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NASDA Invites Applications for Public Policy Manager Position

June 07, 2020

Position Title: 
Public Policy Manager                                                                                                                                                           job posting                                                            

                            
Job Description:
The Public Policy Manager works as a member of the
NASDA Policy team and independently executes policy development, implementation and communication in support of NASDA.

DESCRIPTION
NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders.

 

POSITION SUMMARY
The Public Policy Manager works as a member of the NASDA Policy team and independently executes policy development, implementation and communication in support of NASDA. The goal of this position is to support the mission of NASDA through successful policies that enhance agriculture through programs within state departments of agriculture and for agricultural stakeholders in the states. This goal is achieved through the incumbent’s able and timely work that is multi-functional among state and federal agencies, legislative entities and stakeholders.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lead development, implementation and communication of assigned policy portfolio.
• Serve as staff lead and provide staff support to NASDA standing policy committees.
• Coordinate and communicate with NASDA members who are commissioners, secretaries, and directors of state departments of agriculture, as well as with state staff in departments of agriculture. This includes the NASDA Board of directors,
committee chairs and members-at-large.
• Coordinate, communicate, and represent NASDA positions and policy with NASDA stakeholders including federal Agencies, state agencies, Congressional offices, and other organizations including farm, commodity, and conservation organizations.

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  •  Three to five years of experience in federal agriculture policy development and strategic issue management.

  • Working knowledge of agricultural policy issues and challenges at the federal level.

  • Hill experience desirable but not required.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully meet deadlines and projects with competing priorities.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong presentations skills.

  • Self-motivated as well as a team player.

  • Commitment to excellence and achieving goals.


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
• Occasional travel


EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Advanced degree in agricultural policy, political science, public policy, economics, or other program related to agriculture, food and (or) natural resources is desirable.


TECHNICAL SKILLS
• Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite.


WORKING CONDITIONS AND/OR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Attendance at occasional meetings outside of the office and in the Washington, DC area.
• Occasional travel.
• Physical ability to work on a computer at a desk for long periods.
• Physical ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

 

 

MANAGER/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Not Applicable

 

Requirements for Application:
A letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references to
“Manager, Public Policy” at careers@nasda.org 

 

 

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