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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:04 AM

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Kansas Corn Growers Association is a statewide trade association representing corn producers. It also implements research, education and promotion programs of the Kansas Corn Commission and checkoff as provided by state law. The three current collegiate initiatives were launched in 2017, the Collegiate Academy will meet for the first time in February 2018.

The Kansas Corn Collegiate Coordinator position is a contract position and will work on collegiate events and programs across the state in addition to organizing and attending a group trip to Washington D.C. annually. The contract is for 80 hours per month. Pay is negotiable. Position reports to Industry Relations Director.

Collegiate Coordinator Duties include, but are not limited to

Careers in Corn program
On-campus visits to universities, community college and tech schools in Kansas
Plan logistics at all locations
Attend all sessions with an additional Kansas Corn representative
Coordinate industry outreach for on-site attendance with Industry Relations Director
Online industry profiles
Gather profiles that highlight individuals of various job focus, responsibility, education and experience
Highlight individuals from across the state
Corn Collegiate Academy
Work with Corn Crew to help promote the program to the local schools and student member contacts
Coordinate with staff and KS Corn leadership on review of applicants
Outreach to student participants upon selection
Coordinate speakers with Industry Relations Director guidance
Work to capture stories of the academy participants to highlight each student
Will be present at academy learning sessions, Day in Topeka and DC trip
Coordinate with academy participants on capstone projects through completion
Next Generation Scholarship Program
Coordinate with staff and KS Corn leadership on review of scholarship applications
Outreach to student participants upon selection
Work to capture stories of the scholarship winners to highlight each student
Work with Corn Crew to help promote scholarships to the local schools and student member contacts
Student membership
Create new opportunities to increase student memberships
Look for partners to increase benefits to student members
Work with Communications Director to promote student memberships through various communications outlets
Ongoing collegiate outreach
Keep up contact list for campus contacts through data management system
Reach out to non-traditional ag schools for opportunities to bring Careers in Corn to their campus
Build strategic opportunities to involve academy participants and graduates
Provide content geared toward college students including resume tips, etiquette, etc for KSCorn.com website
Competencies and factors needed to successfully accomplish essential job duties:

Problem solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, and work well in group problem solving situations.
Project execution – Execute project plans, provide feedback for program evaluation and improvement
Ethics – Treat people with respect, inspire the trust of others, work with integrity, and uphold organizational goals and values.
Adaptability – Manage competing demands for time, deal with frequent change in work environment or unexpected events, and meet challenges with resourcefulness and creativity.
Initiative – Volunteer readily, seek responsibilities in the region, ask for or offer help when needed, and problem-solve with independent actions.
Message retention – understanding and ability to share Kansas Corn information and positions on important issues
Experience/Education/Other Requirements:

Agriculture experience require
Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
Ability to work well with a team of coworkers and volunteer directors
Knowledge of MS Office, email and social media software
Overnight travel included, but minimal
Work from home or Manhattan office
Have access to computer and smart phone
Resumes may be submitted by email to Erin Rios at erios@ksgrains.com

• Location: Manhattan, Manhattan, KS

• Post ID: 14412367 kansas
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