County Farm Bureau Manager Trainee- May
Company: COUNTRY Financial
Posted on: October 17, 2019
Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is seeking County Manager Trainees to
join the Member Services Public Relations division. County Manager
Trainees participate in a detailed training program in which they
will go through various training activities at Illinois Farm Bureau
and on-the-job training at County Farm Bureaus, with the end goal
of becoming a County Manager.
Assists a county Farm Bureau with work activities under supervision
of the Field Operations Manager and the Regional Manager. Within
approval of those supervisors, assists county Farm Bureau manager
in an "on-the-job training" format.
Develops skills and practices to organize and motivate county Farm
Bureau member involvement structures.
Develops the ability to successfully motivate, lead and supervise
county Farm Bureau staff.
Develops an understanding of the financial management aspects of a
county Farm Bureau, including PeachTree accounting, budgeting
process and financial statement reporting to county Farm Bureau
board at regular monthly board meetings.
Becomes familiar with the duties associated with physical plant
maintenance, lease agreements/negotiations, property/casualty
coverage, liability insurance, etc.
Gains a perspective of the legislative and regulatory process at
the local, state and national level.
Completes reviews and understands various agreements in place with
affiliated companies, County Farm Bureaus and Illinois Farm Bureau
i.e. county service agreements, uniform cooperative agreement,
Becomes familiar with the practices necessary to support a
successful County Farm Bureau publication.
Understands major revenue streams such as dues, compensation,
royalty and grants.
Learns how to effectively deal with media, specifically regarding
phone calls, other contacts and interview procedures.
Develops an understanding of the technology options that exist for
facilitating member involvement, such as WebEx, videoconferencing,
conference calling, etc.
Develops a basic understanding of Farm Bureau-- history and
Develops an in-depth understanding of the purpose/structure of the
Member Services and Public Relations Division.
Develops a general understanding of purpose/structure of the
Finance, Legal, Governmental Affairs & Commodities and Public
Understands what needs to be done for a County Farm Bureau to
participate in the Illinois Agricultural Association Annual Meeting
and the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting.
Develops an understanding of websites and social media options,
including how to start up or improve existing sites.
Completes a mock interview with Regional Managers and other
Develops skills to conduct the business writing requirements of a
county Farm Bureau manager, including practical application and
completion of assignments designed to enhance those
Becomes familiar with IFB training opportunities/conferences
available to members and staff.
Assists Illinois Farm Bureau staff with various work activities
such as PEARS reports, Youth Conference, Young Leaders Conference,
Ag Quiz Bowl, Ag in the Classroom activities, IAA Foundation
Performs other related work as required or requested.
- Understands the tenets of membership processing, maintenance,
- Ability to organize work and set daily priorities.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Effective collaboration skills with volunteers, staff and
- Ability to learn human resource skills to become a successful
supervisor, including performance review practices, counseling
techniques and interpersonal professional skills.
- Ability to learn the fiduciary responsibilities associated with
being a County Farm Bureau Manager.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related work
- Experience with volunteer organization; planning, coordination
and leading meetings; developing and working with budgets.
- Background/experience in agriculture and understanding of
- Strong computer skills and have an understanding of technology;
solid communication and organizational skills, including planning;
leadership; and the ability to work effectively in a team
- Ability and willingness to travel.
- Ability and willing to relocate in any county within Illinois
- Possesses and maintains a valid driver's license with the
ability to drive a car.
- There are minimal physical requirements for all CFB Manager
positions, including setting-up meeting rooms, moving and setting
up AV equipment and light lifting.
Illinois Farm Bureau does not generally sponsor individuals for
employment-based visas for this position.
For more details about careers at Illinois Farm Bureau, please
visit us online at www.ilfb.org/careers
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