The USADPLC/APA offers the following employment options.

About the Position:

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council (USADPLC) and all the organizations under the umbrella of USA Pulses is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the industry headquarters in Moscow, Idaho.

Technical qualifications should include experience in agricultural non-profit executive leadership, project management, grant management, marketing and research programming, policy development, fund raising, and human resource management. Administrative qualifications should show proficiency in managing budgets and industry volunteers.  The individual should demonstrate effective communication skills, both oral and written. Position includes travel.

Primary Responsibility
The COO is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of USA Pulses.

Primary Objectives

  1. Collaborate with CEO and Vice President’s (VPs) in setting and driving organizational vision, operations strategy, and growth.
  2. Translate strategy into actionable steps for implementing organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operations planning.
  3. Oversee company operations and employee productivity, building a highly inclusive culture that ensures team members can thrive and strategic goals are met.
  4. Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention.
  5. Ensure compliance with all national, local and grant regulations.

Specific responsibilities

  1. Implement strategies and workplans that align with the short- and long-term objectives of the organization in tandem with the CEO & VPs.
  2. Analyze internal operations and identify areas to enhance efficiency.
  3. Oversee operations, budgeting, accounting, HR, and partner with CEO and VPs in fund raising to ensure sufficient resources are available to achieve strategic program targets.Implement a method to monitor performance and prepare detailed updates and forecasts to ensure strategic goals are met.
  4. Build and maintain trusting relationships with board members, stakeholders, key customers, researchers, policy makers, and partners.
  5. Travel as necessary to achieve organization goals in accordance with USDA and industry travel guidelines.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Education: BS/BA or MS/MA
  • Experience in non-profit executive leadership, grant management and fund raising.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a commitment to fairness and personal integrity
  • Solid grasp of data analysis, performance metrics, workplan development and budget management
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Preferred skill

  • Experience in agricultural non-profit board management
  • International and domestic marketing experience
  • Ag research and policy development experience

Application and Benefits:
Excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, SEP IRA Retirement Plan and more. All interested candidates need to forward a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with COO in the subject line or mail to USA Pulses, 2780 W. Pullman Road, Moscow, Idaho 83843-4024.  Tel. 208-882-3023. Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website, Closing date: June 30, 2024, or until qualified pool identified. EOE


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