Careers

Join our team! The Non-GMO Project is located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington. All positions are based in Bellingham, unless otherwise stated. To apply for any of the jobs listed below, please send a cover letter and resume to admin@nongmoproject.org. Please include the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

The Non-GMO Project is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.


Product Verification Program Manager 

The Non-GMO Project is seeking a detail-oriented, highly-organized professional with demonstrated skill in systems-thinking, project management and consensus building.

The successful candidate will have leadership experience in related work (for example, inspection, certification, accreditation and/or other work with standards and supply chains). Must be diplomatic, able to learn new concepts and information quickly, and capable of understanding complex systems and interrelationships. Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Professional leadership experience with standards, certification and/or accreditation
  • Ability to design programming to generate revenue while delivering value
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with prior technical writing experience
  • Familiar with reviewing and making minor amendments to business agreements
  • Excellent risk assessment/mitigation skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • A strong sense of order, organization and structure
  • Solid computer literacy
  • A team-player with a warm, friendly and outgoing demeanor
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and desire to take initiative
  • Experience with the natural foods industry a plus

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a complex program with multiple stakeholders
  • Create standardized program documents
  • Write program guidance
  • Develop training materials and deliver training to internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaise with third-party technical administrators (TA) and assist Standards & Verification Director with TA oversight
  • Work in close cooperation with Standards Manager and Quality Manager to ensure program aligns with requirements of the Standard and QMS
  • Identify and create participation models to address program demand and generate new revenue streams
  • Participate in review of comments from annual public comment period on the Standard
  • Assist Standards & Verification Director with license agreements, approval of label claims, and trademark infringement issues

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years related professional experience, or relevant educational degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing experience
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think strategically
  • Working knowledge of the organic and natural products industry, including familiarity with food manufacturing and supply chain logistics
  • Ability to manage and supervise direct reports
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with the GMO issue and have a sincere interest in helping to protect the future of the North American food supply

This position reports to: Director, Standards & Verification

Start date

As soon as possible 

Education requirements

4-year degree

Employment type

Full-time, Salary

Benefits

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@nongmoproject.org.

Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line. Your cover letter should address your interest in working with the Non-GMO Project and particular skills or strengths you feel would make you a good fit for our team.


Quality Assurance Manager

Join the Non-GMO Project team and help build a non-GMO future! The Non-GMO Project is seeking an organized, self-driven professional to join our team as a full-time Quality Assurance Manager to help lead our Quality Assurance programs.

The Quality Assurance Manager leads the Quality Assurance team, which ensures the quality and integrity of our Product Verification Program. This role delivers day-to-day operations of the Surveillance Testing, Program Auditing and Laboratory Approval programs. This role requires a detail-oriented, self-starter who is able to work cross-functionally with internal teams, while establishing and managing a wide range of external stakeholder relationships with Technical Administrators, Testing Laboratories and industry partners.

The successful candidate will be systems-oriented with an ability to also parse out and deliver on specific segments  of larger programs. Additionally, the candidate will have proven experience in quality assurance program management. Candidates must have the ability to coach and develop team members, be proactive and to stay on task with multiple projects, and shifting deadlines. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in helping to protect the future of the North American food supply.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and execute on day-to-day operations of the Surveillance Testing, Program Auditing and Laboratory Approval programs.
  • Build relationships with technical administrators, laboratories and industry partners.
  • Coordinate communications and reporting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Aid development and implementation of training programs
  • Oversee data administration and budgeting for all QA related programs
  • Work cross-functionally to build and promote the Non-GMO Project’s mission and programs
  • Coach, develop and guide the work of the Quality Assurance team

Requirements 

  • Minimum 4 years related professional experience, preferably in a Quality Assurance role
  • Experience developing and executing on a range of quality assurance programs
  • Bachelor degree required
  • Experience managing and reporting on budgets
  • Experience designing and developing systems to monitor and report on QA data
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and to lead a small team
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of  internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to assess risk and problem solve with diplomacy
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a sincere interest in helping to protect the future of the North American food supply

Start date

No later than March 31st, 2017

Employment type

Full-time, Salary

Benefits

Health, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@nongmoproject.org.

Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line. Your cover letter should address your interest in working with the Non-GMO Project and particular skills or strengths you feel would make you a good fit for our team.


Development Manager

The Non-GMO Project is seeking an organized, creative professional to join our team as a full-time Development Manager to help us implement our fundraising campaigns.

The Development Manager is a critical part of the Outreach team, which focuses on building and growing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in the food system: from food brands to retailer partners. Developing and executing on our non-profit sponsorship and donations programs requires a relationship-oriented, self-starter who is able to work cross-functionally with internal teams, while establishing and managing a wide range of external stakeholder relationships. This role is accountable for the organization’s sponsorship and donations revenue.

