MN Corn Growers Association District Field Manager, 5 Positions

With more than 7,000 members, Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is one of the largest grassroots farm organizations in the United States. MCGA is seeking candidates to help strengthen the organization’s statewide outreach as part of its new District Field Manager Program. In an ongoing effort to increase membership engagement, MCGA is transitioning from part-time regional representatives to five full-time district manager positions across Minnesota.

Working in close partnership with the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, MCGA identifies and promotes opportunities for Minnesota’s 24,000 corn farmers while building connections with the non-farming public. We accomplish this by investing in third-party research that focuses on water quality and soil health, targeted consumer outreach, developing new uses for corn and working to add value to every bushel of corn grown in Minnesota.

Full position description is available here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4zi5ck1-VC3YVg4b01SNHVMWVpzMGZJX0t2UHUxbzFrbE1B/view

 

POSITION SUMMARY

District field managers will support local grassroots efforts within their district by assisting with various membership activities and recruitment needs, fostering strong relationships and communication between county organizations and the state association, and more. This position is based in assigned district areas and will require significant travel within their district.  In addition, field managers will report to the Director of Grower Services and will travel up to four days/month to the MCGA offices in the Twin Cities.

The Minnesota Corn District Field Managers are responsible for executing the membership plan,  grassroots outreach and business development efforts of Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA).  The Minnesota Corn District Field Managers strive to involve more individuals in corn-industry leadership and advocacy, and engage them in the issues that are critical to the interests of Minnesota corn growers.  The District Field Managers also work to achieve increased understanding of and support for the work of the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCRPC).  This position reports to the Director of Grower Services.

QUALIFICATIONS AND  SKILLS

  • The District Field Manager ideally has two more years of membership solicitation, sales, or public relations experience; internships experience will also be considered. A background in and/or extensive knowledge of agriculture is required.
  • Bachelors Degree in Agriculture, Ag Business or Applied Sciences; territory management experience preferred.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES

Entrepreneurial… Results-Oriented…Exceptional Writing and Communication Skills…Analytic…Strategic Ability… Planning and Organizing…Building Community Relationships.

Send cover letter and resume to Anne Donovan at Rizzo| Executive Search, LLC at anne@rizzoexecutivesearch.com

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