Overview

Florida Farm Bureau Federation is seeking a passionate, serving, and motivated Leadership Programs Coordinator to play a vital role in the success of the Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Group and the Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC). As part of the Field Services Division, the Leadership Programs Coordinator will also focus on our next generation of agriculturalists within our FFA, 4-H, and Junior Cattlemen’s programs.

The listed pay range is the starting salary for the position.

At Florida Farm Bureau Federation, you will be part of the state’s oldest and largest agricultural organization representing 132,000 member families. You will be inspired to share in one voice focused on the future of what we eat, wear, and use every day so that agriculture thrives for future generations.

Why Florida Farm Bureau Federation?

  • You’ll be advocating on behalf of Florida’s farmers and ranchers.
  • Your efforts will help ensure locally grown, healthy food options are available for families.
  • You get to work with a passionate team of professionals and advocates.
  • You’ll have a positive work environment with supportive managers and teammates.
  • You will experience the reward of assisting in the healthy future of what we eat.
  • You will be part of a company that invests in you!

At Florida Farm Bureau Federation, we understand that attracting the best talent requires more than just a challenging role. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to enrich your life both in and out of the office. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 401k Retirement Plan: You will be able to participate in a 401k retirement program with a company match of up to 4% of your annual, eligible gross wages. An annual employer contribution will also be added for all eligible employees each year.
  • Company Vehicle: You will be provided a company vehicle that can be utilized for personal use.
  • Professional Development: You will have the opportunity to obtain special training and enjoy an annual staff retreat paid for by the company.
  • Paid Time Off: As a new employee, you will receive 19 PTO days per year.
  • Paid Holidays: You will receive at least 9 paid holidays per year.
  • Health Insurance: You will have the opportunity to enroll in health insurance with several options to choose from.
  • Other Insurance: You will be able to enroll in other group insurance benefits such as dental, vision, life, disability, other supplemental benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Account! You will have the option to have a Flexible Spending Account.
  • And there’s more! Your insurance benefits become effective the first of the month following your employment start date!

Under the direction of the Director of Field Services, the Leadership Programs Coordinator will develop and coordinate programs that provide education and leadership development to enable young adults to become engaged members of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation and leaders throughout the agricultural industry. This position is also responsible for organizing Florida Farm Bureau women through existing programs within our organization for the purpose of achieving the Federation’s policy goals and objectives.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Program, including the YF&R Leadership Group.
  • Coordinate the Women’s Leadership Program, including the Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC).

YF&R Programs Responsibilities

  • Develop strong curriculum and coordinate the activities of the Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group.
  • Prepare surveys following each seminar to gather feedback that will continually strengthen the program.
  • Provide leadership training and development for young, active members in preparation to assume the responsibilities of leadership within Farm Bureau and positively promote Florida agriculture and Farm Bureau.
  • Provide educational opportunities and experiences for young members to learn more about the history, philosophy, structure, programs, and services of the Farm Bureau organization.
  • Provide opportunities for young, active members to participate in Farm Bureau activities at county, state, and national levels.

Women’s Programs Responsibilities

  • Develop strong curriculum and coordinate activities of the Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee.
  • Prepare surveys following each meeting to gather feedback that will continually strengthen the program.
  • Provide educational and leadership opportunities for Florida Farm Bureau women to assume the responsibilities of leadership within Farm Bureau and positively promote Florida agriculture and Farm Bureau.
  • Work alongside the Events Coordinator to organize and run the annual Women’s Leadership Conference in cooperation with the State Women’s Leadership Committee.
  • Organize Florida Farm Bureau women throughout our state for the purpose of achieving the Federation’s policy goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership and support for county and district women’s events in cooperation with Field Staff and the State Women’s Committee.
  • Assist in various Florida Ag in the Classroom (FAITC) efforts in the state by helping to develop tools for volunteer leaders to use in their educational efforts.
  • Continue to promote and expand Farm Bureau Mini-Grant Program in cooperation with the State Women’s Committee.
  • Work alongside county Farm Bureau leaders to establish viable Women’s Leadership programs at the county level.

Annual Meeting Responsibilities

  • Work alongside the Director of Field Services and Events Coordinator to organize aspects of the annual meeting including securing speakers, obtaining sponsorships, and script writing for events involving the YF&R and WLC.

To thrive in this role, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, or equivalent education and experience.
  • To be proactive and create a positive experience for others.
  • To possess a high degree of emotional intelligence to achieve productive relationships with our members and fellow staff members.
  • A high degree of professionalism, while contributing to the overall cooperative team dynamic.
  • To be proactive and create a positive experience for others.
  • Excellent facilitation skills for small and large groups
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to be clear, concise, and consistent with all communication (electronic, verbal, etc).
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, articles, and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, members, and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and interpret a variety of instructions and information furnished in written, oral, or other forms.
  • Ability to travel extensively by automobile during daylight and at night.
  • Ability to aid and assist in setting up meetings and moving tables, plants, and other materials weighing up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to type using a computer for reports and other activities.
  • Ability to drive a truck or van, if needed.

Florida Farm Bureau Federation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,732.00 – $63,397.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

License/Certification:

  • Florida Driver’s License (Required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Gainesville, FL 32608 (Required)

Work Location: In person