RCFI Administrative Assistant

Iowa Soybean Association

OBJECTIVE: The RCFI Administrative Assistant is expected to provide administrative assistance to support ISA’s Research Center for Farming Innovation’s (RCFI) and Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA). Duties include scheduling, record keeping, data entry, coordination of meetings, coordinating direct mailings, and working on special projects. This position reports to the Senior Director of Research.


Provide administrative support for RCFI Senior Director of Research, Directors of Research and Conservation

Provide administrative support for Executive Director and ACWA’s Membership & Communications Coordinator

Provide administrative support to RCFI Outreach and Engagement Coordinator and RCFI staff including copying, texting, mailings, drafting/mail merging letters, handling requested correspondence, creating and/or recording surveys, data entry within CRM, etc

Assist with travel and expense report coordination to include: travel plans, hotel reservations and submission of expenses per ISA policy

Marketing distribution assistance for RCFI events, projects, grassroots forums, etc

RCFI & ACWA scheduling in person and/or virtual meetings and meeting assistance with materials (name badges, registration, packets, etc.); room or venue set-up; and staffing when appropriate

Assistance with preparation and coordination for ACWA executive committee meetings, work group meetings, and board meetings

Assistance with ACWA networking, educational, and member retention & recruitment events

Assist with editing and proofing of print materials

Assistance with meeting minutes


Accepting Responsibility


Communicating Effectively

Delivering High Quality Work

Displaying Confidence and Composure

Interacting with People at Different Levels


This position requires minimal to some travel. All travel will generally be within Iowa.


This position has no supervisory responsibility.


1-3 years of office administrative or manager related experience

Proficient with Office 365 and Zooms


Associates Degree preferred, in business management or related field

A combination of education and experience is acceptable


Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

Flexible Spending Account available

Cellphone and Wellness reimbursement

Fitness center

401(k) with generous company match

Tuition reimbursement program

Dress for your Day Dress Code