The Center for Dairy Excellence currently has two open positions available. Scroll down for more information on both opportunities.

Dairy Markets and Risk Education Manager

The Center for Dairy Excellence is a non-profit with a mission to empower and support Pennsylvania dairy families and businesses to thrive. The Center also provides leadership and programming for the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania, a non-profit charitable organization.

The Dairy Markets & Risk Education Manager will build awareness of milk markets and pricing dynamics, educating audiences on financial risk management programs available to Pennsylvania dairy farms. They will also work to develop collaborations with dairy marketers and processors; compile and present information and resources on dairy markets and industry dynamics for farm and industry audiences; monitor and provide input into federal and state dairy policy issues; oversee programming for the annual Dairy Financial & Risk Management Conference, producer meetings, and webinars; and serve as a liaison to key industry stakeholders on behalf of the Center.

The Dairy Markets & Risk Education Manager position offers variety and opportunities to interact with others, leading the conversation around dairy price and financial risk management. The ideal candidate will take the initiative in reaching out to stakeholders within the dairy community and will be proactive and results-oriented with strong detail orientation and organizational skills.  Being comfortable with taking independent action and managing priorities is key.

To apply, email your resume to Jill Smith, Cornerstone HR & Management Consulting, at

Dairy Education, Programs, and Communications Intern

The Center for Dairy Excellence and the Dairy Excellence Foundation are seeking a Dairy Education, Programs and Communications Intern for May-August 2024. Applicants must be entering at least their sophomore year of an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university. This is a paid internship for 10-12 weeks at 40 hours a week.

The intern will assist with:

  • The continued development of dairy education curriculum programs, including Discover Dairy and Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow, and in planning youth educational events.
  • Communications and marketing content for the Center and the Foundation.
  • Continued coordination and development of the Center’s on-farm programs.
  • Industry events, gaining an understanding of the Center and the Foundation, and learning more about the scope and scale of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and infrastructure.

Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2023. Email Jayne Sebright with questions.