The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., advocates on behalf of America’s dairy industry to ensure our members have the tools and resources they need to innovate and thrive. IDFA deploys a combination of advocacy, education, and network-building to make a positive difference for the dairy industry and consumers. We focus on the legislation, regulation and communications that affect our member companies and their operations, as well as policies and research that foster innovation and expand markets for dairy foods. IDFA also delivers data and analysis to help dairy foods companies and their employees remain leaders in business innovation, corporate responsibility, and market development.

To deliver value to our members and the broader dairy industry, everything we do begins with people— our most important resource. IDFA is committed to a positive work environment, individual and professional growth and excellence in all we do. If you are interested in a career with IDFA, check this page regularly for updates.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Positions Open:

Communications Coordinator

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Communications and in collaboration with the Public Affairs & Communications team, the Communications Coordinator executes and monitors targeted, data-informed advocacy and membership campaigns that further the organization’s legislative, regulatory, and communications goals. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, a strong writer with some design skills and multimedia aptitude (storytelling via audio, video, or photography), and a team player who’s motivated to learn and grow in the food and agriculture field. Initially focused on managing editorial workflow, supporting and contributing to advocacy campaigns, and monitoring the performance of communications channels, this position has room for growth into more responsibilities.

This position is available for full-time telework, if desired; the person must be willing to travel to IDFA’s Washington, D.C. offices, member facilities, and industry meetings around the country as needed. Proximity to Washington, D.C. is preferred.

For more information, please see the full job description. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is seeking an individual with notable regulatory and scientific expertise in the dairy processing industry or related fields to lead the trade association’s Regulatory & Scientific Affairs division. This is an Executive Level role as a part of IDFA’s Executive Team and will report directly to the CEO.

This executive will be responsible for overseeing a team of subject matter experts who monitor, assess, and engage on matters of importance to the dairy processing industry, including dairy manufacturing and marketing standards, food safety, nutrition, labeling, and environmental and worker health and safety measures. The expert will lead and manage cross-functional workplans internally with colleagues and externally with association members with a focus on informing, advocating for, and assessing risk on emerging regulations/guidance, providing timely sharing of best practices, and delivering relevant intelligence and perspective to drive IDFA’s progress and sufficiently meet member needs. Additionally, the SVP, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, will develop and lead programming to educate association members on relevant issues, and participate in and lead committees and professional working groups of peers in the food, beverage, and agriculture industries.

For more information, please see the full job description. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to