Missouri Crop Improvement Association

Assistant Director Opening


We are seeking an Assistant Director to join the management team in our Columbia, MO office. The successful candidate will assume supervision of all inspection staff and related field service activity while learning all aspects of the operation. This is an “executive in waiting” position that is structured to allow for a transition to the Executive Director position when that position opens in the near future.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Coordinate and supervise all field service activity, including field inspections, conditioning facility inspections and field/sample auditing
• Supervise a team of 10-15 seasonal inspectors to include recruitment, training and scheduling
• Develop education and promotional materials and/or programs as needed to increase awareness of MCIA programs and activities
• Represent MCIA on professional and industry related committees as needed
• Become familiar with all aspects of the MCIA operation, including sample processing, seed laboratory testing, tag/label/certificate issuance and proprietary software structure and operation


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in agronomy, seed production or related agricultural industries
• Knowledge of or experience with team leading, recruiting, training, scheduling and supervising
• Ability to communicate effectively and interact with colleagues, peers and clients in a professional manner
• Proven history of honesty, integrity and dependability working with staff, constituents and general public
• Experience with or working knowledge of modern business software (MCIA will provide training for in-house proprietary software)

Compensation & Benefits

• Competitive salary commensurate with experience and ability
• Annual stipend for health insurance premium
• Company paid dental and long term disability
• Company sponsored retirement plan with annual employer contribution and optional employee contributions
• Company provided cell phone or personal phone reimbursement
• Paid leave (vacation, personal & sick) plus paid holidays

Application Process

Application package (cover letter, current resume/CV and personal references) should be sent to the attention of the Executive Director at the MCIA office mailing address or email address found in the Contact section.

Additional information concerning this position or the MCIA can be obtained by contacting the MCIA office. This position will remain open until filled, however, applications should be received no later than June 30 to receive full consideration.