Senior Communications Manager

Land O'Lakes Venture37

About the organization

Land O'Lakes Venture37 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening local agriculture, helping agribusinesses create jobs and linking farmers to markets. Since 1981, it has implemented integrated dairy, livestock and crops development programs in nearly 80 countries — creating lasting impact by linking farmers, businesses, and the public and private sector in local and global contexts. Land O’Lakes Venture37’s long-standing affiliation with Land O’Lakes, Inc. sets it apart. Land O’Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives. It supports Land O’Lakes Venture37 project implementation with nearly 100 years of expertise in dairy, animal nutrition, crop inputs and agricultural insights and technologies. This gives Land O’Lakes Venture37 development projects a unique global view of agriculture, food and the power of well-functioning market systems.


Position Summary:
The Senior Communications Manager leads the development and execution of communications & marketing strategies for Land O’Lakes Venture37.

This position is a critical member of the organization, working closely with headquarters teams, field program leaders, implementing partners, and customers to tell the stories of our innovative impact in international agricultural development and produce the content to promote Venture37 brand and growth objectives. The Senior Communications Manager leads the development and promotion of thought leadership pieces and creates opportunities to highlight Venture37 global programs, initiatives, leaders, and results through featured industry articles, program reports, web & social media, and global conferences and events.

The ideal candidate will proactively build relationships with the communications/marketing leads of current and prospective customers (and platforms that influence these customers) to position V37 for growth. They will have exceptional writing and story-telling experience, an ability to produce compelling graphics and data visualization pieces, and the personal qualities necessary to develop strong relationships across Venture37 departmental and field program leaders, and Land O’Lakes Corporate Communications team. The candidate will support development of new approaches and tools to improve communications effectiveness.


•Masters’ Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, or related field.
•Five (5) years of relevant communications experience with an international development organization and a strong understanding of global agricultural development/value chains issues.
•Excellent networking and relationship building skills and confidence interacting with diverse work styles, levels, and functions.
•Thorough understanding of different social and digital tools and channels and demonstrated experience of producing such content.
•Experience leveraging analytics and paid digital media to drive digital growth and engagement with key audiences. Must be proficient in relevant platforms, including Devex, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
•Outstanding verbal, written communication, and presentation skills; able to clearly articulate complex issues and formulate recommendations to a wide variety of audiences.
•Strong organizational and project management skills that support delivering multiple priorities.
•Superior writing and editing skills with the ability to write and edit compelling stories succinctly and persuasively.
•Ability and willingness to travel frequently, nationally, and internationally as needed.



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