Why choose the U.S. Grains Council?

The U.S. Grains Council promotes corn, barley, sorghum, co-products like distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol to overseas customers through innovative global programs. Join us and work in the exciting and dynamic world of international trade.

The Council is fortunate to have a team of bright, talented individuals representing different cultures, backgrounds and points of view.  We know that our 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.

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
  • Integrity
  • 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, global opportunities, and activities to help you develop both personally and professionally.

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. All replies will be held and treated confidentially.

Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information should contact us.

As a participant in USDA programs, we are committed to accessibility for all. More on USDA accessibility standards is available at this website page.

Director of Trade Policy

International market development non-profit based in Washington, D.C., is recruiting a director of trade policy to work in its headquarters. The purpose of the position is to build, lead and manage the U.S. Grains Council’s global trade policy function, including developing and acting upon trade policy priorities and strategies in coordination within internal staff and membership as well as with sister organization and coalition partners. Position is based in Washington, D.C., and domestic and international travel will be required after pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Desired Qualifications: Minimum requirement is ten years of experience and a B.S./B.A. in fields of agriculture, international trade policy or related fields, or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in developing trade policy initiatives and programs and resolving trade policy and market access barriers. Experience building, leading and managing a policy-focused department for a complex organization and the ability to coordinate with diverse groups of USGC members and industry-related coalition partners on trade policy issues are key components of this role.

If you are interested in the position, please submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, March 12, 2021, to employment@grains.org (preferred) or by mail to: HR/Manager of Communications, U.S. Grains Council, 20 F Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001.

The U.S. Grains Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It does not discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

As a participant in USDA programs, we share the commitment to comply with all federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. More about this commitment is available on the USDA website page here.

As a USDA programs participant, the U.S. Grains Council is committed to complying with non-discrimination policies from federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. Visit the USDA website page for details.