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Director Northern Crops Institute (NCI)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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.

Posting Details

Position Information

Opening Number: 1700452
Position Title: Director Northern Crops Institute (NCI)
Position Number: 00018694
FTE: 1.0
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Benefits Eligibility: Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance
Search by Group: Executive/Administrative
Division: Agriculture and University Extension
Department: Northern Crops Institute

Position Summary Information

Position 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

*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 Qualifications:

*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

Physical Demands:

*International travel

Screening Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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.

Special Conditions:
No Smoking Notice:

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.

EO/AA Statement:

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.

Veteran’s Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): NDSU Campus - Fargo, ND, USA

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, list exact dates of service:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • CareerFargo.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. If Other, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  2. Veterans Administration Letter
  3. Other Document 1