Career Opportunities

Supporting the state's largest industry requires that we operate as a team, with each employee playing an important role. Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation is a statewide "Equal Opportunity Employer" offering positions such as clerical support, Administrative, Management, Print Services, Public Relations, Finance and Commodity & Governmental Affairs:

We accept resumes by:

Fax:    (501) 228-1506

Email:   humanresources@afbic.com

Mail:     

Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
PO Box 31
Little Rock, AR. 72203-0031

Your resume will be active for 90 days from the date it is received.

For questions, please contact the Human Resources department at (501) 224-4400.

Current Openings

QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES ABOUT AVAILABLE POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

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DEPARTMENT
Public Relations

POSITION
Field Communications Specialist

LEVEL
13

JOB POSTING DATE
February 26, 2021

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION
This position serves as a field reporter for the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s public relations department. The position works with other Arkansas Farm Bureau team members and county leaders to identify interesting and educational agriculture stories and news from various regions of the state. It supports the organization’s content strategy by producing written, digital, video and audio stories, as well as providing photography and social media content. It also works with other members of the public relations team to brainstorm and develop new ideas for “telling the farming story.”

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, agricultural communications, journalism, new media, marketing or related degree and six (6) years of previous public relations/news/communications experience or 10 years of closely related work experience. Experience as member of a team responsible for defining, creating and implementing communication strategies/plans that connect the organization’s strategic objectives/goals and/or developing and creating engaging and timely multimedia content. Proficient in effective writing, photography, video/audio recording and production. Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in visual, digital media and social media. Understanding of agriculture, rural life and Arkansas Farm Bureau. Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Organized with ability to prioritize and complete projects. Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines on a consistent basis. Personal skills to include creativity, adaptability, initiative, a cooperative/team spirit and a keen sense of responsibility. Ability to work independently and/or with groups; to coordinate and complete projects with minimal supervision. Interpersonal skills to work and relate with a variety of individuals, including skills to train and motivate volunteer members. Ability to analyze a project’s aim, plan the steps needed to accomplish those aims, and provide leadership to get appropriate tasks done.

Flexible work schedule to include extended hours and overnight travel (in and out of state).

Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

EOE

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QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

 

POSITION 

Assistant Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations – Local Affairs and Rural Development

DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs and Government Relations 

LEVEL 
14 

JOB POSTING DATE
December 8, 2020 

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION
Serve as a member of the organization’s lobbying team.  Responsible for directing the organization’s Local Affairs and Rural Development programs.  Requires researching and compiling information and materials related to local ordinances, zoning and regulatory activities.  Work with other staff to assist County Farm Bureaus with local issues, rural development efforts, and communicating policy priorities.  Develop publications and training material for various programs with County Farm Bureaus and other organizations and agencies.         

QUALIFICATIONS 
Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field. Must have or possess ability to acquire: experience in a governmental affairs, advocacy or economic development environment. Proficient oral and written communications skills. Must be organized and possess ability to work well under pressure. Interpersonal skills to relate well with a variety of individuals. Proficient PC skills to include various software packages. Ability to work closely and effectively with County Farm Bureau leaders. Must be detail oriented. Flexible work schedule to include extended and various hours and overnight travel (in and out of state). Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record. 

The following will serve as a guide to any qualified and interested person that will apply for a position.

  1. Position will be posted for 3 working days before recruiting will begin from outside sources.
  2. Employees interested in applying for an opening within the company should notify their immediate supervisor of their interest.
  3. After review of the job description and an interview with Human Resources, any person that meets the qualifications will be given an interview with the hiring manager or supervisor. 

EOE

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INTERNSHIPS

POSITION
Summer Intern

DEPARTMENTS
Commodity & Regulatory Affairs; Organization & Member Programs; Public Affairs & Government Relations

LOCATION
Farm Bureau Center – Little Rock, Arkansas

JOB POSTING DATE
January 22, 2021

SUMMARY OF JOB
The intent of the program is to provide a “hands on” work experience to students that will increase their understanding & knowledge of agriculture & the function/purpose of Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation by providing opportunity to assist with various programs & activities for the departments of Commodity & Regulatory Affairs, Organization & Member Programs, and Public Affairs & Government Relations.

ELIGIBILITY / QUALIFICATIONS
Actively enrolled in an accredited Arkansas University/College. Entering Junior or Senior level student status. Pursuing a degree in agriculture or agriculture related field. Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better. Valid Arkansas Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Required to report to/work from the Farm Bureau Center located in Little Rock. Work at least 10 – 12 continuous weeks during the period of May – August. Travel, including some overnight and out-of-state. Proficient communication skills (oral and written). Present self in professional/business manner.

EOE

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POSITION
Summer Intern

DEPARTMENT
Public Relations

LOCATION
Farm Bureau Center – Little Rock, Arkansas

JOB POSTING DATE
January 22, 2021

SUMMARY OF JOB
Provide creative, strategic and technical support for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Public Relations department, including but not limited to: social media posting and planning, shooting/editing video, preparation of news releases, digital photography, layout/design of newsletters and advertisements, website updates and event planning activities.

This job is a chance to gain valuable experience in support of Arkansas’ largest member organization and Arkansas’ largest industry. The position also offers an opportunity to write for various Farm Bureau publications, including Front Porch (a bimonthly general interest membership magazine); Arkansas Agriculture (a magazine focused on agricultural issues); and Farm Bureau Press (the organization’s biweekly newsletter focused on membership activities).

ELIGIBILITY / QUALIFICATIONS
Requires course work equivalent to a Junior level student status in agricultural communications, and a strong interest in furthering the cause of Arkansas agriculture. Requires strong communication skills, with demonstrated excellence in writing. Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better.  Valid Arkansas Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Required to report to/work from the Farm Bureau Center located in Little Rock. Work at least 10 – 12 continuous weeks during the period of May – August. Travel, including some overnight and out-of-state.  Present self in professional/business manner.

EOE