Dear Applicant for Montana Wool Growers Executive Secretary;
Thank you for your interest in the Executive Secretary position with Montana’s oldest agricultural organization. The Montana Wool Growers has a long and proud history of serving the needs of our producers on a state and national level since 1883 and looks forward to assisting them for many generations to come.
The qualifications of the Executive Secretary are listed below. The main functions are to keep the board informed of finances and potential concerns, keep membership updated and educated through four issues of the magazine and electronic outlets, conduct a successful Montana Ram and Ewe Sale annually in Miles City, plan and organize the annual convention in Billings, assist the Montana Lamb Jam planning committee with administrative duties, work cooperatively with Montana State University and the American Sheep Industry, and communicate with Attorney Jim Brown on association policy and board decisions. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and demonstrate excellence in communication skills and integrity. Previous experience in the sheep industry is preferred, but not a requirement. The association is in good condition financially and currently enjoys good standing in Montana’s agricultural community.
The timeline for application is as follows:
January 17, 2020: Deadline for applications
February 5-6: Interviews (Lewistown, MT)
February 10-12: Reference checks
February 12-14: Job offered
Resume and cover letter should be sent as pdf via email by January 17th to:
The cover letter should express why you are applying for the position and how past experiences, employment, and education qualify you for the position. A standard resume should also include three professional references. References will be checked. Salary will be negotiated upon successful completion of the interview process. For the successful candidate, this position allows a working relationship with some of the most influential and progressive producers, state and national legislators, and leaders of other state and national producer organizations.
MONTANA WOOL GROWERS ASSOCIATION
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/TREASURER JOB DESCRIPTION
The mission of the Montana Wool Growers Association is to promote and preserve the general welfare of the sheep and wool industry in Montana.
Executive Secretary of the Montana Wool Growers Association
Montana Wool Growers Education & Research Endowment Fund (Memorial Fund)
Montana Wool Grower Magazine
Montana Lamb Jam
American Sheep Industry
Job Description from Bylaws:
Article V, Section 4 – Secretary
The secretary shall issue notice for all meetings; shall keep the minutes; shall have charge of the corporate seal, books and records of the MWGA; shall sign with and attest to the president’s signature on such instruments as require his signature or attestation; and shall make such reports and perform such other duties as are incident to his office and as are properly required of him by the board of directors.
The secretary shall hire and direct such employees as are necessary for the management of the office of the MWGA. The secretary shall determine the compensation of the employees hired.
Article V, Section 5 – Treasurer
The treasurer shall have custody of all monies and securities of the MWGA and shall keep accurate books of account. He shall sign or countersign such instruments as require his signature and shall perform all other duties incident to his office or which are properly required of him by the board of directors; and if required by the board of directors, he shall give to the MWGA bond for the faithful performance of his duties.
Montana Wool Growers was established in 1883, making it the states oldest agriculture organization in Montana. Montana Wool Growers Association advocates for, and works on behalf of, Montana’s farm and ranch interests, namely Montana’s sheep industry.
Montana Wool Growers Association also seeks to promote the economic health of Montana and Montana’s agriculture industry and the Montana communities, businesses and people supported by agriculture.