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.

 


Part-time Research Intern

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a part-time research intern in the Standards & Verification Department. 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 Research Analyst.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research on current and historical international production and import regulations and practices regarding genetically modified crops
  • Synthesizing data and populating tracking tables
  • Generating and maintaining reference libraries and resource lists

Requirements

Our team members come from varied educational backgrounds, as do our interns. We do our best to tailor intern work to an individual’s particular skills and interests. Applicants should have a passion for sustainability and a basic understanding of the GMO issue (additional education on GMOs and their impacts will be provided as part of the internship). In addition to aligned values, applicants for this position should have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Ability to synthesize and summarize detailed information
  • A strong sense of order, organization, and attention to detail
  • Leadership skills and the initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible
  • Ability to work independently

Commitment

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

Please note this is an unpaid internship.

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. 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.

 


Program Coordinator

Join the Non-GMO Project team and help build a non-GMO future! The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Program Coordinator to join our mission-driven team. Reporting to the Product Verification Program Manager, the Program Coordinator plays an essential role in supporting the team with projects related to program documents.

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

Responsibilities

  • Support Product Verification Program Manager in creating standardized program documents
  • Assist in identifying and creating participation models and compliance pathways to address program demand
  • Coordinate and track all meetings and correspondence with program stakeholders
  • Manage program documents database
  • General administrative duties including: data management, record keeping and organizational logistics

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 – 5 years related professional experience
  • Professional experience in data mapping
  • Professional experience in manufacturing/supply chain strongly preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing expertise
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think strategically
  • 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

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

Join the Non-GMO Project team and help build a non-GMO future! The Non-GMO Project is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented, creative professional to join our team as a part-time Outreach Assistant.

The successful candidate will be a strong writer and editor, 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

  • Creating engaging content for consumers and retailers, including blogs, electronic newsletters, and outreach materials
  • Data processing and analysis related to our programming
  • Coordinating production of printed materials
  • Updating websites using WordPress
  • Supporting the Marketing and Outreach team in meeting and exceeding deadlines
  • Tracking and reporting marketing efforts
  • Responding to email inquiries
  • Continually updating and correcting database records
  • General administrative duties

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years related professional experience or relevant educational degree
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Top-notch written and verbal communication skills, including strong editing experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • 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
  • Experience managing multiple projects in an energetic and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Working knowledge of the organic and natural products industry; including familiarity with major brands and retailers is a plus
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology (Smartsheet, etc.)
  • 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

Employment type

Part-time, hourly

Professional level

Entry Level

Benefits Include

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.


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.


Client Services Associate

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Client Services Associate to help provide exceptional client service. The successful candidate will have customer service and technical support experience, and be comfortable working in a mission-driven organization. Must be organized, detail-oriented and have a friendly demeanor.

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 Client Services Associate will report directly to the Client Services Manager and will work with the Client Services team to further develop our rapidly growing verification program.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate strong relationships with prospects and clients through administrative and technical support (phone and email)
  • Serve clients in a professional and timely manner throughout their participation in the Product Verification Program
  • Provide education about the verification process, third-party service providers, the Non-GMO Project Standard, and the organization’s mission
  • Represent the organization in all client interactions and at industry events
  • Facilitate the delivery of legal agreements and manage the storage of agreements
  • Use task management software to collaborate with team members, efficiently respond to client requests, and evenly share the workload
  • Complete additional projects, individually or as a team, as needs arise. Examples include: market research, participant surveys, newsletters, and sector-specific educational materials
  • Proactively build technical knowledge of the natural food industry, genetic engineering, and agriculture
  • Support administrative needs of leaders in partnership with other staff
  • Participate in team meetings and share best practices by creating standard operating procedures that improve the quality of work and efficiency of the team

Requirements

  • Associate or undergraduate degree in relevant field OR equivalent work experience
  • The ideal candidate will be passionate about issues related to food systems, the natural products industry, environmental sustainability, consumer-driven movements, or nonprofits
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in adapting information to specific industries and recipient’s level of understanding
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical concepts in a clear and simple manner
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a 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 and collaborate on group projects
  • Proficiency working with database systems, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office

Preferred

  • 1-3 years of experience providing direct client-facing support

 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.


Contract Coordinator

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Contract Coordinator to lead in the management of contract templates and adherence to contract management best practices for Non-GMO Project negotiations with our clients, strategic partners, and vendors. This position will work independently and collaboratively with external legal counsel, the Client Services Team and other departments to design, develop, implement, and refine templates and procedures to accommodate the contractual requirements of a rapidly evolving nonprofit organization. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment, and creatively solve problems.

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 Contract Coordinator will report directly to the Client Services Manager and will work with the Client Services team to further develop our rapidly growing verification program.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the organization’s legal requests and contract management with the full range of external stakeholders
  • Work with all internal departments, Technical Administrators, and legal counsel to clarify contract provisions as needed
  • Coordinate all requests made to external legal counsel
  • Responsible for the contract management software with regard to the integration of templates, end-user issue mitigation and workflow management, including, but not limited to, contract setup, review of supplemental documentation, and lead in the facilitation of redline reviews through negotiations
  • Monitor and report on use of contract management software by members of the Client Services team
  • Query and evaluate information from the contract management software to create reports on compliance standards and areas for improvement to the Client Services Director and Manager
  • Use the contracts management software to individually and collaboratively develop templates and language to be used to generate standard and customized contracts
  • Responsible for training members of Client Services team on templates, contracting process, and use of contract management software
  • Advise on enforcement of contract administration policies and procedures

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Individual must have thorough knowledge of contract management best practices and procedures
  • Ability to examine, organize, and process various types of legal documents
  • Able to identify and resolve detailed contract issues while understanding larger business context
  • Must be able to work effectively under deadlines and with little supervision
  • Must possess efficient analytical skills, strict attention to detail
  • Must work well under pressure
  • Comfortable handling a variety of tasks and processes simultaneously
  • Must be organized and self-motivated
  • Possess good interpersonal and communications skills and communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to work well individually and in group settings
  • Individual must possess a commitment to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, and verifying information or data, maintaining information in written and/or electronic form

Preferred

  • 1-3 years of experience in a nonprofit or corporate legal environment with responsibility for managing contract management software
  • Legal background, paralegal certification or contract negotiation experience

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.


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.