Ontario Holsteins is looking for a General Manager – Cowsmo

Ontario Holsteins is looking for a General Manager

Ontario Holsteins supports a membership that is passionate about the Holstein breed, grouped into 40 clubs throughout all farming regions in Ontario.  Our mission is to assist and grow the membership of the Ontario Holstein Branch through youth activities, education and breed promotion, and to act as an advocate for the dairy industry.  We do this through the support of a well-qualified team, ongoing member development, marketing and promotional activities, and advisory services.  We offer a team-oriented workplace, positive Board relationships and the chance for you to play a key role in the future of our industry.

YOU are passionate about the dairy industry and inspired by the people who work in it.  You build industry relationships and partnerships with ease.  You combine strategic thinking and creativity with a solid tactical approach.  You are a positive leader who rolls up their sleeves and leads by example.  You can balance new visions, technology and social media with long-held traditions and solid business practices.

In this role, YOU WILL: 

  • Report directly to the Board of Directors, offering options and support, and leading the implementations of Board decisions
  • Lead the team, setting and achieving goals based on the needs of members
  • Be the face of Ontario Holsteins in the industry, giving presentations and meeting with members and clubs
  • Create and maintain successful programs targeted at all members, with a focus on programs for younger members of the dairy industry
  • Maintain open communication and solid work relationships with industry partners
  • Provide comprehensive field service to members in West-Central Ontario


  • Knowledge of and passion for the dairy industry & the Holstein breed
  • A Diploma in Agriculture, or related training & experience within the industry
  • 5-10 years progressive experience, including managing teams and budgets • Creativity, new approaches, respect for tradition
  • Skills in networking, relationship building, public speaking and social media
  • Time management, priority management and organization skills
  • The ability to travel throughout Ontario, and at times outside Ontario


Deadline to apply: March 6, 2017
Apply to: [email protected]

We thank you for your interest in Ontario Holsteins.  Due to the volume of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted.  Please advise us if you require any accommodations during the recruitment process.






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