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Status: Full-time Regular
Type of Recruitment: External
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Prior office management experience
- Strong computer skills
- Previous accounting experience
- Agricultural background or Ag related experience in sales, marketing and or Assn work
- A degree in business or related field with previous administrative leadership experience in dry bean
- Excellent human relations skills with knowledge of the dry bean industry
- Experience in dry bean international market development
- Understands the needs in dry bean production research
- Helps to maintain a professional appearance of the Office.
- Possess a valid Driver’s License.
- Travel required in and out of state and international.
- Other responsibilities as maybe assigned by the Boards.
- The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and Councils
The Executive Director serves as the full time administrator of the Northarvest Bean Growers Assn, North Dakota and Minnesota Dry Bean Councils. The Executive Director (ED) works closely with all Councils, Committees and the Board. He/she is responsible for assisting and advising the president or chairs on the application of the organizations governances and state laws, and for the production and distribution of the agendas to be followed by the Committees, Councils and the Board. Recording, distributing and archiving minutes of all meetings and transactions are also important functions which ensure smooth organizational operation.
This position is responsible for administering and overseeing all programs, projects, and contracts; working with board and council members; managing office staff; and assistance with the development and management of the budget along with other duties as assigned. He/she manages the operation of the organization(s), including oversight of any staff, agents, independent contractors, etc.
Broadly speaking, the Executive Director is responsible for daily operations of the organization within parameters set by the Boards, including policy directives and managerial prerogative. The nature and effectiveness of this working relationship is viewed as integral to the success of the organization, and is formally included in the annual review of the individual.
In partnership with the Board of Directors, Counci Is and staff, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization(s) consistent achievement of its mission and goals through the management of the infrastructure and operations of the organization. Areas of responsibility include the support of Board governance, recommendations to the Board regarding personnel appointment, review and retention, maintain good communications with state agricultural leaders, other commodity checkoff offices and to facilitate the planning, coordinating and implementing of informational, promotional, and educational programs to benefit the regions dry bean producers.
- Align organizational resources to support the mission and goals of the organization
- Embrace and engage in continuous improvement to support the mission and goals
- Provide the Board and Officers with information to support decision making.
- Assist the Board in strategic planning.
- Maintain and develop the interface between the Board and staff.
- Prepare and present operating and financial plans to the Board for review and approval.
- Coordinate meetings for the Board, Councils and Committees.
- Serve as liaison between committees and boards.
- Provide administrative support to the Boards and Committees.
- Implement policies and directives of the Boards.
- Serve as Parliamentarian advising the President and Chairs on the interpretation and application of state law and board governance.
- Solicit, produce and distribute Board, Councils and Committee-agendas and reports, supporting documents and related information to the affected members and as appropriate, others; and arrange for archival services for all temporary and permanent records of the organization(s).
- Oversee all program contracts insuring consistency and accuracy in satisfying goals and objectives, fiscal responsibility, program outcomes, and reporting.
- Assist international Consultant(s) in the conduct of their efforts on behalf of the Boards.
- Oversee and evaluate all organizational programmatic efforts, as directed by the Boards.
- With the assistance of and consistent with the various committee mission, assist the various Committees in the achievement of their goals.
Human Resources Management
- Ensure that the Boards comply with all Federal, State, and local employment statutes.
- Identify needs and make recommendations for staff development and training.
- Coordinate and oversee staff employment.
- Manage staffing procedures, including development of job descriptions, screening, salary/appointment, evaluation, promotion/discharge and merit review.
- Consult with Board personnel as needed to effect staffing decisions.
- Supervise International Consultant(s).
- Develop and maintain a sense of teamwork within the organizations staff.
- Supervision of the systems and reports relating to accounting and financial practices and reporting, including internal-and/or other-audits.
- Review and oversight of all revenue collections and expenditures.
- Assists in the coordination of Committee-level budgeting and monitoring thereof, in coordination with the related Board and Committee Chairperson.
- Preparation and submission of grants and contract proposals in support of the Boards Mission and Objectives.
- Oversee organizational communications relating to the Board and external constituencies.
- Act as liaison among and between the Staff, Board and between the former and external constituencies.
- Coordinate Convention/Events efforts administratively.
- Maintain and implement a technology plan to ensure effective and efficient communication systems.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Boards