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QCS is hiring - Organic Inspector position

Different Way to Hire: our experiment to reduce unconscious bias in hiring 
We at QCS believe that diversity and inclusion among our staff is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, hire, and retain talented applicants from a diverse candidate pool. We are a mission driven non-profit seeking candidates who will share our commitment to our mission and vision. We understand that skills and experience are not only acquired through university courses. Additionally, we recognize that women and people of color are less likely to apply for opportunities when they don’t feel fully qualified. We are most interested in finding the best candidate, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. 

QCS is actively seeking a creative solution to reduce unconscious bias from hiring practices. 
We require all applicants to fill out our GAP Connections/ Organic Inspector Application at https://forms.office.com/r/sZ5nvJK4Y9 . This application was created in order to give all applicants an opportunity to tell us about their qualifications and experiences without including the personal details of a resume that could lead to unconscious bias. We ask that you take your time to be thorough and candid in your answers. Please note this is a mandatory step of the application process. 

To apply for an open position with QCS:
In addition to submitting your resume to careers@qcsinfo.org , please click the link to our GAP C/ Organic Inspector Application directly from the Job Posting. https://forms.office.com/r/sZ5nvJK4Y9 . Your resume will only be reviewed after you have submitted this Candidate Application. Please note that a cover letter is not a requirement. 

We review all candidates once the submission deadline has passed on January 27, 2023. If you would like to request accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact hr@foginfo.org.

JOB SUMMARY:

Full Time

Wage Offering $52,000/year + Benefits

Provides simple to complex on-site inspections both domestically and internationally for growers, farmers, and processors of organic products and services. Performs inspection per organic inspection certification standards in assigned scope. Provide simple to complex inspections on both organic and conventional tobacco and hemp producing operations per GAP Connections certification standards which will include conducting interviews with Spanish speaking workers. Educate clients on the organic and GAP Connections certification process, rules, regulations and guidelines. Work closely with certification reviewers to ensure certification guidelines and standards are met. Performs other duties as assigned by manager.  

The ideal candidate will be in the Atlanta, Charlotte, or Raleigh- Durham area.  QCS is a fully remote office based out of Gainesville FL. This position requires travel to and from inspections and is remote- work from home between inspections.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct simple to complex level on-site National Organic Program (NOP) crop inspections for organic growers and GAP Connections inspections for both organic and conventional farmers.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of assigned scope- NOP crops and GAP Connections.
  • Conduct complex label reviews of ingredients, processing aids, and product labels for compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Respond to questions from applicants regarding the certification process and general agricultural questions regarding organic farming, and handling or processing of organic products with a high level of expertise and provides comprehensible information in answering questions regarding organic processes and programs.
  • Obtain knowledge and is well versed in National Organic Program (NOP), European Union (EU), and Canadian Organic Regime (COR), and all International Agreements.
  • Obtain knowledge and is well versed in GAP Connections Standards.
  • Review and research information concerning certification on a regular basis to ensure up to date knowledge of the interpretation of standards and policies.
  • Complete required on-site inspection forms in the company approved reporting format; with clear written description of inspection findings and technical details.
  • Plan and organize logistics of on-site visits with client, personal travel arrangements, and accommodations.
  • Complete required amount of organic and GAP Connections inspections per company Tier Level standards and follow company safety guidelines at all times.
  • Work with other QCS personnel and independent contractors to coordinate additional inspections.
  • Other duties upon request

TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Present a positive disposition when interacting with clients, build and maintain customer satisfaction, and seek ways to improve service delivery.
  • Follow fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards; seek ways to reduce cost.
  • Support the company mission in supporting and promoting organic and sustainable agriculture and the company’s services and programs. Link mission, vision, values, goals, and strategies to everyday work.
  • Adhere to a set of core values that are represented in decisions and actions.  Earns other’s trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Seek and acquire new competencies, work methods, ideas, and information that will improve own efficiency and effectiveness on the job.
  • Diligently attend to details and pursue quality in accomplishing tasks.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help others navigate complex or sensitive issues, keeping the client’s best interest in mind as well as the integrity of the standards.
  • Interpret complex, technical, professional or legal information, publications, and regulations.
  • Measure distance, area, volume and weight using standard tools and mathematical formulas to calibrate and determine unit conversion.
  • Help others identify key goals and use their talents to achieve those goals.  Identifies others’ potential and strengths, and works to build on them.
  • Develop reasonable and consistent performance standards and ways of evaluating outcome quality.
  • Apply logic and complex layers of rules and regulations to analyze and categorize complicated information.  Break down complex information into component parts so others understand.
  • Willing to travel as required, including overnight.

