Director of Public Policy for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association

Position Purpose: Work with board of directors to develop and implement programs that enhance the profitability of ND farms. Work with corn grower and council staff to put on programs and events that enhance the professional development of the directors of each organization. Disseminate information affecting North Dakota corn growers to the board of directors. Ensure the continued growth and viability of the Association by actively seeking opportunities to increase membership and identifying potential ongoing sources of revenue. Advocate for the North Dakota corn industry with national and state policy leaders. Liaison to the National Corn Growers Association on behalf of the Association and the North Dakota corn industry.

Oversee the effective operation of the Association: Assist in fundraising activities including an annual golf tournament, trade show and other sponsored events. Work with partners during legislative session to provide opportunities for legislative interaction. Present policy report at quarterly meetings and at the annual meeting of all members. Support the Board of Directors including organizing and scheduling meetings. Communicate with the Board of Directors on activities of staff, state and national policy issues and efforts at the National Corn Growers Association.

State and National Policy: Serve as a resource for board and membership on all state and national policy issues affecting the corn industry. Engage on all issues affecting the corn industry at the state legislature. Work with NDCGA state lobbyist to develop strategy as issues arise. Activate the board of directors when issues affecting the corn industry are brought before the legislature. Attend necessary hearing and meetings at the state capitol. Serve as North Dakota representative to the National Corn Growers Association. Engage on all national issues affecting the North Dakota corn industry. Communicate to Board of Directors, ND Corn Utilization Council and membership if necessary, on national issues affecting North Dakota. Work with Washington D.C. lobbyist to keep board of directors appraised of potential national issues affecting the ND corn industry. Develop strategies with the Board of Directors to resolve national issues.

Membership and Corporate Sponsorship: Assist in the development and help execute a plan to ensure that the NDCGA meets or exceed its membership goals. Respond to member inquiries and serve as a general resource for members. Distribute relative communications to the general membership and media as necessary. Build relationships with industry sponsors to obtain additional sources of revenue.

Public Relations: Promote good relations between the Association and its constituents. Be active and visible in state and national organizations as directed by the Board of Directors. Serve as the Association representative to state and national organizations including the National Corn Growers Association or as directed by the Board of Directors. Together, with the Board of Directors serve as a spokesperson for the Association to the news media. Attend scheduled meetings of the National Corn Growers Association and communicate national issues to the boards of both NDCGA and the ND Corn Utilization Council.

Board of Directors Support: Assist in organizing and scheduling Board of Directors meetings as directed by the President. Notify and prepare agenda for Board of Directors meetings. Keep executive committee and board of directors informed of conditions and operations of the Association. Participate with the executive committee and the board of directors in developing Association policies. Suggest needed policies to officers to ensure a sound organizational structure. Compile and update Association handbook and distribute to all members of the Board of Directors.

Activities and Events: Plan and organize fundraising, membership and legislative events taking place throughout the year. Suggest additional events to help the Association build relationships and meet its membership and revenue goals.

Financial Management: Work with the Executive Director of the ND Corn Utilization Council and other sponsors to develop and execute advertising and leadership training agreements.

All other duties as assigned by the North Dakota Corn Growers Association Board of Directors.

 

Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to Elli Ressler 4852 Rocking Horse Circle S., Fargo, ND 58104 or email .

Resumes will be accepted until the close of business on March 13, 2020.

Salary commensurate with experience.