The Development Division of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets seeks a driven and experienced marketing professional to lead marketing and export programs. This position, an Agriculture Development Supervisor, will guide the division’s marketing program in developing communications and organizing events marketing efforts on behalf of Vermont agricultural and food businesses. This is a fast-paced position with a high level of autonomy while maintaining clear lines of communication with staff, colleagues, and division and Agency leadership. This position directly supervises two staff who support the goals of the marketing program and coordinate their own grant programs.
Major projects this position will lead include:
International market development with support from Food Export Northeast
Management of the Vermont Building at the Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts
Collaboration with the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
Writing and management of multiple federal and state grants that support marketing activities
Development of a tradeshow and buyers mission program
Other marketing projects as funds become available.
The ideal candidate will bring significant marketing experience specifically for digital platforms, understanding of content marketing and strategy, excellent communications skills, events management experience, strong facilitation abilities, budget oversight of multiple fund streams, and supervisory experience using strengths-based management strategies.
The Development Division is a highly-collaborative, forward thinking, and inclusive team. We are looking forward to welcoming a new team member who brings excellence and new perspectives to our work.
To be considered, candidates are expected to submit a marketing and/or communications portfolio to demonstrate prior experience in a diversity of projects where they were in the lead for creation and development. Portfolios can be submitted as a direct file attachment to the application or as a link within the resume.
Who May Apply
This position, Agriculture Development Supervisor (Job Requisition #33826), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Laura Ginsburg at Laura.Ginsburg@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Duties are performed in a variety of settings, including open floorplan office, producer and market sites, and public events, project sites and potential hearing and legislative settings. Frequent in-state, regional, and out-of-state travel is involved for which private reliable means of transportation must be available. Frequent public communication and presentations, both verbally and in writing, is expected. An incumbent must coordinate activities with other departmental staff, the Secretary of the Agency and Deputy Secretary, and interact considerably with agricultural and land development business people, interest groups and the general public. Certain required activities will occur outside of normal office hours.
Master’s degree in the field of agriculture, land use planning, natural resources management, forestry, economics, marketing, public relations, economic development, or a closely related field AND five (5) years’ experience at or above a technical level in agriculture, marketing, environmental conversation, communications, land use planning or another relevant field.
Bachelor’s degree in the field of agriculture, land use planning, natural resources conservation, forestry, economics, marketing, public relations, economic development, or a closely related field AND six (6) years’ experience at or above a technical level in agriculture, marketing, environmental conversation, communications, land use planning or another relevant field.
At least two (2) years of experience as an Agriculture Development Specialist III in Vermont State service.
Completion of Lean White and Yellow belt, facilitation, and program management trainings.
Candidates must have experience being responsible for the annualized management of grant and program funding greater than $1,000,000.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
80% State paid medical premium
Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
Low cost group life insurance
Incentive-based Wellness Program
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.