NCGA Legislative Assistant

Full Time   Washington, D.C.

NCGA Legislative Assistant
Washington, D.C.

 

Job Description:

NCGA is seeking a Legislative Assistant in our Washington, D.C. office. The Legislative Assistant will provide support to policy and policy communications staff and Washington Office Operations Director.  This position will assist the Director, Public Policy and the work of the Risk Management and Transportation Action Team, which is responsible for creation of internal policy development concerning various grower risk management tools. Additionally, this role will assist the broader public policy and communications team as requested 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.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director, Risk Management and Tax Public Policy on meeting coordination, logistics, and team member communications for Action Team Meetings.
  • Support all policy staff as needed on issues such as risk management, trade, transportation, ethanol, conservation, biotechnology, agriculture research, stewardship, etc.
  • Serve as customer service representative of the association to external customers (including grower members), and staff.
  • Perform administrative functions for the staff, handle mail, type correspondence, and assist as needed to ensure the Washington office runs exceptionally.
  • Cover receptionist desk on schedule with Grains Council Coordinators.

 

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, willingness to learn PAC software ( DDC)
  • Interest in agriculture/agriculture policy

 

Reports to:

Washington Office Operations Director. Role also entails daily working relationship with other staff as needed.

 

Interested candidates should contact Kendra Ricks, ricks@ncga.com

 

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.