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OMRI is Hiring a Marketing Manager at Organic Materials Review Institute - 13112

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OMRI is Hiring a Marketing Manager
Organic Materials Review Institute
2649 Willamette Street
97405 Eugene , OR
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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

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


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


Open until filled.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

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


With the Deputy Director, coordinate fundraising initiatives as needed

Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience: 


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



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


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

Application Instructions: 

How to apply

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

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