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Screening Account Manager  |  Screening Associate

MADE SAFE® is a human-health and ecosystem focused independent, third-party, scientific certification program that screens for known toxic chemicals in personal care, baby, and other household products.The ultimate goal is to get rid of the use of harmful chemicals in everyday products in support of a safe and sustainable future. To do this, MADE SAFE uniquely employs an ecosystem evaluation approach ensuring that products do not contain known carcinogens; endocrine disruptors such as: reproductive, neurological, behavioral, developmental or teratogenic toxins; synthetic flame retardants; high risk pesticides; harmful solvents or VOCs. Additionally, the program evaluates for bioaccumulation, persistence, and environmental, terrestrial, and aquatic toxicity.MADE SAFE is a subsidiary of Nontoxic Certified, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on ingredient solutions helping brands transform products. The MADE SAFE certification makes it easy for consumers to identify products made without chemicals known or suspected to be harmful to humans or the ecosystem. http://www.madesafe.org MADE SAFE aims to change the way products are made in this country to ultimately eliminate toxic chemicals from the marketplace altogether. Learn more about our process.

POSITIONS

Screening Account Manager
Location: Virtual

The Screening Account Manager understands the larger vision and mission of the organization and plays the crucial role of translating and executing that vision within day-to-day operations. This role reports to the Director of Science & Research, but works with the entire team, performing and assisting with a wide array of objectives. This team member will provide support to ensure efficient and successful operation of MADE SAFE and Nontoxic Certified programs.

The Screening Account Manager will serve as the point of contact for clients during Screening and Certification, manage communication with clients, prepare screening and certification paperwork, and keep detailed records of various client management endpoints. This team member will be responsible for time-sensitive and confidential information.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, extremely organized, quick-learning individual who enjoys working with a variety of people. The Account and Screening Manager should be outgoing and a great communicator, both in verbal and written formats, with excellent interpersonal skills. Other necessary skills for this role include immaculate attention to detail, the ability to make decisions and problem-solve independently, strong planning and prioritization savvy. This job requires the ability to prioritize, track and manage multiple ongoing projects at one time.

This person must be able to take direction and feedback, deliver and report on tasks and deadlines, as well as execute the objectives of the Science & Research team and the larger organization. The right candidate will be comfortable with evolving and shifting duties. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Track and log project statuses and actions appropriately in task management software in order to manage and execute project communications with clients
  • Prepare and send communications, such as Science & Research memos, emails, and reports
  • Field inquiries about MADE SAFE and Transformation Partners from clients
  • Prepare and give presentations to existing and potential clients
  • Maintain files and databases in a confidential manner
  • Update, create, and edit communication documents and decks
  • Communicate with team members outside of the Research and Science Team regarding client project statuses
  • Conduct annual brand compliance process
  • Process, generate and manage certification documents
  • Utilize screening software to manage screenings internally and externally
  • Attend regular team meetings and perform follow up 
  • Call and email ingredient and material manufacturers for information, as needed
  • Manage calendars to schedule appointments
  • Perform ad hoc needs across multiple functions

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills, in both verbal and written formats
  • Outgoing people person with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Savvy for creating and giving presentations to important audiences
  • Ability to see the bigger picture while also being attentive to details
  • Capacity to track and manage numerous ongoing projects successfully
  • Capability to take direction, but take ownership of tasks
  • Willingness and ability to learn from failures and mistakes
  • Good proofreading and editing skills
  • Ability to successfully work independently and track time spent on projects
  • Willingness and ability to work cross-functionally
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Workspace; willingness to learn new technology and task management software
  • Enthusiasm for learning the MADE SAFE and Transformation Partners screening process, in order to communicate appropriately with clients and field inquiries
  • Desire to work with a dynamic startup that’s helping to change the world for the healthier

This is a consultant position at 20-40 hours/week under the supervision of the Director of Science & Research. This is a virtual position, but access to the Director of Science & Research (based in Southern Wisconsin) is preferable. Pay is based on education and experience.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references, and any related support materials including a writing sample and compensation requirements to jobs@madesafe.org.

Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis; the position is open until the role is filled.


Screening Associate
Location: Virtual

The Screening Associate performs substance screenings, a function that is crucial to the mission of MADE SAFE and Nontoxic Certified programs. This position will report to the Director of Science & Research, but will work with the entire team. 

This team member will learn to execute the MADE SAFE 360-Degree Ecosystem Approach, a unique system for evaluating substances for their safety to humans and the environment. On a day-to-day basis, this work utilizes the MADE SAFE Toxicant Database to search for substances, reviewing documentation to confirm substance compliance, generating screening reports for clients, and keeping detailed records of various project management endpoints. This team member will be responsible for time-sensitive and confidential information.

This person will also conduct limited desk research on substances and materials, with the potential for more opportunities with demonstrated ability and success. Desk research duties include literature reviews, toxicological modeling, researching manufacturing processes, review of relevant governmental regulations, and consultation of authoritative sources. A strong background in science is required; relevant fields of study include biology, toxicology, public health, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, environmental science, etc.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, quick-learning individual with a commitment to and capacity for learning and dealing with new and difficult concepts. Necessary skills for this role include strong critical thinking, immaculate attention to detail, and the ability to make decisions and problem-solve independently. Someone who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and takes joy in scientific investigation would be most successful in this position.

As an entirely remote team working with clients at a distance, this person must be an excellent communicator, both in verbal and written formats. The Screening Assistant must be able to take direction and feedback, deliver and report on tasks and deadlines, and learn from failures and mistakes. The right candidate will be comfortable with evolving and shifting duties.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct screening by applying the MADE SAFE Ecosystem Approach
  • Utilize screening Toxicant Database
  • Conduct desk research on substances and materials
  • Prepare research and screening reports
  • Log and manage project actions in task management software
  • Work closely with Director of Science & Research to execute crucial screening project objectives
  • Maintain files and databases in a confidential manner
  • Utilize screening software to manage screenings internally and externally
  • Prepare scientific communications, such as Science & Research memos, responses to scientific inquiries, etc.
  • Attend regular team meetings and perform follow up actions
  • Communicate with team members outside of the Research and Science Team regarding client project statuses
  • Update, create, and edit scientific communication documents and decks, as needed
  • Manage and execute annual reassessment process
  • Call and email ingredient and material manufacturers for information, as needed
  • Perform ad hoc needs across multiple functions

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Strong science background in relevant field
  • Commitment, ability, and desire to continually learn new and difficult concepts and skills
  • Excellent communication skills, in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to see the bigger picture while also being extremely attentive to details without sacrificing either accuracy or time-efficiency
  • Capacity to track and manage numerous ongoing projects successfully
  • Capability to take direction, but take personal ownership of tasks
  • Willingness and ability to learn from failures and mistakes
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Workspace; willingness to learn task management software
  • Ability to successfully work independently and track time spent on projects
  • Willingness to work cross-functionally
  • Desire to work with a dynamic startup that’s helping to change the world for the healthier

This position is a full-time consultant position under the supervision of the Director of Science & Research. While this is a virtual position, access to the Director of Science & Research (based in Southern Wisconsin) is preferable. Pay is based on education and experience.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references, and any related support materials including compensation requirements to jobs@madesafe.org.

Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis; the position is open until the role is filled.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OPEN OPPORTUNITIES:
 
Nontoxic Certified / MADE SAFE is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, religion, color, creed, class, gender, orientation, national origin, family status, age, disability, marital status, ancestry, veteran status, or sexual orientation. We respect different experiences and cultures and celebrate the diversity each member of the team brings. Across this diversity, we work to create a supportive culture in which all people feel recognized and are able to make their best contributions to the mission of our organization.
 
All posted roles / jobs are for “consultants” where compensation is commensurate with experience. All consultants are expected to work the time necessary to fulfill the role and deliver / complete key projects and ongoing assignments as scheduled.
 
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A POSITION:
Please send cover letter, resume, any related support materials including, compensation requirements, and three references to jobs@madesafe.org.
 
Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis; positions will be removed from this page when filled.