The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Institute for Feed Education & Research (IFEEDER) in the search for an Executive Director.

The Executive Director will assume overall responsibility and leadership for meeting the foundation’s annual goals and objectives, as they relate to donor fundraising campaigns, donor stewardship, fundraising and awareness events, and communication of foundation project value to donors in addition to responsibility for oversight of IFEEDER research and education projects.

This is a very exciting and opportunistic time for the Institute for Feed Education and Research. Following a successful six years since the inception of the foundation, the Board of Trustees reflected on its positive progress, lessons learned from the experience, as well as their long-term objectives. As a result, they initiated an assessment process to identify and consider any appropriate changes to take the foundation to the next level.

This now provides a great opportunity for a new Executive Director to build on the excitement and momentum for the foundation. The Board of Trustees is looking forward to this new Executive Director bringing their foundation expertise and leading the foundation to the next level of successful investment and funding. This will include aligning with other foundations and/or allied groups that will enhance success and impact. The successful candidate has a great opportunity to make their mark on a growing foundation and build relationships within and beyond the industry, based on their leadership and expertise.

Founded in 2009 by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Institute for Feed Education & Research (IFFEDER) is a 501 (c)(3) public charity that supports critical education and research initiatives that assure consumers a safe, healthy, and sustainable food supply. IFEEDER serves as champion for the animal food industry—a critical link in the ever-evolving food supply chain—by funding critical animal feed and pet food research to support AFIA’s legislative and regulatory positions; and developing appropriate messaging to policymakers, consumer influencers and stakeholders, which highlights the industry’s very positive contributions to the availability of safe, wholesome and affordable food, and preservation of our natural resources.

IFEEDER is best defined by its successful projects in the areas of research and education. Future education initiatives are focused on preserving consumer choice, and protecting the animal food industry’s image, and license to operate. This requires investing time and resources to continuously provide consumers with fact-based information that promotes a positive image for the industry as a whole. The messages’ audience is policymakers, consumer influencers, and key stakeholders.

A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is five or more years of foundation experience. A Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture or a related degree is preferred. Industry sales, marketing, fundraising and/or business profitability management experience is desirable. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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