QUALITIFICATIONS:

  • A degree in agriculture, food processing or other relevant field of study is encouraged but not required.  Experience may substitute for education.
  • Must be fluent in Spanish and English  

Remote Staff:

  • Must provide high quality sustainable internet connection while working at home
  • Must be able to receive adequate cell phone signal for use with a company provided phone on the Verizon and/or AT&T network while working at home

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, attentive to details and self-motivated
  • Technical knowledge in U.S. crop production, particularly of tobacco and crops that tend to be grown in rotation with tobacco.
  • Ability to research and obtain any needed technical information
  • Investigation and observation skills, combined with courtesy and sharp mind.
  • Ability to plan travel schedule and to respond to changes in the inspection schedule.
  • Ability to write clear, complete and precise reports.
  • The inspector also needs a valid driver license to get to the clients’ fields or site
  • Ability to travel, multitask
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate technical aspects of organic processes, regulations, and standards.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate technical aspects of GAP processes, regulations, and standards
  • Ability to research information from multiple sources and identify, collect, and organize data for decision making.
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities and works with a variety of situations, individuals, groups and varying customer needs.
  • Prioritizes tasks by importance and deadlines and adjust priorities as situations change.
  • Strong customer service orientation, interpersonal skills and relationship building required.
  • Requires exceptional verbal and written communication and outstanding presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and ability to utilize other software programs as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:

Work is performed both inside and outside.  Inside work is in a well-lighted, heated and / or airconditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.  There is moderate noise with business computers, printers, phones, etc.  Outside work may be performed in inclement weather conditions (snow, ice, heat, wind, rain, etc.)

Physical Activity and Ability: 

  • Work requires Sedentary physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature. 
  • Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time and talk and hear/ listen though out the work period. 
  • Must have the manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with fingers.
  • Must be able to see at close distance with clear vision at 20 inches or less, and have color vision to with ability to distinguish colors on a computer screen. (review color labels).
  • Must be able to walk, stand, sit, talk, hear/listen, use hands and fingers to handle and feel, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crawl or crouch, taste, and smell. Requires lifting 20 lbs. as needed.
  • Ability to work at heights and climb using a ladder (two story building, silo, barns, etc.)
  • Must be able to work independently, self-motivate, have good observation skills, and apply critical thinking with little guidance.
  • Must be able to work around chemicals, animal urine and excrement.  Must utilize required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and follow all company safety guidelines.
  • Requires the ability to walk on rough terrain; uneven ground, incline and decline, ditches, etc.

 

All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description in no way states or implies these are the only duties which will be required in this position.  Employees will be required to follow other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws.)  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Posted 1/20/2023

Environmental Specialist

Environmental Specialist with focus on agricultural certification.

Please see below link to job description on our website:

https://preferredbynature.org/careers/environmental-specialist-us

Posted 1/11/2023

IOIA is Hiring! Business Development Director

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Develop press strategy and other marketing plans as needed;
  • develop 3-year fundraising strategy;
  • represent IOIA at industry events;
  • work as part of a team to develop industry calendar of professional development;
  • lead a team to deliver four town hall-style membership meetings per year;
  • manage up to two direct reports;
  • work with the Executive Director to develop and implement the annual work plan. 
This position is a full-time or part-time position, based remotely or as a hybrid position, depending on the preference of the individual hired candidate. IOIA is based in Broadus, MT. This position may require up to 10-20% travel. 
Full job description here.

 

COMPENSATION:

$50-$60,000/year plus incentive based on successful funds development. This position is a full-time or part-time position, based remotely or as a hybrid position, depending on the preference of the individual hired candidate. IOIA is based in Broadus, MT. 

