The Livestock Program Manager shapes the direction, growth trajectory, policies, and goals for the Trustees’ livestock operations, within the context of the vision for the organization’s agriculture program and overall mission. The Program Manager is a leading member of a vibrant agriculture team that is working together to shape an impactful set of operations and strategies for agriculture at The Trustees. In addition to periodic contributions to day-to-day operations, the position brings cohesion and overarching support to existing livestock operations through oversight of budgets, coordination of operations across multiple properties, development of livestock plans and policies, and a focus on enterprise creativity and product sales.
The Livestock Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing 4 primary operations including the respective satellite hay and pasture ground. Each of the farms ranges in size and function and all overlap with different mission-driven program areas, including ecology, education, and vegetable production. Experience with breeding programs, direct to consumer marketing, rotational grazing, and regenerative agriculture practices, and innovative approaches to infrastructure, finance, and resource challenges is crucial. In this role, the Livestock Manager will frequently encounter engagement and public-facing opportunities requiring a positive and welcoming attitude.
Reporting to the Agriculture Program Director, the position works closely with farm team colleagues, technical specialists in ecology, enterprise, marketing, and engagement, as well as Directors of Trustees’ farm properties.