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Our clients' success depends on the success of our employees. To ensure we have the best and brightest individuals, AMR fosters a professional work environment with an open, participatory, objective and innovative culture.

Moreover, team members are encouraged to engage as strategic leaders, not simply as sideline administrators, with the associations we serve. And our staff is committed to the core values the Ruffins brought to the company: respect, excellence, accountability, dedication and integrity.

AMR’s employees have diverse educational and professional backgrounds in nonprofit management, communications, business and hospitality and event services, in addition to specialized expertise in information technology, government policy and social media. 
Career Opportunities
As part of our values and operating philosophy, AMR accomplishes its mission in a manner respectful of each individual and their contribution to organizational goals. 

We provide opportunities for our team members that will:
  • Develop meaningful relationships with colleagues and associates through client and company endeavors
  • Utilize and expand leadership skills through partnerships and team effort
  • Meet important personal and professional goals through volunteer effort and career choice
  • Contribute to the understanding of important professional issues by participating in projects and events
  • Accomplish group goals that are greater than the individual could accomplish alone
AMR recognizes that our employees are our most important assets and that we must provide a professional work environment that is open, participatory and objective in communication and interaction. 
 
Current Openings

Training & Events Coordinator

Job Summary
The Training and Events Coordinator will help develop and coordinate the delivery of professional development initiatives (e-training and instructor-led training) for association members, as well as the educational programs for the association's regional and national conferences. He or she will plan and attend conferences and training events to ensure an excellent attendee experience (expect to travel 5-10 times per year).

Major Responsibilities:

Conference Programs

  • Responsible for providing outstanding conference educational programs, using adult learning principles
  • Supports committees in agenda planning and the selection of speakers, panelists and moderators
  • Develops session abstracts, collects speaker biographies and photos, and plans audio/visual and room sets
  • Supports pre-event logistics (assembly of registration packets, attendance lists, etc.) and onsite needs

Training Programs

  • Researches members' educational needs and supports committees in developing an appropriate, but challenging, training curricula
  • Helps identify subject matter experts to serve as trainers and course developers
  • Teaches subject matter expert trainers to understand and apply adult education principles
  • Assists in the development of course content, materials and tests
  • Coordinates scheduling and delivery of electronic and instructor-led training
  • Coordinates pre-event and onsite logistics of instructor-led training programs

Administrative Support

  • Provides excellent customer service and prompt responses to inquiries via email, phone, or in person
  • Plans and attends committee conferences calls; records minutes and ensures committee lists, minutes, web pages and online resources are accurate
  • Maintains documents in and assists members with utilizing the Learning Management System

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Event management skills, ranging from pre- and post-event planning to routine administrative functions; registration / onsite event experience will be a plus.
  • Capacity to teach others; strong presentation and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Program Management and Project Management skills
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain cooperative, positive working relationships with other employees, association clients and vendors
  • Ability to multi-task and produce quality work within deadlines, with or without direct supervision
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Time management; the ability to organize and manage multiple and diverse tasks ranging from tedious to strategic
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Strong business acumen and sound judgment
  • Commitment to company and client values
  • Ability to travel as necessary to support events and training programs (expect to travel 5-10 times per year)

Training and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Education, Communications or similar field
  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Knowledge of professional development / adult learning principles;
  • Experience in curriculum development and delivery a plus
  • Prior Association or Association Management Company experience preferred but not required.

AMR Management Services is proud to offer the following benefits which include but, are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) in which you are 100% vested as of your date of hire, a generous amount of PTO, and Flexible Work Schedule. To learn more about AMR Management Services visit www.amrms.com.  

Send cover letter including resume, references, and salary requirements via e-mail to hrrecruiting@amrms.com, attention Jennifer Taylor, Director of Human Resources. No phone calls, please. 

Policy Analyst

Job Summary
The Policy Analyst will develop research and help manage the association's work with higher education institutions, association partners and third-party research organizations in developing research and resources best suited to the association's needs. He or she will manage contracts, monitor reports and timelines, and review deliverables, as well as attend conferences and training events (expect to travel 2-3 times per year).

