American Humane seeks a Field Operations Manager to manage the growing national farm animal welfare audit and compliance services. The position will work in association with farmers/ranchers, agricultural industry trade organizations, farm animal equipment manufacturers, veterinarians and academics, media, and consumers to fulfill the mission of American Humane’s Farm Program. This position is based at American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, DC and reports directly the National Director of Farm Animal Operations.
For more than 100 years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.
The Field Operations Manager is responsible for management and oversight of American Humane Certified (AHC) under American Humane’s Farm Program. This includes coordination and scheduling of physical audits, field data collection, following up on corrective action measures, ensuring that billing and certifications are up-to-date, and cultivation, development and retention of producers.
The Field Operations Manager provides field support for AHC to producers and others in the food-chain industry and work with the Farm team on the AHC farm animal welfare standards and their implementation in the field. This position also coordinates Farm Program attendance at industry meetings and manages the certification of farm equipment/technology that demonstrably improves the welfare of animals under the Seal of Approval program. As part of the Farm Program the Manager seeks to educate farmers/ranchers as well as retailers on the value of third party certification of good animal welfare practices and to educate consumers and children on the taste, nutritional and quality benefits of humanely raised food.
Responsibilities and Duties
Essential experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:
Diversity of experience in some or all of the following fields: agricultural animal health and welfare, agriculture industry (including allied groups), food supply chain, marketing and sales, government (state or national), agricultural engineering, principles and practices associated with animal welfare including animal husbandry, humane education and employee training.
Physical demands and work environment:
Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humane’s core values:
Respect for all
Loyalty to mission
Honesty, integrity, trust
American Humane is an Equal Opportunity Employer