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Deputy Director

Red Zone HR Solutions
Vancouver, WA
  • Posted: 18 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Are you interested in working for an organization that promotes western US agricultural products across the world?  Our Vancouver client is a non-profit trade association that promotes the agribusinesses for 13 western US states to expand their international export sales through their marketing services.     

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing and optimizing organization’s day-to-day operations. The Deputy Director is expected to develop goals and objectives to meet the broader goals of the organization. This position is responsible for accomplishing these goals in an effective and efficient manner and set the targets and metrics for program management and where a project should be at a specific time.  This position provides exemplary leadership and guidance to team members on issues related to strategy, implementation, management, evaluation, performance improvement, and compliance.  

Key Responsibilities:  

Leadership and Management

  • Responsible for the supervision of four direct reports including three manager level team members overseeing the organization’s Fund Match, Global Connect and Outreach and Communication Teams, and the Office Coordinator.
  • Accountable for the success of all direct reporting team members through hiring, training setting responsibilities and expectations and to optimize team member performance, drive employee performance and establish improvement plans when necessary 

Strategic Program Management Support

  • Develops and implements clear, accessible guidelines, policies, and procedures for internal team members and member states.
  • Prepares reports on allocation and utilization of MAP funds under both the FundMatch and Global Connect programs.
  • Makes recommendations to strategically improve the organization’s performance under MAP and ATP programs with reporting tools.
  • Identifies ways to improve the performance of programs including through recruitment and re-engagement efforts.
  • Tracks and communicates all Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) program requirements and requests to relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitates Unified Export Strategy (UES) submission and responds to special requests.
  • Ensures proper safekeeping, accounting, and reporting of all financial activity and other assets by team members.
  • Advises and communicates (where appropriate) with outside entities on issues related to the export of U.S. high-value agricultural products from the Western U.S.
  • Cooperates fully with other entities on projects with common goals as appropriate such as member states, other SRTG's, other cooperators, and FAS. 


  • Directs and implements operational activities in the organization, ensuring cost-effective, efficient systems, policies, and procedures to meet current and future needs of the organization.
  • Assists external firms with audit and review procedures as required by the Board of Directors, FAS, and other entities, including the annual FAS Compliance Review.
  • Assists Executive Director with development of annual operating budget, while assuring the budget is being met through a monthly review of financial reports.
  • Maintains the integrity of the organization and does not reflect negatively on any of its members or their designated representatives.
  • Manages Human Resources (HR) function and liaises with selected 3rd party HR consulting firm.
  • Oversees benefit plans, continuing education, and training.
  • Liaises with insurance and benefits providers.
  • Acts as first point of contact for team members with questions regarding payroll or other HR-type issues or situations. 
  • Manages vendor contracts including but not limited to third party human resources, information technology, software, and website development vendors.
  • Performs other duties important to staff, member states, or companies, under the direction of the Executive Director. 

Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or management, association management, international marketing or a related field and seven years of professional related experience or equivalent. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Excellent leadership skills with at least three years of supervisory experience required.
  • Experience in business management including understanding of personnel and human resources policies, financial practices, and organizational management.
  • Non-profit management and administration of government grant funding is highly desired. 
  • Knowledge or experience in any or all of the following areas is desired:  international marketing or international trade, private sector business, high-value agriculture, and knowledge of international market development strategies.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and apply market research to a coordinated marketing strategy.
  • Proven project management experience with ability to organize seminars and meetings.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of public speaking situations.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to lead change in an organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner and gets along with members, clients, co-workers, and supervisors.

Red Zone HR Solutions


Vancouver, WA



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