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Please note that we don’t offer any remote positions at this time. All positions listed are for our Bellingham, WA headquarters.

Program Assistant

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Program Assistant to help protect the integrity of the Project’s Standard and trademarks. 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. Reporting to the Director of Standards and Licensing, the Program Assistant will support the Director with research, reporting, communications, and monitoring of Non-GMO Project trademark use.

The successful candidate will have research and analytical writing experience and be comfortable working in a mission-driven organization. Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented and enjoy working in small teams.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research related to GMOs, genetic engineering, crop production, and related policy issues
  • Analyze research as to relevance to Non-GMO Project Standard
  • Write reports summarizing research and analysis for use by team members, Director, and Executive Director
  • Monitor and evaluate Non-GMO Project trademark use for potential violations
  • Assist with organization of reference materials related to the Standard and GMOs
  • Coordinate communications between the Standards & Licensing team and external stakeholders

Qualifications

  • Approximately 1-3 years of experience with research and analytical writing
  • Undergraduate degree in or demonstrated knowledge and understanding of biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or similar field
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team

Education requirements: 4-year degree or equivalent work experience
Employment type: Full time
Professional level: Entry Level
Salary details: Hourly wage 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.


Quality Assurance Program Assistant

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Quality Assurance “QA” Program Assistant to help administer the QA Management System and protect the integrity of the Project’s verification process. 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. Reporting to the Quality Assurance Coordinator, the QA Program Assistant will support the QA department with surveillance, research, reporting, communications, and monitoring of Non-GMO Project verified products.

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

Responsibilities

  • Assist in monitoring Technical Administrator communications; organize and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Maintain contact lists and be aware of all current QA projects; act as the backup representative for QA programming to internal and external partners, and respond to general inquiries
  • Data administration for surveillance programming; including expense reporting
  • Data administration for lab programming; assistance with proficiency testing data and reporting
  • Coordinate with management to refine program goals, policies, procedures based on work completed
  • Maintain QA Metrics, monthly/quarterly reports
  • Help as needed for non-QA data administration
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Approximately 1-3 years of experience with business, quality assurance or technical writing
  • Undergraduate degree in business or related field
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in MS Office programs, particularly Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team

Education requirements: 4-year degree or equivalent work experience
Employment type: Full time
Professional level: Entry Level
Salary details: Hourly wage 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.

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.

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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