The International Programs Coordinator provides assistance to the American Seed Trade Association’s international team to ensure the programming under these areas moves forward in a timely and successful manner. A key component of the role is the administrative management of ASTA’s USDA grant funding under the Market Access Program (MAP), Foreign Market Development (FMD), and Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) programs.
A detail-oriented candidate with an interest in international trade and experience in program management would be well suited for this role.
Maintain up-to-date USDA grant budget
Responsible for preparing all MAP, FMD and ATP claims for processing.
Coordinate all travel logistics, including for all MAP, FMD and ATP activities.
Prepare and manage contracts including payment and project logistics for MAP, FMD, and ATP activities.
Submit required reports to USDA Marketing Specialist.
Monitor USDA compliance guidelines and prepare for semi-annual audits.
Coordinate with foreign seed associations to plan international workshops and activities.
Conduct necessary administrative assistance for other grants as assigned.
Assist with the development of internal and external communications related to ASTA’s international activities, including the Global Seed Newsletter, trade leads, website updates.
Draft monthly board of director’s reports.
Serve as administrative coordinator for ASTA International Executive Committee meetings and with the International Seed Federation.
Conduct outreach to membership on special topics.
Schedule committee conference calls and maintain up-to-date committee participation lists.
TRAVEL (approximately 4 weeks per year):
Provide support at ASTA meetings and with foreign delegation visits.
Attend U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council meetings.
Track international trade statistics and analyze changes to the U.S seed industry and trading partners.
Monitor World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Seed Federation (ISF) notifications and solicit and coordinate feedback from members.
Assist senior staff in preparation and logistics for committee meetings, take meeting minutes.
Manage ASTA pest list database and coordinate with contractors to update information.
Schedule and attend occasional meetings with U.S. government and foreign embassies.
OTHER DUTIES: Perform as may be requested
Responsible for preparing end-of-year, in-kind reports for USDA/FAS marketing plan activities.
ASTA’s corporate airline account.
A strong candidate would have experience in operational aspects of program management and working with budgets, including strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Familiarity/experience with USDA grant regulations is not required but would be considered a plus. The candidate must be people oriented and willing to work closely with ASTA members and foreign delegations. Professional writing and foreign language skills are beneficial.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Senior Director of International Programs and Policy. This position is non-exempt.
About American Seed Trade Association
Founded in 1883, ASTA is one of the oldest trade organizations in the US.
The American Seed Trade Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.