Executive Vice President-Bryan, Texas

American Brahman Breeders Association
Bryan, Texas
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American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) is seeking qualified candidates for Executive Vice President. This position is responsible for providing the overall leadership for the association’s staff and members. The position will closely interact with all members of the ABBA Board of Directors, committees, vendors and service providers. The selected candidate would lead one of the global beef industry’s longest running purebred beef associations, represent progressive and committed Brahman breeders on a global level, manage a professional team, represent the association at worldwide beef events and guide the organization as demand for Brahman cattle genetics continue to rise. Despite being a small U.S. beef breed association, ABBA maintains a large presence on a global scale. Some highlights of ABBA include: Positive net membership growth from 2011 to present. Increased trend in registration and transfer numbers of Brahman cattle Approaching our 100th Anniversary in 2024 Very strong youth program with one of the largest youth breed associations The ideal candidate is passionate about the beef industry and has industry leadership and management experience. For more information, including a job description with a list of qualifications and the application process, please visit www.brahman.org or contact ABBA President Barry Smith at barrysmithcattle@me.com or 713-240-2086. Applications are due September 15, 2022 and must include a cover letter and professional resume. All applications will be kept strictly confidential.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred, preferably in animal science, business, finance, agriculture or agri-business. An advanced degree is preferred, but not required. Livestock or purebred beef industry background is highly desirable. Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priority projects quickly and efficiently under deadlines of a busy office. Strong computer skills including understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, email, and web browsing. Experience with Quickbooks Online a plus. Have an understanding of beef cattle genetics and DNA. Experience and understanding of association management and a board of directors is strongly preferred. Experience working with youth programs is preferred. Ability to make travel arrangements for yourself and others. Ability to take direction from a Board then visualize, plan, and execute initiatives from start to finish. Strategic planning, financial management, personnel/office management and program leadership experience is essential. Ability to conceptualize and articulate new ideas and opportunities for the association. Skilled communicator with strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to converse knowledgeably and professionally with representatives from diverse backgrounds, within the purebred beef industry, agricultural community and other areas. Leadership, integrity and management skills with the ability to work effectively with ABBA staff, producer leadership, vendors, service providers and stakeholders. Travel Requirements: Travel will be required approximately 30% of the time, including weekends, to local, regional, national and international events. A valid passport is required. ABBA provides an official vehicle for use to and from events. Location: The ABBA office is located in Bryan, Texas. Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience. A competitive benefit package is included.
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