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Database Coordinator

The Database Coordinator is responsible for the overall content and support for the Non-GMO Project’s CRM systems. This position is responsible for coordinating and executing data integrity from item creation to enriched content, as well as collecting and inputting data into common formats and databases; this data is used directly by internal and external customers. The successful candidate is not necessarily a technologist, but a person with a broad understanding of the organization and its needs, someone who will be a go-to person for all users, is a skilled project manager, is proficient in using online technology and has the curiosity and expertise to implement and maintain organization wide data mapping.

This position will work with internal departments and external constituents (i.e. Quality Assurance, Client Services, Marketing & Communications, Standards and Technical Administration partners and other external stakeholders). This position will report to the Quality Assurance Director.

Responsibilities

  • Project manage implementation of a Salesforce CRM solution for the Marketing Department
  • Transition Marketing Department from CiviCRM to Salesforce
  • Work with appropriate department and consultant in collecting information to plan and manage work flow in timely completion, including report preparation on status and process management
  • Enter and maintain complete contact and product information, including but not limited to descriptions, UPC codes, attributes, images, links, etc. in appropriate systems/applications;
    • Ecert (Product Descriptor Database)
    • CiviCRM and/or Salesforce (Industry Data Warehouse)
    • WordPress (Non-GMO, Living Non-GMO and Non-GMO Month Websites)
  • Creation of training guides for internal and external stakeholders (i.e. staff and technical administrators)
  • Creation of Database Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Provide timely and accurate maintenance of the databases for all defined needs, including tracking approval process and change history
  • Interface and coordinate efforts between various departments for data integrity across all systems
  • Use support tools and processes for data entry/data consistency verification
  • Insure data aligns to current structure needs, industry standards and best practices for various databases
  • Propose database improvements to support and align with organizational growth
  • Test system enhancements and changes
  • Drive consistency and continuous improvement of data content and processes
  • Provide reporting and analysis as it relates to data integrity and current projects

Qualifications

  • 2 year degree with an area of study in technical business administration, marketing, computer science, or similar discipline
  • Excellent business analysis and project management skills
  • Training and experience with IT and database systems; IT background to include mySQL query experience and working knowledge of CSS and HTML
  • PHP knowledge
  • Drupal CMS experience is a major asset
  • Strong working knowledge of CRMs, particularly Salesforce
  • Two to four years of database development experience using SQL Databases
  • Must understand the importance and benefits of good data quality
  • Detail oriented, ability to troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Superior project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time to defined timelines
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, with proficiency in advanced Excel, Access, Word, WordPress, Woofoo, and web enabled business tools, ability to data-mine and develop reports
  • Critical thinker with experience problem solving in a dynamic environment
  • Professional presence, with excellent verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, think analytically, meet given deadlines and take initiative on multiple projects
  • Previous experience in an end-user technical support role
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex problems, learn / understand product offering to drive data content maintenance and enhancements
  • Experience working with non-profits very desirable

Start date: ASAP
Employment type: Full-time, Hourly (40 hours per week)
Benefits: Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation
Education requirements: 2-year degree or equivalent experience


Marketing Coordinator

Join the Non-GMO Project team and help build a non-GMO future! The Non-GMO Project is seeking an organized, creative professional to join our team as a full-time Marketing Coordinator to help us implement impactful marketing and communications campaigns.

The successful candidate will be a strong project manager, writer and editor with experience in social media, and have graphic design experience. 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 INCLUDE

  • Create engaging content for multiple platforms, including social media, electronic newsletters and websites
  • Create and execute social media plans that meet the organization’s objectives
  • Create and coordinate production of digital and printed materials
  • Keep website content current using WordPress and Drupal interfaces
  • Design handouts, outreach materials, infographics, and exciting online images
  • Project management of websites, outside contractors and creative projects
  • Develop and maintain social media content strategy
  • Track, analyze and report marketing efforts across platforms

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2-4 years related professional experience, or relevant educational degree
  • Experience in developing and implementing creative programming
  • Demonstrated experience with printed and digital communications
  • Excellent writing skills and success writing for a blog or other professional publication
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, ability to resize and optimize photos for social media and to create engaging graphics for social media posts and printed collateral.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong editing experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, and problem solve with diplomacy
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology (Smartsheets, etc.)
  • Ability to multi-task, manage 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 organizations is a plus
  • 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

Start date: ASAP
Employment type: Full-time, Hourly
Benefits: Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation


PART-TIME INTERNSHIPS

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking part-time interns to join our mission-driven team.

GENERAL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS:

Qualifications

  • 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

Priorities for intern support vary throughout our work-year and include a variety of projects from communications work to data management, including developing systems for organization and providing information materials to the public. Some students with graphic design and video skills have also assisted in producing visual materials, and copywriting projects are always abundant! Our team members come from varied educational backgrounds, and so can our interns. We do our best to tailor work to skills and interests, but we also end up sharing many tasks as a team. Our interns are asked to show leadership and take the initiative to solve problems, and to work independently and creatively. In addition, interns also provide general administrative support to all departments as needed.

Further assignments vary based on skills, interests, and performance. This is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand what is involved in running a small non-profit.

Commitment

We’re looking for a commitment of around 10-15 hours a week – ideally for two to three quarters, but we are open to length of time.

Please note this is an unpaid internship.

STANDARDS & TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION INTERN:

Responsibilities and Learning Objectives

  • Help implement a product testing program
  • Provide data entry using Excel to create a tracking document for products sent for testing
  • Provide data entry using a database to help the Project change systems
  • Do research on the Internet about Non-GMO Project verified products
  • Occasionally go shopping for products to be sent to a lab
  • Packing, shipping and package tracking and possibly ordering items from distributors
  • Review and assess documentation relating to labs and lab reports
  • Gain experience in logistics, project and event management, implementation and improvement of program documentation and practices, preparation of mini project reports.

You don’t need a lot of experience. You do need an eye for detail, basic computer skills and a willingness to work at high volume for short bursts of time. If you want to learn in a real-time work environment, get great feedback that will help you advance in any business position, AND help an organization with a great mission, this is for you!

Commitment

This position is at least 10-12 hours per week with room for a flexible schedule. Ideally, this is a three-month position.

Please note this is an unpaid internship.

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.

Thank you so much for your interest in the Non-GMO Project team!