Career Opportunity

There are three career opportunities currently available and posted below:

Business Manager: Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+)

Executive Director: Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef;

Cost of Production Coordinator: Canfax Research Services

Business Manager: Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+)

World-leading supply chain-driven initiatives have led to increased demand for sustainable Canadian beef produced following verifiable, science-based protocols. Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) has become one of the go-to programs to help fill this need. The success of the VBP+ program is instrumental as Canadian beef producers continue to strive to meet growing market expectations for verifiably sustainable and socially responsible beef production.

The VBP+ Business Manager is directly responsible for leading the coordination of the VBP+ program while collaborating with numerous stakeholders. This position is overseen by the Executive Director of the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) and will work closely with staff throughout VBP+, BCRC, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB), and other partner organizations.  

Location: Calgary, Alberta  

Status: Full-time one-year contract position, with opportunity to convert to permanent employment.  

Responsibilities: The primary duties and responsibilities of the VBP+ Business Manager include:

·         oversight of VBP+ administration, staff and contractors, and financial operations to achieve outcomes established by the VBP+ Management Committee and BCRC management;

·         strategic planning, direction and priority setting;

·         collaboration with the CRSB and other industry stakeholders to ensure alignment of VBP+ with industry accepted production practices, while meeting stakeholder and end-user requirements;

·         implementation of business and management structures that enhance coordination and accountabilities between national and provincial levels to ensure consistent delivery of VBP+;

·         standardize and centralize data management, administrative processes and technical systems, and communication resources to better assist provincial delivery organizations; and

·         active end-user engagement, business development, and marketing to position VBP+ as the program of choice for use in communication about Canadian beef production practices.

To read the Business Manager: Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+)  job posting in full, download the PDF here.

Submit resumes to:

Andrea Brocklebank, Executive Director, Beef Cattle Research Council

Executive Director: Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is a multi-stakeholder community devoted to advancing sustainability in the Canadian beef industry. It is comprised of organizations across the beef value chain and beyond including; farmer/rancher associations, academic institutions, processor and processor associations, food and agriculture businesses, non-governmental associations (animal care and environmental organizations), retail and food service companies as well as governments and observers. The Executive Director is responsible for the strategic planning, management of staff and finances, fundraising, and stakeholder relations for the CRSB.

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Status: Full-time

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Strategic planning, direction and priority setting
  • Stakeholder/Membership relations
  • Ensure delivery of Council secretariat services
  • Support the General Assembly, Executive Board, Committees and Technical Working Groups
  • Manage internal and external communications and fundraising activities
  • Manage staff and finances, including drafting, measuring, monitoring and managing the budget and all financial matters
  • Ensure that legal requirements for business operation are met
  • Support projects with other organizations and donor agencies serving CRSB stakeholders and any interested party
  • Any other responsibilities delegated by the Council.
  • To read the CRSB Executive Director job posting in full, download the PDF here.  

Submit resumes to:

David Moss, General Manager

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

180, 6815 - 8th Street NE

Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

Cost of Production Coordinator: Canfax Research Services

A division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canfax Research Services (CRS) provides the Canadian beef industry with comprehensive statistical and market information on the domestic and global beef trends. Economic analysis is utilized for marketing, research, policy and investment decisions supporting strategy and business plan development as well as performance measurement. CRS monitors data sources from national statistics and develops new economic models to make annual outlooks and evaluate the impact of management decisions on cost of production. CRS maintains its independence as a third-party source of unbiased market information, maintaining operations through regular publications, long-term contracts and projects.

The Cost of Production Coordinator position is an entry-level position responsible for developing a Canadian beef COP network, requiring close collaboration with provincial partners, database development and maintenance that can be accessed for research and development of publications for producers.

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Status: Full-time


·         Coordinator the development of a Canadian beef COP Network with provincial partners

·         Utilizing webinars to keep partners current on progress

·         Scheduling of 26 producer focus groups across 10 provinces

·         Database management, statistical analysis, and model development in Excel

·         Development of annual publications and analysis to support producer competitiveness with provincial, inter-provincial and international comparisons utilizing COP data across eco-regions

·         Contact for graduate student research projects

·         Producer presentations

·         Blog articles for the Beef Cattle Research Council on the cost/benefit of adopting various beneficial management practices in different production systems.


To read the Cost of Production Coordinator job posting in full, download the PDF here.

Submit resumes to:

Brenna Grant, M.Sc. P.Ag.


Canfax Research Services

180, 6815 - 8th Street NE

Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

Ph: (403) 275-5110 

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