Membership and Communications Coordinator
Why choose the U.S. Grains Council?
The U.S. Grains Council promotes barley, corn and sorghum to foreign markets overseas through innovative global programs. Join us and work in the exciting and dynamic world of international trade.
The U.S. Grains Council is a team of bright, talented individuals representing different cultures, backgrounds and points of view. Our shared beliefs are the underlying values that contribute to long-lasting success. They are simple, yet powerful statements about what we value and how we act individually and as a global organization.
- Commitment to each other
- Outstanding value to our members
- Strength from cultural diversity
If you are looking for a career in which you can truly make a difference in people's lives, consider the U.S. Grains Council. Opportunities exist for people who are results-oriented, flexible and dedicated. If you are: highly motivated and prepared to work as part of a team, a good communicator and a good listener, and honest and innovative, the U.S. Grains Council may be the place for you.
The U.S. Grains Council offers attractive compensation and benefits, flexible work schedules, global opportunities, and activities to help you develop both personally and professionally.
What can you expect from the Council?
- A commitment to high performance
- A commitment to learning
- A commitment to personal well-being
The Council's success starts with our staff. Our organization's growth, innovation and success have always been based on deep respect for the unique individuality and potential of each employee.
Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities
The Council recognizes that people with disabilities have a right to full and fair consideration for any job for which they apply. We strive to offer an environment in which all people can reach their highest potential and make a difference. Having a disability will not be a disadvantage to you being considered as an applicant for employment.
The U.S. Grains Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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The U.S. Grains Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital/family status. Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information, should contact us.
Membership and Communications Coordinator
- Category: Employment
- Published on Friday, 18 May 2012 19:24
Title: Membership and Communications Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Communications
Summary: The U.S. Grains Council Communications department has an immediate opening for an entry-level candidate looking to add professional work experience to their portfolio while gaining a wealth of information in the U.S. agriculture and international trade field.
Company: The U.S. Grains Council develops international export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products. Founded in 1960, the Council is a private, non-profit corporation with nine international offices and programs in more than 50 countries. Its unique membership includes producer organizations and agribusinesses with a common interest in developing export markets. You can learn more at www.grains.org.
- Work with director of communications to develop, organize and distribute Council news and publications.
- Compose news articles, press releases and Word from the Ground Posts.
- Manage and edit Council publications, contracts, membership proposals, etc. The ideal candidate should have an obsession with grammar rules to ensure flawless releases.
- Respond quickly to media requests
- Put together presentations, handout materials and talking points. The ideal candidate will have a good sense of creativity and an aesthetic eye. Experience in Powerpoint, InDesign and Photoshop preferred.
- Update and maintain USGC's online presence: The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in general computer practice and have some experience in HTML and Joomla. Can train the right person.
- Manage and coordinate logistics for on-site events
- Administrative duties
- Additional duties as assigned
- 1-2 years relevant work experience
- Good writing skills and understanding of AP style
- Detail oriented, good organizational skills and ability to prioritize workflow
- Must be able to multi-task and meet strict project deadlines
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others
- Website/HTML experience preferred
Background in agriculture or international relations.
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to: