NAWG is seeking candidates for a new director of research and technology programs in its Washington, D.C. office.
The NAWG Board of Directors approved the hire at its meeting at the 2010 Commodity Classic and an advertisement for the new position was distributed throughout the industry last week.
The new hire will be responsible for coordinating industry efforts related to the commercialization of biotech wheat; maintaining an inventory of public and private research; leading federal research appropriations and other policy efforts; and serving as liaison to various coalitions.
The new director will act as NAWG’s official representative in the policy arena, at industry conferences and other related events. The position will require after-hours work and travel and will likely include public speaking and other formal and informal communications activities.
The ideal candidate will hold a degree in agriculture, public policy or a related field; have excellent stakeholder coordination, project planning and implementation skills; and have demonstrated communications strengths. Candidates should also have the ability to work in a small-office environment and in a bipartisan fashion.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with biotechnology commercialization coordination, the federal appropriations process and/or the U.S. wheat production system.
More detailed information about the position and application procedures is available at http://www.wheatworld.org/about-us/career-opportunities/.