Current Openings for South Dakota Pork Producers Council: Open Until Filled

POSITION: Director of Programs & Communications

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

General Description: This position is responsible for implementation of programs and communications as determined by the Demand Enhancement Committee and the Producer Education and Outreach Committee.

The position is required to work 40 hours per week but in peak activity times you will be required to work more than 40 hours per week. Hours are logged on staff time sheets and submitted at the end of each month to the Director of Operations and Activities.. Must be willing to work some weekends and evenings when necessary.

In addition to implementation of projects designated by committees, this position is responsible for communications to producers and allied industry by buying radio ads, print ads or other advertising and submit information to the external communications director for distribution through the Porkline and E newsletter as directed by the committee involved and/or other staff members. This position is responsible to assure that all advertising is approved by the USDA as directed by the Pork Act of 1985.

Specific Description:

Responsible for development, implementation and management of Demand Enhancement promotions, projects, and events plus develops, oversees and manages communications of SDPPC.

Responsible for development and management of advertising and press releases (print and broadcast) as well as consumer advertising agency relations and performance results. Serves as the primary contact with consumer communicators including food editors, home economists and nutritionists. Responsible for or oversees desk-top publishing for brochure development of special events.

Responsible for involvement and coordination with the SDPPC Education Consultant.

Will act as office receptionist when Director of Operations and Administration is gone or busy. Duties include greeting visitors and initial response to incoming phone calls.

If the Director of Operations and Administration is unavailable this position is responsible for preparation and mailing of board of director and committee meeting materials. Includes meeting room arrangements, reports, hotel accommodations and meal arrangements for SDPPC events.

Responsible for selling advertising and submitting information for the Porkline Magazine to the External Communications Director. Notifies staff of billing rate for advertising and deadlines for submission of articles.

Responsible for coordinating volunteers for events in cooperation with the Director of Membership Outreach and Engagement. Managing supply inventory and working with vendors, volunteers and staff members to ensure successful presence at SDPPC events.

Responsible for working with other staff members to coordinate the SDPPC Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Specific duties and responsibilities will be outlined.

May receive requests to speak at various activities as an SDPPC spokesperson. These are joint staff responsibilities to be shared with other staff members, not solely this position.

Input at staff meetings is important to maintain the team approach. Attendance at weekly staff meetings is mandatory.

Responsible for maintaining inventory of SDPPC information and education materials. This includes identifying target markets and providing information to producers and consumers. Directive and support will be provided by other staff members.

Must be a team player and willing to accept other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Nature of Contact with Other People: Within Office - there is frequent contact and work with all staff including the Director of Operations and Activities, Director of Membership Outreach and Engagement and the Executive Director.

Outside Office - there is frequent contact with producer leadership, volunteers, allied industry personnel, NPB and NPPC staff. A requirement will be to use your personal vehicle for travel and meetings as needed. Mileage and expenses will be reimbursed.

Special Skills Needed: Ability to type, using personal computers for word processing, data input and desk top publishing. Will communicate by e-mail as required. Will be responsible for Website and Social Media content and management. Must possess organizational, interpersonal skills and have an ability to be creative. Must meet deadlines as required. This position is very public orientated, a good working relationship with producers, volunteers and other industries is essential.

Previous Experience: A four-year degree in Communications or Marketing/Business or similar experience is preferred but not required. Desk-top publishing and good communication skills are required. Knowledge of the pork industry is helpful, but not required.

Other Remarks: The position requires enthusiasm, the ability to work well with others and strong people skills.

Please submit resume to:

Glenn Muller, Executive Director

South Dakota Pork Producers Council

4615 W. Homefield Drive

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106

Office Phone: 605-332-1600