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State Government

Idaho Beef Council

Idaho Beef Council
1951 W Frederic Lane
Boise, ID  83705

If you have questions,
please contact us at:

(208) 376-6004





Non-Classified Opening

Executive Director

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho Beef Council

Open for Recruitment: September 6, 2017 - September 25, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS080258
Salary Range: Depends On Experience -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Idaho Beef Council

The Idaho Beef Council is seeking applicants for an Executive Director. This is a full-time, permanent position. The normal work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. However, the Executive Director will occasionally work evening or week-end hours for meetings or events.  The position is located in Boise.

The Executive Director is the chief staff officer of the IBC, reporting to the Board of Directors (Board) and elected executive officers.  The Executive Director will assist the officers and directors in their duties; develop and recommend to the Board policies, plans and programs that will effectively meet the needs of the organization; employ and provide staff oversight and manage the IBC in an efficient manner in accordance with the policy and budget. This person will provide strategic and tactical recommendations on issues and opportunities and be responsible for liaison with national program communications, provide oversight and deliver several state-based programs such as advertising and media, nutrition, issues management, education, international marketing, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manages employees in accordance with the IBC’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  As Executive Director, the individual is charged with creating a strong IBC team and continually leading them toward accomplishing IBC’s strategic plan and goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties and program responsibilities will be required and/or assigned.

  • Plans, coordinates, and controls the daily operation of the organization through the organization’s staff.
  • Administers and monitors, with oversight from the Board and office staff, the beef checkoff collection system for Idaho, including development of collection procedures consistent with the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order.
  • Oversees the adequacy and soundness of the organization’s financial structure.
  • Oversees the coordination, monitoring and compliance of state programs with national programs.
  • Coordinates and directs staff in implementing all advertising, promotion, education and research activities of the IBC.
  • Assumes responsibility for development, implementation and evaluation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures to achieve IBC’s strategic plan as approved by the Board.
  • Develops the yearly budget and marketing plan with input from staff and Board.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective system of communications throughout the organization.
  • Represents the IBC to various beef, agriculture industry and consumer audiences as well as trade and consumer media.
  • Maintains contact and effective working relationships with national beef industry organizations, other state beef councils, Idaho dairy organizations and Idaho Cattlemen’s Association.
  • Manages program areas which may include international marketing, consumer information, issues management, human nutrition, and/or producer communication. Delivery of programs will be dependent upon qualifications.


  • A minimum of a BA or a BS degree from an accredited college or university.  At least five to ten years related experience required and an understanding of the beef industry and related industry organizations.
  • Successful experience in a leadership position involving supervision of employees and responsibility for a budget.
  • Strategic planning experience and demonstrated expertise in the execution of strategic and operational plans.
  • Experience as a builder of marketing programs and a track record of innovation.
  • Knowledge of public relations and marketing approaches to effectively convey intended messages to targeted audiences.
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication.  Proficient in Microsoft products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Strong knowledge of social media usage including Facebook, Instagram, etc., and working knowledge of digital marketing.
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people in a positive manner.
  • High level of energy and a tireless work ethic.
  • Prior experience in partnering with a board of directors is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.
  • Must be a beef consumer.

How to Apply:

Email a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and names and contact information of five professional references to:


No walk-in applications will be accepted.

For more information about the position, please contact:

Traci Bracco, Executive Director, Idaho Beef Council
(208) 376-6004 or

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Beef Council.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.