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POSITION TITLE: Marketing Generalist II
REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President, Marketing
DEPARTMENT: #17, International Marketing and Programs


Scope of Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Marketing Generalist II relate to USMEF’s international marketing program planning and development process, cross-market collaboration, as well as supporting program evaluation. These responsibilities include working closely with USMEF’s Marketing Department and international office staff to: a) assist in the development of USMEF’s strategic marketing plan; b) identify and coordinate unique and successful tactics in the food service, retail, and consumer sectors and ensure collaboration across markets; c) effectively incorporate evaluation findings and recommendations into USMEF’s strategic planning process and reporting; and d) support staff in writing draft funding proposals, reports, presentations, and evaluations for specified funding sources.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist the Marketing Department and international office directors in developing funding proposals, reports, presentations, and evaluations to support USMEF’s marketing strategy/plan; ensuring opportunities/constraints are accurately described. Establish and define strategic performance measures for assigned markets. Continually engage international offices to further understand and update the appropriateness/effectiveness of proposed strategies and tactics.
  • Identify and track successful activities conducted in the foodservice, retail, and consumer sectors. Share this and other related information across markets.
  • Enter marketing strategy/plan for assigned markets into the USDA Unified Export Strategy (UES) online system.
  • Assist in drafting sections of the funding applications for major funding partners, as well as State groups, in assigned markets (e.g. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association & National Pork Board).
  • Work with markets to understand activity objectives, timing, and budget plans to ensure efficient and effective use of funds.
  • Draft sections of country/market overviews (Strategic Market Profiles).
  • Review evaluation projects and surveys in assigned markets. Incorporate results into annual strategic planning process, market evaluations, and for USMEF reporting.
  • Identify articles and success stories for USMEF distribution.
  • Respond to information requests related to USMEF marketing programs or general market conditions.
  • Other research, analysis and preparation of reports to assist with decision making.
  • Exhibiting at trade shows or conventions.
  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required.
  • Assume other duties as requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, marketing, or related field with emphasis in report/technical writing skills
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication
  • Detail oriented and accurate while working under deadlines
  • Interest and/or experience working with international markets
  • Ability to interpret information from multiple sources and develop “actionable recommendations”
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to a team approach
  • Background, college classes or work experience in agriculture or food industry preferred
  • Expertise, experience, or interest with social media marketing helpful

EEOC

To apply for this position, email Angela Blankenship.

Note: This position description is not intended to reflect an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.


POSITION TITLE: Executive Assistant
REPORTS TO: President/CEO
DEPARTMENT: #01, Executive Department


Scope of Responsibilities

The Executive Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist the Board of Directors’ Executive Committee, Officers, President/CEO and Operations staff. Specifically, work to organize the Executive Department’s priorities and deadlines, coordinate and track projects and activities with other USMEF/Denver departments and international offices; coordinate the development of communications and review/edit to ensure message consistency and accuracy; assist with calls and correspondence with industry leaders and government contacts on behalf of the President/CEO; demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills, business acumen, attention to detail, dependability, and a heightened sense of discretion with sensitive or confidential information.

Specific Responsibilities


Executive Committee and Officer Support Responsibilities

  • Develop agendas as well as record, transcribe and disseminate all Board of Directors and Executive Committee minutes
  • Oversee the preparation of meeting booklets (written and digital); develop timeline, coordinate with staff
  • Arrange conference calls, schedule meetings
  • Schedule and coordinate Executive Committee new member orientation; update materials and maintain handbook
  • Update Executive Committee and Committees lists and Officer Industry Meeting Schedule
  • Coordinate domestic and international travel arrangements for Officers
  • Travel to Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings, at least twice annually

CEO Support Responsibilities

  • Coordinate domestic and international travel arrangements for the President/CEO
  • Exercise considerable judgment and discretion in scheduling appointments, routing telephone calls and meeting visitors
  • Draft executive correspondence and other outreach materials
  • Interact regularly with USMEF members, USMEF international personnel, and USMEF Denver staff and responsively deal with concerns or requests that arise
  • Execute additional assistant/administrative related services as directed; including, but not limited to, document preparation, calendar management, filing, preparing presentation materials, expense report documentation, maintaining a priority project list and deadline management system

General Responsibilities

  • Assume other duties as required
  • Assist other staff as necessary, including occasional phone coverage for front desk

Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in office setting; bachelor’s degree preferred or associate’s degree with writing and/or legal assistance training
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills; technical writing experience desired
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Agricultural knowledge or background helpful; association experience desired
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks under pressure of tight deadlines and heavy workloads
  • Proficient technical/computer skills, including Microsoft Office

EEOC

To apply for this position, email Angela Blankenship.

Note: This position description is not intended to reflect an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.