Dairy MAX is a regional non-profit generic milk product promotional organization created, controlled and funded by dairy farmers and sanctioned by the U. S. Department of Agriculture under its Dairy Promotion Order.
Our mission is to increase demand for dairy products in the Dairy MAX area by executing an industry-wide, market-driven business plan that invests resources in a strategic manner and provides the best possible economic advantage to dairy farmers.
Due to continued growth, we are currently seeking a qualified individual to join our team as a Program Coordinator.
POSITION DESCRIPTION This position will assist in the strengthening of relationships and engagement with health professional organizations and their key leaders and other thought leaders to protect and promote dairy’s reputation among health and wellness (H&W) influencers. The H&W Program Coordinator will coordinate and execute the H&W nutrition communications goals to maintain and build future dairy consumers. The H&W program coordinator will also continue the awareness, promotion, participation and activation of the Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP60) initiative and support of other school environment dairy optimization programs.
oImplement strategic relationship plans for health professional organizations (such as American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, National Medical Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, WIC, other organizations as appropriate):
oCollaborate and problem-solve with team on strategic relationship plans and identify integration opportunities
oExecute relationship plans with select health professional organizations and key leaders
oAssist with Health & Wellness Advisory Council Plan:
oParticipate in regular conference calls and in-person meetings.
oRelationship management with select members
oCollaborate with select special interest groups such as retail, food bank and sports dietitians and physicians on key initiatives
oCollaborate with select universities within region to identify strategic initiatives
oProvide input on the strategic plan such as nutrition education tools and resources for health professional partners
oExecute and support execution of educational thought leader events such as roundtable discussions, culinary applications, farm to fridge events
oParticipate in weekly team conference calls to promote internal sharing and provide updates
oPresent to health professional audiences on nutrition-related topics
oStay current on nutrition science, knowledge and understanding of key messages on topic areas such as health & wellness and sustainability
Help achieve integrated goals with other Dairy MAX program areas:
oSupport FUTP60 activation by serving as liaison with local health professionals to facilitate their engagement
oCollaborate with the IIR team to achieve our dairy farmer and sustainability initiatives
Education & Experience: •Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or related field •Registered Dietitian preferred but not required •5 years’ experience or more in health professional field
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: •Ability to work independently and efficiently •Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects for various audiences •Ability to build and manage relationships with thought leaders •Excellent communications and presentation skills •Excellent verbal and written communication skills •Excellent computer skills •Ability to travel 25% of time on overnight travel specifically across Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and occasionally El Paso, Albuquerque
Dairy MAX is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
DAIRY MAX IS A NONPROFIT DAIRY COUNCIL REPRESENTING MORE THAN 900 DAIRY FARM FAMILIES ACROSS SEVEN STATES.
We’re a connected group of experts in dairy farming, education, health and wellness, and business, who are fanatical about the power of dairy. An affiliate of Dairy Management Inc. and National Dairy Council, Dairy MAX was founded in 1995 to represent dairy farmers across Texas, western Oklahoma, New Mexico and southwest Kansas. In 2018, the former Western Dairy Association – representing farmers across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana since 1936 – became part of the Dairy MAX family.