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Dairy Facts 2016

Employment

Manager, Legislative Affairs and Political Programs


This position is responsible for managing and coordinating the association’s PAC and fundraising activities and leading the organization’s grassroots lobbying efforts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Organize and manage all political activities including the association PAC
  2. Organize and manage Association’s grassroots activities
  3. Conduct policy research
  4. Track state and federal legislation
  5. Draft articles and communications for Association’s website and other venues
  6. Organize member plant visits
  7. Organize and manage multiple DC member fly-ins

Job requirements:

  1. Political Program (PAC) experience required
  2. Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  3. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment
  4. A high degree of responsibility, initiative and professionalism
  5. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals
  6. Proficient in computer and web skills, including but not limited to Microsoft products (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  7. Excellent customer service
  8. Bachelor’s Degree
  9. 3 to 5 years of experience


If interested, please submit your resume to Tracy Boyle at tboyle@idfa.org.

Coordinator, Regulatory Affairs

 

This position is responsible for providing direct support to the general counsel/senior group vice president as well as project support for the regulatory affairs group.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Draft comments on regulatory issues and proceedings
  2. Draft articles and communications for Association’s website and other venues
  3. Assist with Sr. Group Vice President administrative requirements, e.g., organize expense reports and coordinate travel requirements
  4. Organize both internal and external meetings
  5. Proof and edit correspondence; maintain department correspondence files
  6. Manage regulatory committee databases
  7. Manage association manuals (both in-house and contracted)

 

Job Requirements

  1. Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  2. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment
  3. A high degree of responsibility, initiative professionalism
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals
  5. Proficient in computer and web skills, including but not limited to Microsoft products (Outlook, Word
  6. PowerPoint, etc.
  7. Excellent customer service
  8. Bachelor’s Degree required; a focus on life sciences such as dairy science, food technology, food processing, public health, microbiology or biology a plus. Recent graduates encouraged to apply.

If interested, please submit your resume and writing sample to Tracy Boyle at tboyle@idfa.org.

 

Vice President, Member Services and Business Development

 

This is a new position tasked with the overall responsibility for expanding and developing our Member Services Group and the identification and enhancement of the associated sources of revenue. In this role, the individual will manage the Membership Group and the Meetings and Educational Services Group. IDFA has established organizational goals and objectives that, for the Membership Group, include strategic membership growth and the expansion of member services provided to our members and business partners. Also, included in this area, is the introduction of tools and programs that will provide industry and programmatic information and data to our membership in response to their needs. Our Meetings and Educational Services Group is the primary source of the Association’s non-dues revenue. Our objective is to utilize the existing portfolio of meetings and events as the basis for the identification and development of additional opportunities that support our membership and meet their expectations and requirements. In this role, the individual will also be responsible for identifying opportunities to work with external groups to develop partnerships and programs that may appeal to a broader cross-section of the industry.

We are seeking a highly capable and experienced individual with the initiative and expertise to work effectively within the organization to introduce a strategic approach to increasing membership and the associated programs and to evaluate and expand the meetings and events that we operate for our membership and the industry. The individual will be responsible for proactively working with the relevant departments throughout the Association to identify and introduce processes to ensure that IDFA is utilizing current best practices and the most effective technology to accomplish our goals and objectives.

This position will have two direct reports.

 
Job Requirements include:

  1. 15 to 20 years of experience in a trade association or membership-based organization
  2. 5 + years experience in a senior-level management position, involving membership activities and customer service, meetings and event planning and sponsorship and other non-dues revenue programs
  3. College degree
  4. Exceptional communication and presentation skills and experience making presentations to internal and external audiences of varied backgrounds and experiences.
  5. Proficiency and experience in customer service with high standards of timeliness and responsiveness.
  6. Working in a highly collaborative environment where teamwork, collegiality and self-motivation are necessary for success.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills designed to establish relationships with a broad range of members, partners and other stakeholders
  8. Exceptional problem-solving, prioritization and organizational skills
  9. Disciplined, self-starter who is confident, communicative and reliable
  10. Experience developing and managing relatively large departmental budgets
  11. Experience working with large databases and translating data for use in developing business plans to meet future challenges
  12. Develop organization-wide strategies to increase the value proposition for the Association’s membership
  13. Develop relationships that work across Association’s departments to create collaborative approaches to increasing membership growth and retention
  14. Analyze and disseminate data dealing with current membership trends and projected demographic changes in order to develop, articulate and implement strategies to assist in creating the tools needed to meet the challenges of a changing external environment
  15. Review all meetings, webinars and publications annually to determine their value and relevancy to the Association
  16. Develop strategic understanding of competitive events that impact the Association’s offerings and opportunities, as well as identify potential organizations/association/groups that provide opportunities to co-sponsor or co-locate sources of non-dues revenue
  17. Work closely with members, business partners and other stakeholders to develop relationships with the appropriate decision-makers at those organizations
  18. Participate in the development of a comprehensive program to promote ProFood Tech exhibit sales revenue by coordinating sales offerings to potential partners and stakeholders
  19. Enhance the number of meetings, workshops, seminars and publications offered
  20. Collaborate with the Communications Group to ensure that core themes and messages are delivered consistently to targeted audiences in a manner that is in keeping with the Association’s Brand
  21. Recruit, retain and motivate highly trained and qualified staff
  22. 30% travel encompassing both day trips and overnight stays in order to meet with partners and provide consultative services.


Physical Requirements

  1. Normal office environment requiring use of typical business equipment (e.g., computer, telephone, fax and copier machines); ability to travel to industry events.


If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tracy Boyle at
tboyle@idfa.org.

 
 
Dairy Facts 2016