Careers

Join our team! The Non-GMO Project is located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington. All positions are based in Bellingham, unless otherwise stated. To apply for any of the jobs listed below, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@nongmoproject.org. Please include the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

The Non-GMO Project is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.


Social Media & PR Coordinator

Join the Non-GMO Project as a full-time Social Media & PR Coordinator and help change the future of our food system. In this position, you will play a critical role in developing and implementing our social media and PR strategies. The Non-GMO Project has thriving communities on the predominant social platforms and we are excited to continue to engage our audience with informed and engaging content. We also interact with leading print and digital press media on a regular basis and the Social Media & PR Coordinator will be the primary point person for all media inquiries.

Our perfect fit for this position is a creative and organized thinker who knows how to turn ideas into reality, and then track and report on their success. Not only are you conversant in all forms of social media, but you have demonstrated success refining your strategies on an ongoing basis to achieve the most impact. You have experience working with press and would be very comfortable drafting responses to inquiries, press releases, and pitching ideas to media.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate content for all social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Create and execute a social media strategy plan that meets the organization’s objectives
  • Oversee all press inquiries, adeptly gather relevant research, coordinate interviews and logistics between Executive Director and members of the media, develop relationships with media contacts and secure coverage via media pitching
  • Assist in development of PR strategies, using media analytics and reporting
  • Track, analyze and report on social media marketing and media coverage
  • Actively monitor and participate in relevant social media conversations
  • Stay current with emerging social media and digital trends

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in social media, PR or digital marketing
  • Associate or undergraduate degree in relevant field OR equivalent work experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated media relations skills
  • Experience managing high-profile social media accounts
  • Tech Savvy; High comfort level in Adobe Creative Suite with ability to create engaging content for social media
  • Working knowledge of the organic and natural products industry, including familiarity with major brands and organizations is a plus.
  • 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, hourly

Professional level
Intermediate, non-managerial

Benefits Include
Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@nongmoproject.org. Please include the title
of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.


Client Services Associate

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Client Services Associate to help provide exceptional client service. The successful candidate will have customer service and technical support experience, and be comfortable working in a mission-driven organization. Must be organized, detail-oriented and have a friendly demeanor.

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. The Client Services Associate will report directly to the Client Services Manager and will work with the Client Services team to further develop our rapidly growing verification program.     

Responsibilities                                   

  • Cultivate strong relationships with prospects and clients through administrative and technical support (phone and email)
  • Serve clients in a professional and timely manner throughout their participation in the Product Verification Program
  • Provide education about the verification process, third-party service providers, the Non-GMO Project Standard, and the organization’s mission
  • Represent the organization in all client interactions and at industry events
  • Facilitate the delivery of legal agreements and manage the storage of agreements
  • Use task management software to collaborate with team members, efficiently respond to client
    requests, and evenly share the workload
  • Complete additional projects, individually or as a team, as needs arise. Examples include:
    market research, participant surveys, newsletters, and sector-specific educational materials
  • Proactively build technical knowledge of the natural food industry, genetic engineering, and
    Agriculture
  • Support administrative needs of leaders in partnership with other staff
  • Participate in team meetings and share best practices by creating standard operating procedures that improve the quality of work and efficiency of the team

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience providing direct client-facing support
  • Associate or undergraduate degree in relevant field OR equivalent work experience
  • The ideal candidate will be passionate about issues related to food systems, the natural
    products industry, environmental sustainability, consumer-driven movements, or nonprofits
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in adapting information to specific industries and recipient’s level of understanding
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical concepts in a clear and simple manner
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team, while handling multiple tasks
    and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Strong time and task management skills; ability to manage multiple client situations, needs and
    inquiries simultaneously
  • Must be able to develop and maintain good cross-department working relationships and
    collaborate on group projects
  • Proficiency working with database systems, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office        

Employment type
Full-time, hourly

Professional level
Intermediate, non-managerial

Benefits Include
Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@nongmoproject.org. Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.


Outreach Manager

Join the Non-GMO Project as a full-time Outreach Manager and help change the future of our food system. In this position, you will play a critical role in developing programming for our thousands of retail partners across the United States and Canada. You will also be the lead on cultivating foundation and donor giving. This is an awesome opportunity for a motivated professional that has experience generating high-impact marketing or outreach programs, building relationships, and securing revenue.

