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Position: Executive Director of the Nebraska Winery and Grape by 30zZ0nk

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									Position: Executive Director of the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers
Association
The Executive Director of the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association is the chief paid
position within the Association. The Executive Director is considered the “spokesperson” for the
industry and is responsible for all direct contacts with the media, tourism, university and
governmental entities.

Primary Responsibilities of the Executive Director will be to seek, write, and apply for grants to
increase Association funding and thereby in conjunction with the Nebraska Winery and Grape
Growers Association Executive Board and its committees, support the accomplishments of
objectives set forth by the Association’s current Strategic Plan, and to do so in a fiscal, and
otherwise sustainable manner.

- Report to the Executive Board of the Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers Association
- Provide administrative support to Board and Committee meetings
- Create an annual plan and budget for the Association and provide regular updates and reports to
the members

- Supervise projects conducted in the name of the Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers
Association; including but not limited to: brochures, booklets, & publications, volunteer
activities, promotional events, association and trade meetings, internal educational programs,
media contacts, legislative informational programs and training programs consumer response
mechanisms and other projects approved by the Executive Board.

- Provide leadership in meeting the seven goal areas of the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers
Association Strategic Plan: Membership Services, Marketing, Government Relations,
Partnerships, Research, Industry Sustainability and Conference Development.

                                         Qualifications
Required:
   o Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Preferred:
   o Master’s degree
   o Minimum of 3 years experience in the industry, marketing or tourism promotional role
   o Successful grant writing experience
   o Knowledge of state & federal liquor laws
   o Ability to establish effective working relationship with individuals, communities &
       organizations
   o Ability to communicate effectively with others
   o Ability to maintain favorable public relations
   o Willingness to travel extensively within state (using own car) and travel to
       regional/national meetings and conferences
   o Ability to distribute information about Nebraska wines and wineries to a number of
       different audiences in a variety of means (events, printed information, oral presentations,
       visual displays, telephone, one-one-one communication) as directed by the Association’s
       overall plan and budget
Application
To be considered for hire, each applicant must submit a Complete Application to the EB. A
Complete Application shall include:
        - Letter of Application
        - Completed Application Form
        - Resume
        - Three Letters of Reference
        - Transcript Documenting Degree
Optional:
        - Portfolio including products of applicants’ prior work relevant to the position


Complete Applications will be accepted through September 15th, 2012
Applicant reviews will occur from the closing of the application period to September 30th, 2012.
A final interview with the board of directors will occur in the first half of October – T.B.A.

Employment scheduled to begin on or before October 31st, 2012.

Submit all application materials to:

Seth P. McFarland
President - NWGGA
Mac’s Creek Winery & Vineyards
43315 Rd. 757
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-0440
(308) 325-9534

or submit all materials electronically to:

seth@macscreekvineyards.com

Please visit www.nebraskawines.com and click on the “Additional Links” to download the
application for this position.
Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association Application
Personal Data
Name:
                   (Last)        (First)           (Middle Initial)

Email Address:

Postal Address
Number & Street:

City:
State:
Zip Code:
Daytime Phone:
Home/Cell Phone:

Experience

Current or Most Recent      Employer Contact Information        Supervisor/Reference Contact
Position




Date From –                 Full/Part                           Last Annual
Date To:                    Time:                               Salary:
Reason for Leaving:
Responsibilities/
Accomplishments




Experience Continued

Previous Position Held   Employer Contact Information   Supervisor/Reference Contact




Date From –              Full/Part                      Last Annual
Date To:                 Time:                          Salary:
Reason for Leaving:


Responsibilities/
Accomplishments




Previous Position Held   Employer Contact Information   Supervisor/Reference Contact




Date From –              Full/Part                      Last Annual
Date To:                 Time:                          Salary:
  Reason for Leaving:


  Responsibilities/
  Accomplishments




 Education
 High School Attended:
 Graduation Status:




                         Colleges, University and Technical Schools Attended:

Name &              Dates Attended:    Major Area of study   Minor area of study   Degree       Date Conferred
Location            From – To          and number of         and number of                      of Expected
                                       semester hours        semester hours




                                           Undergraduate                             Graduate
Overall GPA
Major GPA

Highest Degree Attained:
Number of graduate hours beyond your highest degree:

List honors, awards or distinctions you have earned:
Statement
1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be outstanding in this position.




2. How would address the needs of this growing wine industry in Nebraska?




References
Reference #1
Name:
Address:


Relationship to Candidate:

Current Phone:
Current Position:



Reference #2
Name:
Address:


Relationship to Candidate:

Current Phone:
Current Position:



Reference #3
Name:
Address:
Relationship to Candidate:

Current Phone:
Current Position:




Additional Information
List any additional information which will help in determining your professional qualifications for a
position:




Professional Status
1. Have you ever failed to be rehired, been asked to resign a position, resigned to avoid termination,
   or terminated from employment? (Yes or No) _________
   If Yes, explain:




2. Are you a relative and/or current employee of any winery and/or vineyard that may be a member
   of the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association? (Yes or No) ________
   If Yes, explain:
3. Can you perform all the essential job function(s) of the position for which you are applying, with
   or without reasonable accommodation? (Yes or No) _______
   List any accommodations:




Equal Opportunity Employer
The Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The
Association ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national
origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Any individual needing assistance in making
application for any opening should contact a the name listed under the Application position of this
document.

Legal Information
Please note: Applicants are not obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or
arrest.

                                                                                  Yes or No

Are you eligible to work in the United States?                                    _________

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense other than a                   _________
minor traffic violation (to include alcohol or drugs)?
If yes, explain, giving dates:

Have you ever had any indicated finding of child abuse filed in your name?        _________
If yes, explain, giving dates:

Does your name appear on any Sex Offender Database in any state or country? _________

Confirmation
By checking the box below, candidate authorizes the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers
Association to conduct an investigation of candidate to determine whether candidate has been
convicted of any criminal or drug offenses as set forth in such statute, and, upon request agrees to
execute an investigation authorization form as a condition for candidate’s employment.
I certify that the information given by me in this application is true in all respects, and I agree that if
the information given is found to be false in any way, it shall be considered sufficient cause for denial
of employment or discharge. I authorize the use of any information in the application to verify my
statement, and I authorize past employers, all references and any other person to answer all questions
asked concerning my ability, character, reputation, and previous employment record. I release all such
persons from any liability or damages on account of having furnished such information.

								
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