Program manager
job description


Job Type: Full Time

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Reports to: U.S. CattleTrace Executive Director

Salary: $45,000 - $65,000


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Organizational Vision

  • Advocate for the further development and implementation of an animal disease traceability system that is recognized as nationally significant to all domestic and foreign markets



  • Support fundraising and financial operations, administrative duties and reporting needs

  • Coordinate producer and stakeholder meetings/events/tradeshows across the country, including the annual U.S. CattleTrace Symposium and the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow

  • Manage program logistics and support – e.g. data entry, tag shipping



  • Oversee internal and external communications, including social media accounts, the U.S. CattleTrace website and the monthly newsletter

  • Manage media relations

  • Implement marketing and branding strategy

  • Respond to inquiries from media, producers and other organizations, and following up as necessary


Database Administration

  • Support the Executive Director in database management  

  • Test the database and provide guidance for improvements to the database management company


Industry and Stakeholder Relations

  • Develop and implement the U.S. CattleTrace Ambassador Program

  • Advance initiatives that reflect commitments detailed in the U.S. CattleTrace Vision for the Future



  • Bachelor’s degree; related field is strongly preferred

  • Demonstrate outstanding communications skills, including verbally, visually and in writing, across different types of media

  • Ability to articulate a passion for an enhanced disease traceability program to multiple industry stakeholder groups

  • Willingness to travel

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required

  • Proficiency in InDesign or other design software preferred


How to Apply

To be considered, a resume, cover letter and list of references should be sent to U.S. CattleTrace at by the priority deadline of April 1 or until the position is filled.


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414 Lincoln Ave

Wamego, KS 66547


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