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Director Northern Crops Institute
Post Date: 08/11/2017
Close Date: 10/02/2017
North Dakota State University

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$70,000 and above

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) is a collaborative effort among North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana to support the promotion and market development of crops grown in this four-state region. The NCI is an international meeting and learning center that brings together customers, commodity traders, technical experts, and processors for discussion, education, and technical services. The NCI is well supported with funding by the four states, with an annual budget approaching $2 million. The director is administratively responsible to the Northern Crops Council and the President of NDSU (or designee), for the implementation of institute programs. The director provides leadership and direction of programs and the activities of 10 dedicated employees. Specific objectives include the provision of technical and marketing assistance through training courses and technical services designed to facilitate domestic and export market development.
Situated on the campus of North Dakota State University, in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, this unique facility is only minutes from the farm fields which yield much of the world’s food. For more information about NCI go to www.northern-crops.com.
Your cover letter should address the minimum qualifications, include your vision of the mission of NCI, and state your salary objectives. Also, your cover letter should not exceed two pages and your resume should not exceed three pages. Please include three professional references. Screening will begin on 10/2/17 and continue until filled.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Minimum Requirements:
*Master’s degree from an accredited institution with 4 years of experience in food science/processing, marketing, economics, risk management, or related field. OR
*Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with 6 years of experience in food science/processing, marketing, economics, risk management, or related field.
*Proven experience in administration, public relations, securing resources, and budget management.
*Effective contemporary communication skills
*Experience with diverse cultures
*Successful experience in personnel management
*Familiarity with crops grown in the northern Great Plains
*Willingness and ability to travel internationally
*Must be eligible to work and live in the U.S.
Preferred Requirements:
*Experience in any/all of these areas is desirable: international marketing, food science/processing and teaching
*Ph.D. from an accredited institution with experience in food science/processing, marketing, economics, risk management, or related field

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