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Kansas Farm Bureau career opportunities

Kansas Farm Bureau is a non-profit agricultural services organization whose mission is to advocate, educate and serve our members and Kansas agriculture. We are one of the largest organizations of our kind in the state of Kansas and have been in existence since 1919. We offer a competitive pay package, with an opportunity to earn annual incentive compensation. Our benefits package includes: a Kansas Farm Bureau membership, health care and dental insurance, group life insurance and a 401(k) package. We have paid vacation, sick leave, personal days and paid holidays. Our Leadership Team promotes a flexible, family-friendly work environment and we are considered a premier employer for the area.

The following positions are open.


District Administrator - 2nd District

The ideal candidate will serve as a liaison between Kansas Farm Bureau and the County Farm Bureaus, their leaders and their members in support of organization’s mission. Our District Administrator will develop relationships with elected officials and representatives to advance knowledge of agricultural issues and policies supported by our organization. This position will also provide support and guidance to the leaders and members located within their assigned their district.

Typical duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports and promotes attendance to Farm Bureau’s programs, events, and activities.
  • Represents Farm Bureau’s policy position through interaction with the community and the organization’s members.
  • Develops strategic relationships with elected officials, business and community leaders to ensure that KFB is a relevant and vibrant force across the incumbent’s district and our state.
  • Attends County Farm Bureau Board Meetings and assists as needed.
  • Surfaces, motivates, and trains county and state Farm Bureau Leaders and encourages their involvement.
  • Provides information and training to County Farm Bureau leaders in the financial management and administration of their autonomous, non-profit county entities.
  • Aids with the County Farm Bureau membership recruitment & retention.
  • Serves as the resource person for County Farm Bureau leaders on basic employment issues.
  • Assists in training new County support personnel and may provide back-up in their absence.
  • May serve as a member of various State Farm Bureau Committees.
  • May assist with other duties involving: fleet management, legislative issues, membership, KFB programming, etc...
  • Conducts responsibilities in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent; the ability to make logical decisions in support of the organization’s philosophy and direction; knowledge of Ag industry standards and government regulations; excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills; and a high level of integrity. The selected candidate must have a favorable driving record (subjected to MVR). We will give preference to candidates with an agricultural background.

Where will I work?

The selected candidate will work in the East Central area of Kansas. The incumbent will be assigned to a District with ten Kansas Counties and must reside in or within a 50-mile radius of the assigned Counties. Kansas Counties include: Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Lyon, Miami, Morris, Osage, and Wabaunsee. Travel within the assigned area will be required. A company auto will be assigned to this position for travel.

Interested and qualified candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and references through our online application. Click here to apply online.   Application process closes January 2, 2019 or until filled.

EOE/M/F/VET/Disability and any other protected class not listed.


Writer/Photographer

The ideal candidate will compose newsworthy articles, work closely with Kansas media, edit communication pieces and capture photos for the organization's important events and activities.

Typical duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver strong stories and editorials along with impactful photography that highlight the work of the state's largest farm organization and its members.
  • Develop strong working relations with Kansas media, trade media and statewide daily newspapers and radio stations.
  • Manage press releases and media events for the organization.
  • Review press releases and other marketing materials produced by Kansas Farm Bureau to ensure they are consistent with overall Farm Bureau communications.
  • Research and fact-check details prior to print and release of work.
  • Write clear, concise and grammatically correct and error-free copy that supports our organization's mission.
  • Create content for a quarterly published magazine and for weekly online news reports.
  • Respond to requests for presence at special KFB or other ag events.
  • Follow industry-related news and generate articles around trending topics.
  • Serve on various committees, both internal and external, as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or Communications and at least four years of experience in a related field; the ability to clearly communicate, with outstanding writing skills, creativity and resourcefulness; experience with various social media channels including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, as well as proven photography skills and prior experience with Adobe Photoshop. We prefer someone with an ag background or familiarity with agricultural services. Some travel required within the State of Kansas.

Interested and qualified candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, writing and photography samples, and references through our online application. Click here to apply online.   Application process closes January 2, 2019 or until filled.

EOE/M/F/VET/Disability and any other protected class not listed.



Summer/Fall KFB Interns

Kansas Farm Bureau is seeking candidates for interns interested in experience in communications, ag education, leadership development and policy. Our interns gain real-world experience and tangible pieces for their work portfolios while also connecting with those in agriculture across the state. We are currently seeking candidates for both Summer 2019 and Fall 2019. Work may continue through multiple terms based on a positive experience for both the intern and Kansas Farm Bureau.

We are looking for an individual that has an agricultural background, proficient skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe products, good communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and is a self-starter. Additional qualifications specific to the candidate’s area of interest are preferred. Preference will be given to students who are studying an agricultural field, members of Collegiate Farm Bureau and/or available to work at least 10-15 hours per week.

Interested and qualified candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and references through our online application. Click here to apply online.   Application process closes Friday, December 14, 2018 or until positions are filled.

EOE/M/F/VET/Disability and any other protected class not listed.


The following County Coordinator position is open.


PART-TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION. (16-20 hrs/wk) Do you enjoy advocating for something meaningful or sharing a story about agriculture with people that care? If so, consider applying for the Coordinator position for Harvey County Farm Bureau. The ideal candidate serves as the day-to-day representative in the following capacity: membership, agriculture education for youth and adults, public relations, event/activity planning and administrative support. He/she will exhibit initiative, creativity, and a high level of character plus possess basic bookkeeping and computer skills. An agricultural knowledge/background is preferred. Questions can be directed to Rhonda McCurry, Kansas Farm Bureau 4th District Administrator, Colwich, KS or mccurryr@kfb.org. Call (316) 650-6857 for details. Cover letter and resume requested by Nov. 20. Click Here to apply online.

EOE


Career opportunities with Farm Bureau Financial Services

Farm Bureau Financial Services is about more than insurance, more than products, more than the bricks and mortar that make up our buildings. FBFS is about you – your family, your home, your future. Today, our agents build relationships with people from all walks of life to help them protect what matters most and prepare for the future. FBFS is 1,600 employees and 4,000 field associates strong, and when your life twists and turns, you can depend on your local Farm Bureau agent to be there for you, providing the knowledge and experience to make insurance simple.

To explore opportunities with Farm Bureau Financial Services, visit www.fbfscareers.com


KansasWorks

Whether you are an Employer looking to hire or an Individual seeking Career Opportunities, KansasWorks may have a solution for you. Check out our website at: https://www.kansasworks.com

If you are a Kansas farmer or rancher, KansasWorks may have solutions to suit your hiring needs. Interested? Locate the regional office nearest you, by selecting the “Contact Us” in the top right-hand corner of the KansasWorks website.  Kansas Farm Bureau has an opening for an Ag Communications/Journalism Intern. Our internship offers the opportunity to work with varied medias including video, radio, print and social media, as well as hone writing and design skills. Our interns gain real-world experience and create portfolio-building pieces while also connecting with state and national ag communication professionals. This Internship begins with the 2017 Spring semester and may continue into the 2017/2018 school year. (Would allow to work in Summer 2017, if available.)