To apply for the position of Business Development Director, please respond here, and send a resume to ioia@ioia.net

 

OUR COMMITMENTS TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

IOIA stands in solidarity with people of all backgrounds and welcomes diverse perspectives. IOIA recognizes that agriculture, organic agriculture, and structures within the American social-industrial complex have historically reinforced institutional racism, discrimination, micro-aggressions, violence, and harm. We want to be part of changing these norms, while recognizing we will make missteps along the way despite good intentions. We are committed to eliminating implicit bias in our recruiting, hiring, and managing of staff, so that people from all backgrounds feel welcome and valued in the recruiting process and on the job. 

Applicants who are enthusiastic about this position and willing to grow into it even if they don’t meet every qualification will be considered. 

Posted 1/2/2023

Operations Manager - IOIA

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Develop membership strategy and other membership support plans;
  • set up internal communication protocols and systems for optimal staff communication (internal);
  • set up protocols for receiving and responding to inbound communications including phone calls, mail, general emails, and walk-in visitors.
  • Occasional support of international stakeholders may require scheduling adjustments accordingly;
  • produce monthly digital newsletter including writing copy, layout, and distribution;
  • lead a team to deliver four town hall style membership meetings per year;
  • track financial operations, communicate with accounting professionals and Executive Director to ensure consistent monthly and annual bookkeeping, annual audits, and 990 filing;
  • manage up to two direct reports;
  • work with the Executive Director to develop and implement the annual work plan;
  • schedule and lead staff meetings/check-ins. 
This position is a full-time or part-time position, based remotely or as a hybrid position, depending on the preference of the individual hired candidate. IOIA is based in Broadus, MT. 
See the full job description here.

COMPENSATION:

$50,000/year, negotiable, depending on experience. This position is a full-time or part-time position, based remotely or as a hybrid position, depending on the preference of the individual hired candidate. 

To apply for the position of Operations Manager, please respond here, and send a resume to ioia@ioia.net.

 

OUR COMMITMENTS TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

IOIA stands in solidarity with people of all backgrounds and welcomes diverse perspectives. IOIA recognizes that agriculture, organic agriculture, and structures within the American social-industrial complex have historically reinforced institutional racism, discrimination, micro-aggressions, violence, and harm. We want to be part of changing these norms, while recognizing we will make missteps along the way despite good intentions. We are committed to eliminating implicit bias in our recruiting, hiring, and managing of staff, so that people from all backgrounds feel welcome and valued in the recruiting process and on the job. 

Applicants who are enthusiastic about this position and willing to grow into it even if they don’t meet every qualification will be considered. 

Posted 1/2/2023

Webinar Support Specialist - IOIA

OVERVIEW

IOIA seeks to fill a new position of Webinar Support Specialist We are the premier training organization for aspiring organic inspectors and the organic inspector profession: a dynamic organization where impact is high with our small but mighty staff team. IOIA staff have access to many benefits in the organic industry including education, networking, and the pride in knowing your work is helping to keep pesticides out of our food and fiber.

Demand for organic is at an all-time high, yet the industry faces challenges to maintaining a well-trained and retained workforce to support growth. IOIA seeks an organized, friendly, initiative taker for our organization to support and improve organizational operations including technology platforms, internal and external-facing communications, programs, and a relentless pursuit of ever-higher impact.

 

Job Description

The IOIA Webinar Support Specialist supports pre-production, live production, and post-production activities for IOIA webinars. IOIA typically hosts about 2 webinar sessions per week, mostly 2 to 3 hours long. Lighter months are July and August. Webinars include 100-level content (entry level); 200-level content (for working inspectors and certification professionals); 250-level content (specialty topics); and 300-level content (advanced). Most webinars are held between 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific time. This is a remote position, estimated hours 20-25 hours per week. We aim to fill this position within 30 days.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Pre-Webinar Support: Schedule all webinars, working with other IOIA team members as needed; set up webinar descriptions and registration links in the webinar platform (usually GoToWebinar); interface with panelists and trainers and provide technology practice sessions if needed; post webinars on the IOIA website; prepare participant lists; send pre-webinar assignments to participants. Manage all queries related to IOIA webinars. 

Webinar Facilitation: Be present on every webinar session to facilitate participation with trainer direction; facilitate participant questions and chat; manage webinar participant correspondence; record sessions. 

