Career Opportunities with
Montana Stockgrowers Association

Executive Vice President

The Montana Stockgrowers Association is currently seeking applicants for an Executive Vice President. This position is ultimately responsible for the overall management of the Montana Stockgrowers Association (the “Association”) and its operations.

Do you want to live and work in beautiful Big Sky Country? Are you passionate about preserving Montana’s livestock industry and heritage and would you enjoy advocating on behalf of Montana’s ranchers?  If so, this could be the opportunity for you!  The Executive Vice President reports to the Association Board of Directors and is located in Helena, Montana.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the number one champion to execute the company Vision and Mission while developing measurable systems that track success and determine effectiveness.
  • Carry out all activities of the Association as prescribed, including supervision of all programs, membership activities and other Association sponsored programs.
  • Keep Board of Directors (Board) informed of operations and changes through dashboard systems.
  • Ensure legal and fiscal compliance of the Association.
  • Manage the Association’s fiduciary relationships to other entities, in particular the Montana Public Lands Council, Montana Association of State Grazing Districts, Montana Cattlewomen’s Association, Montana Cattle Feeders Association, Montana Stockgrowers Foundation and other organizations for which the Association serves as the fiscal agent.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with all appropriate groups, agencies, organizations and key elected officials.
  • Responsible for oversight and development of state/federal lobbying strategies and tactics with quantitative metrics that can be input into Board dashboards.
  • Seek out public speaking or positive media coverage opportunities to enhance the Association’s mission and set metric TEAM goals.
  • Responsible for an effective Marketing and Communications campaign that quantitively achieves company goals and tracks measurables for future influence.
  • Attend, staff, and directly support all meetings and activities of the Board of Directors, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Board and Board committees and any other assigned industry working groups.
  • Responsible for the execution and results of all Board directives, policies, procedures and the strategic plan.
  • Grow and maintain healthy membership through Customer Resource Management and quantitative metrics.
  • Develop an annual budget that achieves company goals and is fiscally effective.
  • Manage Association staff, including but not limited to: hiring, training, performance evaluation, compensation setting, employee development, etc.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the duties listed above.  Qualified applicants will demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills, financial management and the development of human capital.

Exceptional candidates will show a strong and successful background in organizational management and resource development, evidenced by years of experience, and contacts in the political, ranching and natural resources industries. Must have a proven track record in growing and managing sales/membership/customers through Customer Resource Management (CRM), quantitative metrics and dashboards.  This position requires the ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally, as well as the ability to work over night and weekend events.

This position is open until filled; however, first review of applications will begin September 19, 2022.  This onsite position has a VERY COMPETITIVE compensation package for a person with a proven record of achieving company goals.   Benefits include health insurance, a 401k retirement plan, paid vacation, a company vehicle, and incentives based on measurable progress to objectives.

To apply for this amazing opportunity, please submit the following to [email protected];

  • A cover letter and resume (including three professional references).
  • Written responses to the following questions:
  1. Why would your skill set be relevant to the Executive Vice President position and what results have you achieved with TEAMs and/or company growth?
  2. Can you explain your effective plan through budgeting, campaigns, TEAM leadership, metrics, etc.?
  3. Explain how you have been successful in growing sales/membership/customers with a TEAM utilizing CRM and quantitative metrics.
  4. Discuss ways you would implement a Board directive or policy while achieving company goals

The Montana Stockgrowers Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internship Opportunities

Annual Convention Internship Program

The MSGA Annual Convention Internship Program was created to provide students with a hands-on experience of the various facets of association event planning and execution, policy development, social media engagement and coverage.

Applicants will be accepted from September 1, 2022 through October 15, 2022.

About Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA)

Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is a grassroots, non-profit membership organization with a 135-year history of advocating on behalf of Montana cattle ranchers to ensure cattle ranching remains relevant, safe, and a sustainable way of life for generations to come.

MSGA is the trusted voice of cattle ranchers, and advocate of cattle ranching for state and federal legislators and a true partner in efforts to preserve & advance Montana’s cattle industry.

The membership of MSGA consists of cattle ranchers, led by cattle ranchers, who honor the past & embrace the future. Our members cover the state of Montana and include ranchers of all ages, operations large and small, feedlot operators, affiliate businesses, private property owners, and supporters and friends of Montana ranchers whose livelihood and identity are tied to the Montana cattle industry.

Find more info at www.mtbeef.org 

About MSGA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show

MSGA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show is one of two meetings held each year that brings MSGA membership together to set association policy and provide member education. Hosted in Billings, Montana, MSGA’s Annual Convention boasts the state’s largest ranching industry trade show, stockgrowers colleges, policy meetings, guest speakers, and some of the best networking opportunities around!

Dates: December 7 – 9, 2022

Location: Northern & DoubleTree Hotels, Billings, Montana

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  
  • Applicants should be an undergraduate college student at a sophomore, junior or senior level at the time of application submission.
  • An agricultural, public policy, or event management degree program or background is preferred but not required. 
  • Applicants should possess excellent communication skills with a strong work ethic. 
  • Applicants should be US residents. 
  • Applicants must be available to work the entire length of the Montana Stockgrowers Association Annual Convention & Trade Show.

Start & End Date

The internship duration will be from December 5, 2022 – December 10, 2022

Compensation/Travel

Interns will receive lodging during the duration of the internship. All meals will be provided. Additionally, a stipend of $500 will be provided to assist with travel and other miscellaneous expenses. Roommates may be assigned.

How to Apply

Find the online application at www.mtbeef.org/careers

Application Deadline

Applicants will be accepted from September 1, 2022 through October 15, 2022. Selected applicants will be notified by November 1, 2022.

Intern Positions

Policy Intern

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist policy staff with the facilitation of policy meetings
  • Work with policy committee members on on-site meeting needs
  • Prepare policy documents for second and third readings of policy during business meetings.
  • Attend Stockgrowers Colleges and prepare summaries for the content discussed for the MSGA newsletter.
  • Other tasks as assigned to ensure all event activities are executed. These tasks may or may not be directly policy related.

Reports To: MSGA Director of Natural Resources

Communications & Media Relations Intern

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create content during the event for social media and website channels (Facebook, Instagram, & other accounts).
  • Write event press releases daily.
  • Featured Events and Activities of the Day. 
  • Photograph and take video of the event.
  • Be available to assist with media requests and assist with scheduling interviews with local news, radio, or print outlets.
  • Other tasks as assigned to ensure all event activities are executed. These tasks may or may not be directly media related.

Reports To: MSGA Director of Marketing & Communications

General Production Intern

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide event support to MSGA staff. 
  • Serve as a point of contact at the convention registration area.
  • Assist with the logistical preparation of the event.
  • Assist with coordination and execution of the event, breakout sessions, and special guest needs.
  • Assist with the trade show in setup and vendors/sponsor relations. 
  • Other tasks as assigned to ensure all event activities are executed. 

Reports To: MSGA Director of Marketing & Communications

    2022 Annual Convention Internship Program Application

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