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Swine Health Information Center adds assistant director position

Associate director will interact closely with pork community, assisting efforts to build awareness of SHIC, maintain relationships and meet SHIC's mission.

December 30, 2021

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The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) is responsible for developing and maintaining a global swine disease information network for the purpose of protecting and enhancing the health of the U.S. swine herd. This includes coordinated global disease monitoring, targeted research investments that minimize the impact of future disease threats and analysis of swine health data. SHIC is inviting applications for the position of associate director. A job description and application information are available here.

The associate director will help the executive director to lead SHIC. The associate director will assist in directing overall expectations and accountability and ensuring quality programs and services. Responsibilities and essential job functions include working with the executive director to provide oversight and implementation of the Center's budget, long range planning and strategic initiatives. The associate director will interact closely with the pork community, assisting efforts to build awareness of SHIC, to build and maintain excellent working relationships and to successfully meet the Center's mission.

SHIC, launched by the National Pork Board in 2015 solely with Pork Checkoff funding, continues to focus efforts on prevention, preparedness and response to novel and emerging swine disease for the benefit of U.S. swine health. As a conduit of information and research, SHIC encourages sharing of its publications and research. SHIC is funded by America's pork producers to fulfill its mission to protect and enhance the health of the U.S. swine herd. For more information, visit the SHIC website  or contact Dr. Paul Sundberg at [email protected].

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