Post-Webinar Support: Set up the final exam in IOIA’s online testing platform when appropriate (i.e. Classmarker); data entry of grades and certificates; prepare final certificates. 

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience or formal training in webinar production support or willing to be trained
  2. Comfort working with Microsoft Office Suite and conference; Google; and/or training platforms such as GoToWebinar and Zoom
  3. Excellent organizational and time management skills
  4. Excels at and enjoys attention to detail with high level of accuracy
  5. Ability to put people at ease in a virtual environment
  6. Works well with others and is able to work in a team
  7. Work well in a self-directed role
  8. Fluency in English essential, proficiency in Spanish desirable though not required
  9. Capacity and willingness to promote organic principles in a positive manner
  10. Must have reliable high-speed internet

 

COMPENSATION: 

$18-20/hr. plus paid time off, sick leave, and paid employee benefit intended to support employees in accessing health care or health insurance, depending on experience.

To apply, please respond here and send a resume or work experience synopsis to ioiassistant@rangeweb.net

 

OUR COMMITMENTS TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

IOIA stands in solidarity with people of all backgrounds and welcomes diverse perspectives. IOIA recognizes that agriculture, organic agriculture, and structures within the American social-industrial complex have historically reinforced institutional racism, discrimination, micro-aggressions, violence, and harm. We want to be part of changing these norms, while recognizing we will make missteps along the way despite good intentions. We are committed to eliminating implicit bias in our recruiting, hiring, and managing of staff, so that people from all backgrounds feel welcome and valued in the recruiting process and on the job. 

Applicants who are enthusiastic about this position and willing to grow into it even if they don’t meet every qualification will be considered. 

Please feel free to share this announcement with others in your network.

Posted 12/30/2022

OneCert Staff Organic Inspector

Job Description: Primary responsibilities include conducting annual, additional, and
unannounced inspections of certified organic operations. Planning and organizing logistics of
on-site inspections of assigned clients within a specified time frame. Assessing compliance of
operations with the USDA National Organic Program regulations and applicable international
requirements. Educating clients on the organic certification process, rules, regulations, and
guidelines. Writing reports and communicating inspection results through excellent written and
oral communication within established timelines. Working within a team for training,
collaboration, and development of internal systems.

Please see this document for full info and application details.

Posted 12/29/2022

Full time Organic Staff Inspector - MOFGA

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS) is hiring a full time Organic Staff Inspector to join our team. MCS is a USDA-accredited organic certifier, certifying over 500 crop, livestock, and handling operations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The staff inspector will conduct onsite inspections year-round throughout our service area (primarily in Maine) and provide high quality customer service along with skilled inspection auditing and verification to support positive organic certification experiences for organic producers certified by MCS. In addition, the staff inspector will be tasked with conducting unannounced inspections, pesticide residue sampling, and generating reports and other documents for MCS, as well as training, auditing, and evaluating inspectors in our inspector pool. The staff inspector will be expected to perform a significant percentage of MCS annual inspections (one-fifth of total inspections annually, or roughly 100).

This position requires travel within MCS’ service territory, off-site visits to clients, as well as office-based work. This position is required to be Maine-based, but the inspector will be able to work from home. IOIA training (or equivalent) and prior organic inspection experience preferred.

Visit our Employment Opportunities page for the full job description, benefits, and employment details.  


Please send your cover letter and resume to certification@mofga.org. Priority will be given to candidates who apply before February 1, 2023.

Posted 12/20/2022

Certification Specialist at OEFFA Certification

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) announces an immediate opening for Certification Specialist. Certification Specialists collaborate with co-workers and clients to conduct in-depth reviews of applications for organic certification and guide applicants through the process as they strive to meet federal organic standards. They may participate in policy development, educational programming, and other special projects as they arise.

The successful applicants will join a team of bright and passionate individuals who are committed to upholding the integrity of the organic label and furthering the sustainable agriculture movement. Please consider applying if you have experience working in an organic certification program or in compliance work related to food or agriculture, a strong work ethic, and value a collaborative approach. Applications received by January 3, 2023 will be assured full consideration.

The full job posting with instructions for applying is available at: https://www.oeffa.org/employment.php.

Posted 12/5/2022

NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC is growing and hiring an Organic Certification Specialist!

