Director, Public Policy

Full Time   Washington, D.C.


NCGA’s Director, Public Policy – Ethanol & Energy is responsible for lobbying, building, and maintaining coalitions and relationships beneficial to the corn industry.


Reports to:  NCGA Vice President – Public Policy


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lobbying the Congress, the Administration and various departments and agencies.
  • Building and maintaining coalitions beneficial to the corn and ethanol industries.
  • Working with the Ethanol Action Team.
  • Keeping Action Team members, Corn Board members, officers and staff informed of developments regarding issues and NCGA efforts.
  • Act as spokesman for organization for issue areas to various audiences.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work in team setting
  • Ability to work with constantly changing priorities and under challenging timelines
  • Ability to manage activities of grower members and leaders
  • Able to work independently and make educated decisions
  • Organized, detail-oriented and good at time management
  • Experience in dealing with media
  • Must maintain confidentiality
  • Basic understanding of agriculture
  • Willingness/Ability to work in a bipartisan fashion



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • At least six years of experience on Capitol Hill, Federal/State government or equivalent



Requires travel (20%).  Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.


Position Type/Location

Full-Time/Washington, DC


NCGA is an equal opportunity employer

The National Corn Growers Association is committed to cultivating a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


June 2023

To apply, please use the attached link:   NCGA Director - Public Policy - Ethanol & Energy by July 28, 2023.