BROOKINGS, S.D. — The South Dakota Sheep Growers Association has established an Executive Secretary position to serve its members and the state’s Sheep Industry through promotion and education. The application deadline is February 1, 2018.
“SDSU Extension Sheep staff look forward to collaborating with the SDSGA Executive Secretary in an effort to connect with sheep producers across the state,” said David Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist.
Ollila explained that SDSU Extension sheep staff are on the search committee working to secure the best candidate for the position.
“The Executive Secretary is the key management leader of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association,” Ollila said. “They will be responsible for the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.”
Other key duties include: managing financial accounts, organization reports to partners, growing association membership, coordinating marketing/promotion, collaborating in convention planning/organizing, agenda development and minutes.
More about SDSGA and position
The SDSGA is the trade association for sheep producers of South Dakota. The organization represents both farm flocks and range operations.
South Dakota is the fifth largest producer of lamb and wool in the United States.
The SDSGA is a state member of the American Sheep Industry Association. The SDSGA focuses on lamb and fiber promotion on a state-wide basis, and also on educational events to keep members and the public updated on issues affecting the sheep industry
The South Dakota Sheep Growers Association is seeking a unique individual with a deep passion for the sheep industry with the following professional skills:
- Strong oral, written and computer technology communication skills;
- Competency in data management software and social media skills;
- Leadership skills to convey the mission of the SDSGA to its members, partners and public;
- Promotion, sales, and publicity methods; and
- A working knowledge of the all facets of sheep industry.
Prospective candidates should be prepared to demonstrate experience and competency in these skills during the interview process.
This position will require in-state travel and to attend the American Sheep Industry Association Annual Convention. Travel expenses incurred for SDSGA sponsored functions including membership services, marketing/promotion, convention planning, educational programming and attend the ASI Annual Convention have been budgeted.
This is a 25 percent part-time position that must be conducted out of a home office.
For a more detailed position description and information regarding salary and travel budget contact, email@example.com or SDSGA President, Rufus DeZeeuw at 605- 542-7541.
Application Deadline is February 1, 2018
Please send a cover letter and resume’ to Rufus DeZeeuw, SDSGA President, 21315 US Hwy 14, Elkton, SD 57026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Dakota Sheep Growers Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
— SDSU Extension
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