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Employment

Global Events Director

SUSTA has an opening for a full-time Global Events Director. This position is responsible for working closely with SUSTA's State Departments of Agriculture (member states) to manage SUSTA’s international programs and services. Primary duties include (1) Working with SUSTA’s member states to develop, coordinate and execute marketing strategies, (2) Manage SUSTA staff that assist with coordinating SUSTA’s Global events, (3) Interact with USDA, FAS on a regular basis to ensure SUSTA’ activities are designed and executed in compliance within all regulations and interpretations thereof. (4) Identify opportunities to grow exports through Global Events by working closely with SUSTA’s In Country Consultants and members (5) Create educational strategies to continue to identify opportunities for companies in the international markets by providing webinars and training seminars, (6) Travel on occasion to monitor international marketing activities to ensure compliance with all regulations and policies and to ensure activities are appropriately executed, (7) Train new State Department of Agriculture International staff that will manage SUSTA events, (8) Identify and recruit new companies into Global Events and retain existing participants (9) Prepare reports and track performance with Global strategies (10) Keep accurate records for compliance, approve expenses, and manage overall program strategies to support various industries (11) Track and manage SUSTA’s Global events budget and effectively utilize program dollars.

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Global Events CoordinatorThis position is responsible for helping to coordinate international marketing events in conjunction with SUSTA’s Member State Department of Agriculture International Marketing staff (Activity Managers). Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to pre, interim, and post conferences with Activity Managers to coordinate the execution of international marketing events (Global Events). Manage documentation and records associated with the Global Events. Consult with Activity Managers on federal regulations and SUSTA’s policies. Responsible for keeping up with international market trends and constraints to help to develop effective marketing strategies. Ongoing customer service and consultations with a host of different partners including SUSTA’s Activity Managers, in country consultants, and companies interested in participating in a Global Event on an ongoing basis. Navigate challenges with Global Events when they arrive. Assist with annual certification and recertification of companies into SUSTA’s Global events. Responsible for building Global Events in SUSTA’s back-office, tracking event outcome, approving expenses tied to Global Events, posting international trade leads and reporting on success.

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Marketing Coordinator
This position is responsible for promoting SUSTA's programs and services to small southern companies. Primary duties include (1) education and outreach, (2) lead generation (3) maintenance and updates to website, (4) creating various marketing materials for print and web. Travel is required.
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on sales and customer service. Experience with graphic design, technical writing and editing, advertising, branding, digital marketing and social media. General knowledge of international marketing, international trade, and of private sector business and marketing practices helpful. Must be well organized, accurate and deadline-driven. 

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Marketing and Communications Intern

The Southern U.S. Trade Association seeks an intern to assist with marketing and outreach activities for the organization. Duties will include (1) promoting SUSTA's programs and services to small southern companies through (2) lead generation (3) creating success stories to document efficacy of programs and (4) updating marketing materials. This position reports directly to the Marketing Director. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite a plus. The intern is needed 20 hours per week beginning in mid-September 2022.

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International Marketing Intern

The Southern U.S. Trade Association seeks an international marketing intern to assist with the organization’s export promotion and marketing activities worldwide. Duties will include but are not limited to: assisting with pulling documentation required for applicants certification process, following up with applicants on information needed to approve certification, coordinating activity impact evaluations’, assisting with recruitment of activities, research and write market assessments to help identify and develop strategies. Post trade leads and assist with supporting the Global Events program area. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have strong organizational and administrative skills, familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, strong customer service skills, and be very detail oriented. The intern is needed 20-30 hours per week.

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SUSTA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital/family status. Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information, should contact us. SUSTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.