Employment Opportunities

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Please note that all positions listed are for our Bellingham, WA headquarters.

Client Services Assistant

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Client Services Assistant to help provide exceptional client service. The Client Services Assistant will report directly to the Client Services Manager and will work with the Client Services team to further develop our rapidly growing verification program.

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.

Responsibilities 

  • Cultivate strong relationships with clients particularly through administrative and technical support (both phone and email); serve our clients in a professional and collaborative manner
  • Respond to and resolve client services requests professionally and in a timely manner
  • Provide education to clients on the verification process and the Non-GMO Project Standard
  • Participate in individual or team projects, as needed
  • Deliver quality service and problem solving skills to clients
  • Support administrative needs of leaders in partnership with other staff
  • Participate in team meetings and share best practices by creating standardized processes that improve the quality of work and efficiency of the team
  • Participate in the development of talking points, newsletters and educational materials

Qualifications

  • Approximately 1-3 years of experience providing direct client-facing support
  • Associate or undergraduate degree in environmental, business, marketing, communications or similar field OR equivalent work experience
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • 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 team, while handling multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to manage multiple client situations, needs and inquiries simultaneously
  • Must be able to develop and maintain good cross-department working relationships

Commitment

This position is a full-time, hourly position at 40 hours per week.

Benefits

Health, 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.


Administrative Assistant

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Administrative Assistant plays an essential role in supporting the smooth functioning of the organization.The primary objective of this position is to provide administrative support to the Operations team.
Responsibilities 
  • Maintaining digital and paper filing systems
  • Assist with accounting procedures
  • Assist with software and subscription management
  • Track projects, action items and maintain systems for overall efficiency throughout office
  • Maintaining accurate inventory of office supplies and equipment
  • Coordinating travel and assisting with meeting scheduling
  • Providing general support for human resources
  • Provide general administrative support

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years related professional experience (office administration/personal assistant, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of accounting best practices and software (preferably Quickbooks)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and think systematically
  • Warm, friendly demeanor
  • Intuitive nature with a passion for service
  • Discretion, trustworthiness and reliability
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Smartsheets, and other organizational technology
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA

Commitment

This is an entry level, full-time, hourly position at 40 hours per week.

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.


Public Relations Assistant

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 Public Relations Assistant to help us implement impactful public relations programs.

The successful candidate will be a strong writer and editor, highly organized, detail-oriented, energetic and quick to learn. Must have the ability 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

  • Ability to respond to a very high volume of media inquiries
  • Maintenance of calendar to drive increased exposure
  • Implement PR plan as directed
  • Review press releases
  • Draft press releases for the Project
  • Research and data gathering
  • Update and maintain PR library and files
  • Prepare information for quarterly and annual reports
  • Database management
  • General administrative duties

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 1-2 years relevant professional experience, or recent college graduate in a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology (Smartsheets, etc.) preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in an energetic and fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Professional demeanor
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented
  • 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

Brand and Outreach Manager

The successful candidate will be a stellar project manager, an effective relationship builder with proven experience in communicating with a wide spectrum of stakeholders. Must be proactive and able to stay on task with multiple projects and shifting deadlines.

Responsibilities 

  • Manage press inquiries
  • Event planning for the Non-GMO Project and leadership team
  • Assist in development of PR strategies and outreach to media, including writing press releases
  • Assist in development of marketing plans for Verified brands
  • Cultivate brand relationships
  • Achieve annual fundraising goals
  • Amplify the message and mission of the Project via brands and consumers
  • Represent the organization’s mission and vision through public speaking, written outreach, and conversation at key industry, cultural and consumer events
  • Create and implement successful outreach programming
  • Oversee and mentor Team Member professional and personal growth
  • Bring a high-level of expertise to outreach and brand strategy
  • Provide communications leadership and vision to the Mar/Com Department and to the organization as whole
  • Uphold a high standard for outreach excellence, including branding, quality of writing, and tone
  • Help bring the organization’s mission to life for Mar/Com staff and external stakeholders so that they feel empowered and excited to share the importance of the Non-GMO Project’s work
  • Produce quality reporting including reports for the Board, an Annual Work Plan for the department, along with quarterly updates

Education requirements: 4-year degree or equivalent work experience
Employment type: Full time
Professional level: Managerial 
Salary details:  Salaried, commensurate with experience
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.


Licensing Intern

The Non-GMO Project needs a qualified Licensing Intern to assist with our trademark licensing and compliance processes. Qualified candidates will have an interest in food transparency issues and learning about the legal aspects of business processes. Proficiency with computer software and database systems and the ability to focus in detail for prolonged periods of time is required. Students and/or graduates of business, law, political science, environmental policy, or related programs are desired. The Licensing Intern will work closely with the Licensing Coordinator in our Standards and Verification Department under the Standards and Verification Director.

Projects

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

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Attention to detail and process
  • Comfortable asking questions
  • Ability to focus on a particular project or task for prolonged periods
  • Available to work 10-20 hours/week
  • Available for at least 3 months

 

How to apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to: kara@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.


Part-time Administrative Intern

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking part-time administrative intern to join our mission-driven team. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

Responsibilities 

  • Providing general administrative support to the Office Manager
  • Tracking projects, action items and maintaining systems for overall efficiency throughout office
  • Maintaining accurate inventory of all materials, office and break room supplies
  • Maintaining digital and paper filing systems
  • Unpacking and distributing all incoming shipments
  • Assembling office supplies as needed
  • Organizing all materials and supplies
  • Updating and maintaining library
  • Canceling subscriptions as needed
  • Helping create and document procedures and desk instructions
  • Taking notes at meetings as needed
  • Tracking costs and researching discounts as needed
  • Researching random requests online

Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and think systematically
  • Warm, friendly demeanor
  • Intuitive nature with a passion for service
  • Discretion, trustworthiness and reliability
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat and Google
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA

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 may also provide general administrative support to other 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 20 hours a week – ideally for a year, but we are open to length of time.

Please note this is an unpaid internship.

How to apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to: kara@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.


Part-time Internships

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

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 these are unpaid internships.

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.

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

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