We offer a friendly environment, challenging work, open communication, and commitment to a job well-done. The ideal candidate will have a college degree in a related area, or equivalent by training or experience, and knowledge of organic farming and certification. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position with benefits. Benefits include healthcare, dental & vision, life insurance and 403(b) as well as very generous paid holidays/vacation time. NOFA-NY offers a collaborative and flexible working environment. Please see attached & visit https://nofany.org/about-us/careers/ to learn more and please don’t hesitate to reach out to hr@nofany.org with any questions!

NOFA-NY is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. NOFA-NY is committed to centering racial equity in our organization and in our advocacy work. Please visit NOFA-NY’s website to read our Equity Statement here.

Posted 12/5/2022

PCO is Seeking Contract Inspectors for 2023

PCO's contracting and assignment period is currently open for 2023. PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers across the US. We are currently seeking contract inspectors qualified to conduct USDA-NOP inspections in all scopes, as well as Regenerative Organic (ROC) inspections.

All interested inspectors are encouraged to apply, particularly those that cover North Carolina, Missouri, Northern New England, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Application submissions are encouraged by December 10, 2022, though we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.  Earlier respondents will have more options for obtaining work, but there are always new jobs and reassignments throughout the year.

To apply to be a PCO contract inspector or to view more employment opportunities at PCO, check out our website:
https://paorganic.org/about/staff/openings/

Posted 11/22/2022

Certification Director - PCO

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for Certification Director. The Certification Director is responsible for the leadership of the Certification department and the growth and continual improvement of the PCO Certification Programs. This position oversees all certification program processes, resources, and results-based outcomes. This position will collaborate closely with the Director of Operations and Executive Director as part of the Leadership Team of PCO.

PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers across the US. PCO provides organic certification services to more than 1600 operations, employs approximately 35 staff, and sub-contracts with around 40 field inspectors.  Our staff are dedicated to our vision: all communities are enriched by organic food and farming, and we are committed to a work culture of purpose, caring, and results.

This is a full-time, exempt, remote telecommuting position.

Salary range: $83,100 -$114,300, depending on experience.

This position will remain open until Jan 4th, 2023. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by Jan 4th, 2023.

Posted 11/8/2022

CRT SPECIALIST- Processing & Handling - MOSA Certified Organic

MOSA Certified Organic’s mission is to promote organic integrity through practical, reliable, and friendly certification services. MOSA is seeking a qualified individual to join our Certification team. Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic system plan information to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards and communicating with clients about certification requirements.

Please consider applying if you have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training, experience, and knowledge of organic agricultural systems and/or the organic food processing industry. 

For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted until November 18, 2022 or until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes: health, dental, vision, short term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, bereavement and caregiver leave, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave. MOSA is based in the heart of the driftless region in Viroqua, WI. 

Posted 11/3/2022

Inspection Coordinator - MOSA (1)

MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Inspection team. Primary responsibilities include assigning annual and additional inspections and communicating with clients and staff to ensure inspections occur within a reasonable time frame. 

Please consider applying if you have relevant college or university level education, or equivalent training and experience, and knowledge--preferably through experience coordinating projects, people and other logistics. For more information visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted through October 28, 2022 or until the position has been filled. 


This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes health, dental, short-term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, bereavement and caregiver leave, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave. MOSA is based in the heart of the driftless region in Viroqua, WI.

Posted 10/24/2022

Communications Manager - OFRF

Organic Farming Research Foundation is looking for our next Communications Manager

  • The OFRF Communications Manager is a full-time, benefited, exempt position. While the organization is based in Santa Cruz, CA, this position has the ability to work remotely. The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy to increase the visibility and financial support of OFRF through strong content, broad outreach, and effective partnerships. The Communications Manager works to create awareness of our research, educational materials, and advocacy efforts among organic producers and the broader agricultural community. 

Join a team that envisions a future where organic farming is the leading form of agriculture. Both jobs are full-time and remote, with a full range of competitive benefits. Visit our Jobs page for more information including a complete description of each role.

