The North American Renderers Association (NARA) is searching for its next president and CEO. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a dynamic and long-standing non-profit organization that represents the highly sustainable rendering industry to regulatory agencies and Congress, promotes greater use of valuable animal by-products, and fosters the opening and expansion of trade between overseas buyers and North American exporters.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, this full-time position serves as the chief executive of the association at its office in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. The president and CEO is responsible for all activities of the association to carry out its chartered purpose, mission, and strategic plan. In addition, this position fulfills all duties and responsibilities in a manner that promotes the association’s vision and core values. The successful candidate will also serve as president of the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF), the industry’s research organization, and as secretary of the World Renderers Organization.
Work collaboratively and transparently with the Boards of Directors of NARA and FPRF.
Oversee and lead organizational strategy, industry opportunities, board relations, staff, and consultants to effectively execute NARA administration, operations, financial and legal matters, resource allocation, international programs, regulatory and legislative affairs, communications/crisis management, meetings, membership development/retention, and strategic planning.
Provide overall management of FPRF, its financial resources, and staff. Ensure collaboration and synergy between NARA and FPRF.
Promote NARA member interests in specific policy areas, including sustainability, international trade, transportation, biodiesel, food waste, and other issues affecting rendering.
Establish, build, and cultivate business relationships with stakeholders, including allied groups, coalitions, and regulatory and legislative officials.
Represent NARA at meetings to advocate for rendering, including public speaking to promote the interests of the rendering industry.
Oversee editorial content of Render magazine and ensure its contractual operations are met.
Travel as needed, but typically 15-20% of the time.
Successful Applicant Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred.
Demonstrated leadership ability and management experience with tangible results.
7–10 years of progressively responsible association experience, most recently at a senior level.
Unwavering integrity and personal ethics.
Dynamic leadership style with ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels, develop productive relationships, speak publicly, and build association membership.
Demonstrated success in building and leading a high-performing team.
Experience and knowledge of agriculture a plus.
Motivated self-starter who can work with minimum supervision.
Must be flexible and adaptable.
In addition to sending a resume, candidates should include a cover letter describing the strategic value they will bring to the North American Renderers Association, drawing upon past successes and experience. Please apply by emailing cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to NaraCareers@nara.org. Applications are due by July 2. No calls please.
About North American Renderers Association
The North American Renderers Association (NARA)
NARA represents the North American rendering industry. Renderers reclaim and transform animal leftovers into countless new everyday clean products, including biodiesel, personal care items, pet food, and industrial uses. Rendering is highly sustainable by recovering valuable proteins and fats that would otherwise be wasted, which keeps them out of landfills and waterways.
NARA employs 6 full-time staff and a team of consultants. Staff compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The association is an EEO and drug free company. Website: www.Nara.org