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Quality Assurance Manager

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to help maintain the highest standards of integrity for the Project’s standards and mark of approval. Reporting to the Director of Standards and Technical Administration (STA Director), the Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for quality assurance in the Project’s product verification process.

The successful candidate will have quality assurance and management experience and be comfortable working in a mission-driven organization. Must be organized and detail-oriented and enjoy working on small teams.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervising quality assurance programs and projects for the Project’s product verification process
  • Setting performance objectives and ensuring compliance with quality assurance standards
  • Overseeing Project staff and consultants working on quality assurance projects
  • Leading the Project’s processes for product auditing, surveillance testing and lab approval
  • Working with STA Director to facilitate training that is required for quality assurance
  • Preparing and/or supervising the preparation of quality assurance progress reports

Qualifications

  • Approximately 3-5 years of experience with quality assurance, preferably in a manufacturing context
  • Approximately 1-3 years of management experience
  • Undergraduate degree in environmental, business, management or similar field
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively within a team
  • Proficiency in database systems, in addition to Google Drive and Microsoft Office systems

Benefits: Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation.

Education requirements: 4-year degree

Employment type: Full time (40 hours per week)

Professional level: Managerial

Job functions: Supply and procurement, management, administration, investigation and inspection, database management.

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 INTERNSHIPS

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

GENERAL INTERN 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!