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Farm Manager I – University of New Hampshire

Farm Manager I

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Summary of Position
Manage, maintain and operate UNH Equine Facilities in support of UNH Equine Program (teaching, research, competitions, special events, etc.). The Manager will collaborate with the Manager of Farm Operations on budget development, purchasing, and facility upkeep and planning. The Manager is responsible for the herd health of UNH-owned and boarded horses. The Manager supervises the Assistant Manager and Lead Farm Worker, and hourly staff.

Duty/Responsibility
• Administrative–Create and maintain equine farm budget. Supervise Assistant Manager and Lead Farm Worker, and provide support regarding crew schedules, daily activities, and special events. Keep current contracts and lease agreements for stalls, apartments and horse leases.
• Herd Maintenance–Oversee care of UNH school horses and advise on care of boarder horses by maintaining an intimate knowledge of horses’ conditions. Coordinate equine health and care activities, including veterinary care, shoeing, dental care, de-worming, vaccinations, weight management and other routine and urgent care as needed. Maintain records on UNH school horses.
• Program Support–Provide support for instructional staff and classes as needed and/or requested. Communicate effectively and regularly with boarders, instructors, barn staff and business services. Work as part of equine committee team to facilitate management of the equine program.
• Facilities Use and Maintenance–Coordinate facilities use and rentals. Work with the Assistant Manager, Farm Services, UNH Facilities, and external contractors to ensure repairs and timely management of structures, machinery, fields, and arenas and ordering of supplies. Provide support for competitions and events.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Acceptable Minimum Level of Education-Bachelor’s

Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience-3-5 years

Other Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor of science degree in animal sciences or related field. 3 or more years of farm management experience and 2 or more years supervisory experience. Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work with students, faculty, staff and the public.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in managing a large stable facility, with 25 or more horses. Experience in an educational institution or teaching facility with teaching and training experience. Ability to operate farm machinery, including a valid driver’s license to drive trucks and tractors.

Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

To view description and apply, visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/40008

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, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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