Greenville/Delaware job

Phone Number: 302-239-2334

Job Description
The Livestock Manager plays an important role in our work bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to the operation of a multi-species, planned rotational grass-based enterprise that exemplifies the synergetic relationship between soil, plant, animal, and consumer. The Livestock Manager is part of a team charged with implementing a visionary 10-year Master Plan. This full-time year-round core position requires residence on Coverdale Farm Preserve.
Minimum Qualifications
• Commitment to and passion for the mission of Delaware Nature Society and Coverdale Farm Preserve
• Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or equivalent
• 5 years of relevant experience in diversified grass-based livestock management /animal husbandry at production scale
• Experience with the process and maintenance of organic certification
• Clear understanding of veterinary care, birth through slaughter responsibilities, and willingness to engage in all stages and situations of animal life cycles
• Excellent working knowledge of core issues related to regenerative agriculture
• Excellent working knowledge of grassland and pasture ecosystems management and of supplementary feeding
• Knowledge of farm equipment operation, maintenance, and repair
• 3 years supervisory & staff management experience
• Professional maturity and positive interpersonal skills with a friendly attitude
• Organized, willing to take initiative, think and act proactively to solve problems and assess priorities, and manage a variety of tasks calmly and effectively
• Excellent public relations and communication skills with ease and enthusiasm for talking to individuals of all ages
• Ability to work outside for extended periods of time in various weather conditions
• Ability to work as a professional team member in an active, changing environment

To apply: Visit our website and apply online at

Coverdale Farm Preserve Livestock Manager

Or send cover letter, resume and completed Delaware Nature Society application to:
PO Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
United States