Full Time   Washington, D.C.

Manager of Public Policy, Market Development


Reports to Vice President of Public Policy with guidance from the Directors of Public Policy for Renewable Fuels and Trade. This position is based in Washington, DC.


Responsible for managing renewable fuels, trade and biotech issues to assist policy directors.


  • Renewable Fuels Issues:
    • Assist Director in lobbying USDA, EPA, Senate and House on NCGA ethanol priorities including but not limited to:
      • General RFS/ethanol education meetings
      • Low Carbon Octane Standard
    • Assist Director with outreach and strategy on ethanol priorities.
    • Participate and contribute in ETHAT meetings.


  • Trade and Biotech Issues:
    • Assist Director in lobbying USDA, USTR, Senate and House on Trade and Biotech priorities, including but not limited to:
      • General trade education meetings
      • General biotech education meetings
    • Assist Director with outreach and strategy on trade and biotech priorities.
    • Participate and contribute to MDAT meetings.


General Duties:

  • Participate in coalition meetings and represent NCGA at events related to issue portfolio.
  • Develop relationships with key legislators and their staffs/committee staffs, administration officials and regulators and educate them on issue portfolio.
  • Assist with preparation of briefing documents, comments and testimony within issue portfolio.
  • Brief NCGA state and grower leaders on issue portfolio.
  • Provide support and analysis on other issues, as needed.



Required knowledge and skills:


  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in competitive team setting.
  • Ability to work with constantly changing priorities and under challenging timelines.
  • Ability to manage activities of grower members and leaders.
  • Able to work independently and make educated decisions.
  • Organized, detail oriented and good at time management.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Basic understanding of agriculture.
  • College degree or equivalent.
  • Willing to travel 8 to 10 times per year.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Kendra Ricks by July 31.