CAREERS

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Summary:

Responsible for management of research programs and serves as lead staff for the Corn Productivity & Quality Action Team (CPQAT).

 

Reports to:

Vice-President of Production & Sustainability

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Serve as lead staff for the CPQAT

  • Provide guidance to grower team members and assistance to the Vice-President of Production & Sustainability regarding research priorities for NCGA
  • Meet communication, budgeting and meeting requirements set forth by NCGA
  • Ensure team develops programs and projects to accomplish NCGA Strategic Plan objectives.

 

Support funding for corn research through USDA, NSF and other Federal agencies

  • Organize efforts to inform policymakers regarding the importance of corn research
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with agency staff responsible for federal programs supporting corn research
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with the corn research community through attendance and presentations at scientific meetings and conferences
  • Advance a national multi-crop phenotyping initiative.  Work with DC staff, state staff and other commodity groups to get this initiative authorized in the Farm Bill and sufficient Federal funds appropriated.

 

Develop research opportunities for corn productivity and improved production practices

  • Support commercial research companies developing technology that may provide benefits for growers
  • Explore potential research opportunities (both public and private sector) to be considered by CPQAT, including feasibility of technology and potential intellectual property positions
  • Support National Agricultural Genotyping Center Board of Directors, assist NCGA and State Directors
  • Review state checkoff research proposals as requested

 

Serve as a resource and coordinator for state and industry corn research program staff

  • Provide leadership in facilitating shared consensus amongst state corn organizations on high priority corn research needs and corresponding programs
  • To the extent practicable, facilitate the coordination of state-based corn productivity research
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with state association staff and provide feedback as requested on in-state corn research projects

 

Serve as technical staff support for Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence (AMCOE)

  • Manage current research programs and identify additional opportunities for mycotoxin mitigation research

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to operate in a team environment

Ability to travel

Basic knowledge of federal research programs

 

Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. in Agronomy or Plant Science (PhD preferred), with an emphasis in Crop Breeding, Genomics, Phenotyping or Bio-informatics, and a minimum of 5 years’ career experience

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to HR@ncga.com by March 31, 2017.

Summary: The Manager of Renewable Fuels will be responsible for managing the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) domestic ethanol programs as well as assisting in the development of other corn demand programs, as requested.

 

Reports to: Director of Renewable Fuels

 

Start Date: June 1, 2017

 

Location: Chesterfield, MO

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Along with the Director of Renewable Fuels, provide staff support for NCGA’s Ethanol Action Team (ETHAT).
  • Respond to national and state corn grower association and checkoff board requests by providing accurate, fact-based collateral materials (data tables, summaries, slides, online research, etc.) and guidance.
  • Represents NCGA at ethanol-events with state associations and other external audiences.
  • Assist in budget development and monitoring for areas of responsibility.
  • Liaise with various ethanol stakeholder groups including, but not limited to:  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol to help develop partnerships and build/protect markets for corn ethanol.
  • Coordinate with other NCGA departments such as Public Policy and Production & Sustainability on issues related to ethanol, renewable fuel policy, life cycle analyses of corn and ethanol.
  • Catalog and summarize information related to number of fuel retail stations carrying various blends of ethanol.
  • Track and report on funding provided by state organizations for ethanol programs
  • Provides analysis and support on other market development issues, as needed.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to research and summarize data
  • Excellent Outlook and Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to effectively manage and complete concurrent projects
  • Ability to travel domestically (30%-50%)
  • Ability to excel while working both as team member or independently, as the situation dictates
  • Experience with row crop production, ethanol production or renewable energy a plus but not required
  • Previous trade association highly experience encouraged but not required

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in fast-paced business environment such as agribusiness or manufacturing AND
  • Bachelor’s Degree in renewable energy management, engineering, or similar OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides required knowledge and skills.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to HR@ncga.com by May 1, 2017.

Summary: This role is primarily responsible for the management and execution of National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) programs within the following areas:

 

 

  • Use of corn in:
    • Animal Agriculture (feed)
    • Consumer Foods
    • Industrial Uses
  • Transportation of corn
  • Other topics as assigned

 

 

Reports to:           Director of Market Development

 

Start Date:            June 1, 2017

 

Location:               Chesterfield, MO

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to national and state corn grower association and checkoff board requests by providing accurate, fact-based collateral materials (data tables, summaries, slides, online research, etc.) and guidance.
  • Along with the Director of Market Development, provide staff support for designated grower-led action teams.
  • Represent NCGA at animal agriculture-events with state associations and other external audiences.
  • Assist in budget development and tracking for programs of assigned responsibility.
  • Liaise with livestock stakeholder groups including, but not limited to:  U.S. Meat Export Federation, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, U.S. Dairy Export Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Producers Council, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, National Turkey Federation, and American Sheep Industry Association to help develop partnerships and build/protect markets for corn-fed livestock and poultry.
  • Coordinate with other NCGA departments such as Public Policy and Production & Sustainability on issues related to animal agriculture, the development of new uses of corn, and grain transportation.
  • Catalog and summarize information related to corn utilization through livestock production.
  • Assist in the development and execution of market development programs to help fulfill NCGA’s Strategic Plan goals and objective as they relate to food, feed and industrial uses of corn.
  • Provide analysis and support on other market development issues as needed.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to research and summarize data
  • Excellent Outlook and Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to effectively manage and complete concurrent projects
  • Ability to travel domestically (30%-50%)
  • Ability to excel while working both as team member or independently, as the situation dictates
  • Experience with row crop production, animal processing or ethanol production a plus but not required
  • Previous trade association experience highly encouraged but not required

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a fast-paced business environment such as agribusiness or manufacturing AND
  • Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, animal science, agronomy, land management or similar OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides required knowledge and skills.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to HR@ncga.com by May 1, 2017.