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Director of Producer Learning and Development

The National Pork Board seeks a dynamic person to become director of producer learning and development.  This professional will be responsible for the area of producer education and safety.  Responsibilities and essential job functions include: Leading identification needs, define deliverables, and assuring results oriented implementation and evaluations of these resources to the US Pork industry.  

This position will lead efforts to: ensure appropriate processes are followed in defining solutions to improve human performance in pork production; assist US Pork Producers in attracting, developing and retaining the highest quality workforce; assist US Pork Producers in providing a work environment that promotes the health and safety of employees; and enhance producers’ opportunities for professional development.   Additionally, the director will work to identify needs in diverse production environments of all sizes.  This will include forming collaborative relationships with industry allies to establish and/or model best practices.

Applicants should have at least five years professional experience in the pork industry and/or equivalent education and experience.

A Master’s of Science degree or equivalent in a related discipline such as agriculture, or agricultural education preferred.  Agriculture and/or trade association experience is strongly preferred.

This position requires occasional domestic travel by both air and auto. Must have 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 expectations by September 17, 2014 to:

HR@pork.org

No phone calls please.

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

Director of Producer and Public Health

Director of Producer and Public Health

The National Pork Board, located in Clive, IA, is seeking a dynamic person to act as our Director of Producer and Public Health.  This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of research and programming related to zoonotic disease, antimicrobial use/resistance, occupational health and safety and other pork producer and public health issues related to pork production.  This includes the development and delivery of educational material for producers and acting as liaison with veterinarians and technical experts with respect to regulatory oversight of these issues.  Additionally, this person will work closely with the Director of Pork Safety to address pork related food-borne disease issues.   As an expert in our Science and Technology department, this person will participate in long range planning with regard to producer and public health research, and producer and public education and programs.

Requirements for this position include the ability to communicate professionally both orally and in written form with producers, veterinarians, government officials, media (TV, radio and print) as well as the ability to translate veterinary medical terms and situations for producers and other non-technical audiences.  A DVM is required with a Master’s in Public Health or other advanced degree in a related field strongly preferred.  A minimum of two years or the equivalent in the practice of swine veterinary medicine or public health practice and/or additional education in a related field is also preferred.

This position requires approximately 30% travel nationally and internationally and a valid driver’s license and driving record is required.

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 send their cover letter, CV and salary requirements by October 1, 2014 to:

HR@pork.org

No phone calls please.

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