Posted 10/24/2022

Administrative Assistant for Certification - RGO

Regenerative Certified Organic is looking for an administrative assistant to support our certification specialist team.  Follow the link for full info:  https://regenorganic.org/administrative-assistant/

 

Posted 10/24/2022

Certification Specialist - PCO (1)

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for a Certification Specialist. The Certification Specialist serves as the primary contact between PCO and our certified organic clients. This position focuses on assessing and determining compliance of each operation’s organic system plan with organic regulations, evaluating inspection reports and writing/issuing reports to clients, providing customer service, and working collaboratively within the Certification Review Team.  If qualified and interested, Certification Specialists may also conduct inspections. This position is primarily remote office-based with some minimal travel exceptions. The ideal candidate will have education and or experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards, agriculture (crops and livestock), food science or processing, and organic regulatory inspections. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment at PCO. This is a full remote telecommuting position.

PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers across the US. PCO provides organic certification services to approximately 1700 operations and employs 34 staff and sub-contracts with 40 field inspectors.  Our team is dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and serve our farming community.

This is a full-time, exempt, Telecommute position.

Salary range: $47,500 to $58,000, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit: www.paorganic.org/jobs

Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, volunteer time, vacation, paid time off, and paid leave.

This position will remain open until Monday, November 7th. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by 11.7.22. Our hiring team will review all applications. Please do not contact PCO about your application status.

Posted 10/8/2022

OEFFA seeks Executive Director

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is seeking an executive director to take OEFFA to the next level while addressing the challenges of a rapidly shifting agricultural landscape, nonprofit sector, and policy environment. 
The executive director’s key responsibilities include building on a strategic vision to achieve OEFFA’s mission; mentoring and inspiring more than 40 staff members across OEFFA’s education and certification programs; directly overseeing the organization’s operations, fundraising, and program leaders; partnering with the Board of Directors to set OEFFA’s strategic vision, determine its priorities, and ensure its adequate funding; and managing and growing annual budgets exceeding $3 million.
Founded in 1979, OEFFA cultivates a future in which sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices protect and enhance our environment.
Applications are due Sunday, October 23, 2022. To learn more and apply, visit: oeffa.org/employment.

Posted 10/3/2022

Certification Compliance Manager - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic’s mission is to promote organic integrity through practical, reliable, and friendly certification services. MOSA is seeking a Certification Compliance Manager to join our team.  The Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring MOSA’s certification program complies with the USDA National Organic Program by overseeing accreditation activities, compliance and enforcement processes and our certification quality monitoring processes.
The Compliance Manager is a member of MOSA’s Certification Services Management Team. Previous experience working with the National Organic Regulations in Compliance oversight is required. 

For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2022 or until the position has been filled. 

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes: health, dental, vision, short term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, bereavement and caregiver leave, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave. MOSA is based in the heart of the driftless region in Viroqua, WI. 

Posted 9/15/2022

Communications and Executive Coordinator - PCO

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces a job opening for a Communications and Executive Coordinator. The Communications and Executive Coordinator will coordinate various communications activities, interface with various stakeholders, including staff, clients, and the Board of Directors, and manage meetings, events, and marketing materials to support PCO’s mission and programs. 

The ideal candidate will have education and experience with executive support, marketing communications, and project management. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our remote team-oriented environment.

PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers across the US. PCO provides organic certification services to more than 1600 operations, employs approximately 35 staff, and sub-contracts with around 40 field inspectors.  Our staff are dedicated to our vision: all communities are enriched by organic food and farming, and we are committed to our culture of purpose, caring, and results.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, telecommuting position.

Salary Grade 2: $47,500 - $58,000, depending on experience.

To view a job description, visit: www.paorganic.org/jobs

This position will remain open until Tuesday, Sept 20th. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PCO Job Openings by Tuesday, September 20th, 2022.

Posted 9/7/2022

Material Review Specialist - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic’s mission is to promote organic integrity through practical, reliable, and friendly certification services. MOSA is seeking a qualified individual to join our Certification team, working directly with MOSA’s Certification Policy Manager. Primary responsibilities include evaluating materials used in all aspects of organic production to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards and continuous development of MOSA’s material review program and database. Please consider applying if you have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training, experience, and knowledge of organic agricultural systems and certification, including crop and/or livestock production. 

