FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Corn Growers Association is hiring a communications & grower services specialist to serve corn growers across the state. Responsibilities are varied with main emphasis being communications, social media, layout and design of publications, correspondence with grower members, special events, membership, and financials.
Position Purpose: Manage and grow membership for the Association with help of the Executive Director. Secure corporate sponsorships for newsletter, Northern Corn & Soy Expo trade show and golf tournament. Coordinate and lead in editing and layout of Association magazine. Plan major events including but not limited to Northern Corn & Soy Expo and Annual golf tournaments, sporting clays shoot BBQ. Attend trade shows on behalf of the Association. Assist in preparation of Board meeting materials, minutes and logistics. Maintain website and social media content. Lead in processing finances and maintaining financial records. The financial requirements can be learned on the job. This position reports to the Association’s executive director.
Preferred background and experience: Bachelor’s degree in ag communications, communications or an agriculture-related field, at least one year of professional career work experience is preferred, especially in a member association or in the agriculture industry. Required experience in writing, design and layout of graphic and promotional materials, and business correspondence. Knowledge of InDesign helpful. Preferred experience working with boards and the public. Effective communicator and presenter in both written and oral form; ability to plan, direct and coordinate events; work with producers, vendors, commodity groups and other organizations as necessary. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Ability to think creatively and develop innovative ideas and approaches. Effective time management skills, including balancing a variety of daily and longer-term projects and demands. Ability to occasionally travel in-state and domestically to attend conferences, training, and other events as
required to acquire and maintain proficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.
This position is responsible for making decisions fulfilling a variety of different roles; including but not limited to: the planning of events and meetings; marketing, communications, media and public relations; strategies for executing plans established by the board and executive director; as a professional, operates independently with direction and executes strategies and methods to achieve goals of the Association. Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Director of NDCGA.
Please submit resume, cover letter, three references, and three samples of graphic design/layout work to NDCGA, 4852 Rocking Horse Circle S., Fargo, ND 58104, Attention: Screening Committee or email Brenda@ndcorn.org. Applications accepted until position is filled. Screening will begin September 1, 2022.