Major Responsibilities

  • Support committees in achieving their objections, such as devising a body of knowledge to serve as the basis of the association's major professional development and training initiative
  • Evaluate research and resources available to support the body of knowledge
  • Manage the association's initiative to promote and fund academic research with higher education institutions
  • Develop and implement research partnerships with association partners and third-party research organizations
  • Research, write, edit and deliver research and work products, such as issue papers, research briefs, online guides, white papers, surveys, and presentations
  • Manage contracts, monitor reports and timelines, and review deliverables to ensure expectations are met
  • Manage the work of an outside vendor to implement a contract access system
  • Coordinates the association's efforts to seek out and reward innovation initiatives and programs
  • Drafts committee and project charters; plans calls/meetings and ensures member rosters, minutes, committee web pages and online resources are accurate and up to date
  • Manages special projects and responds to requests for information and expertise

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication, business math, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage continuous improvement initiatives for existing programs and develop new initiatives from concept through implementation
  • Core competencies of communication, productivity, quality, responsiveness and leadership
  • Ability to guide, direct and manage multiple projects within department and with other staff members to achieve project goals on time and within budget
  • Ability to respond to policy related inquiries from staff, clients, and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals, legal documents, technical reports, professional journals, and industry/trade magazines
  • Familiarity with basic industry terminology and concepts
  • Proficiency in research methodologies and in interpreting and applying the research of others
  • Ability to establish, plan and follow budgets and calculate figures and amounts
  • Ability to work with the internet and business software, such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, company- or industry-specific software, and other basic software programs
  • Superior problem-solving, time management and organizational skills; ability to work productively in a demanding and time-sensitive environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong team player; commitment to company and client values

Training and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree and two or  more years of experience in research or policy analysis
  • Prefer a Bachelor's degree in public administration, public policy, business, or related field
  • Prior association or association management company experience preferred but not required.

AMR Management Services is proud to offer the following benefits which include but, are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) in which you are 100% vested as of your date of hire, a generous amount of PTO, and Flexible Work Schedule. To learn more about AMR Management Services visit www.amrms.com.  

Send cover letter including resume, references, and salary requirements via e-mail to hrrecruiting@amrms.com, attention Jennifer Taylor, Director of Human Resources. No phone calls, please. 

Agricultural Communications Manager

Our Chesterfield, MO office has an opportunity for an Agricultural Communications Manager with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). The USFRA Headquarters are located in Chesterfield, MO and this position reports to the USFRA Executive Director.

Job Summary
The Ag Communications Manager is responsible for leading the organizations strategy and tactical implementation of all programs related to USFRA's ag industry communications. Additionally, the position will assist leadership in board and committee engagement related to USFRA ag audiences, marketing/branding the organization with the broad agricultural community, as well as general communications, and ag media and public relations. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manages promotion and outreach to media and public relations as it relates to USFRA and the agricultural sector
  • Delivers weekly and monthly affiliate and industry partner communication reports in a timely fashion
  • Assists with forecasting conditions, assesses partner needs, and allocates resources appropriately
  • Assists in the preparation of agendas and reports for meetings with USFRA Board, Council, Committees and Task Forces
  • Remains current on the events in the agriculture industry and the market place in order to take advantage of short and long-term opportunities
  • Serves as one of the key communicators to all USFRA industry partners and affiliates
  • Prepares and sends routine correspondence to potential affiliates and industry partners about the ongoing activities of USFRA
  • Ensures that all affiliates and industry partners' complaints and concerns are relayed to the CEO, and are acted upon and that the results are monitored.
  • Works with the Executive Director to ensure that programs, activities and services needed to fulfill the service agreement (contracts, work plans, expense fees and reimbursements, etc.) with USFRA are performed to meet AMR's obligations in the annual work plan
  • Ensures the ethical and prudent operation of USFRA and AMR Management Services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, business math, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the U.S. Agriculture industry and current crop and livestock production process
  • Demonstrate the core competencies of communication, productivity, quality, responsiveness and leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including teamwork, coaching, writing, listening and speaking
  • Capable of developing new initiatives or tactics from concept through implementation
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Program Management and Project Management skills
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain cooperative, positive working relationships with other employees, association clients and vendors
  • Ability to guide, direct and manage multiple projects within department and with other staff members to achieve project goals on time and within budget
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Commitment to company and client values
  • Ability to travel as necessary to support events (approximately 30%)

Training and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree business, marketing, communication or related field of study
  • Requires a minimum of five years of agriculture industry experience
  • Requires knowledge and understanding of agriculture media and media outlets

AMR Management Services is proud to offer the following benefits which include but, are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) in which you are 100% vested as of your date of hire, a generous amount of PTO, and Flexible Work Schedule. To learn more about AMR Management Services visit www.amrms.com. To learn more about USFRA, visit www.fooddialogues.com

Send cover letter including resume, references, and salary requirements via e-mail to hrrecruiting@amrms.com, attention Jennifer Taylor, Director of Human Resources. No phone calls, please. 

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