Title: Director of Programs
Agriculture Future of America
P.O. Box 414838 Kansas City, Missouri 64141
816.472.4232 or 1.888.472.4232
Reports to: Vice President, Leader and Organization Services
Location: Downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Objective: To direct and implement programs and services of the organization for college students and young professionals in the agriculture and food industry.
AFA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri. AFA provides college men and women and young professionals career and leader development training experiences. AFA partners with colleges and universities, businesses, associations, government agencies and individuals to provide “value added” personal and professional development to its members.
AFA is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the AFA staff and assist AFA achieve its vision: “To be a catalyst in the preparation of a new generation of Agriculture leaders”.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for design, planning and implementation of collegiate and young professional programs and related services. This includes face-to-face and virtual leader development training, industry interaction, coaching services, management of related advisory committees and related duties.
The Director of Programs will possess strong skills in leadership training and career development; will be an experienced team builder and exhibit strong communication skills; have a success record of working with youth development or related experiences; demonstrate an intense desire to be a part of an organization committed to leader development in agriculture.
Bachelor’s degree (Masters desirable)
Minimum 5 years professional experience in youth development, human resource, organizational development and training, communication or similar career
Training and work in leader development desirable
Understanding of nonprofit businesses and experience related to resource development and operations desired
Knowledge and experience in systems that support web services and training
Strong leadership, interpersonal, listening, written and verbal skills
Computer literate experience in data management, records, system extremely important
Record of achievement with project management including ability to organize complex projects, meeting events and training programs
Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions, accurate, detail oriented, problem-solving
Ability to work with volunteer groups and develop partnerships to achieve goals
Management experience desirable
Involvement in or working knowledge of agriculture and food industry
Applications should be sent to the attention of Nancy Barcus, Vice President of Leader and Organization Services. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or postal address P.O. Box 414838, Kansas City, Missouri 64141. Applications should include a cover letter, your most recent and complete resume and a list of references. Additional information may be requested from finalists.
Applications are being accepted starting April 1, 2014 and will continue to be accepted until a qualified candidate has been identified. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
AFA’s office is located in downtown Kansas City with parking provided for AFA employees.
Salary will be based on the level of experience and qualification of the selected candidate. Benefits include health insurance for the employee, retirement contribution after one year of employment, life and disability insurance and vacation time.