Careers

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.

Open Positions:


Chief People Officer

IDFA is looking for an experienced professional to join us as the Chief People Officer. The Chief People Officer will play a key dual role in both advancement of the associations’ People initiatives, driving long-term growth and sustainable value for our members and other stakeholders as well as leading operational excellence for our Human Resources Function at IDFA.

The successful candidate is a solution-oriented change leader and will develop and align the IDFA People Strategy with the association’s business strategy. The executive role will report to the President and CEO. The Chief People Officer is responsible for resourcing, managing, and executing the People Strategy for external and internal stakeholders.

For more information on this position, please see the full job description here

Director – Environmental, Social, and Governance

IDFA is seeking an individual to work cross-functionally with colleagues and trade association members to further the environment, social and governance (ESG) goals of IDFA and the dairy processing industry. The Director, ESG will be responsible for co-development and implementation of the trade association’s ESG strategy and programming, strategic partnerships, and engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

A successful candidate will enhance the visibility of IDFA’s policy efforts with regulators, policymakers, NGOs and academics, and a variety of other key stakeholders, including relevant allies across the food and agriculture sector to drive progress and support for shared outcomes in the broad space of ESG. Your areas of ESG experience shall include policy research and established knowledge of climate risk mitigation and adaptation, renewable energy, sustainable packaging and recycling, energy and water efficiency, waste management, and GHG emissions measurement and reduction strategies.

This position will work across and support the IDFA Legislative, Regulatory, and Public Affairs & Communications teams, reporting directly to the VP, Regulatory Affairs and Counsel.

For more information on this position, please see the full job description here

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Colin Newman, Chief of Staff at cnewman@idfa.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Find information about the IDFA Summer Internship Program here.