The Manager of Sustainability & Workplace Safety supports the development and execution of policy regarding sustainability, environmental affairs, and workplace safety issues for the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) and Plant Based Products Council (PBPC). This newly created role offers broad exposure to a range of policy issues confronting two leading agricultural trade associations.

The Manager supports the work of the organizations’ Sustainability, Environmental Affairs, and Workplace Safety Committees at the direction of the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs and President & CEO of the Corn Refiners Association.


  • Manage the work of CRA’s Workplace Safety Committee, including monthly reporting of industry safety metrics and oversight of policy strategy
  • Under the direction of the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, support the CRA and PBPC environmental and sustainability issues portfolios
  • Support CRA and PBPC’s stakeholder education efforts related to environmental, sustainability, and workplace safety issues
  • Build and maintain relationships with government officials, non-profits, academia, and industry allies
  • Regularly monitor, evaluate, analyze, and report on government policies, regulations, trends, impacts, threats, and policy opportunities.
  • Conduct research that contributes to development of advocacy materials and strategy for CRA and PBPC
  • Oversee CRA Environmental Policy Intern Program alongside other members of CRA’s environmental suite.
  • Draft written advocacy materials including advocacy alerts, formal comments on rule making, talking points, and legislative language
  • Produce policy papers, one-pagers, talking points and relevant industry updates to CRA members and other documents, as needed, for the CRA President, PBPC Executive Director, and Boards of CRA and PBPC
  • Present and provide strategic recommendations at CRA and PBPC Board meetings, as required


  • Strong collaborative work skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong Excel and data analysis skills
  • Project management capabilities
  • Detail oriented with ability to work well under variable time pressures
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • 2+ years of experience in sustainability and environmental public policy preferred
  • High energy and motivated self-starter
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

CRA places a heavy emphasis on culture. Our work environment is fast-paced, dynamic, and highly collaborative. We strive to be transparent, inclusive, and professional in all that we do. We believe that we are a team of leaders and that we “share the problem” to collaborate and achieve success.

This is a full-time employment position in a hybrid office environment.


Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “RE: Manager, Sustainability & Workplace Safety” in the subject line.


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) represents the corn refining industry in the United States. Corn refining transforms corn into sweeteners, bioproducts, pharmaceutical ingredients, corn oil, and more. CRA staff also administers the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC), a separate trade association launched by CRA in 2019 that represents companies manufacturing or using products, packaging, and ingredients made from renewable, plant-based materials. 


All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.