Our perfect fit for this position is a creative and organized thinker that knows how to turn ideas into reality. You have a demonstrated ability to manage complex programs with many moving pieces and deadlines. Additionally, you have proven experience in raising funds from individual donors, foundations, and/or other revenue generating activities like sales. As a manager, you know how to coach teams for success and you are eager to be a leader in a fast-moving values-driven organization. The Outreach Manager must care for and understand the work of the Non-GMO Project, and at the same time have the ability to operate with diplomacy when working with people that hold different opinions.

Responsibilities

  • Further develop and execute our Supporting Retailer Program
  • Project manage several of our events for retailers
  • Cultivate relationships with retailers of all sizes, including many of the largest retail chains in the United States and Canada
  • Develop a deep understanding of the Non-GMO Project’s value proposition for retailers and be able to speak to it in a public setting
  • Build relationships with donors and develop messaging and programming to support their engagement
  • Manage fundraising accounts
  • Build and manage other revenue diversification streams, such as e-commerce and retailer giving campaigns
  • Work cross-functionally to build and promote the Non-GMO Project’s mission and programs
  • Represent the Non-GMO Project at industry events
  • Report on fundraising activities to leadership team
  • Coach, develop and guide the work of the Outreach Team within the Non-GMO Project’s Marketing, Communications, and Outreach Department

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years related professional experience
  • Experience with donor databases (i.e. Salsa Labs) a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience managing and reporting on budgets
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to lead a small team
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to assess risk and problem solve with diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience tracking and reconciling donation and sponsorship revenue
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology (Smartsheets, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA

Employment type

Full-time, salary

Professional level

Managerial

Benefits Include

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@nongmoproject.org. Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.


Marketing & Outreach Assistant

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 Marketing and Outreach Assistant. This position will be focused on supporting efforts to grow the outreach impact, engagement and revenue of the Non-GMO Project specifically through our exhibiting and fundraising efforts.

The successful candidate will be a high energy team member that is highly organized, detail-oriented, and excited about engaging people in the Non-GMO Project’s mission. Our new Marketing and Outreach Assistant will love to be of service to the team and excited to work in a fast-moving environment. Must have the ability to be proactive and able 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 our food supply.

Responsibilities

  • Responding to email inquiries
  • Supporting the Non-GMO Project’s outreach at events through year-round oversight of deadlines and deliverables
  • Creating engaging content for consumers and retailers, including blogs, electronic newsletters, and outreach materials
  • Updating websites using WordPress
  • Supporting the Marketing, Communications and Outreach team in meeting and exceeding deadlines
  • Tracking and reporting marketing efforts
  • General administrative duties

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years related professional experience or relevant educational degree
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Top-notch written and verbal communication skills, including strong editing experience
  • Experience with event logistics, fundraising, and/or sales is a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, and problem solve with diplomacy
  • Experience managing multiple projects in an energetic and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively, combined with a willingness to take direction and be a team player
  • Working knowledge of the organic and natural products industry; including familiarity with major brands and retailers is a plus
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive and other organizational technology (Smartsheets, etc.)
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are aligned with Non-GMO Project’s mission

Employment type

Full-time, hourly

Professional level

Entry level

Benefits Include

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@nongmoproject.org. Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.


Program Coordinator

Join the Non-GMO Project team and help build a non-GMO future! The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Program Coordinator to join our mission-driven team. Reporting to the Product Verification Program Manager, the Program Coordinator plays an essential role in supporting the team with projects related to program management.

A successful candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization. They must possess a proven understanding of data organization, with a working knowledge of manufacturing/supply chain highly desirable. Must be able to stay on task with multiple projects with shifting deadlines. Experience with standard, certification, and/or accreditation programs is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Support Product Verification Program Manager in developing program documents and guidance
  • Perform general administrative duties including data management and record keeping
  • Coordinate and track meetings and correspondence with program stakeholders
  • Assist with special projects as assigned
  • Assist in developing participation models and compliance pathways to address program demand

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 – 5 years related professional experience
  • Professional experience in manufacturing/supply chain strongly preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing expertise
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Familiarity with Google Suite, databases, and other organizational technology
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and think strategically
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
  • 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, hourly

Professional level

Intermediate, non-managerial

Benefits Include

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, sick days and vacation

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@nongmoproject.org. Please include the title of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.