Topeka, KS • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required The Kansas Beef Council (KBC) is accepting applications for the Director of Industry Relations and Compliance. This full-time position is responsible for ensuring the beef checkoff is collected and communicating with Kansas cattle producers about the beef checkoff. This position is based in Topeka and does require travel.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in agriculture
Background and experience in livestock industry
Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
Strong oral and written communication skills
Make public presentations and answer producer inquiries about the beef checkoff.
Monitor industry issues, develop an understanding of industry trends and serve as a resource to the organization on industry topics.
Maintain a high profile of all KBC activities within the industry.
Coordinate production agriculture-related outreach efforts for consumers, youth and producers regarding the beef industry.
Coordinate Beef Quality Assurance training programs.
Direct beef checkoff collections and compliance efforts for the Kansas Beef Council.
Interpret federal rules and regulations regarding the beef checkoff to collecting points.
Monitor collection points and purchasers of cattle, analyzing information to increase compliance.
Maintain all collection records and implement systems and procedures as needed to resolve compliance problems.
Visit with producers, livestock dealers, auction market operators, feedlots and packers to facilitate participation in the checkoff system and ensure compliance with federal law.
Perform compliance reviews and / or audits at individual collecting points.
Maintain a constant liaison with qualified state beef councils, collecting points and national offices.
Carry out other duties required by the executive director.
Position requires up to 50% travel.
A Successful Candidate Will Have:
A desire to serve Kansas beef producers.
Firsthand knowledge of the beef industry and its organizations.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to independently manage multiple projects.
Capacity to effectively work in a team setting, possess a “can do” attitude, be disciplined and willing to travel.
Ability to effectively speak one-on-one and to larger groups of producers about how the beef checkoff is working to increase beef demand through research, education and promotion.
Experience in agricultural business, financial audits and accounting or collections.
The Kansas Beef Council provides a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental insurance and 401K. The position is full-time, requires working in the Kansas Beef Council office in Topeka and requires extensive travel. The position will remain open until filled.
To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Scott Stebner Executive Director Kansas Beef Council ScottS@KansasBeef.org 785-273-5225