment in determining courses of action, work, priorities, and operational needs.

 The ALM will have major involvement with several aspects of a wide variety of cattle management and research projects.  Responsibilities will include collaborating with East Foundation staff, contractors, and partners (including university scientists, governmental organizations, and private landowners), working closely with other personnel (e.g., subordinates, temporaries, and students), and coordinating data acquisition activities of East Foundation personnel and contractors on specified projects.

 Ideal Experience

  • Education: An undergraduate degree or degrees in an appropriate field of study (Agriculture, Animal Science, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resources, Range Science, or a closely related field).
  • Work experience: A ranching background with experience in beef cattle production.  An understanding of key issues related to cattle, wildlife, and native rangelands, and substantial knowledge of ranching in South Texas or land with similar climate and challenges.
  • Skill in database utilization, including the use of quality assurance, database management, and data conversion procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to collaborate across projects plans and units, functioning as a highly productive team member throughout successful project completion.

 Ideal Personal Profile

  • An individual who is highly organized, detail-oriented, self-directed, and resourceful, with the ability to take initiative and follow through on projects, producing reliable work products.
  • A strong interest in South Texas ranching and the interplay of cattle, wildlife, and native rangelands, and in providing information to multiple stakeholders along a range of technical understanding.
  • A leader with a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to build the Foundation’s reputation and accomplishments.

 To Apply

Please send the following documents to cpavlicek@eastfoundation.net:

  • Statement of interest
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

 

Contact Person: Cindy Pavlicek, HR Manager, cpavlicek@eastfoundation.net.