Careers

Our team is growing! The Non-GMO Project is going through a period of expansion and we’re looking for talented people to join us 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.


Open positions:
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Director of Marketing and Communications
Marketing Manager
Operations Assistant
Program Integration Manager
Retailer Programs Manager


Quality Assurance Coordinator

Standards and Verification
Hiring manager: Pauline Lauvin, Quality Assurance Manager

The Non-GMO Project is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Coordinator to help protect the integrity of the Project’s Standard. 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 Quality Assurance Coordinator will report to the Quality Manager in the Standards and Verification department. This position is part of a team responsible for continued development and implementation of assurance programming in the Product Verification Program.

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:

  • Administer all elements of laboratory approval and annual re-approval including ensuring compliance with NGP laboratory requirements, on-boarding new NGP-approved laboratories and serving as the primary contact for day-to-day operations of the laboratory program
  • Coordinate procurement and submission of surveillance samples for laboratory testing and track surveillance program expenses
  • Periodically measure efficiency of training through audits of data, processes and products
  • Aid in monitoring corrective action plan initiation, progress, resolution
  • Utilize database systems to generate reports
  • Assist in determining the adequacy of internal systems
  • Contribute to team efforts as needed, including completion of clerical tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Approximately 1-3 years of experience with business, quality assurance or technical writing
  • Computer literate; experience with database systems
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and follow direction and to stay on task with multiple projects and shifting deadlines and priorities
  • A warm, friendly and outgoing demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team

Employment type

Full-time, hourly

Professional level

Intermediate

Benefits Include

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, paid sick days and vacation, maternity and paternity leave

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.


Director of Marketing and Communications

Marketing, Communications, and Outreach
Hiring manager: Megan Westgate, Executive Director

The Non-GMO Project seeks an experienced Director of Marketing and Communications to help advance the organization’s mission of protecting and building a non-GMO food supply. The Director of Marketing and Communications must be a seasoned and innovative marketing professional who has developed and delivered brand strategies and is ready to drive measurable impact through strategic partnerships with our stakeholders. They must also have an entrepreneurial spirit that has led to demonstrated success in B2B and B2C marketing efforts and the creation of engaging revenue generating programs.

The Director of Marketing and Communications must be familiar with traditional forms of marketing and communications, yet also be highly conversant in digital marketing and program development. Reporting to the Executive Director and working alongside the Executive Team, the Director of Marketing and Communications oversees a team of three managers and staff, and a number of external consultants in PR, branding, SEO and SEM, and graphic design.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience leading and coaching a diverse team in a fast-paced, dynamic and sometimes ambiguous environment.  You love inspiring and coaching your team to be creative, results-driven, and forward thinking in their approach. You are a natural storyteller and understand how to integrate mission-driven marketing with business intelligence to inspire consumers, retailers, and manufacturing brands. From written communications to public speaking, you are energized by the opportunity to help others understand the importance of GMO transparency.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Marketing, Communications, and Outreach teams with a focus on the professional growth of team members, the well-being of the community, and the support and achievement of organizational priorities
  • Lead the development and implementation of the organization’s brand strategy, strategic partnerships, and consumer education programs in support of the organization’s mission
  • Represent the Non-GMO Project, our mission and our programs through regular public speaking, written outreach, and conversation at key industry and consumer events
  • Oversee an annual budget for the department, including setting, tracking, and achieving annual revenue targets
  • Direct the team’s work in creating engaging, well-written, and technically accurate content for all marketing platforms, including  social media, print materials, electronic newsletter, and websites
  • Develop and oversee the delivery of programming that supports consumer, manufacturing brand, and retailer engagement
  • Collaborate with senior leaders in other organizations to develop strategic partnerships that help advance GMO transparency in the marketplace
  • Engage in strategic planning with the organization and develop an annual plan for the team that supports organization-wide key initiatives
  • Engage and collaborate as a member of the organization’s Executive Team, and as a leader / coach for the organization
  • Facilitate collaboration across all departments of the organization to ensure that all marketing programs are developed and run in alignment with operations, finance, and the Non-GMO Project Standard
  • Lead the development and execution of the organization’s event presence for key exhibitions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in a related and mission-driven industry
  • Experience in designing, developing and implementing brand strategies for values-based organizations
  • Proven team leadership experience, management experience required
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; strong editing skills given preference
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to successfully engage and influence senior-level stakeholders, from a wide range of food manufacturing brands, retailers, consumer advocacy groups
  • 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 organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrity, discretion, trustworthiness, and reliability
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive, and other organizational technology
  • Experience with Meltwater and/or other media tracking tools
  • Experience with social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter in a professional capacity
  • Must be able to work on site in Bellingham, WA

Employment type

Full-time, salary

Professional level

Director

Benefits Include

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, paid sick days and vacation, maternity and paternity leave

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 Manager

Marketing, Communications, and Outreach
Hiring manager: Courtney Pineau, Associate Director

Join the Non-GMO Project as our Marketing Manager and help change the future of our food system! The Marketing Manager develops and maintains brand engagement and strategic partnerships by working directly with our participating brands to help them articulate and leverage their non-GMO commitment. The successful candidate will be a strong project manager, writer, and editor, with experience in managing a team as well as key accounts. Must have the ability to be proactive and 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.

