Dairy Certification Coordinator Assistant
NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC is a non-profit, USDA-accredited organic certification agency, whose primary purpose is to provide high integrity organic certification to over 900 organic farmers and processors throughout New York State and surrounding areas.
We have an immediate opening for a full-time Dairy Certification Coordinator Assistant in our Binghamton, NY office. The starting hourly rate for this entry level positon is $12.00 to $14.00 depending on experience along with annual pay increases. Benefits include healthcare, dental and 403(b) as well as generous paid holidays/vacation time. Be a part of a growing company working with a dedicated team that supports local organic food and farming.
Answer phone calls as needed and direct to the proper person; make a note of phone call/conversation and updates into database.
Help respond to inquiries regarding the certification process, send out applications, and provide resources and support to farmers as needed.
Monitor mail and email to ensure requested information is received in a timely manner and is processed appropriately.
Participate in the annual mailing of applications for renewal, and other producer communication and mails as necessary.
Assist in data entry, and input or other tasks as requested by Certification Coordinators including archiving of files as appropriate.
Adapt to duties and priorities between Certification Coordinators to ensure appropriate support is maintained.
Follow up deadlines including applications, determination letters etc.
Attend office trainings and meetings internally and externally - Field days, shadow inspection, NOFA-NY annual conference, IOIA inspector training.
Perform additional duties and work on special projects as requested including providing support to Certification Assistant during peak periods.
Associate’s degree in a related field, or 1-3 years experience ideally in organic farming and certification.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Good writing and communication skills.
Good computer skills including a working understanding of data base programs, word processing, and email systems.
Able to respond decisively, accurately, confidently, and courteously to client inquires.
Ability to take direction and ensure follow through.
Show initiative in providing support.
Knowledge of organic farming or certification, and familiarity with production systems, including vegetable, livestock, and dairy and fruit production is desirable.
Willing to work occasional irregular hours and travel as needed.
NOFA-NY is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
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