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Responsible for leadership and strategic direction for the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). The Executive Director will be primary advocate, fundraiser, spokesperson and administrator of the SHP by implementing the SHP Strategic Plan.


Reports to:

  • Vice President of Production and Sustainability of the National Corn Growers Association
  • Soil Health Partnership Steering Committee



Leadership & Management

  • Provide leadership in developing and implementing SHP strategic plan objectives to achieve program strategic mission.
  • Effectively manage the day-to-day operations, including personnel, logistics, financial and budgeting functions.
  • Develop and utilize effective reporting systems to track farmer enrollment, data collection, communications, financial and strategic performance for regular review and adjustment by the Steering Committee.


Communication and Collaboration

  • Ability to collaborate and inspire trust with the SHP Steering Committee, and to develop sound working relationships with partners and collaborators across the Soil Health Partnership – predominantly in the Midwest.
  • Demonstrates strong emotional intelligence to actively communicate and engage with program farmers, agronomists, partners, funders and collaborators to build meaningful involvement and decision-making participation.
  • Promote the organization at events, in promotional materials, and on social media outlets.
  • Foster a strong commitment to the enrolled farmers, partners, and collaborators.


Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Business Management, Agronomy, Soil Science or related field – Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in related field preferred.
  • Minimum 5 Years senior management experience in agricultural industry or relevant field with working knowledge and experience in agricultural production systems.
  • Strong leadership experience in strategic planning, execution of strategic objectives, and fundraising to engage a wide range of stakeholders – most importantly farmers.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable and innovative approach to the organization’s success.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, a persuasive and passionate communicator that is engaging when presenting to a range of audiences in varying settings.
  • Excellent project management skills.


If interested, please email cover letter and resume to .




The Soil Health Partnership brings together diverse partner organizations including commodity groups, federal agencies, universities and environmental groups to work toward the common goal of improving soil health. The SHP is identifying, testing and measuring farm management practices that improve soil health and benefit farmers. We believe the results of this farmer-led project will provide a platform for sharing peer-to-peer information, and lend resources to benefit agricultural sustainability and profitability. An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, we provide the spark for greater understanding and implementation of agricultural best practices to protect resources for future generations.


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Updated: 04-03-18



Under the direction of the Office Manager, and in coordination with other staff members, the Legislative Assistant will perform administrative functions for the staff, handle mail, type correspondence, and in general assist wherever needed in order to keep the Washington office running smoothly and efficiently. The Legislative Assistant will also maintain required office supplies, maintain office meeting schedules and serve as the staff assistant to committees as requested. This position requires knowledge of computer functions such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other basic computer skills.


Reports to:

Office Manager


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be support for front desk operations, as needed, including but not limited to answering the phone and greeting visitors.
  • Serve as customer service representative of the association to external customers and staff.
  • Serve as assistant to the Public Policy staff as requested.
  • Serve as staff assistant to the PPAT committees and other needs as requested.
  • Coordinate the daily deliveries of mail, packages, and other needs as requested.
  • Maintain and update directory and mailing lists for the NCGA DC office to be used for events and mailings.
  • Maintain in-office meetings schedule, set up meeting materials and other items as needed.
  • Track legislation of importance to staff and create updates as needed.
  • Create and fill out scorecards for PAC operation.
  • Assist with PAC logistics as needed.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Public Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


If interested, please email cover letter and resume to .


Posted 7/11/2018