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NOFA-VT and VOF announce openings for the following positions:

Educational & Outreach Events Coordinator 

NOFA-VT is looking to hire an events coordinator to manage our annual educational and outreach opportunities. Applicants should have event organization experience, knowledge of trends in sustainable agriculture, be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Full job description. Benefits: health, simple IRA, generous combined time off.

Only accepting electronic applications. Please send your cover letter & resume to: Enid Wonnacott via [email protected].  Position will remain open until filled.

Certification Specialist (Crop & Livestock)

VOF is looking to hire a certification staff specialist to join our certification team.  This position will coordinate the annual process of verifying the organic production practices of our crop and livestock producers.  Applicants should have experience with organic crop and livestock production, strong organizational skills, experience with customer service, familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, and experience with databases (Salesforce experience a plus!). Major duties include reviewing organic system plans and inspection reports, writing compliance letters and assisting farmers with the certification process. The ideal candidate will have a B.A./B.S degree in agriculture, environmental science, food technology, food science or related field or equivalent work experience.  

Our office located in Richmond, Vermont is a fun, fast-paced office and we have high expectations of our staff.  Applicants should have a sense of humor, ability to multitask and be willing to work independently and as a team.  Applicants should have good time-management skills and enjoy interacting and assisting organic producers.  

This is a full-time, exempt position. Full job description. Benefits: health, simple IRA, generous combined time off.

Only accepting electronic applications. Please send your cover letter & resume to: Nicole Dehne via [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled. 

Organic Inspectors For Hire (Dairy, Maple & Processing)

VOF announces contract openings for organic inspectors to audit dairy and maple operations as well as organic processing facilities.  The job of the organic inspector is to evaluate information provided by the certified operation and the certification agency, inspect the premise, assess all information and observations, and communicate findings to VOF.  Inspectors are hired as independent consultants and thus are not eligible for employee benefits.  VOF is seeking highly qualified professional auditors possessing experience in dairy, maple and food processing.

Ideal candidates possess a B.A./B.S. degree or higher in agriculture, food technology, or related field or equivalent work experience.  A general requirement is the completion or future completion of relevant courses offered by the International Organic Inspectors Association (www.ioia.net). The expectation is that organic inspectors will continue to improve their inspection skills through on-going professional development and will stay abreast of changes and trends in organic farming and the organic regulations.

Contract rate based on experience.  Full job description. Only accepting electronic applications. Please send your cover letter & resume to: Nicole Dehne via [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled.

NOFA Vermont Staff June 2018