Associate Director, Policy Communications
National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Posted April 09, 2021

Employment Type Full-time

Compensation $57,000 - $70,000

Company National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Location 1275 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 801
Washington DC, DC 20004



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Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers.  With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry.  NCBA works to achieve the vision; "A dynamic and profitable beef industry, which concentrates resources around a unified plan, consistently meets global consumer needs and increases demand." 

We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

National Cattlemen's Beef Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Effectively employ communication strategies to increase visibility and grassroots activity for NCBA’s federal policy agenda. Build awareness of NCBA’s value among its beef producer members, translating key issues and “wins” in the broadcast, print and digital trade and political media. Serve as a resource to state affiliates as needed. 


  • Positively position NCBA and its activities in national, state, local and agricultural trade media to increase communication opportunities. Regularly develop and distribute compelling print, audio and video news to ensure NCBA is viewed the primary source, disseminator and conduit of information for the beef industry.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to share NCBA messaging with stakeholders and other individuals to help drive the association’s value proposition, with the ultimate goal of increasing NCBA membership.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with congressional press staff to ensure members of Congress have accurate information about the beef industry. Leverage Hill staff relationships to further NCBA policy efforts while also helping to amplify the efforts of elected officials on issues that impact cattle producers.
  • Work closely policy team to help develop strategic lobby and communications plans for each issue. Includes, but not limited to, development of talking points, lobby materials for the Hill, website content, editorial timelines, articles and op-eds. Additionally, the associate director will develop accurate and timely information to keep key stakeholders informed of, and engaged with, critical policy issues.
  • Develop and implement a grassroots policy advocate program. Engage NCBA members to help promote policy agenda and engage in public advocacy.
  • Develop and counsel NCBA volunteers, spokespeople and staff on policy talking points to ensure each is able to effectively communicate complex policy to diverse audiences.
  • Responsible for frequent writing, editing and dissemination of articles and press releases related to policy and organizational topics.
  • Regularly contributes print, audio, video and social media content to NCBA media properties.
  • Proactively engage the media with story ideas and leads, assist with responses to incoming media requests, scheduling interviews and conducting follow-up discussions as needed.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, public relations or communications is required.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the field of communications, preferably with a background in agriculture and public policy. Existing relationships on Capitol Hill or with agricultural and/or national media are a plus.
  • Candidates must be able to assist with the development and execution of complex communications strategy to assist with furthering NCBA’s policy agenda.
  • Applicants should possess strong writing and editing skills.
  • Successful candidates will be self-starting with the ability to deliver high-quality results with limited supervision.

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick Time