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Economic and Policy Analyst

IAAIllinois Farm Bureau

IAAIllinois Farm Bureau

Bloomington, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024
Economic and Policy Analyst(

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Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is looking for an Economic and Policy Analyst. You’ll contribute to the overall success of IFB through a analysis and interpretation of economic indicators relevant to the organization's misison. You will also provide economic analysis of regulatory and legislative proposals at the local, state, federal, and international level.

This position offers a hybrid work schedule and is based out of our corporate offices in Bloomington, IL.

How does an Economic and Policy Analyst make a difference?

  • Researches and analyzes existing and proposed government farm programs, regulations and policies, and structural conditions impacting Illinois farm businesses, including risk management.
  • Provides economic analysis, support and expertise to colleagues, IFB Board, task forces, committees, and organizations as directed through presentations, reports, articles, interviews or other requested material.
  • Analyzes international agricultural economics that affect U.S. food and agriculture trade development and farm income.
  • Monitors regulatory institutions (e.g., Federal Reserve) and analyzes financial trends with attention to the impact on the agricultural economy.
  • Develops close working relationships with government, business, financial, and academic researchers and institutions, as well as American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) staff, who work on economic and financial issues that impact agriculture. Monitors policy development institutions (e.g., Federal Reserve) and analyzes financial trends with attention to the impact on the agricultural economy.
  • Supports GAC-led conferences and meetings with input on economic topics and by orchestrating invitations to economic experts for speaking engagements.


Do you have what we're looking for?

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including robust writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to thoroughly research and analyze exisiting or proposed programs, policies, and regulations impacting Illinois farm businesses to support various teams, divisions, or committees throughout the organization efficiently.
  • Computer proficiency with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Regular travel, including some air travel and overnight trips.
  • Typically requires 4 years of relevant experience or a combination of related experience, education and training.

Why work with us?

Illinois Farm Bureau planted roots in 1916 and is one of the largest Farm Bureau organizations in the United States. Illinois Farm Bureau is a voice for Illinois farmers, farm families, and anyone involved in food and agriculture. That covers a lot of ground. Illinois Farm Bureau represents members in Springfield, IL and Washington D.C. When you become a part of Illinois Farm Bureau, you become part of something that touches the lives of people every day. You truly make a difference.

You’ll be able to take advantage of our benefits package, which includes insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, disability, and life), 401(k) with company match, parental leave, paid time off, paid company holidays and time off to volunteer. Please click here to learn more about Illinois Farm Bureau and the many benefits we offer our employees.

Illinois Farm Bureau is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of employment, and in providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

Come join our team at Illinois Farm Bureau today!

Illinois Farm Bureau does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.