The Oklahoma Pork Council seeks a talented, collaborative, and results-oriented Executive Director to lead the association in a deep and broad range of initiatives and activities. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and capabilities in strategic planning, relationship management, communications, issues management and advocacy, financial acumen, and personnel leadership. The pork industry in Oklahoma is vital to the state’s economy, supporting more than 8,000 jobs, accounting for almost $1 billion in economic activity and producing beloved products that are enjoyed here and around the world. The Oklahoma Pork Council is the respected voice of the pork industry, with an elected Board of Directors representing pork producers, allies, and partners from across the state.
Core responsibilities include strategic planning, leadership, oversight, advocacy, functional performance, and execution in the following areas:
Issues management, including solicitation and collaboration to synthesize industry positions and concerns
Strategic communications, including with external and internal audiences
Regulatory and public policy, including state and federal environmental policy
Marketing and promotions, including maximizing use of digital platforms
Educational programs, especially for association members and allies on current topics and trends
Stakeholder engagement and partnerships
Financial and fiduciary performance, including management of checkoff-funded programming
Effective leadership of a highly qualified staff team, as well as of multiple contractual relationships
Long-range planning and strategic guidance for the Board of Directors
For confidential consideration, all interested candidates are requested to submit a one-page statement of interest, with salary expectations, and an updated resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Oklahoma Pork Council believes in fairness and equal opportunity in employment for all persons and is committed to following those applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws, including with respect to hiring, employment and benefits.
The ideal candidate will have a background and experiences that include skills and characteristics in:
Organizational and people leadership
Strategic planning and critical thinking
Success in hands-on management and oversight of business, nonprofit, government agency or related programming
Experience with governing bodies
Knowledge of and affinity for livestock agriculture
Strong listening and speaking skills to ensure effective communication with co-workers, stakeholders, collaborators and partners, the media, state and federal officials, and others
High emotional intelligence, adaptability, political discernment, and sensitivity
Sound judgment, strong work ethic, integrity, and mental toughness
About Oklahoma Pork Council
The Oklahoma Pork Council is the respected voice of Oklahoma's hog farmers and pork producers, with an elected Board of Directors representing pork producers, allies, and partners from across the state. The pork industry in Oklahoma is vital to the state’s economy, supporting more than 8,000 jobs, accounting for almost $1 billion in economic activity and producing beloved products that are enjoyed here and around the world.
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