Work at CCOF – We’re Hiring!

As the organic movement grows, CCOF follows – we’re looking for passionate, talented individuals to help us support the organic community. From certifying farms and products, to engaging in organic advocacy, to helping the CCOF Foundation make a difference, there are a multitude of ways to get involved with organic at CCOF.

Apply for one of our open positions, or spread the word to qualified individuals you know who would be great additions to our team.

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Handler Certification Specialist

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) seeks two Certification Specialists to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic processor/handler certification. These positions will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program.

Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This position requires knowledge of organic production and food processing practices, and the ability to work both independently and as a team with other professionals. This position also requires superior customer service skills, the ability to manage data accurately, and work within a regulatory environment.

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Policy Assistant

The CCOF Policy Assistant is a member of the CCOF policy department whose primary duties are to provide administrative support to the Policy Director and to coordinate CCOF participation in the biannual National Organic Standards Board meetings. The Policy Assistant will manage a variety of projects as well as contribute to CCOF's policy communications and grassroots advocacy.

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Human Resources Assistant

Under the direct supervision of the Human Resource Manager, the Human Resource Assistant is responsible for general human resource, recruiting, and other employee related tasks in support of CCOF. Typical duties will include recruitment and interview support, onboarding administration and scheduling, providing customer service to CCOF employees regarding human resource and employment questions. Data entry and reporting through HRIS system. Creation of new employee files, support benefits administration, employee file maintenance and other duties as assigned.

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Foundation Program Specialist

The Foundation Program Specialist (Program Specialist) coordinates program activities for the CCOF Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Program Specialist is responsible for planning and executing all of the Foundation's grantmaking and consumer education work.

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Development Director

The Development Director is an experienced fundraising professional who will lead a full range of fundraising and development activities for the CCOF Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Annual CCOF Foundation revenue is growing and expected to reach $650,000 in 2017 and $1.5 million by 2019. The Development Director is responsible for implementation of development strategies outlined in the foundation business plan (2017‐2019). 

The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director/CEO and supervises a Development Manager. Resources are budgeted for contracted grant writing. Some shared administrative and marketing support (sponsorship sales, data entry, editing, material production) is available to support development activities. The ideal candidate for this position is a strong team leader who is passionate about organic agriculture. Excellent communication and project management skills are required.

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Sales & Marketing Supervisor

The Sales & Marketing Supervisor is a key position within the CCOF marketing and sales team. The primary duties include coordinating and implementing marketing and sales campaigns for each department and branch of the organization. This position is responsible for creating sales plans to meeting strategic organization goals, building membership, and providing strategic solutions for sales efforts including campaigns, tradeshows, and client acquisition.

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Certification Operations Assistant

The CCOF Certification Operations Assistant completes a wide range of daily tasks associated with customer service and the certification of organic food. This position will work with various software programs including an online and in-house database. Tasks performed by the Assistant are essential to the certification process including, direct communication with members, data entry, copying, mailing, and writing letters.

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