The Associate Director, Beef Sustainability Research, in collaboration with other team members, will assist in developing and implementing checkoff-funded programs in sustainability research.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
With the Senior Director, assist in managing the beef checkoff’s sustainability research projects and budget.
With the Senior Director, serve as an internal technical resource on how cattle are responsibly and sustainably raised today for staff and external audiences (consumers, influencers, supply chain, etc.). This could be in written or oral (presentation) forms with a focus on the science, but in an easy-to-understand delivery for target audiences.
Assist in providing critical reviews and interpretation of scientific literature, “study of the day” or media reports related to beef sustainability topics.
With a collaborative team, assist in providing technical support for dispelling beef sustainability myths.
With the Sr. Director, build and maintain key relationships with educational institutions and industry partners and organizations engaged in or concerned with beef production today (e.g., academia, extension service, agriculture organizations, allied industry technical representatives, supply chain members, etc.)
Upon request, serves as a spokesperson, on behalf of the beef checkoff, on the science of beef sustainability.
With the Sr. Director, provide counsel to partners (industry and state beef councils/affiliates) on the scientific literature related to beef sustainability upon request.
Strong communication skills both written and oral are required.
The ability to travel up to 25% is required.
Other job duties as assigned.
EDUCATION - A master’s degree in sustainability or closely related field is required.
EXPERIENCE – A strong understanding of beef cattle production sectors and current practices is critical.
EQUIVALENCY - None
CERTIFICATION(S) – None
SKILLS- Must be a self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of an integrated team. The ability to successfully engage with beef producers, the scientific community, extension, nutrition and veterinary professionals, allied industry, and consumer or industry influencers will be required on a daily basis. Collaboration, integrity, personal ethics and the desire to be a “NCBA team player” is essential.
Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry. NCBA works to achieve the vision: "To be the trusted leader and definitive voice of the U.S. cattle and beef industry."
NCBA was voted a Denver Post 2021 Top Work Place by employees based on several aspects of workplace culture including collaboration, execution and excellence. We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this job application!