MANAGER OF FARM OPERATIONS
|Operating Title||MANAGER OF FARM OPERATIONS|
|Long Classification Title||MANAGER OF FARM OPERATIONS|
|Location||UNH, Durham, NH|
|Department||UNH COLSA Dean's Office - Life Science & Agriculture [UBDEAN]|
|Summary of Position||
Under the general direction of the Dean for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA)/Director of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES), the Manager of Farm Operations is responsible for coordinating efforts of all the NHAES/COLSA research and teaching farms, the Farm Services unit and their service providers in order to provide high quality and efficient research and teaching resources for NHAES/COLSA, UNH and stakeholders across the state and region.
|Additional Job Information|
|Posting Number/Job Order #||PS0295FY17|
|Acceptable minimum level of education||Bachelor's|
|Acceptable minimum years of experience||5-7 years|
|Other minimum qualifications||
Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate field, with a minimum of 5 years farm management experience, and 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience.
|Additional Preferred Qualifications||
1. Ability and experience in operating farm machinery
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
|Quicklink for Posting||http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/25418|
|Percent Time Information (FTE)||1.00|
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.
A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.
|Open Until Filled||No|
|Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?||No|
|Interested Internal Candidates Exist?||No|
|If TERM position provide projected end date|
|DOT Safety Information||Hold a commercial driver's license (CDL), Control the movement of motor vehicles requiring a commercial driver's license for operation, Perform activities associated with motor vehicle maintenance/inspection services|
Duties / Responsibilities
Plan and lead the implementation of strategic and operational goals, activities and policies for the Fairchild Dairy, the Organic Dairy Research Farm, the Woodman and Kingman Farms, the Macfarlane Greenhouses, the Equine Facilities and the Farm Services unit (hereafter called ‘the six units’), as well as the COLSA Finish Carpenter, under the broad supervision of the Director, NH AES.
Work with the Director of NHAES and the respective Farm Managers to plan and troubleshoot activities, personnel and initiatives across the entire system of COLSA/NHAES research and teaching farms, dairies, and greenhouses.
Overall responsibility for budget development and management for the six units. Initiate vendor contracts and purchasing processes for the various units. Be knowledgeable of IACUC requirements and help provide support for compliance and accountability where appropriate.
Coordinate the activities of the six units to ensure timeliness and success of all operations. Hire, train and supervise the managers of these individual units, and for the COLSA Finish Carpenter: providing annual performance reviews, setting goals & objectives, and providing oversight and support as needed.
Be responsible for timely communication with the farm managers and college administration regarding all aspects of farm operations and planning. Attend appropriate budget, planning and operations meetings.
Work with researchers, educators and staff to facilitate research, teaching, extension and other outreach activities at the six units.
Plan for and implement equipment replacement, facilities maintenance and related financial planning for the six units.
Coordinate and supervise construction, repair and renovation projects for the six units and for other COLSA property and equipment. As needed communicate and work with the appropriate Facilities staff and project managers. Includes on-campus repair and renovation activities for the college via the COLSA Finish Carpenter.
Assist the various units when extra labor is needed
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate?
Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter
- (3) Professional References Contact Info