Employment

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.

2021 Ad for USGC Manager of Communications

Washington, D.C. – International market development non-profit based in Washington, D.C., is recruiting a Manager of Communications to work in its headquarters. The Manager of Communications will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) publications, website, social media presence and other internal and external outreach, in cooperation with the Communications Department and relevant team members. Critical duties include producing print and electronic communications including a weekly newsletter, website content, social media content, annual report, brochures, news releases and meeting materials. 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 a bachelor’s degree, with a major in journalism, marketing or similar field preferred. An advanced degree is a plus. The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience and/or coursework in ag communications. Proven experience editing, writing and crafting content for social media, and managing communications projects are desirable skills. Experience working with graphic design and audio and video editing is also preferred. Effective communication and ability to simultaneously organize and execute multiple tasks in a dynamic environment within the context of a team are key components of the role.

If you are or someone you know is interested in the position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and representative work samples at 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

Manager of Global Ethanol Programs

International market development organization based in Washington, DC is recruiting a Manager of Global Ethanol Programs for its Washington, DC office. The U.S. Grains Council’s Manager of Global Ethanol Programs assists in developing ethanol export strategies and managing program implementation in the Council’s worldwide ethanol program. This position is based in Washington, DC and international travel is required.

Desired Qualifications

Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree with preferred degree in marketing, business or agricultural science. Experience in project management strongly preferred. Preferred candidate will have experience working in a multi-cultural, international environment. Demonstrated attention to logistics and detail required.

If you are or someone you know is interested in the position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and representative work samples by no later than COB on Friday, June 4 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.

Manager of Global Trade

International market development organization based in Washington, D.C. is recruiting a Manager of Global Trade for its Washington, D.C. office. This position is responsible for providing trade servicing expertise related to the international grain trade, strengthening relationships with U.S. and global grain trade members while servicing the export marketing interests of specific commodity groups among membership of the organization. The individual in this position will develop and maintain contacts with U.S. and international grain traders to keep abreast of trade developments around the world that affect U.S. grain producers and exporters. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and international travel is required.

Desired Qualifications

Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, international relations, marketing or similar field. Prior experience in public speaking is required. Prior experience in grain trading with emphasis on international trade will be preferred. The preferred candidate will also have experience working in a multi-cultural, international environment.

If you are, or someone you know is, interested in the position, please submit a letter of interest and a resume by COB on Tuesday, June 15 at employment@grains.org or HR/Manager of Global Trade, 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.