POSITION OBJECTIVE: To oversee, supervise, manage and implement projects and programs in the member engagement group of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Leadership, Education & Engagement
LOCATION: Washington, DC
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee, manage and delegate the development and implementation of individual member engagement initiatives including the young farmers & ranchers, women’s leadership and promotion & education national committees, related programming and national conferences.
Manage and implement component (state Farm Bureau) engagement initiatives such as the State Awards of Excellence, Policy Initiative Grants, idea sharing and community-building activities to strengthen relationships with, and among, state Farm Bureaus.
Recruit, hire, train, support and manage staff of the Member Engagement Team (currently four direct reports and one indirect report)
Nurture collaboration and efficiencies of the member engagement team by coordinating, or overseeing coordination of, projects common to all committees such as community service, convention and FUSION Conference programming and services to state Farm Bureaus.
Create and lead evaluation plan for AFBF’s member engagement initiatives.
Build and maintain relationships with state Farm Bureau staff and national-level volunteer leaders.
Manage the professional development and work performance of staff and support staff on the team.
Implement board-approved goals and objectives related to all program areas. Provide evaluation reports of team’s progress on organizational goals for internal and external reports
Oversee the development and management of budgets in all program areas.
Serve as a resource to state Farm Bureau staff on membership engagement. Develop and present training programs on related topics at state or national conferences as requested.
Provide staff leadership at AFBF annual convention and other AFBF events as needed.
Maintain an in-depth knowledge of association trends and member engagement theory and application.
Assist as needed in all other program areas for which the Leadership, Education & Engagement (LE&E) Department has responsibility.
Maintain a team environment with staff and support staff of the Leadership, Education & Engagement Department, other AFBF staff, national-level volunteers and state staff, including program staff, organization directors and field staff. Manage relationships with outside consultants, sponsors and vendors when necessary.
EDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Minimum 5 years experience with member engagement or component relations and minimum two years’ experience supervising employees
Proven ability to manage long-term projects and workflows
Strong time management and organizational skills
Experience in building and maintaining professional partnerships
Experience in reviewing and managing budgets
In-depth knowledge of member engagement concepts and adult learning
Farm Bureau or membership association experience
Master’s degree in related field
Interest in agriculture
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Frequent travel required
Travel approximately 20%
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is September 20, 2020.
About American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), a national trade association, has been ranked among the 25 most influential groups in Washington D.C. by Fortune magazine. Members of the association are united to implement policies and programs that will improve the financial well-being and quality of life for America’s farmers and ranchers. Farm Bureau is the nation’s largest farm organization and is local, state, national and international in its scope and influence. Nationally, the organization has 6 million member families, 51 state affiliates and 2,800 county organizations. Farm Bureau is the voice of agricultural producers of more than 300 commodities. Our members produce most of your food, the fiber that goes into your clothes, the corn that produces ethanol to help your gasoline burn cleaner, and the soybean oil that is used to make ink for your newspaper. For more information, please visit our website at www.fb.org. The office is located at the L’Enfant Plaza stops on both metro and the Virginia Railway Express in downtown Washington DC.