The American Feed Industry Association is seeking an Executive Director for its foundation, the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) based in Arlington, Va. This position will be responsible for the following:
Develop and execute an effective donor fundraising plan, including prospect qualification, visits, tracking and active engagement of the Board of Trustees and/or volunteers in the process
Maintain and increase reoccurring donor commitments
Provide overall leadership for the donor stewardship plan, such as donor engagement events, recognition, thank you, newsletters, annual report and communications that effectively convey the value and impact of IFEEDER
Implement the strategic plan for the foundation, developed with the Board of Trustees
Oversee accurate database of all donor records
Organize Board of Trustee meetings
Participate in industry events that are aligned with IFEEDER’s mission and vision
Preferred knowledge and experience:
BS in agriculture, related degree or non-profit management
Five or more years’ experience in industry sales, marketing, fund raising and/or business profitability management
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
Proven dynamic and creative leadership performance
Strong planning and organizational skills
Strong writing and public speaking skills
Sound financial and endowment investment understanding
Proficient computer, software and Internet knowledge and experience
Ability to travel up to 50% of time and make donor cold calls
Willingness to work flexible hours
Demonstrate a passion for IFEEDER mission and vision
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for next steps.
The American Feed Industry Association, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909 as the American Feed Manufacturers Association, the name changed to AFIA in 1985 to recognize the importance of all types of companies involved ...in the feed manufacturing industry—from commercial and integrated feed manufacturers, to ingredient suppliers, pet food manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. AFIA is also the recognized leader on international industry developments and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation.
Members include more than 600 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member companies are livestock, feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies that supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.
The feed industry makes a major contribution to food and feed safety, nutrition and the environment, and it plays a critical role in the production of healthy, wholesome meat, milk, fish and eggs. More than 75 percent of the commercial feed in the U.S. is manufactured by AFIA members. Approximately 70 percent of the non-grain ingredients, including soybean meal, distillers co-products, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, yeast products and other miscellaneous/specialty ingredients are also manufactured by AFIA members.
AFIA is committed to representing the total feed industry, as a key segment of the food chain, and member companies’ interests with one industry leadership voice on matters involving federal and state legislation and regulation; keeping members informed of developments important to them; creating opportunities to network and address common issues and interacting with key stakeholders essential to the success of the feed and animal agriculture industries.
Provide leadership, representation and communicate the U.S. feed industry’s best interests international codes and standards; federal and state legislation and regulation;
Keep members informed on regulatory and legislative issues, developments and requirements, providing a forum for member action and appropriate education;
Offer a meaningful platform of industry services to help enhance individual member company success;
Interact with government, regulators, educators and other organizations on crucial feed and animal agricultural issues;
Influence global relationships and expand international trade opportunities for the industry; and
Communicate AFIA’s purpose and membership value to all internal and external audiences.