Minnesota Farmers Union is a progressive, grassroots membership organization that supports family farmers and rural development. Drawing on the base values of education, cooperation and legislation, MFU works with individuals at the county, state, national and international level to sustain economically viable family farms, support new farmers, further agricultural education, increase consumer awareness and ensure that the voice of family farmers is heard by policy makers.
The Operations Assistant supports the President and ensures the smooth functioning of Minnesota Farmers Union’s day to day operations, regularly scheduled meetings and events. This position plays an important role in providing a first point of contact for members and the public, communicating internally among staff and ensuring projects move forward.
Coordinate the President’s schedule, maintaining his calendar and correspondence.
Prepare and print documents for the President’s meetings and organizational events.
Coordinate event planning for annual events including full Board of Director meetings, Executive Committee meetings, county meetings, staff meetings and the State Convention.
Arrange travel logistics for the President and for members participating in annual events such as the National Convention and National Fly-In.
Manage MFU’s membership database and execute monthly membership mailings.
Process dues payments in the membership database and reconcile payments with accounting.
Perform general organizational administrative duties such as answering the phone, processing mail, vendor relationship management and procurement.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective listening skills.
Demonstrated ability to successfully complete projects with competing priorities, deadlines and demands.
Exceptional attention to detail, knowledge retention and ability to recall large amounts of detailed information.
Experience in event planning including promotion, internal communication, registration, vendor coordination, on-site setup and evaluation.
History of providing effective customer service via phone, email and in person.
Familiarity with data entry, running queries and implementing best data practices.
Strong skills in Microsoft Outlook, Office, Excel and Publisher.
Submit a PDF cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to applications received by July 31. No phone calls or visits please.