Certification Operations Assistant
Company: California Certified Organic Farmers
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: September 16, 2020
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Certification Operations Assistant Position
will remain open until filled Organizational Overview: CCOF
advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on
behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of
organic through education and grants, and provide organic
certification that is personal and accessible. CCOF is a nonprofit
organization governed by the people who grow and make our food.
Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today our roots span
the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally
recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers,
ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers.
Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm.
Position Summary: The Certification Operations Assistant works in
the Santa Cruz office, with a team to complete a wide range of
administrative tasks associated with organic food certification.
Duties for this entry-level position are essential to the
certification process and include direct communication with
members, data entry, and administrative support for staff. This is
a full-time, non-exempt status position reporting to the
Certification Operations Manager. Position Responsibilities:
Communicate with CCOF members regarding general questions. Provide
incoming phone and email customer support. Work daily with a
proprietary database and complete data entry for new applications
and client updates. Provide certification staff support through
workload management. Work on special projects and teams as needed.
Desired Qualifications: Excellent communication skills in person,
on the phone, and in writing. Competency in word processing,
databases, and email. Ability to operate independently and solve
problems with minimum supervision. Strong attention to detail and
ability to follow instructions. Ability to multi-task in a busy
environment. Consistency, dependability, and punctuality. Preferred
Additional Qualifications: Spanish language skills, sufficient to
communicate verbally and in writing with Spanish-speaking clients.
Experience in an office environment. Experience or interest in
organic agriculture and production. Candidates who will work from
the Santa Cruz, CA office are preferred, but we may consider remote
work for the right candidate. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and
current CCOF policy, this position is currently entirely remote.
Employees will need to provide their workspace while the office
remains closed. CCOF will provide full-time remote employees with
all the necessary technology to have a fully operable workstation.
Compensation: CCOF takes pride in offering competitive pay and
excellent benefits. The Certification Operations Assistant s
starting compensation will depend on qualifications and experience.
Hiring Process: Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. Interested applicants, please submit the following
documents to , with Certification Operations Assistant in the
subject line: Cover letter summarizing your interest in CCOF and
the position, and qualifications Current resume List of three
professional references Incomplete applications will not be
considered. No phone calls, please. Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.
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