Careers at Food Export

Agriculture Export Administrator


Posting Date: 2/09/2024

Location: Ohio


To apply visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture helps Ohioans in many ways including: supporting agriculture, protecting consumers, safeguarding plants and animals, and conserving natural resources. As a cabinet-level agency, we answer to the Governor, and we get a lot of stuff done! Ohio’s food and agriculture industry is huge, contributing $124 billion to the economy and employing one in eight people. This success starts on the farm, but these aren’t your great grandpa’s farms! They may have started way back when, but many of Ohio’s more than 70,000 farms are modern, state-of-the-art operations that use technology to maximize production to feed our growing population.

ODA is located in Reynoldsburg on a beautiful, 158-acre campus. Parking is free and so are the amazing connections you will make with professionals who are known as the best in their field.

About the Ohio Department of Agriculture:
At ODA, we do a lot that helps a lot of people. That’s a pretty big deal! We make sure the meat and food you eat and the milk you drink is safe. We protect farmland and conserve our soil and water resources. We keep Ohio’s plants, crops, and livestock free of pests and disease. We house the state’s top food safety lab and serve as a hub for a statewide lab safety system. We make sure you get what you pay for through ensuring accurate weights and measures standards. We oversee Ohio’s fairs and make sure the amusement rides you love are safe. As a member of ODA’s family, you’ll be working with a team of the highest caliber, doing work that makes a difference to all Ohioans. 

About the Position:
This position’s objective is to support and assist Ohio’s agribusinesses to increase their exports of Ohio’s food, forestry and agricultural products. This position is responsible for:

  •  For the Ohio Department of Agriculture, International and Domestic Marketing Division, developing, leading, and coordinating all aspects of Ohio’s Agriculture Export Program.
  • Leads promotional activities including participation in international trade shows, trade missions, and inbound buyer missions; identifies state and federal funding opportunities and assists agricultural exporters of all sizes to begin exports to new markets or identify opportunities to expand existing exports.
  • Assists and consults Ohio’s agribusinesses regarding international trade policy, regulations, taxes, and tariffs. Serves as specialist to Ohio food and agriculture producers regarding export development programs and provides recommendations to agency leadership, government officials, commodity groups, and other stakeholders.
  • Together with other agency stakeholders and Ohio’s commodity groups, develop and provide training and technical assistance to Ohio agribusinesses.
  • Collaborates with Ohio Department of Development Office of Small Business and Global Trade, Food Export Midwest, US Livestock Genetics Export, US Meat Export Federation, and American Hardwoods Export Council, among others.
  • Stays current on economic development trends, markets, and opportunities.
  • Performs miscellaneous administrative duties (e.g., analyzes reports & studies & recommends course of action)
  • Prepares reports & correspondence, coordinates workshops &/or meetings; prepares education materials, scripts, booklets & pamphlets
  • Acts as liaison with local, state, & national organizations
  • Travels throughout the State of Ohio, U.S., and internationally as-needed.
  • This position may have the ability to work a hybrid schedule, up to 2 days per week working remotely.