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.


Business Development Manager 

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Business Development Manager to improve the organization’s market position and achieve financial growth of the Product Verification Program. 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 Business Development Manager will report directly to the Client Services Director and will work with the Client Services team to further develop our rapidly growing verification program.

The successful candidate will have business development, customer service, and technical support experience, and be comfortable working in a mission-driven organization. Will need to be able to understand our highly technical Standard and translate it for various stakeholders along the supply chain. Must be organized, detail-oriented and have a friendly demeanor.   
Responsibilities

  • Prospect for new clients and increase participation in the Product Verification Program
  • Cold call as appropriate to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities
  • Identify and develop opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in Program revenue
  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s database
  • Research and develop a thorough understanding of the prospect company’s people and capabilities
  • Work with other departments and internal colleagues to meet customer needs
  • Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met; track and record activity on accounts and help to increase conversion rates
  • Conduct business reporting and provide recommendations on strategic markets
  • Support the organization’s invoicing process by generating monthly reports
  • Present to and consult with mid- and senior-level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels
  • Meet potential clients in strategic market sectors by growing, maintaining, and leveraging a network of key contacts
  • Maintain and define relationships with key accounts by offering additional customer service
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences (approximately one per month)

Requirements

  • Approximately 5-10 years of proven track record in business sales, management or related market
  • Preferred Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from accredited university with a focus on business, marketing, communications, environmental studies, science, or similar field OR equivalent work experience
  • Excellent organizational skills, with emphasis on prioritizing and goal setting
  • Superior presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical concepts in a clear and simple manner
  • Proficiency working in database systems, Google Drive and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a highly collaborative team, while handling multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Strong time and task management skills; ability to manage multiple client situations, needs and inquiries simultaneously
  • Must be able to develop and maintain good cross-department working relationships
  • Interest in the natural foods industry, sustainability, and/or consumer health and wellbeing
  • Able to travel ~25%

Employment type

Full-time, exempt

Professional Level

Managerial

Benefits include

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

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter 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.


Operations and Human Resource Coordinator

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking an Operations and Human Resource Coordinator to join our mission-driven team. 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. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Operations and Human Resource Coordinator plays an essential role in supporting the smooth functioning of the organization.

The primary objective of this position is to provide support to the Operations team and facilitate the organization’s HR functions. This is a great opportunity for an early-career professional who is passionate about our mission looking to deepen their experience in Human Resources and Operations.

Responsibilities

Human Resources

  • Execute a full range of Human Resource hiring functions including: developing roles descriptions, managing job postings, assessing candidate applications and advising hiring managers
  • Support the design and delivery of total rewards programs, and talent development programs (e.g. leadership)
  • Conduct applicant phone screens, reference checks and support the interview process
  • Respond to internal and external HR related inquires
  • Maintain personnel records and ensure all employment document requirements are met
  • Conduct onboarding and orientation processes for incoming staff
  • Coordinate staff appreciation/retreat events

Operations

  • Coordinate operational requests from staff members
  • Maintain operational digital and paper filing systems
  • Update operational documents, Standard Operating Procedures and desk instructions
  • Coordinate software licenses and subscriptions
  • Provide day-to-day phone and internet system management
  • Maintain accurate inventory of office supplies and equipment
  • Coordinate travel to industry events and assist with meeting scheduling
  • Provide support to the Executive team as needed
  • Provide general administrative support to the Operations Manager

Requirements

  • 1-2 years professional experience in human resources or relevant administrative positions
  • 2-4 year degree in Business Administration or relevant field; additional education in Human Resource Management is a plus
  • Ability to handle data with confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Warm, friendly demeanor with a passion for service
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Smartsheets, and other organizational technology
  • 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

Employment type 

Full-time, Hourly 

Professional level 

Entry-level

Benefits include

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

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter 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.


Standards and Guidance Coordinator

Join the Non-GMO Project team and help build a Non-GMO future! The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Standards and Guidance Coordinator to join our mission-driven team. 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. Reporting to the Standards Manager, the Standards and Guidance Coordinator plays an essential role in supporting the team with projects related to the development and interpretation of the Standard.

