Real Organic Project Certification Coordinator/Inspector
Posted: Thu, November 18, 2021
Cambridge Springs, PA job
Phone Number: 8148538097
Real Organic Project is a grassroots, farmer-led non-profit focused on integrity within the certified organic food system. Real Organic Project manages an add-on label for farmers committed to the foundational values and practices of organic farming: integrity, soil health and animal welfare. We currently certify over 850 farms in the US and Canada.
Real Organic Project, a grassroots farmer-led nonprofit, seeks a Certification Coordinator/Inspector to join our growing team. Real Organic Project runs a free add-on certification program focused on integrity within the certified organic system. We also organize a yearly symposium and undertake a large variety of consumer and farmer-facing educational efforts. Whoever fills this position should feel passionate about creating change within the food system and working hard to support real organic farmers. We pride ourselves on being a small organization that gets big things done. In 3 years, Real Organic Project has grown from 60 pilot farms to 850 farms across the country. This position is full-time, salaried, and is a permanently 100% remote job.
The Real Organic Project Certification Coordinator/Inspector will assist with all aspects of Real Organic Project’s certification program. This will include reviewing farm applications and conducting on-farm inspections along with actively working to recruit and reach out to new farms. This will involve a significant amount of time working within our Salesforce database system to keep records updated. Because we are a small organization everyone is expected to pitch in with everything we do. During certain times of year work may involve special projects unrelated to the direct recruitment/inspection of farms. Successful candidates will need to be comfortable spending up to 30% of their time traveling to farms (all travel costs will be paid for by Real Organic Project). Trip durations vary significantly but can be as short as a day trip and as long as several weeks.
Real Organic Project offers competitive pay (45K-50K per year), partial health insurance reimbursement, 3 weeks of PTO, paid holidays and sick leave, a yearly retirement contribution, and an automatic annual cost of living raise.
Previous experience working on or managing an organic farm
Well connected to the certified organic farming community
Exceptionally self-motivated with a keen eye for detail
Significant knowledge of certified organic farming practices and regulations
Ability to understand and use moderately complex technology like a database system
Willing and able to travel up to 30% of the year. This includes having a valid drivers license
Strongly preferred, but not required: Ability to speak Spanish at a minimum of a conversational level
this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $45,000.00 – $50,000.00
job can be done remotely
Please submit a current resume and three references to the email address listed. Cover letters welcome, but not necessary.
deadline November 29, 2021