Overview

POSITION TITLE:  Industry Affairs Outreach Manager           FLSA STATUS:  Exempt

 

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATIONS

ISA is an Indianapolis based forward-thinking organization that works to benefit Indiana farmers and stakeholders. Be a part of a team that works within the highest levels of agriculture.  Interact with leading state and national organizations, and federal and state policy makers in making a difference in the future of the Indiana agriculture community. Our membership organizations work to increase the profitability of Indiana soybean and corn farmers through legislative advocacy, public policy initiatives, and education efforts across the state.

COMPANY CULTURE

The shared values of ISA are important to who we are as an organization and as professionals.  ISA offers the following:

  • PTO (sick, vacation and holidays), flexible hours, generous benefits plan, 401k and match and hybrid remote and in office work schedule. Additional company paid time off between Christmas and New Year
  • Travel and paid professional development opportunities
  • Stocked fridge and pantry, community give-back programs, employee recognition and fun company-sponsored events

POSITION PURPOSE

This position is responsible for building relationships with soybean and corn growers, industry partners and members.  This individual will serve as a liaison to Indiana growers to promote a greater awareness of Indiana corn and soybean farmers and their checkoff programs.  This position will manage the membership and grassroots network of the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Inc. (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Growing Association, Inc. (ICGA) with the goal of increasing member engagement.   ICGA and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) are managed under shared service agreements with ISA.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Develop programs, events, initiatives, and policies designed to increase membership, retain current members, and convey key checkoff messages.
  • Attend farmer meetings around the state to highlight the benefits of membership and motivate members to act on policy priorities. This work would also include highlighting checkoff program successes to farmers and industry partners and cultivation of engagement with former Board members.
  • Coordinate with accounting to manage farmer membership activities of the organizations (including the Young Adult Membership Program).  This includes knowledge of membership databases and invoices.
  • Coordinate with policy, program and contractors for successful development and implementation of events.
  • Ability to build alliances with internal staff and stakeholders on projects supporting strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain effective communications with management and marketing staff, contractors and stakeholders on current projects and events to allow effective communication to the Board Committees, Board of Directors, members, and stakeholders.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of prospective and existing corporate sponsors and magazine advertisers to grow revenue base for policy organizations.
  • Serve as a liaison to soybean and corn growers and first purchasers through personal visits/relationships, thereby increasing the level of direct communication and feedback for the Board and Staff.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Participate in meetings and activities with national organizations such as the National Corn Growers Association, the United Soybean Board, and the American Soybean Association.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • As directed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Not applicable

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have an equivalent of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline.
  • Three or more years of experience and/ or working knowledge related to project management, sales, stakeholder relations, Agriculture, business, sales, membership, or other agribusiness experience beneficial
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and basic knowledge of social media applications.  Aptitude for learning new applications as needed.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious and passionate individual who strives for excellence and delivers quality and consistent work in a collaborative team environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • This position requires considerable concentration and creativity.  It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, tight deadlines, and workload.
  • Exempt position with a minimum of 40 hours per week required.
  • Domestic travel inside and outside of Indiana and other work-related assignments may occasionally include evenings and weekends
  • Ability to network and build relationships with farmers, members, and other stakeholders.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time, stand, crouch, stoop, reach and move up and down stairs.
  • May need to lift to 25 lbs.

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Application Process

For more information or to apply, submit letter of application and resume to: hr@indianasoybean.com

Human Resources Department

Indiana Soybean Alliance, Inc.

8425 Keystone Crossing, Suite 200

Indianapolis, IN  46240

 

 

 

 

 

Tagged as: EARLY CAREER, MID TO SENIOR LEVEL

To apply for this job email your details to hr@indianasoybean.com