Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is a statewide organization that strives to enable Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable soybean producers in the world.

The Agronomic Research Coordinator will work on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers while supporting the Agronomy team by coordinating programs and implementing mission-driven objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Assist the Agronomy Team with meeting scheduling with both internal and external contacts

·         Coordination of activities for the Utilization Committee including agenda drafting and meeting minutes assistance.

·         Assist with budget development and management for the Utilization committee.

·         Assist with grant reporting needs and coordination.

·         Assist with committee and board reporting

·         Manage internal reporting deadlines for Utilization contractors

·         Assist with Utilization Project Management

·         Coordinate the Soy Envoy logistics and assist with blog development

·         Coordinate the master conservationist logistics.

·         Coordinate the scheduling of in-field activities.

·         Draft and implement all soybean agronomy talking points.

o   Provide the team needed support pertaining to stats and numbers on soybeans.

·         Draft ILSoyAdvisor Social Posts on behalf of the agronomy team

·         Assist with agronomic events and field days (Farm Progress Show, Better Beans Series, Soy Summit, ISA and ISA Partner Field Days)

·         Assist with in-field agronomy needs

·         Blog writing for ILSoyAdvisor


Competencies

·         Experience with WordPress or willingness to learn WordPress

·         Able to work independently or cooperatively with others on a team.

·         Ability to analyze problems, develop a path toward problem-solving, and manage the process to completion.

·         Capacity to make decisions and communicate with tact and professionalism.

·         Strong written and oral communications with internal and external audiences.

·         Strong relationship-building skills and ability to thrive within a rapidly changing environment.

·         Able to manage multiple projects with varying timelines and specific deliverables needed for each.

 

Required Qualifications

·         A Bachelor’s degree related to agricultural, production agriculture, agronomy, natural resources, environmental science, or ag economics is required.

·         Strong interpersonal and teamworking skills.

·         An appreciation for Illinois agriculture, the Illinois Soybean Association, and the 43,000 soybean farmers we represent.

·         Ability to work individually and as a team member/leader using sound judgment, a willingness to take and follow directions, an ability to handle tasks to completion, versatility, and an ability to manage multiple projects with both short and long-term deadlines.

 

Physical Requirements

·         Normal office working conditions

·         Remote work options will be considered for candidates in Illinois. Must be willing to travel to the office and to other sites around the state as needed.

·         Must be available to travel offsite for meetings/events when necessary.

·         Must be available after hours and on weekends to troubleshoot problems that may arise.

·         Some physical demands – may need to lift between 35-50 lbs.