Legislative Assistant

Full Time   Washington, D.C.

 

Apply by JUNE 24

 

 

 

 

Legislative Assistant

 

Washington D.C. Office

 

Job Description:

NCGA is seeking a Legislative Assistant in our Washington, D.C. office. This role assists the public policy and communications team on activities such as tracking legislation, supporting PAC administration and logistics, etc. The Legislative Assistant will be on the front lines of communication with our grower members and leadership.

 

Specifically, the Legislative Assistant will work closely with the Office Operations Director on administrative activities. This position will also assist the lead staff for the Risk Management and Transportation Action Team, which is responsible for policy development concerning grower risk management tools including farm bill commodity and crop insurance programs.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform administrative functions for staff, handle mail, and assist as needed to ensure the DC office runs exceptionally.
  • Work with Washington Office Operations Director to gather data for compliance reports.
  • Work with the Director of Risk Management and Tax on meeting coordination, logistics, and team member communications for Action Team and Congressional meetings.
  • Support all policy staff as needed on issues such as risk management, trade, transportation, ethanol, conservation, biotechnology, agriculture research, stewardship, etc.
  • Serve as representative of the association to external industry partners, grower members, and NCGA affiliated state and national staff.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Flexibility and excellence under pressure
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing, challenging work environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under demanding time constraints and set appropriate priorities
  • Willingness to learn processes and systems
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite and other basic computer skills, willing to learn PAC software (DDC) and basic design software (Canva).
  • Interest in agriculture/agriculture policy
  • Ability to travel domestically 3-4 times per year

 

Reports to:

Washington Office Operations Director. Role also entails daily working relationship with policy and communications staff.

 

About NCGA:

Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 40,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 49 affiliated state organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for corn growers. Our Mission: Create and increase opportunities for corn growers. Our Vision: Sustainably feed and fuel a growing world.