Ranch and Livestock Management

Location: East Foundation is looking to fill an open position based out of the historic 150,000-acre San Antonio Viejo Ranch, 45 minutes south of Hebbronville, Texas.

Description: The primary purpose of the position is to maintain and manage natural resources, infrastructure, and livestock within a designated area of the ranch while providing support for most cattle workings. Responsibilities will occasionally extend across all 217,000 acres of East Foundation properties throughout south Texas.

East Foundation is a results-oriented organization with ample opportunities for advancement and promotion. Specific duties and responsibilities of this position will be adjusted to fit the skills and experience of the best applicant. However, the ideal candidate should be highly motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and be willing to go the extra mile to complete tasks, as assigned duties may require long hours and weekends. This position offers the opportunity to work independently with the latitude to make day-to-day decisions to solve problems. The desired applicant should be trustworthy and a person of high integrity due to the amount of independent work required.

This position is full-time, salaried with benefits that include insurance (health, dental, and vision), retirement, and a generous vacation and sick leave policy.

Experience and Skills: 

  • Three to five years of cattle production experience is required. Education may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with handling cattle, horses, and roping is desired. The applicant should have grazing management experience and be comfortable assessing pasture conditions and maintaining cow body condition.
  • The ability to identify, troubleshoot, and repair water system and infrastructure issues is a requirement for the position.
  • Experience operating tractors and equipment is beneficial for the upkeep of ranch infrastructure within the designated area of responsibility.
  • Excellent communication skills are needed to provide regular updates, express needs, and work across the various units of the Foundation.

Education: A minimum of a high school education is required to be considered. Individuals with B.S. or M.S. degrees in animal science, agricultural economics, rangeland management or related fields are encouraged, as the job duties, responsibilities, and compensation is commensurate with experience.

Contact: For more information on this position or to apply with a resume contact Cindy Pavlicek, Manager of Human Resources and Administrative Services.
(210) 455-3640