OUR MISSION

To provide individual growth, leadership and career preparation opportunities for professional agriculture students.

OUR VISION

To be the premier leadership and career development organization serving college agriculture students.

Phone: 612-355-1266 

Address: 5775 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 700, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 

Part Time Executive Director and National Officer Coordinator

National PAS - Minneapolis, MN 55416

PART-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and NATIONAL OFFICER COORDINATOR

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION

*This is a part-time position currently, with the intent of this becoming a full-time position as revenues increase. Responsibilities will be added as the revenue for this position grows into a full-time position*

 

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

The Executive Director is the key management leader of National Professional Agricultural Student Organization. A successful leader of this organization will have a high level of professionalism, exemplary leadership skills, the ability to speak articulately and communicate the value of PAS to various audiences and stakeholders. Extensive knowledge and/or experience of non-profit operations, public speaking and financial management experience is essential. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

 

SUPERVISORY & LEADERSHIP

Leads and develops the elected National Officers through regular communications, strategic planning, trainings and national conference.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

STRATEGIC AND BOARD LEADERSHIP

  • Manage / lead/ advise / communicate all activities with the PAS Board the Board of Directors

  • Lead the Board of Directors in a manner that supports and guides the organizations mission, vision and strategic direction

  • Foster effective team work and environment with the Board of Directors and staff

  • Maintain a board manual and coordinate orientation of new members of the Board of directors

 

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND OPERATIONS

  • Develop a comprehensive budget that maintains the fiscal integrity of National PAS and include monthly memos, budget updates, quarterly reports to the Board of Directors

  • Effectively lead the operations of a virtual organization; communicate proactively and frequently about projects with staff

  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board

  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping, and accounting procedures are followed

  • Create sustaining funding model and an operational plan incorporating goals and objectives that work toward the strategic direction of the organization

  • Conduct official correspondence and execute legal documents on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with designated officers

  • Maintain organizational and membership records

 

INDUSTRY RELATIONS, COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT

  • Responsible for the enhancement of the organizations image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with partners and potential chapters to expand the organization

  • Expand and retain industry and organizational partnerships and conference sponsorships

  • Execute the organizations comprehensive communication plan

  • Serve or select the representative from PAS to service on the National Council for Agricultural Education (NCAE)

  • Develop annual membership materials

  • Collaborate with agricultural education organizations, including, but not limited to PAS Alumni and Friends, American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE), National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), Association for Career Technical Education (ACTE), National FFA Organization, National FFA Foundation, National Young Farmer Education Association (NYFEA), National FFA Alumni, National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education (NASAE)

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE PLANNING

  • Collaborate with the contracted event producer to organize the National PAS annual conference

  • Secure conference sponsorships, partnerships and judges for competitions

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

NATIONAL OFFICER COORDINATOR

The National Officer Coordinator provides leadership to the elected members of the National Officer team for the National Professional Agricultural Student Organization. Coordinates all aspects of training, facilitation and goal development of the officers for PAS for the duration of their terms.

 

Duties as National Officer Coordinator

  • Facilitates leadership skill development, strategic planning and goal forecasting seminars for National Officers

  • Responsible for coordination of national officer programs and committee involvement

  • Supports Executive Director in areas of sponsorship and annual donor communications and follow-up

  • Coordinates travel and scheduling to national meetings including FFA, NASAE, NAAE, AAAE and ACTE

  • Plans and coordinates travel to prospective chapters and sponsorship visits

  • Organizes conference calls and meetings for national officers

  • Assists national officers in preparation and execution of national conference responsibilities

  • Collaborates with Executive Director and contracted event producer to organize the National PAS annual conference

  • Fosters support from advisors at institutions including communication, involvement and conference details

Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Normally requires a bachelor’s degree and previous experience with a non-profit organization.

A general understanding of workforce issues within the agriculture, forestry and natural resources industries is helpful.

Demonstrates essential abilities including professionalism, adaptability, relationship building, effective communications, creativity/innovation, teamwork, problem solving, and strategic thinking.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record/insurance and the ability to pass a criminal background check.

 

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

 

Experience:

  • non-profit: 3 years (Preferred)

 

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

 

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)

 

Work Location:

  • One location

  • Remote/Work from home

 

Working days:

  • Monday

  • Tuesday

  • Wednesday

  • Thursday

  • Friday

 

Overtime often available:

  • No

 

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

 

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

 

Typical end time:

  • 4PM