Farm Credit of Virginias

Program Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Our Knowledge Center is recruiting for two Program Specialists – one which will be focused on specialty credit programs and the other which will be focused on general educational programs.

Location: While preference giving to central locations for ease of serving customer base, any location within our footprint will be considered


Program Specialist for Specialty lending  

The Program Specialist for specialty lending and educational programs associated with the Knowledge Center serves as a mentor to current and prospective customers who are completing the requirements of an established association-lending program for “unique market” customers. Supports the process to select qualified customers, meets with customers to support their understanding and completion of curriculum, and provides input into determination of successful completion.

Program Specialist for general educational programs   

The Program Specialist for general educational programs team focuses on program & curriculum development, administering of existing programs and promotion of the Knowledge Center mission and vision through various outlets amongst the agricultural community.  Develops new programs based on customer and potential needs.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agriculture and Applied Economics, Business or compatible experience
  • Exceptional customer relationship abilities with effective communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with demonstrated ability to learn new technology
  • Expertise in region’s economic and agriculture environment
  • Enjoys providing creative ideas while working within an innovative team
  • Skills in helping to design curriculum and training programs.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to travel

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications for Program Specialist – Specialty Lending

  • Good knowledge of lending, understanding of commercial agriculture lending ideal
  • Experience in successfully mentoring others
  • Commitment to developing skills in non-traditional producers
  • Solid knowledge of business plan development
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