Position: Soil Health Partnership Program Coordinator
The purpose of this position is to serve as the central point of contact and support for the Director and SHP team to achieve key research and communications objectives for The Soil Health Partnership. This includes, but is not limited to, communication, scheduling, and preparation. This position manages and maintains knowledge to connect and leverage relationships/networks, research and communications tools, and information to increase effectiveness and efficiency for the Director and SHP team. This is an exempt position working core hours of Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm with extended hours as needed. The position will be located at the NCGA office in Chesterfield, MO.
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Power Point, Word, Excel etc.)
- Proficiency in customer relationship management and database software
- Ability to assist in coordination of diverse events across a wide geography
- Proficiency in online tools like EventBrite and Constant Contact
- Flexibility to grow with the Soil Health Partnership to adapt to new objectives and utilize new tools to increase program efficiency
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to read, listen, interpret and understand information and ideas
- Ability to see “big picture” and make logical connections amongst diverse project collaborators
- Strong competency in emotional intelligence and the ability to appropriately direct, manage and guide individuals
- Education and/or experience equivalent to a minimum of an Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Business, Administrative Assistant or related field
- Four or more years of professional experience in an executive support or administrative position
PROGRAM CORE COMPETENCIES:
- Customer support – Responsive to needs of members and prospects. Takes personal responsibility for service delivered. Is courteous and responsive to members. Sets realistic expectations with members regarding requests for additional services.
- Team support – Is seen as a collaborator, and one who can contribute in a team setting. Encourages all members to participate, and keeps team focused on goals and objectives. Demonstrates a willingness to work with all those involved in the task at hand.
- Initiative – Acts independently while working to achieve performance objectives. Takes action to improve or remedy situations that may be problematic by offering solutions, insights, and suggestions to those involved.
- Adaptability – Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
- Results Focus – Can be counted on to meet or exceed goals; pushes self and others for results; is a conscientious worker who can be relied upon to handle unforeseen obstacles.
- Customer Focus – Meets internal and external customer expectations; delivers upon commitments; build customer confidence; follows through on requests gaining trust and respect.
- Judgement – Uses good problem solving and analytical skills in making decisions. Thinks through the impact of decisions and actions on other people and programs.
- Coordination- independently cross checks data, projects, and communications across geography and multi-level collaborations with partnering organizations. Madison, WI
ABOUT NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION – SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP (SHP)
The Soil Health Partnership brings together diverse partner organizations including commodity groups, federal agencies, universities and environmental groups to work toward the common goal of improving soil health. The SHP is identifying, testing and measuring farm management practices that improve soil health and benefit farmers. We believe the results of this farmer-led project will provide a platform for sharing peer-to-peer information, and lend resources to benefit agricultural sustainability and profitability. An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, we provide the spark for greater understanding and implementation of agricultural best practices to protect resources for future generations.