Employment Opportunities

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

Retailer Programs Manager

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 full-time Retailer Programs Manager. This position reports directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

The successful candidate will be a stellar project manager with excellent written and verbal skills. (S)he will identify, create and evaluate strategies to expand and support the Project’s educational efforts by developing meaningful relationships with retailers across North America. (S)he must be proactive and able to stay on task with multiple projects and shifting deadlines.

Responsibilities 

  • Project manage a complex program with multiple stakeholders
  • Financial acumen that will enable programming to generate revenue while delivering value
  • Support key partners in addressing the GMO issue effectively via policy, training, merchandising, and marketing
  • Cultivate and build relationships with key constituents and partners
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports on program achievements for the executive team and Board of Directors

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years related professional experience, or relevant educational degree
  • Excellent budgeting and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong editing 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 major brands and retailers is preferred
  • 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, salary
Salary details:  Salaried, commensurate with experience
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. 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 include: 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. 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.


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, 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. 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 Manager

The Non-GMO Project is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented professional to join our team as a full-time Standards Manager. This position reports directly to the Director of Standards and Verification.

The successful candidate will be a strong project manager and effective relationship builder. Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented and comfortable working in a mission-driven organization. Must be able to take initiative and follow direction and able to stay on task with multiple projects and shifting deadlines and priorities. Experience with certification/accreditation programs is a plus.

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as resource and knowledge base for interpreting and clarifying the Non-GMO Standard for internal and external stakeholders
  • Train stakeholders on the technical aspects of the Standard
  • Provide formal technical guidance on how to interpret and apply the Standard
  • Develop and maintain systems to improve response times and communications regarding interpretation of the Non-GMO Project Standard
  • Coordinate and manage annual Standard public comment and revision process
  • Report on the status of GMOs in the marketplace
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, GMO research, and release of new GMOs into the food chain
  • Work closely with Client Services and Quality Assurance to maintain excellent working relationship and communication channels with participants and technical administrators
  • Provide technical support to management teams
  • Produce quality reporting for use by various teams within the organization, related to Standard development and implementation
  • Supervise and mentor team members

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and think strategically
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage and supervise direct reports
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with GMO issues and have a sincere interest in helping to protect the future of the North American food supply.

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