The successful candidate will be big-picture oriented with an ability to also focus on details. Additionally, the candidate will have proven experience in raising funds from individual donors, foundations, sponsorships, and other revenue diversification streams. Must have the ability to coach and develop team members, be proactive and to stay on task with multiple projects, and shifting deadlines. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in helping to protect the future of the North American food supply.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and execute on sponsorship and donations programs, to meet revenue targets
  • Build relationships with supporters, including consumers, retailers, and brands
  • Manage sponsorship and fundraising accounts
  • Build and manage other revenue diversification streams
  • Work cross-functionally to build and promote the Non-GMO Project’s mission and programs
  • Represent the Non-GMO Project at industry events
  • Report on fundraising activities to leadership team
  • Coach, develop and guide the work of the Development team

Requirements 

  • Minimum 4 years related professional experience, preferably in a not-for-profit development office
  • Experience developing and executing on fundraising programs including databases, i.e., Salsa Labs, a plus
  • Bachelor degree required
  • Experience managing and reporting on budgets
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to lead a small team
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of  internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to assess risk and problem solve with diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience tracking and reconciling donation and sponsorship revenue
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology (Smartsheets, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a sincere interest in helping to protect the future of the North American food supply

Start date

No later than March 1, 2017

Employment type

Full-time, Salary

Benefits

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@nongmoproject.org.

Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line. Your cover letter should address your interest in working with the Non-GMO Project and particular skills or strengths you feel would make you a good fit for our team.


Development Assistant

The Non-GMO Project is seeking an organized, creative professional to join our team as a full-time Development Assistant/Coordinator to help us implement our fundraising campaigns.

The successful candidate will be detail oriented and have experience in fundraising in one or more of the following categories – individual donors and sponsorships. Must have the ability to be proactive and able to stay on task with multiple projects and shifting deadlines. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in helping to protect the future of the North American food supply.

Responsibilities

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
  • Continually update and correct database records
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective supporters
  • Coordinate delivery of sponsor benefits
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of year-end appeals
  • Track tax credit donations in the database and keep a file for each tax credit donor
  • Send appropriate documentation to process credits to supporters
  • Assemble supporter kits for events and meetings
  • Represent the Non-GMO Project at industry events
  • Support Outreach and Marcom teams as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development Manager and/or Outreach Director

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years related professional experience, preferably in a nonprofit development office, or relevant educational degree
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, and problem solve with diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with fundraising databases, i.e., Salsa Labs, a plus, but not required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology (Smartsheets, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are in alignment with organizational mission and values

Start date

No later than March 15, 2017

Employment type

Full-time, Hourly

Benefits

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@nongmoproject.org.

Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line. Your cover letter should address your interest in working with the Non-GMO Project and particular skills or strengths you feel would make you a good fit for our team.


Part-Time Outreach Intern

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a part-time intern to join the Outreach team to help with Outreach Program processes. The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

Responsibilities 

  • Data entry: learn to track and enter data accurately
  • Research projects to support team goals
  • Respond to consumer inquiries
  • Staff booths at local outreach events
  • Provide logistical support for other events
  • Other assistance as needed

Further assignments may be assigned based on skills, interests, and performance.

Requirements

Interns are asked to demonstrate leadership, take initiative to solve problems, and work independently. 

Applicants should have a passion for sustainability and a basic understanding of the GMO issue (further education, including recommended reading, are part of the internship). In addition to aligned values, applicants should have

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An understanding of common communication channels, including social media
  • Solid computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office and Internet research
  • A strong sense of order, organization, and attention to detail
  • A professional phone presence
  • An ability to be flexible and take on a wide range of tasks, from creative design to data entry
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn

Our team members come from varied educational backgrounds, and so can our interns. We do our best to tailor intern work to their skills and interests.

Commitment

10-15 hours a week – ideally for three to six months

Please note this is an unpaid internship

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to: admin@nongmoproject.org.

Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line. Your cover letter should address your interest in working with the Non-GMO Project and particular skills or strengths you feel would make you a good fit for our team.


Part-Time Licensing Intern

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a part-time intern in the Standards and Verification Team to help with trademark licensing and compliance processes. The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Licensing Intern will work closely with the Licensing Coordinator under the Standards and Verification Director.

Responsibilities

  • Surveillance for trademark compliance
  • Tracking compliance issues
  • Processing and analyzing legal contracts
  • Creating database reports

Requirements

Qualified candidates will have an interest in food transparency issues and learning about the legal aspects of business processes.

  • Interest in law and business, particularly with regard to food transparency and environmental issues
  • Current student or graduate in business, law, political science, environmental policy, or related programs
  • Proficiency with operating systems, databases, and web platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Ability to focus on a particular project or task for prolonged periods

Commitment

10-15 hours a week- ideally for three to six months

Please note this is an unpaid internship

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to: admin@nongmoproject.org.

Please include the title of the position in the subject line. Your cover letter should address your interest in working with the Non-GMO Project and particular skills or strengths you feel would make you a good fit for our team.