Industry Relations Specialist

AFBF Careers & Internships / March 15, 2022

DEPARTMENT:                        Communications

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE:       Provide overarching support in the management of projects, initiatives and relationships for AFBF Industry Relations.

 

REPORTS TO:                           Director, Industry Relations

 

LOCATION:                                Washington, DC

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage project execution and deliverables for corporate collaborations, grants and programmatic sponsorships; collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve objectives.
  • Provide communication support for internal and external audiences and draft correspondence on behalf of Industry Relations.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of Industry Relations events and programs, including the Ag Innovation Challenge.
  • Represent AFBF at industry meetings.
  • Identify prospective supply chain partners to assist with cultivating new relationships.
  • Conduct exploratory calls and attend meetings on behalf of Industry Relations.
  • Assist with development of strategic campaigns and collaboration opportunities with industry partners.
  • Assist with maintaining and enhancing existing AFBF relationships, including with colleagues in similar peer groups at other organizations.
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

Collaborate with industry partners, AFBF and state Farm Bureau staff and leaders, and peer organizations consistent with the implementation of Industry Relations initiatives.

 

EDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Minimum 3 - 4 years related work experience
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Experience serving as a liaison to industry contacts and developing industry relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication, time management, project planning and organizational skills

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of agriculture industry, supply chain and emerging issues

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Travel as needed
  • Public speaking

  

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@fb.org.

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