USA Rice is a nonprofit trade association with programs that include the promotion of U.S. rice domestically and abroad. USA Rice also represents industry interests in federal legislative and regulatory matters, industry quality standards, education, research, product development, and policy.
Industry Overview: U.S. grown rice and rice products are a $30+ billion industry. Approximately 18 million tons of rice is grown annually in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Missouri. About half of the U.S. crop is exported with Mexico as the number one destination. Eighty-five percent of the rice consumed in the U.S. is grown here.
USA Rice is recruiting for an International Policy Associate to report to the COO directly to execute activities and achieve the goals of the International Policy program area.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
assisting with board and committee liaison responsibilities; weekly publication of the Rice Executive and maintenance of several related databases; preparing material for other USA Rice publications; maintain the program areas’ content on the USA Rice website; assist in preparation and submission of USA Rice comments to the administration in the International Policy area.
Position requires a self-directed individual with excellent organizational skills involving data collection, analysis and presentation; attention to detail, strong communication, interpersonal and excellent writing skills; proficiency/experience with CRM or CRM-type databases; Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint and/or Prezi.
Bachelor’s degree preferred and a minimum of two-years related experience in government or international trade policy. Previous work with trade associations and familiarity with agriculture a plus. Some travel is required.
Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, to: email@example.com. Competitive benefits package; Principals only; No Phone Calls; EEO.
It is the policy of USA Rice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.
In addition to federal law requirements, USA Rice complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.