Employment Opportunities: Join the ISA team!

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Producer Services Coordinator - Western Iowa

Connect soybean farmers to ISA programs, services and leadership opportunities and serve as a liaison for ISA with soybean farmers; priority on growing ISA farmer-member and Advocate (non-checkoff) membership and member engagement. This position will work in USDA Crop Districts 1 and 4 and reside within one of the two districts.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for member outreach and strengthening relationships with soybean farmers in coordination with ISA staff (with a focus on western Iowa and ISA Districts 1 and 4)
  • Assist in developing and implementing ISA membership growth plan to achieve annual goals as included in association’s strategic plan (includes both farmer-member and Advocate membership)
  • Conduct visits with soybean farmers at the farm gate, connecting them to resources from the Association
  • Coordinate ISA District Advisory Councils (DAC) in ISA Districts 1 and 4 (western Iowa); position DACs as a resource to ISA and growth opportunity for farmer leaders
  • Surface and develop ISA leadership
  • Recruit candidates for the ISA Board of Directors and engaging the ISA nomination committee
  • Recruit farmers for participation in District Advisory Councils, Experience Class, CommonGround, Communications Squad, Research Center for Farming Innovation and other ISA priority programs
  • Support ISA programs and services through farmer recruitment, promotion; organize and conduct grassroots meetings
  • Surface ISA industry partners in coordination with I&E Sr. Director to aid the association in achieving annual non-checkoff income goals
  • Represent ISA at farmer-centric field days and trade shows
  • Track and input member engagement and assist in quarterly metrics reporting

Competencies

  • Adapting quickly to change
  • Assessing and understanding people
  • Building and supporting teams
  • Strong understanding of customer service and farmer needs
  • Creating and maintaining networks
  • Demonstrating tenacity and perseverance
  • Championing farmer engagement
  • Establishing relationships

Travel

  • This position requires remote work and frequent travel, generally within the state. Regular travel to the ISA office in Ankeny required. Coordinators assigned an ISA vehicle to conduct responsibilities essential to the position.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in Ag related field or membership program

Expectations

  • Ability to work flexible schedules which includes some night and weekend work
  • Responsible to work independently while ensuring high levels of communication, across the board

 

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Producer Services Coordinator - Eastern Iowa

Connect soybean farmers to ISA programs, services and leadership opportunities and serve as a liaison for ISA with soybean farmers; priority on growing ISA farmer-member and Advocate (non-checkoff) membership and member engagement. This position will work in USDA Crop Districts 3, 6, and 9 and reside within one of the three districts.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for member outreach and strengthening relationships with soybean farmers in coordination with ISA staff (with a focus on eastern Iowa and ISA Districts 3, 6, and 9)
  • Assist in developing and implementing ISA membership growth plan to achieve annual goals as included in association’s strategic plan (includes both farmer-member and Advocate membership)
  • Conduct visits with soybean farmers at the farm gate, connecting them to resources from the Association
  • Coordinate ISA District Advisory Councils (DAC) in ISA Districts 3, 6, and 9 (eastern Iowa); position DACs as a resource to ISA and growth opportunity for farmer leaders
  • Surface and develop ISA leadership
  • Recruit candidates for the ISA Board of Directors and engaging the ISA nomination committee
  • Recruit farmers for participation in District Advisory Councils, Experience Class, CommonGround, Communications Squad, Research Center for Farming Innovation and other ISA priority programs
  • Support ISA programs and services through farmer recruitment, promotion; organize and conduct grassroots meetings
  • Surface ISA industry partners in coordination with I&E Sr. Director to aid the association in achieving annual non-checkoff income goals
  • Represent ISA at farmer-centric field days and trade shows
  • Track and input member engagement and assist in quarterly metrics reporting

Competencies

  • Adapting quickly to change
  • Assessing and understanding people
  • Building and supporting teams
  • Strong understanding of customer service and farmer needs
  • Creating and maintaining networks
  • Demonstrating tenacity and perseverance
  • Championing farmer engagement
  • Establishing relationships

Travel

  • This position requires remote work and frequent travel, generally within the state. Regular travel to the ISA office in Ankeny required. Coordinators assigned an ISA vehicle to conduct responsibilities essential to the position.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in Ag related field or membership program

Expectations

  • Ability to work flexible schedules which includes some night and weekend work
  • Responsible to work independently while ensuring high levels of communication, across the board

 

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Creative Design Coordinator

Responsible for successful creation and production of visual materials for Iowa Soybean Association’s Consumer Engagement publications and activities channels, while ensuring strong design principles and brand consistency.

Essential Functions

  • Work creatively, both for print and electronic publications/mediums. Above all, be a visual storyteller with the goal of generating at-a-glance engagement.
  • Lead in the design of Fresh Pickings (consumer-facing magazine) as the flagship publication to drive Iowa Food & Family Project’s (Iowa FFP) consumer engagement.
  • Lead in the design of Iowa FFP consumer awareness campaigns, projects and activities.
  • Maintain high brand standards and strong design principles on all projects.
  • Collaborate daily with team members on content decisions and suggest innovative ideas for telling stories visually.
  • Extend conceptual designs into design implementation, producing mock-up and presentation materials.
  • Create wide range of branded products including logos, magazines, social and infographics, advertising kits, brochures, packaging, signage, embroidery/screen printing, and more.
  • Create and monitor consistent branding across all Iowa FFP/ISA programs.
  • Coordinate production with outside vendors by building and protecting relationships, obtaining detailed quotes, providing final art, approving proofs, press checks, inspecting final product and filing invoices.
  • Maintain an organized and consistent filing system on the server to protect all design files, links, and archives.
  • Support ISA campaigns, projects and activities, such as Iowa Soybean Review (farmer-oriented magazine), DRIVEN! internal newsletter and membership collaterals.
  • Assist in additional projects and activities as assigned.

Competencies

  • Accepting direction
  • Acting decisively
  • Adaptable to change
  • Communicating effectively
  • Coordinating project activities
  • Demonstrating initiative
  • Displaying creativity
  • Displaying technical expertise
  • Driving projects to completion
  • Evaluating and implementing ideas
  • Managing resources & time
  • Prioritizing and organizing work
  • Supporting organizational goals and vision
  • Utilizing feedback

Travel

  • This position requires limited travel

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
  • 3+ years in various creative/graphic design roles possessing digital experience, particularly with, but not limited to web, social and emerging technologies.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proven understanding of design, copy and web practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of brand development and multichannel marketing models.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a variety of design work, including branding, websites, infographics, social media, publications, print projects, etc.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience in designing and producing print magazines.
  • Understanding of marketing, production, website design, corporate identity, product packaging, advertisements and multimedia design.
  • Experience with computer-aided design.
  • Experience in various creative/graphic roles with advertising agencies or graphic firms.

 

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