A successful candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization. They must be able to stay on task with multiple projects with shifting deadlines. Experience in/understanding of manufacturing/supply chain strongly preferred. Experience with standard, certification, and/or accreditation programs is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Standards Manager with the coordination of public comment periods on the Non-GMO Project Standard by:
    • Providing technical support to inform the development of the Standard
    • Coordinating outreach efforts to various stakeholders seeking to provide input on the Standard
    • Maintaining a stakeholder database for each public comment period
    • Supporting the creation and management of Standard advisory groups
    • Supporting the development of standard operating procedures
    • Organizing reference materials related to Standard revisions
  • Support the Standards Manager with the development of guidance and Technical Administrator trainings by:
    • Supporting standard operating procedure development for guidance releases and Technical Administrator trainings
    • Performing research to assist with the appropriate interpretation of the Standard
    • Drafting guidance and training materials
    • Assisting with Technical Administrator communications through the online Technical Administrator Portal
  • Support the creation and launch of new programs resulting from Standard development
  • Coordinate Standard-related web content development
  • Manage standard@nongmoproject.org e-mail and respond to Standard-related e-mail
  • Coordinate conference calls/Go-To-Meeting technical events and take minutes

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • 2 – 5 years related professional experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of biology, microbiology, biochemistry, agriculture, statistics or similar field
  • Professional experience in manufacturing/supply chain strongly preferred
  • Professional experience with standards, certification and/or accreditation is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a knack for diplomacy
  • Solid computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office and internet research; experience with databases preferred
  • A strong sense of order and organization
  • A warm, friendly and outgoing demeanor
  • Ability to learn quickly and think strategically
  • Preference will be given to those sincerely committed to preserving a non-GMO food supply

Employment type

Full-time, Hourly

Professional level

Intermediate, non-managerial

Benefits include

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

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter 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 Coordinator

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Coordinator to help protect the integrity of the Project’s Standard. 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 Quality Assurance Coordinator will report to the Quality Manager in the Standards and Verification department. This position is part of a team responsible for continued development and implementation of assurance programming in the Product Verification Program.

The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and be comfortable working in a mission-driven organization. Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented and enjoy working in small teams.

Responsibilities 

  • Administer all elements of laboratory approval and annual re-approval including ensuring compliance with NGP laboratory requirements, on-boarding new NGP-approved laboratories and serving as the primary contact for day-to-day operations of the laboratory program
  • Coordinate procurement and submission of surveillance samples for laboratory testing and track surveillance program expenses
  • Periodically measure efficiency of training through audits of data, processes and products.
  • Aid in monitoring corrective action plan initiation, progress, resolution
  • Utilize database systems to generate reports
  • Assist in determining the adequacy of internal systems
  • Contribute to team efforts as needed, including completion of clerical tasks.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Approximately 1-3 years of experience with business, quality assurance or technical writing
  • Computer literate; experience with database systems
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and follow direction and to stay on task with multiple projects and shifting deadlines and priorities
  • A warm, friendly and outgoing demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team

Preferred

  • Professional experience with organic or other food quality/safety standards
  • Professional experience with new program development

A combination of training, experience, and education that provides required knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position may be accepted.

Employment type

Full time, Hourly

Professional level

Intermediate, non-managerial

Benefits Include

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

How to apply

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 Outreach Assistant

The Non-GMO Project is seeking a dynamic development professional to join our team as a part-time Outreach Assistant.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, energetic and quick to learn. 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

  • Organizing and inputting data related to fundraising and retail programs
  • Researching and tracking foundation grant and corporate giving opportunities
  • Monitoring donations and generating thank you letters
  • Supporting fundraising campaign development and execution
  • Supporting retail program development and maintenance
  • Supporting event development and production
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director and/or Outreach Manager; General administrative duties

Requirements

  • Minimum 1-year fundraising/development experience and/or other relevant experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to edit written documents
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and problem solve with diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and coordinate projects, combined with a willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Working knowledge of the organic and natural products industry is a plus
  • Experience managing multiple projects in an energetic and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, WordPress, CRM software, or ability to master new software and digital platforms quickly
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are aligned with Non-GMO Project’s mission

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter 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 Research & Survey Intern

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a part-time intern to join the Client Services Team to help with primary market research, specifically survey reporting. 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.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to work in a professional environment and to gain insight on the inner workings of a nonprofit. We value our interns and aspire to give them a learning experience that will be in line with their career goals.  We are happy to work with interns in receiving school credit and acknowledgement.

Responsibilities

  • Mining database for contact information
  • Create mailing lists
  • Clean contact information
  • Create mail merge using electronic survey platform
  • Send out the survey
  • Compile responses in a report format

Requirements

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;

  • Desire and commitment to be a part of a mission-driven organization
  • Show leadership and take the initiative to solve problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office and Internet research
  • A strong sense of order, organization, and attention to detail
  • Must be able to work independently and creatively
  • An ability to be flexible and take on a wide range of tasks
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn

Commitment

10-15 hours a week – ideally for one to two quarters

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.