Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. 225 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization with more than 250,000 members, has provided services and programs to its members since 1919. As a member organization, Indiana Farm Bureau works to be an effective advocate for farmers and, through its policies and programs, promote agriculture and improve the economic and social welfare of member families.
The Regional Manager will work in six counties in central Indiana as the eyes and ears of Indiana Farm Bureau and the local agricultural community. They work directly with volunteers and county Farm Bureaus to promote agriculture and educate the non-farm public about modern agricultural practices. The Regional Manager as the professional staff resource and leadership for county and district Farm Bureaus to use for program planning, implementation of public policy, surfacing volunteers, information transfer and evaluation of their program of work.
We are looking for someone who can:
Surface and develop leaders and resources that can be used by county Farm Bureaus to add to their effectiveness and influence in their local communities.
Provide professional staff influence, encouragement, leadership and evaluation to the elected county leadership for assigned counties’ program of work.
Coordinate membership sales with volunteers and insurance personnel in assigned counties (each county has a goal to reach at least 100% of last year’s membership).
Educate volunteers about a variety of issues affecting agriculture and motivate them to take action to educate their members for positive change for the agricultural industry (contacting legislators, public policy development, public relations activities, etc.
Collaborate with the leadership team by developing policies, procedures and the vision to meet the short and long term goals of Indiana Farm Bureau.
The ideal candidate will have:
A BS/BA or equivalent required (Agricultural degree preferred but not required).
3 to 5 years related work experience preferred.
Must possess or quickly acquire knowledge and understanding of agricultural issues, leadership development, organizational structure, and experience working with volunteers.
Skilled in attentive and active listening: patience to hear people out and accurately restating the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.
Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers by establishing and maintaining effective relationships and gaining trust and respect. Easy to approach and talk with as well as sensitive to and patient with interpersonal anxieties of others
We can offer you:
A position with one of the leading advocacy groups in Indiana.
The opportunity to lead the development and execution of a substantial marketing and communication plan
A downtown location with free parking, a company cafeteria and fitness center
A collegial team focused environment
An organization that values work/life balance
An outstanding benefit plan including health, vision, dental, 401(K), and enhanced vacation policy
To be considered for the position, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. The most qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.