Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) is pleased to announce an open position of Livestock Program Coordinator.  AFAN is currently seeking qualified applicants. Any interested individual should send a cover letter and resume to Steve Martin at stevem@a-fan.org.  Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2019.  We will also consider December 2019 and Spring 2020 graduates including a flexible work schedule. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.

Title: Livestock Program Coordinator (Full time – EXEMPT)

Function: Lead all aspects of programming and assist with communications efforts on behalf of AFAN.

Reports to: Executive Director

Reportability: Maintain regular communication on activities, progress and problem areas with Executive Director.  Upon request, provide report of activities to Board of Directors. Provide other information that may be required by Executive Director.

Accountability: To be an effective member of the AFAN team to attain the goals and objectives of the organization.

Authority: Represent AFAN to livestock producers, local and state officials, businesses and corporate partners and consumers.  Represent AFAN at various local and state government and non-government meetings and activities.

Fundamental Job Duties:  Individual must have the “abilities” required to effectively and efficiently accomplish the fundamental job duties listed for this position.  Ability is defined as the application of both the skill and the knowledge needed to perform the fundamental job duties.

Serves as a coordinator to assist AFAN in Nebraska outreach efforts.

Work with communications contractor to implement communication and marketing efforts.

 Coordinate social media and website content with communications contractor.

  Maintain relationships with collaborative partners and cultivate new ones.

 Attend relevant meetings and ensure AFAN presence at tradeshows.

  • Other outreach efforts as assigned.

Serve as a coordinator to collaboratively develop and implement AFAN programs. Including:

 Livestock producer programs.

 Community and grassroots support programs.

 Agriculture and food processing business recruitment programs.

Livestock producer continuing education programs.

 Consumer education and industry awareness programs.

Other programs as assigned.

Education/Training/Experience:

·      Bachelor’s or Associate degree.

·      Prefer experience in the livestock industry or agriculture-related field.

·      Prefer experience in program development and implementation.

·      Prefer experience in communications and social media knowledge.

Physical requirements/Activities:

1.     The position is considered “Light” to “Medium” work with an occasional exertion of 50 pounds of force for lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects.

2.     Some travel is required, mainly by automobile, in-state, but occasional extended trips out-of-state may be required.

3.     Work week not limited to 40 hours per week and will require working some evenings and some weekends.

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience, knowledge and skills.

Mental and Other Requirements:

1.     Able to maintain sustained concentration.

2.     Able to handle a variety of tasks.

3.     Able to comprehend, learn, and adjust to change as the job may demand.

4.     Able to cope with stressful circumstances and cordially interact with co-workers.

5.     Positive work attitude (cheerful and helpful)

6.     Able to increase the speed of work output as required by workflow and/or schedule

7.     Able to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.

8.     Able to organize time and workflow to effectively accomplish the job duties.

9.     Understand and practice job confidentiality as required.

10.  Hold a valid driver’s license from the State of Nebraska.

11.  Able to make decisions on imperfect information.

12.  Bias towards action.

13.  Decisiveness.

14.  Must be a self-starter.

Livestock Program Coordinator
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