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

Audit Coordinator

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking an Audit Coordinator to help protect the integrity of the Project’s Standard. The Audit Coordinator will report to the Quality Manager in the Standards & Verification department. This position is part of a team responsible for continued development and implementation of both internal management auditing to the ISO 9000 standard and external product auditing to the Non-GMO Project Standard.

The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and be comfortable working in a mission-driven organization. Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented and enjoy working in small teams.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard and laboratory guidelines by
  • Complete audit reports by documenting audit tests and findings
  • Utilize database systems designed to facilitate report creation and retention
  • Assist in determining the adequacy of new internal control systems
  • Maintain and update audit programs and questionnaires
  • Recommend new policies and procedures related to audit programs
  • Communicate audit findings by preparing reports
  • Prepare special audit reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operating
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation information and trends reviewing professional publications, establishing networks, and participating in professional associations
  • Contribute to team efforts as needed

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience; prior experience with organic or other
  • Undergraduate degree in or demonstrated knowledge and understanding of biology, food quality/safety standards preferred microbiology, biochemistry, or similar field
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Any combination of training, experience, and education that provides required knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position may be accepted
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Computer literate; experience with database systems preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to take initiative and follow direction and to stay on task with multiple projects and shifting deadlines and priorities

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 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. 


Public Relations Coordinator

The Non-GMO Project is seeking an organized, creative professional to join our team as a full-time Public Relations Coordinator. This position reports to the Marketing & Communications Director.

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

  • Ability to respond to a very high volume of media inquiries
  • Organizing and coordinating interviews with Project Executives and Directors
  • Implement PR plan as directed
  • Review press releases
  • Draft press releases for the Project
  • Research and data gathering
  • Track and maintain media coverage
  • Update media database and contact list
  • Qualify and fulfill media requests
  • Prepare information for quarterly and annual reports
  • General administrative duties

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-2 years relevant professional experience, or recent college graduate in a related field (Communications, Journalism, Public Relations)
  • Assist with distribution and pitching of press materials to the media
  • Coordinate interviews, radio, film and video shoots
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to professionally represent the Project with a wide spectrum of media contacts
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of consumer behavior and marketing strategies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong reading comprehension and retention skills
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology
  • 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

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 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

Commitment

This position is a full-time, salary 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.


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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