Missouri Department Of Agriculture Jefferson City , MO 65109
JOB OPPORTUNITY NOTICE
Marketing Specialist I/II
SALARY RANGE: $36,000 - $42,780 annually
The Missouri Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Business Development Division, Missouri Grown program has a full-time position located in Jefferson City, Missouri.
This is a professional position with the MDA promoting Farm to Institution, Agriculture Education and Missouri Grown activities statewide.
Facilitate Farm to Institution stakeholders and collaboration meetings. Create and coordinate partnerships across the food system between growers, processors, distributors, retailers, institutional buyers.
Collaborates with Agricultural organizations, Missouri Grown members, allied organizations, businesses, community leaders, institutions and policy makers. Designs and facilitates meetings and workshops of all sizes.
This position requires good written and verbal (including public speaking) communication skills. This position requires a working knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing. Able to take the initiative; be self-motivated; work independently as well as in a team; work well under pressure; be a creative thinker; and be a good problem solver.
Job duties will include, but are not limited to: preparing marketing research, the ability and willingness to travel throughout the state as much as 30 percent of the work time; ability to facilitate and accompany buyers or government officials to Missouri farms and agribusinesses; ability and willingness to initiate, organize, manage and/or participate in trade shows, promotional campaigns or related activities designed to cultivate and develop sales; ability and willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, businesses, association and federal/state agencies. Able to occasionally travel throughout the state and accommodate a work schedule that will include occasional evening, weekend and overnight commitments. Ability and willingness to travel out of state when necessary for meetings and events.
Four years of professional experience in marketing, agribusiness management, food science and nutrition, animal science, dairy science, meat science, hospitality management, or closely related areas; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in agriculture, food science, animal science, business or public administration, marketing, physical or natural science, communications, economics, international business or closely related areas. (Graduate work in the specified areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the stated experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the stated education.)
If interested, please apply online at http://agriculture.mo.gov/hr/jobopps.php and view current job opportunities. Once on The Missouri Department of Agriculture's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application.
You should also submit a current resume, cover letter and transcripts by attaching the documents to the application. Please contact Human Resources with any questions at the telephone number or e-mail address listed below:
Missouri Department of Agriculture
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630
Telephone: (573) 751-8730
TT/TDD: (800) 735-2966
Fax: (573) 522-5692
THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER