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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 an outstanding total compensation package for our qualified employees which includes: a Kansas Farm Bureau membership, health care and dental insurance, group life and long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) package, paid leave, competitive pay, and an opportunity to earn an annual incentive. Our Leadership Team promotes a flexible, family-friendly work environment and we are considered a premier employer for the area.

 

The following 2 positions are open at Kansas Farm Bureau.


Agricultural Education and Communications Associate

We are hiring for an Agricultural Education and Communications Associate. This position will be located in Wichita, Kansas. The ideal candidate will support and develop agricultural education by building relationships, developing programs, planning events; and managing Sedgwick County Farm Bureau’s communications to promote agriculture in the local community. The position will also provide administrative assistance for the office, Farm Bureau meetings and various activities.

Responsibilities:

Ag Education

  • Develops, presents, and manages programs that promote and teach agriculture lessons in the county. This may include programs for schools, 4-H and FFA programs, and community outreach.
  • Cultivates relationships with educators in the county to create and provide relevant, standards-based agricultural focused resources.
  • Designs, and coordinates events or other opportunities to educate consumers about the food system and connect them to local producers.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and records education and outreach activities and program impact.
  • Recruits and manages volunteers for events and presentations.
  • Develops community partnerships through solicitation of event donors and sponsorships.

Communications

  • Plans and designs printed materials, mailers, and brochures.
  • Contributes to the Sedgwick County Farm Bureau’s social media presence, through posts, interviews, writing and photography.
  • Writes and edits articles for Farm Bureau publications and local newspapers.
  • Designs, and implements communications strategy and plans.
  • Cultivates relationships with local media outlets to promote agricultural stories.

Administrative

  • Manages county correspondence.
  • Assists with major events such as the county annual meeting, community fairs, including potential travel to state or national events.
  • Supports county membership initiatives including the local benefit program.
  • Aids with preparations for monthly board meetings, including recording minutes and communicating with the board as directed.
  • Completes other duties, as assigned.

Requirements include: a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, proficient writing skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. He/she must be a self-starter, organizer and possess excellent leadership, interpersonal relationship, communication, and time-management skills, as well as maintain a high level of professionalism and exercise a high level of character, morality, and good judgement. Being dependable and possessing the ability to adapt to various situations is a must. Preference will be given to individuals with a familiarity of production agriculture.

To Apply:

Apply now to join our team! Interested and qualified candidates can apply through our online application. Click here to apply online.

EOE/M/F/VET/Disability and any other protected class.


Public Policy Implementation Coordinator

Kansas Farm Bureau is looking for a Public Policy Implementation Coordinator. We are an Agricultural organization that has been in business for over 100 years. We pride ourselves in the advocacy, education and service we provide to our Kansas Ag Communities.

Overview: 

Assists with local, state and national lobbying activities, events and policy implementation.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Advances national and state priority issues and other concerns of our membership and KFB leadership.
  • Promotes, encourages and enhances member engagement and issue knowledge through Action Alerts, town hall meetings, farm tours, and other opportunities.
  • Assists with the planning and execution of advocacy events, including trips to Washington, DC, LEADS, Day at the Statehouse, and events/tours throughout Kansas Farm Bureau’s State Districts.
  • Delivers various forms of communications throughout the organization and assists with providing opportunities for the education and engagement of members.
  • Supports the mission and strategic objectives of the organization through participation in other Agricultural Industry, American Farm Bureau, and state or community service activities.
  • Develops and expands avenues to elect Farm Bureau friends through VOTE FBF and other political activities.
  • Assists with the development and lobby engagement of the organization’s advocacy policy and implementation of new advancements.
  • Cooperates in staffing Resolutions Committee, Ag Advisory Committees, VOTE FBF and other committees.
  • Serves as a member or staff of committees, as requested by KFB leadership or peers.
  • Provides support for lobbyist registrations, documentation and reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Competencies, Education and Experience:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Requires effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be able to maintain a current, up-to-date command of legislative changes and their effects on our organization.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and analytical skills, plus demonstrate a proven ability to meet deadlines.

To Apply:

Apply now to join our team! Interested and qualified candidates can apply through our online application. Click here to apply online.

EOE/M/F/VET/Disability and any other protected class.


 


County Farm Bureau career opportunities

 

There are currently 2 open County Coordinator positions

Hamilton County Farm Bureau Coordinator

Part time position available. Hamilton County Farm Bureau is seeking to fill part time position as county coordinator. The qualified candidate will work 8 to 12 hrs a week as day to day representation. Duties include but not limited to Ag education for youth and adults, administrative support, event planning, membership support. Candidate must also be creative, exhibit initiative and good work ethic. Must be proficient in basic bookkeeping and computer skills. Coordinator will work directly with the local county board. Applications must be turned in by August 15th to Click here to apply online.

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

Part-Time Joint County Coordinator Position

Decatur & Rawlins County Farm Bureau Associations are seeking to fill the part-time position of County Coordinator. The ideal candidate will work approximately 20-30 hours/week and serve as the day-to-day representative in the following capacity: membership, agriculture education for youth and adults, public relations, administrative support, event planning and relationship building in both counties. He/she will exhibit initiative, creativity and a high level of character, as well as proficiency in basic bookkeeping and computer skills. An agricultural knowledge/background is preferred. Questions can be directed to Leigh Ann Maurath, Kansas Farm Bureau 10th District Administrator, maurathl@kfb.org or (785)953-0268. Applications due July 13th, 2020. Click here to apply online.

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


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.

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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.)