The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) Seeks Coordinator, Government Affairs & Communications

Posted on August 5, 2022
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) Seeks Coordinator, Government Affairs & Communications
Position Title: 

Executive Director


Position Summary:
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) is looking for a Coordinator, Government Affairs & Communications. assists the NCFC Government Affairs and Communications teams with executing the mission, vision, and values of NCFC. These efforts help continue to enhance NCFC’s positive influence with Congress, federal agencies, and the public.
The deadline to apply is Monday, August 15. Please see the link position description for additional details.
Reports to:

Chief of Staff, Government Affairs
Vice President, Communications
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Director of Finance


Government Affairs

Goal: Through teamwork, help achieve the objectives of the organization’s member-driven policy agenda. Define policy interests and develop professional goals to grow within NCFC.

x As part of the Government Affairs team, aid in identifying, analyzing, monitoring and tracking legislative and regulatory proposals affecting farmer cooperatives and aid in the preparation of related communications to NCFC members.
x Attend policy meetings, summits, and seminars as well as legislative hearings as directed.
x Coordinate with NCFC Government Affairs staff to ensure Issue Briefs, Issue Updates, and other resource guides for NCFC members are up to date.
x Schedule Hill visits and other meetings as directed on behalf of the Government Affairs team
x Assist with the preparation of papers, statements, and testimony for congressional committees and federal agencies.
x Serve as point of contact for NCFC member fly-ins; coordinate staff briefings and Hill meetings when requested.
x Provide administrative support for other in-house meetings and briefings.
x Serve as liaison to technology vendors providing public policy tracking and engagement services.
x Maintain Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus list.

Communications and Member Relations
Goal: Raise awareness of NCFC policy positions and the benefits of farmer co-ops to both internal and external audiences.

x Work with Vice President of Communications to develop and implement organizational social media communications plan, including daily engagement on issues and/or conversations of interest to farmer co-ops and their members.
x Assists in creation and implementation of NCFC’s communication strategies and message development
x Produce content and manage websites for NCFC and the Agriculture Workforce Coalition
x Manage NCFC’s communications contest, the “Cooperative Information Fair,” including promotion, coordination of entries, interface with judges, and display of the winners at NCFC’s Annual Meeting.
x Take photographs at NCFC events and post them to social media channels
x Maintain membership directory and member files
x Assist in the preparation for the NCFC Annual Meeting and Washington Conference as well as NCFC Government Affairs Committee and Sustainability Working Group Meetings.
x Monitor news articles relevant to NCFC priority issues and distribute clip packets to staff on a regular basis.

Office Administration
Goal: Promote organization and efficiency in the day-to-day operation of the organization.

x Manage reception area by greeting NCFC guests and screening and routing incoming calls.
x Receive and distribute newspapers, mail, and packages arriving for NCFC staff and tenants; collect and post outgoing mail.
x Assist with filing for Finance Director.
x Monitor break room supplies, order as necessary, and maintain a well-stocked break room.
x Provide data postage usage to accounting department.
x Manage office supplies.
x Report all office maintenance needs to building management.
x Perform other general administrative duties as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Coordinator of Government Affairs and Communications must have strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills along with good organizational̄ multitasking and problem-solving abilities to ensure the continuation of normal business operations and advance the goals of the organization. Experience with office machines (such as copiers and printers) and practical knowledge of MS Office and other software are also key.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree
Entry level; internship preferred

Salary & Benefits:

Competitive benefits, work/life balance, generous 401(k), and collaborative culture. Salary ranges from $65,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Deadline to apply is Monday, August 15, 2022.