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Standards Director

The Standards Director will work with internal departments (Quality Assurance and Client Services) and external constituents (i.e.Technical Committees, Clients and Certifying Bodies) to maintain the leadership of the Non-GMO Standard in the marketplace. This key position will report to the Sr. Quality Assurance Director.


Non-GMO Project Standard

The Standards Director will function as a resource and knowledge base for interpreting and clarifying the Non-GMO Standard for internal and external stakeholders. This position will coordinate and manage the process of annual public comments and revision of the updated Standard.

Regular duties include:

  • Documented compilations of comments from each round of public comment process
  • Specialized reports as required to compile feedback on the Standard
  • Reports on the status of GMOs in the marketplace
  • Provide training to stakeholders on the technical aspects of the Standard
  • Provide formal technical guidance on how to interpret and apply the Standard
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, GMO research and release of new GMOs into the food chain
  • Promote the Standard with consumer groups, industry leaders and other activist groups (Ambassador for the Standard)
  • Work closely with Client Services and Quality Assurance to maintain excellent working relationships and communication channels with food producers, brands and retailers
  • Provide technical and strategic support to Upper Management

Trademark Licensing

Clients that produce and distribute Non-GMO Verified products sign a license agreement to ensure proper use of the Seal (logo) The Standards Director will:

  • Ensure consistency of licensing agreements and trademark usage
  • Maintain oversight and management of Licensing Agreements with stakeholders


  • 4 year degree with an area of study in technical business administration, science, project management or similar discipline. Biology or microbiology degree a plus
  • Excellent data analysis, oral and written communication, leadership, team work and project management skills
  • Critical thinking ability and contract management skills a plus
  • Experience with non-profits a plus

Start date: ASAP
Employment type: Full-time, Hourly (40 hours per week)
Benefits: Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation
Education requirements: 4-year degree or equivalent experience

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.


  • 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


  • 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



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



  • 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.


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.


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!


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!