For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted until September 6th, 2022 or until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes: health, dental, short term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, bereavement and caregiver leave, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave. MOSA is based in the heart of the driftless region in Viroqua, WI. 

Posted 8/17/2022

CRT SPECIALIST- TWO Positions: Farm & Livestock Specialist and Processing & Handling Specialist - MOSA

MOSA Certified Organic’s mission is to promote organic integrity through practical, reliable, and friendly certification services. MOSA is seeking TWO qualified individuals to join our Certification team. Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic system plan information to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards, and communicating with clients about certification requirements.

Please consider applying if you have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training, experience, and knowledge of organic agricultural systems and certification, including crop and/or livestock production. 

For more information, including a detailed job description, visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted until September 6th, 2022 or until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, exempt, remote position. MOSA Benefits Package includes: health, dental, vision, short term disability, health savings (HSA), flex spending (FSA), life insurance, 401k, wellness reimbursement, sabbatical, bereavement and caregiver leave, paid holidays, paid time off, and paid family leave. MOSA is based in the heart of the driftless region in Viroqua, WI.

Posted 8/17/2022

Organic Certification Manager - QCS

Quality Certification Services is hiring an Organic Certification Manager for our Processing/Handling department. While QCS is based out of Gainesville, FL, the position can be filled by a remote hire.

For more information, see the job posting here: https://www.careersinfood.com/organic-certification-manager-processinghandling-job-1407628.htm

Posted 8/15/2022

Equity Project Manager - Organic Farmers Association

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ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Organic Farmers Association works to provide a strong and unified national voice for domestic certified organic producers. We strive to build and support a farmer-led national organic farmer movement and national policy platform by: developing and advocating policies that benefit organic farmers; strengthening and supporting the capacity of organic farmers and farm organizations; supporting collaboration and leadership among state, regional and national organic farmer organizations; and collaborating with other organic organizations. OFA is farmer-led and controlled, making sure that farmers drive the organization's policy positions and provide an authentic voice for organic farmers in Washington, D.C.  OFA envisions a future where organic agriculture is the basis of a viable United States food and agricultural policy and production system. Since our founding in 2016, OFA has developed a strong policy platform that captures the policy priorities of organic farmers.  Our annual grassroots policy development process keeps our policy work current and focused on what farmers need most.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Organic Farmers Association is seeking an Equity Project Manager to lead a coalition of national organic organizations as they work towards centering racial equity in the organic movement.    

This position is grant funded for one year, with the possibility of a contract extension.  

The position offers an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to interact with deeply committed, expert organic organizations and racial equity facilitators and trainers across the United States. The successful candidate will manage the second year of this project. This second year is focused on building shared learning amongst organic professionals, and taking action to create a more inclusive and sustainable community of organic professionals that is better equipped to support a higher diversity of farmers interested in transitioning to organic. 

This is a part-time, independent contractor position. OFA’s administrative office is in Spirit Lake, Iowa, but this position is fully remote. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  The Equity Project Manager collaborates closely with the Executive Director.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate all aspects of the USDA-funded project including monthly progress reports, budget management, monthly steering committee meetings, project goals and deliverables, and final reports.  
  • Maintain project website with deliverables and manage sharing deliverables for dissemination with project partners.  
  • Facilitate consistent communication with sub-contractors and ensure timelines and deliverables are met.  
  • Lead monthly steering committee meetings to keep the committee abreast of project development and gather input on future direction. 
  • Participate in meetings as needed with the USDA National Organic Program.  
  • Write an article on racial equity and the project for the Organic Voice magazine. 
  • Manage project events registration and communication to organic organizations.
  • Support growing relationships among organic organizations and BIPOC-led farming organizations.
  • Keep OFA’s Executive Director apprised of project development on a regular basis.  
  • Other duties as identified by the Steering Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional project management experience.
  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Knowledge about/strong interest in organic agriculture, organic certification, food systems, 
  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and experience tackling sensitive conversations.
  • Ability to think strategically about achieving project goals.
  • Demonstrated track record of managing people, projects, and deadlines that deliver results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Qualities

  • Ability to interface with a diverse section of organic farmers from different commodities, markets, size, and regions in a  clear, positive, and engaging manner. 
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative, achieve goals, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build collegial relationships with organizational partners.
  • Willingness to be part of small but impactful team that advances the overall goals and activities of the organization.
  • Strong commitment to the mission, values, and goals of OFA.

