Executive Director

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Executive Director
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Executive Director – Northeast

We are working with a full-service trade association with members in New York, New Jersey and New England. Their members include milk processors, distributors, cheese manufacturers, ice cream plants and dairy farm producers. They are dedicated to the growth and advancement of the dairy processing, manufacturing and distribution industry in the northeast US.

Seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for leading the association by building and growing relationships in the NE states to act as liaison with regulatory agencies for members. This role will directly report to the board of directors.

Location: Remote (Must be located in the Northeast)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Report to the board of directors information necessary and important to the well-being of the association, membership and staff
  • Maintenance, oversight, and compliance of all lobbying activities in 8 states and Washington DC (when necessary)
  • Oversight of annual and monthly budget and financial requirements, including dues level maintenance, expenses and revenue
  • Grow the Association membership and the value members see in it
  • Make recommendations to the Board on Association positions and represent those Board-approved positions to government agencies and legislators (including conducting Legislative Bill analysis)
  • Build connections with industry, academia and producer organizations
  • Create a strategic plan that guides the Association’s activities as well as oversees Association events
  • Manage the Communication Strategy of the Association
  • Interact with legal counsel and testify on behalf of the Association when necessary
  • Participate and be involved with dairy and agriculture industry groups
  • Responsible for public statements and responses to press inquiries           

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Minimum 2-year degree in business administration
  • Experience in lobbying government legislators and regulatory agencies and event planning
  • Association leadership or similar related management experience a plus
  • Knowledge of the dairy industry preferred
  • Must reside within a location central to our Northeast 8 state region
  • This position does require travel, as necessary 


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