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.


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, Managerial

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.


Part-Time Quality Assurance Intern

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a part-time intern in the Standards and Verification Team to help with surveillance and assurance programs. 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 position will report to the Quality Assurance Manager.

A successful intern must be organized, detail-oriented, and enjoy working in small teams.

Responsibilities Include

  • Data entry and data administration
  • Researching GMO issues, new GMO technologies, and approved crops
  • Assist in verified product surveillance activities
  • Help as needed for non-QA data administration
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Interest in learning how small, nonprofits operate
  • Desire to contribute to a mission-driven organization
  • Current student or graduate from a Business, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, Community Health, Environmental Policy, or related program
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in MS Office programs, particularly Word and Excel
  • Available for at least three months

Commitment

10-15 hours per 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 and 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 Include

  • 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 Include

  • 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.