Job Openings

La Feria Co-op Gin
General Manager

Type of Co-op:

  • Cotton ginning
  • Farm supplies
  • Fuel
  • Sales:  30,000 bale 5-year average

    Geographical Area:  Rio Grande Valley

    Membership:  68

    Employees:  12 full-time and 26 seasonal

    Board:  7-member board

    Suggested Qualities:

  • Ag and business background
  • People skills
  • Experienced
  • Innovative
  • Timetable:  Position is open until the most qualified candidate is selected by the board of directors, but the current general manager is scheduled to retire in December 2019.  Applications will be received until late November 2019.

    Compensation:

    • Commensurate with experience
    • Defined benefit plan
    • Paid vacation and sick leave
    • Vehicle allowance
    • Bale bonus

    Resumes sent to:

    Ed Landry
    La Feria Co-op Gin
    PO Box 1126
    La Feria, TX 78559
    (956) 423-9678

    Inquiries to:

    Ed Landry
    La Feria Co-op gin
    PO Box 1126
    La Feria, TX 78559
    (956) 423-9678

    Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council
    Administrative and Communications Assistant

    Strong preference for written communication skills for agricultural audiences, to include:

    • Assisting in the design, development and production of eye-catching promotional brochures, meeting announcement invitations, and publications.
    • Writing frequent e-mail membership newsletters, attaining high readership value.
    • Designing, updating, and keeping current an interactive web site and social media program.
    • Assisting with soliciting, researching, production and distribution of local, regional and statewide economic and industry compensation data in formats that are attractive and easy to understand.
    • Establish professional, frequent and consistent messages with a variety of audiences including universities, farm organizations, government officials and agricultural media.
    • Researching and designing educational and information messages to key constituents at least weekly.
    • Assisting in the design, updating, revision, and publication of an annual membership: Directory and Handbook, Joint Cooperative Meeting program, and other similar association publications.

    Capacity, willingness and skills necessary to carry out an effective public affairs and public policy program with legislators and regulatory agency personnel at the state and federal level.

    • Attending a variety of forums, researching and interpreting farm policy and translating those complex messages in understandable, written form to cooperative and farm audiences on a frequent basis.
    • Assisting in influencing favorable policy on behalf of the industry through a variety of venues.

    Serve in an office support capacity to the Executive Vice President and Director of Member Services to include:

    • Daily correspondence development and distribution.
    • Assist in event planning and coordination.
    • Office technology updates.
    • Telephone, printing and mail services.
    • Assist in coordinating an intense internship program.
    • Filing and record keeping activities.
    • Other duties associated with office administration.

    Strong Preferences

    • Willingness to endure a very urban workplace environment and its way of life.
    • Deep rural roots, an appreciation of the farming and ranching profession, and can talk the farmer language.
    • Maturity and stability for long term performance.
    • A farm life work ethic mentality.
    • Ease at understanding cutting edge technology.
    • Degree in agricultural communications or similar.
    • Self motivator and prompt.
    • Good organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills.

    Job Benefits

    • Company paid health, disability, dental and a defined contribution retirement plan.
    • Some travel.
    • Ten paid holidays (10 days) and an attractive paid vacation and sick leave policy.
    • Annual bonus and merit raise policy.
    • Interact with farmers and ranchers statewide.
    • Located three blocks from the State Capitol, with free parking.
    • The many advantages of a small staff environment.

    Please send cover letter and resume to Christy Lewis at christy@texas.coop

    Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council
    1210 San Antonio Street, Suite 101
    Austin, Texas 78701
    512-450-0555 — Office
    512-450-0655 — Fax