This role is perfect for an experienced marketing professional that is confident in developing and running marketing programs that are well-planned, engaging, and strategic. You thrive on building strong partnerships and ensuring that the Non-GMO Project continues to deliver ongoing value to all of its stakeholders. You understand what it takes to develop a strong brand and you love a data-driven approach to marketing. Your experience with market research supports your creative and intuitive approach to reaching new audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate brand relationships and other strategic partnerships
  • Showcase internal marketing capabilities to Non-GMO Project participants and develop marketing programs that engage Non-GMO Project Verified brands
  • Keep brands informed of emerging trends in food transparency and maintain ongoing education that shares marketing related business intelligence
  • Create engaging content for multiple platforms, including electronic newsletters and websites
  • Set, track, and achieve annual revenue targets related to paid partnerships and sponsorships
  • Represent the organization’s mission and vision through public speaking, written outreach, and conversation at key industry and consumer events
  • Management of event presence at key industry events
  • Bring a high-level of expertise to outreach and brand strategy
  • Track, analyze, and report marketing efforts across platforms
  • Oversee and mentor the professional and personal growth of direct reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years related professional experience in B2B marketing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong editing skills given preference
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Team leadership experience, management experience preferred
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, and problem solve with diplomacy
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Drive, and other organizational technology
  • Experience with social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter in a professional capacity
  • 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 organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrity, discretion, trustworthiness, and reliability
  • 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, paid sick days and vacation, maternity and paternity leave

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


Operations Assistant

Operations
Hiring manager: Nichole Oleson, Director of Operations

Join the Non-GMO Project as the Operations Assistant and help change the future of our food system. In this position, you will enhance the effectiveness of the day-to-day operations of the organization and provide critical logistical support for a variety of tasks. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys playing an active role in organizing and delivering efficient operational services that help the organization run smoothly. This involves paying close attention to details, anticipating the needs of staff, and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidate is supportive in nature, trustworthy and reliable, and is committed to the success of the organization as a whole.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the point person for all administrative questions and requests from staff
  • Function as an office receptionist for incoming calls and visiting stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain internal systems in support of organizational efficiency
  • Support the overall operations of the organization through a wide range of office support and administrative functions
  • Help to maintain and coordinate the organization-wide annual calendar and support a wide range of staff events, retreats and meetings
  • Assist in coordinating travel arrangements, expense reporting, and other operational support
  • Provide additional administrative support to the executive team as needed
  • Support the Director of Operations in the delivery of operational accountabilities and work plans

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Minimum 3 years related administrative experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education a plus
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, competing tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sound judgment and discretion
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Exceptional 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
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Smartsheets, and other organizational technology
  • Ability to interface successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, and problem solve with diplomacy
  • 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
  • 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

Employment type

Full-time, hourly

Professional level

Entry level

Benefits Include

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, paid sick days and vacation, maternity and paternity leave

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 Integration Manager

Operations
Hiring manager: Jeff Bos, COO/CFO

Join the Non-GMO Project as the Program Integration Manager and help shape the future of North America’s most recognized and rigorous non-GMO product verification program. In this position, you will manage various projects to ensure the effective and integrated delivery of the Product Verification Program through stakeholder engagement, program improvement projects, policy & guideline development, and Technical Administrator oversight. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned project or program manager who thrives in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to solve complex challenges through analysis, strategies, and policies.

This role is perfect for you if you are a creative, life-long learner looking to build on your experience leading work in a mission-aligned organization. You enjoy working with a range of stakeholders to understand complex problems and opportunities and have a unique ability to facilitate and execute on effective solutions across a wide range of disciplines. You have experience managing external vendor relationships and contracts; gathering, analyzing and reporting on key business metrics to decision makers; and developing program policies and guidelines. The Program Integration Manager must be conversant in both the technical and non-technical aspect of the Product Verification Program and be able to diplomatically facilitate systems-level changes.

 Responsibilities

  • Lead projects involving collaboration with internal teams and key external stakeholders to execute a wide range of integrated strategies and projects to continuously improve the Product Verification Program
  • Develop and deliver program policies and guidelines
  • Oversee Technical Administrator service levels, contracts, and compliance to ensure a consistent, rigorous, and high-quality delivery of the Product Verification Program
  • Grow our suite of reports and analysis to ensure internal and external stakeholders are informed of the program’s performance against key metrics, forecasting, and relevant program data
  • Onboard new Technical Administrators
  • Represent the Project at industry events and with key stakeholders
  • Work cross-functionally to build and promote the Non-GMO Project’s mission and programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years related professional experience (program/project management, vendor management, etc.)
  • Experience with vendor contracts and Service Level Agreements
  • Experience developing policies and guidelines for business
  • Proven ability to understand and solve for complex, systems-level problems
  • Ability to facilitate effective collaboration across stakeholder groups
  • MBA or Bachelor’s Degree + relevant experience
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and think systematically
  • Warm, friendly demeanor
  • Discretion, trustworthiness, and reliability
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Smartsheets, and other organizational technology
  • 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

Employment type

Full-time, salary

Professional level

Managerial

Benefits Include

Health, vision, dental, paid holidays, paid sick days and vacation, maternity and paternity leave

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.


Retailer Programs Manager

Marketing, Communications, and Outreach
Hiring manager: Courtney Pineau, Associate Director

Join the Non-GMO Project as a full-time Retailer Programs 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 help cultivate foundation and donor giving. This is a great opportunity for a motivated professional that has experience leading programs, building external relationships, and securing revenue.

Our perfect fit for this position is a creative and organized thinker that knows how to turn ideas into reality and how to capture it all in a spreadsheet. 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 Retailer Programs 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
  • Coach, develop and guide the work of the Outreach Team within the Non-GMO Project’s Marketing, Communications, and Outreach Department
  • 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 the leadership team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years related professional experience
  • 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 with donor databases (i.e. Salsa Labs) a plus
  • 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, paid sick days and vacation, maternity and paternity leave

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.