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Association Director (EVP)

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Association Director (EVP)
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Association Director (EVP)

Northeast Dairy Foods Association, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Association Director (EVP).  The director will be responsible for leading a 92 year old full service trade association that represents dairy product processors, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in 8 states in the northeast and is based in N. Syracuse, NY.


Included in compensation is a competitive salary based on experience, full benefits: health care, life insurance, long term care insurance, 401k employer matching retirement program, dental and more.


Job Duties


General Management

  • Directly report to the board of director’s information necessary and important to the well-being of the association, membership and staff.
  • Supervise and oversight of the Association annual and monthly budget and financial requirements, including dues level maintenance, expenses and revenue.
  • Oversee the management of membership rolls, including prospects.
  • Responsible for all employee hiring and staff positions
  • Oversee and interact with legal counsel(s)
  • Responsible for adhering to all Association law and regulation


Representing the Association

  • Maintain liaison with regulatory agencies
  • Maintain and oversee all lobbying and key legislator contacts and report responsibilities in 8 states and Washington DC when necessary
  • Represent Association position to government agencies and legislators
  • Testify on behalf of the Association when necessary
  • Maintain liaison with industry, academia and producer organizations
  • Encouraged to participate and be involved with dairy and agriculture industry groups
  • Represent Association at industry functions
  • Manage all political action committee donations
  • Create annual Association legislative recommendations and policy statements


Oversee and Plan Association events including

  • Annual Northeast Dairy Convention and associated golf outing
  • Annual Northeast Dairy Suppliers Association Annual Clambake and associated golf outing
  • Annual Dairy Plant Tours of Member Dairy Plants
  • Board of Director Meetings - 4 per year
  • Committee Assignments and Meetings for Board of Directors


Administer Northeast Dairy Supplier’s Association

  • Oversee all financial planning, annual and monthly budgets
  • Organize board of director meetings, 3 per year
  • Solicit new members
  • Plan events and organize events with staff
  • Support membership networking opportunities


Responsible for staff oversight and duties

  • Oversight of Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Oversight of Director of Membership and Communications
  • Oversight of Intern program
  • Volunteers
  • Employee handbook Updates
  • Conform to all federal and state employee law and regulation


Public Relations and Media

  • Responsible for public comments
  • Respond to press inquiries
  • Provide Association position in Editorials and Opinion responses
  • Oversee all Press Releases
  • Oversee all Social Media communications
  • Oversee annual Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide



  • Oversight of Northeast Dairy Magazine
  • Interact with Northeast Dairy Magazine Publisher, write EVP Article and others necessary, four issues per year
  • Create EVP columns/report for Northeast Dairy Magazine each quarter
  • Oversee annual Membership Directory
  • Oversee Association websites, Social Media accounts construction and upkeep


Endorsed Services

  • Establish endorsed services partners annually
  • Contract as necessary and manage all Association endorsed service partners with staff


Job Qualifications and Requirements

The position of Association Director (EVP) requirements and qualifications include:

  • Minimum of a 2 year degree in business administration
  • Association leadership or similar related management experience a plus
  • Knowledge of the dairy industry preferred
  • Experience in lobbying government legislators and regulatory agencies and event planning.
  • This position requires travel as necessary. 



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