CONTRACT DETAILS AND TIMELINE

Contract position is for one year beginning October 1, 2022.  Compensation is budgeted for $18,720 at an average of 10 hrs/week. Because this is an independent contractor position, it does not include benefits, nor is it classified as an employee-employer relationship.  OFA provides a great work environment with a collaborative and passionate team and flexibility. We look for team members who share our passion for viable, independent, real organic farms.

TO APPLY

Submit your complete packet with “EQUITY PROJECT MANAGER” in the subject line via email to jobs@organicfarmersassociation.org. All qualified applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter stating your interest and qualifications
  2. A resume outlining your skills and experience
  3. Writing Sample
  4. References:  2 professional and 1 personal

Please visit www.OrganicFarmersAssociation.org to learn more.

Organic Farmers Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We believe a diverse workplace is crucial to the success of our organization and to a strong organic farming movement.  We strive to create a safe and supportive office culture and workplace that encourages racial and social equity. OFA has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply no matter their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran, or disability status.

Posted 8/15/2022

SCS Global Services – Organic Inspector

SCS Global Services was among the first certification agencies accredited under the National Organic Program 20 years ago.  SCS is growing our team and currently onboarding organic inspectors in all geographies within the contiguous United States.  We are seeking experienced inspectors who are comfortable with complex handling and processing audits to work with SCS on a contract basis. 

Applicants should have basic IOIA Crop or Handling Inspection training and experience performing organic inspections.  Current preference for auditors located in the Central and Eastern time zones who are willing to travel, but all are welcome to apply.  Projected workload of 20-40 audits annually.

Anyone can apply using this link: https://scs.hrmdirect.com/employment/view.php?req=1686688

Full job description can be seen here.

Posted 7/15/2022

QAI, Inc – Organic Inspector

QAI, an NSF International company is looking for an Independent Contractor Organic Inspector. As an Organic Inspector you are on the front lines of organic integrity, visiting processor, crop and livestock facilities to ensure organic compliance guidelines are being met. This is not a full time position but more supplemental hours (~60 hours/month).

For more information and to apply, Visit: (5) IC Organic Inspector | Quality Assurance International, Inc. (QAI) | LinkedIn

Posted 6/7/2022

Grain Millers - Organic Regulatory Specialist

For more than 35 years, Grain Millers has tested every decision against one simple objective: Is it good? For our farmers, our employees, our customers, and for consumers? As one of the world's largest millers of conventional and organic oats, our legacy is built on being more than just an ingredient supplier; we are a proactive partner. We work with enthusiasm and energy every day, and we take great care in everything we do to provide simple, clean food that helps people live healthier lives.

We are seeking a well-organized, detail oriented, influential, self-motivated individual with organic processing/handling experience. You must be tech savvy and comfortable assessing and overseeing complex supply chains. This critical role will support Grain Millers procurement and manufacturing as well as corresponding with suppliers and supply chain partners. This position is pivotal in ensuring organic regulatory compliance. You must be comfortable communicating primarily via email or phone with all of Grain Millers' suppliers and organic certification agencies, including international business partners.

For more information and to apply, Visit Organic Regulatory Specialist - Eden Prairie, MN - Grain Millers in St. Ansgar Jobs (applicantpool.com)

Posted 6/6/2022

International Compliance Specialist – QCS

Quality Certification Services (QCS) has an opening for an International Compliance Specialist to support our Latin America offices (Ecuador and Dominican Republic) to implement compliant USDA-NOP and EU organic certification programs while supporting the organization’s mission to promote organic, regenerative, and sustainable agriculture. This position will specialize in compliance and enforcement and ensure organic certification activities carried out by organic certification reviewers in the international offices are consistent with QCS policies and procedures and accreditation requirements.  A primary goal of the first year is to support QCS’ transition for the recognition of compliance under the European Commission (EC) Regulation 848.  The right candidate will have experience in organic certification review or inspection under both USDA-NOP and EU organic standards, outstanding customer service, and a knack for critical thinking and problem solving.  Ability to speak and write in English and Spanish required.

Find a full job description and apply here

Posted 6/6/2022