Job Openings

Job Openings

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Temporary Program Assistant

PCO announces a temporary job opening for a Program Assistant. The ideal candidate will have education and / or experience in the following areas: business or related topic, basic knowledge of organic standards and regulations, familiarity with certification procedure. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.

PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers in the Mid-Atlantic region. PCO provides organic certification services to more than 850 operations and employs 24 staff and 25 field inspectors. Our staff is dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and provide education, inspection, and certification services that meet the needs of our members.

This is a full-time, temporary position.

Salary range: $15 per hour.

Position will remain open until filled. To view a full job description click here. Please send resume to

Director of Marketing and Development

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces an opening for Director of Marketing and Development. This director will lead the Education and Outreach Team and oversee PCO’s resource development, education and outreach, marketing and public relations programs. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: writing proposals and securing funding, conducting community education and outreach, and leading marketing initiatives. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team. This position is based in our Spring Mills, PA, office. Remote work locations will be considered.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Salary: $55,000 – $70,000, depending on experience.

Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available here. Please send resume and cover letter to

FarmFest 2017 Event Manager

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is seeking an individual or organization to manage all aspects of Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest, an outdoor organic food and farming festival with an annual attendance of 5,000 guests. FarmFest 2017 will take place from July 27th through the 29th in Centre Hall, PA,

FarmFest is a community-building event that fosters knowledge of organic
farming and sustainable living through educational opportunities, local foods,
lively entertainment, and interactive family activities.

The successful contractor will possess the following experience and skills:
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated work experience in event and volunteer management.
• Proficiency in securing and managing partners, sponsors, vendors, and exhibitors.
• Intense experience with project management tools, computer networks, volunteerism, and social media.

Logistical requirements:
• Regular communication during agreed-upon scheduled work hours
• Average of 10 hours per week April through July, full time during the week of the event, 10 hours, post-event.
• Post event communications and evaluation.
• Reside in or near central Pennsylvania, with ability to travel at least weekly to PCO headquarters in Spring Mills, PA.
• Contract amount: $10,000.

To submit your application please click here.

FarmFest Interns

  1. Event Coordinator
  2. Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  3. Volunteer Coordinator

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) seeks 3 part-time FarmFest Interns who will be responsible for duties associated with successfully planning and managing an organic festival attended by 5,000 people, July 27-29, 2017, in Centre Hall, PA. Intern positions are based in our Spring Mills, PA office, though some remote work prior to the festival is possible.   A personal computer, cell phone, reliable access to Google Docs, and attendance at FarmFest are required. Time commitment: Average of 10 hours per week, April through July.

The successful intern will possess strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated work experience in event and volunteer management.  We seek a highly competent individual with proficiency in the use of project management tools, computer networks, volunteerism, and social media.

This internship can be taken for credit during Spring and Summer 2017 semesters. $500 stipend available. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to

Marketing Consultant

PCO is seeking to contract with a marketing firm to develop a Comprehensive Marketing Plan. Click here for more information and to respond to our Request For Proposals.

PCO Internship

We currently do not have any internships being offered at this time.

The Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) Internship position would assist in all duties associated with office management and organic certification as directed by the Administrative Team and Certification Team.  Applicants should have organizational, communication, writing and computer skills, as well as strong abilities in a team environment.  Responsibilities include handling correspondence, phone, and email communication, providing information to prospective and current clients, assisting with office management duties, participating in the preparation of events and exhibit booths and supporting the certification team with filing, mailings, and processing paperwork. This is a three-month paid part-time or full-time position at our Spring Mills, PA office.

Wondering what a day in the life of a PCO intern is like? Click here to review some of their responsibilities.

Please send resume and cover letter to Lia Lopez, Administrative Staff Assistant at Electronic submissions are preferred.


Organic Inspectors

If you are interested in learning about the process for becoming an organic inspector and potentially becoming a PCO contractor in the future, please contact Liz Amos, Inspections Program Manager at 814-470-5184 or e-mail to

For more information about organic inspector training, please visit the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) website at: