POSITIONTITLE: Program Manager DEPARTMENT: Industry Affairs
REPORTSTO: Senior Director of Industry Affairs FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Effectively assist the Senior Director of Industry Affairs in the management of the public affairs program for the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC). Support the policy activities of the Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership & Policy Committee and Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA). Assist the team with managing the communications and event activities for public affairs and policy activities of the Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership & Policy Committee and Indiana Corn Growers Association. ICMC and ICGA are managed by the Indiana Soybean Alliance under shared service agreements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the functions listed below. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
Support the work of the Senior Director of Industry Affairs.
Assist with public affairs and policy communication needs, including event coordination, news article topics, stakeholder newsletter content, Action Alerts, issue backgrounders, and related pieces for magazine or publications in conjunction with broader marketing team.
Establish relationships with Directors and other stakeholders throughout the State of Indiana to facilitate successful policy or other related events including effectively managing stakeholder lists in database systems.
Track time and budget to the respective organization activities, understanding checkoff vs policy engagement
Track and manage public affairs calendar of events and activities coordinating communications within the larger organizational activities calendar.
Develop relationships with key state and federal legislators and their staffs'/committee staffs and regulators to effectively channel and articulate the objectives of the association.
Coordination of public affairs activities across national and other state organizations to uncover and implement areas of optimization.
Act as the funnel to organizations’ technical resources and program directors for legislators and their staffs, committees, agency staffs and their regulators.
Other functions as directed
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have an equivalent of the following education and/or experience.
Minimum 3 years of experience with legislative and regulatory groups, lobbying, coalitions, testimony or related work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
Strong writing ability
Strong verbal skills. Articulate. Concise.
Proficiency using a computer and related business software including database software.
Organizational and motivational skills.
Strategic Thinker. Goal and results oriented.
Diplomacy and tact.
Ability to work in a matrix structure.
Flexibility and resilience.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented office environment.
This position requires concentration and creativity and is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, tight deadlines and periodic workload.
Exempt position with a minimum of 40 hours per week required.
Overnight and out-of-state travel required, sometimes on short notice.
Travel and other work-related assignments will occasionally include evenings and weekends.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time, stand, crouch, stoop, reach and move up and down stairs.
Must be able to lift to 25 lbs.
About Indiana Soybean Alliance
The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), recognized by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Qualified State Soybean Board, is a statewide organization that serves Indiana soybean farmers through checkoff, membership and policy programs.
ISA works with two national soybean organizations, United Soybean Board and American Soybean Association, to meet demand, develop new uses for soy products, expand export markets and develop national policy.
Indiana’s soybean checkoff supports research, promotion and educational programs to increase demand, expand markets and find new uses for soybeans.
ISA puts your Indiana soybean checkoff to work with checkoff investments, and:
Provides practical and applicable research by investing in on-farm programs such as INfield Advantage and supporting research partnerships like those with Purdue University
Promotes new and expanding markets, including soy-based products, such as soy crayons, concrete sealer and soy wax, all of which originated from Indiana soybean checkoff efforts, and ensuring Indiana soybeans have a viable market with Indiana’s livestock
Educates consumers on important topics like the impacts of poor rural i...nfrastructure to our industry and the state.
Indiana Soybean Alliance's mission is to work to improve the viability of soybean farmers and industry partners. Our vision is to be a leading resource for Indiana agriculture.