Career Opportunity-Executive Director

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Position Announcement: Food Armor Foundation Executive Director 

Degree and area of specialization:
DVM or equivalent from an AVMA accredited veterinary school or college

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum one year post-DVM qualification with experience in food animal practice and outreach activity. Experience and success in grant writing would be advantageous.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Food Armor Foundation Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the Food Armor program – an industry leading education and certification program focused on enhancing antimicrobial stewardship, and for implementing approaches that will continue to keep Food Armor relevant into the future.

The Executive Director oversees continuing education (CE) opportunities, stakeholder relationships, ongoing USDA grant obligations and marketing communications. Additionally, the Executive Director works with contracted parties to ensure the CE provided is relevant and meets appropriate standards for approval. The Executive Director serves as the primary spokesperson for Food Armor with the veterinary medical profession, allied groups, and industry stakeholders.

The Executive Director protects the organization’s financial assets while ensuring compliance with grant requirements, Board directives, and all federal and state requirements.

Principal duties:
The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for, and knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship across all food animal species. They must be able to multi-task and exhibit a strong ability to work independently. They will be responsible for managing the finances of the Food Armor program and soliciting funding through grant support, sponsorship and online user registrations. Good communication skills will be essential in the delivery of lectures and workshops and the preparation of online materials for students, veterinary practitioners and other industry participants.

Food Armor has national recognition and the ability to expand across species for a candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit and the excitement to take Food Armor to the next level. We are looking for a candidate who can establish and communicate the big picture while delivering on the details as the only employee of this exciting startup nonprofit organization. A confident professional personality is essential to the role as the position will interact with professional and industry groups, regulatory officials, and government leaders to build relationships and expand the impact of Food Armor.

This position requires some travel and evening and weekend commitments. This remote position offers potential for program and staff growth.

Additional Information:
Food Armor Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities, disabilities, and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply.

Additional Application Procedures:
To apply for this position, upload your cover letter, current CV, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Gatz Riddell (