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OMRI is Hiring a Marketing Manager

About OMRI

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a leading nonprofit organization working to strengthen the organic industry. OMRI operates an internationally recognized evaluation program that reviews input materials for use in producing, processing, and handling organic foods and fiber. OMRI Listed® products may be allowed for use in operations that are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program, Canadian Organic standards, and Mexico Organic standards. 

Location: Eugene, Oregon (Learn more about the City of Eugene)

Some remote work may be possible and/or required in accordance with current guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

Overview of Position

We are looking to fill a key position on our team. The Marketing Manager is responsible for managing OMRI communications, marketing and subscription programs, with a focus on producing and disseminating OMRI’s unique and specific content related to the science behind inputs for organic use. This is a great position for candidates with some scientific interest and/or background, and a passion for supporting the organic community. The Marketing Manager is a member of the OMRI Personnel Team and reports to the Deputy Director. 

Starting salary $52,000 per year, DOE

Major Responsibilities 

Staff Management

  • Supervise the marketing staff
    • Supervise the day-to-day work of the Senior Marketing Specialist and Digital Marketing Coordinator, and coach, mentor and support development for marketing staff
    • Coordinate hiring process for the staff members that this position supervises
    • Conduct periodic performance check-ins and evaluations of supervised staff
    • Serve as a liaison for marketing staff, communicating and supporting organizational priorities, and addressing and resolving concerns and/or bringing to upper management as appropriate
    • Advise on personnel issues and strategies as part of the OMRI Personnel Team

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Develop and manage budgets for the Marketing department
  • Develop, maintain and implement a cumulative and progressive OMRI marketing plan, building a consistent program
    • Regularly report to the Deputy Director on the status of marketing efforts
  • Ensure the consistency and quality of OMRI's brand and public communications
    • Oversee the development of the OMRI brand, including consistent logos, graphics and design
    • Oversee the maintenance and development of the OMRI seal and certification marks; maintain guidelines to support correct usage
    • Review all public documents and materials to ensure consistency with OMRI communication standards
    • Manage the writing, editing, design, production, storage and distribution of publications and promotional materials, including but not limited to: brochures, advertising, displays, newsletters, OMRI Products List, Quarterly Supplements, OMRI Policy Manual, OMRI Standards Manuals and OMRI Generic Materials List
    • Edit public communications, application forms and letter templates for quality and consistency
  • Coordinate OMRI attendance at tradeshows and conferences
    • Work with the Technical Director to submit proposals for OMRI staff to speak at tradeshows and conferences, and coordinate additional speaking and educational opportunities as needed
    • Facilitate meetings of the OMRI speakers group
    • Assist the Executive Director and others with development of OMRI presentations
    • Oversee arrangements, including exhibit space, reservations and promotional materials as well as assisting staff with travel questions
    • Produce new tradeshow materials as needed
  • Manage OMRI's media relations
    • Write and/or edit and distribute press releases, articles and other content for publications and websites
    • Maintain press lists
    • Handle media inquiries
    • Pitch stories to journalists
    • Coordinate with the Executive Director and other senior staff on the response to developing media issues and help develop plans, as needed
    • Coordinate social media and email efforts and outreach, including monthly eNews
  • Oversee changes and maintenance for OMRI website content, design and layout
    • Work with other staff to prioritize website projects

Business and Program Development

  • Conduct regular surveys of OMRI customer groups and prepare survey reports.
  • Manage OMRI's subscription program
    • Oversee renewals and coordinate subscription materials
    • Recruit new subscribers in accordance with the strategic and marketing plans
  • Manage OMRI's certifier program
    • Manage renewals and coordinate subscription services, including production and delivery of subscription materials 
    • Promote and coordinate OMRI services, including certifier training
    • With the Deputy Director, coordinate the data license program for certifiers

Fundraising

  • With the Deputy Director, coordinate fundraising initiatives as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, or a related field required; an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience beyond the requirements below may be considered as a substitute for the degree requirement
  • 3 years of experience in marketing and communications required, with 1 year of experience at a management level
  • 2 years of experience supervising staff preferred

Skills:

Required

  • Demonstrated superior writing and editing skills 
  • Proficiency in standard office software 
  • Good design sense 
  • Ability to quickly learn and assimilate technical information and communicate technical information to a non-technical audience 
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a team to develop messages and talking points 
  • Ability to make and communicate decisions clearly, and delegate work 
  • Ability to coach and mentor employees 
  • Willingness to participate in professional development activities, and ability to acquire new skills and adapt to change quickly 
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to process complex information and instructions 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, organize information, complete tasks in a timely fashion, and appropriately handle confidential business information 

Preferred

  • Public speaking skills and experience 
  • Demonstrated project coordination and planning skills 
  • Experience with contact management systems, such as Constant Contact
  • Familiarity with and support for the organic community 

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends, if required
  • Ability to occasionally travel domestically, if required
  • Ability to provide annual motor vehicle report and proof of auto insurance, if required 

Benefits

  • Full time position with competitive salary.
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan
  • 25-50% employer contribution to dependent medical, vision and dental plans
  • 100% employer-paid life insurance, long term disability and short term disability insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Opportunities for flexible scheduling
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • Bike-friendly business and support for alternative transportation options
  • Small nonprofit organization with established team and leading role in organic industry
  • Casual, fun work environment

Deadline

Open until filled.   

How to apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to as a PDF or Word documents to jobs@omri.org referencing Marketing Manager in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

OMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

OMRI is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, performance and business needs.