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BOARD OPPORTUNITY

Position: Accreditation Board – Consumer/Environmental Member
Type: board position / unpaid / volunteer
Organization: Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC)
Location: anywhere in British Columbia

The Certified Organic Association of British Columbia (COABC) has been appointed by the Province of British Columbia to administer the certified organic scheme (farm to fork) in BC. This includes the core work of accrediting the certification bodies in BC that, in turn, certify a large number of the organic businesses (predominantly farms) in BC. The COABC AB is a designated Conformity Verification Body (CVB) under the oversight of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and is responsible to monitor compliance with COR and recommend accreditation for Certification Bodies.

The Accreditation Board (AB) of the COABC is seeking one (1) new Consumer/Environment member for a three (3) year term, starting in April or May 2018.

The persons appointed to the Accreditation Board will have several of the following basic qualifications:

a) Experience in any of the following areas: agricultural production, marketing, sales, research, food and environmental advocacy, inspection, certification and/or accreditation processes and ideally a working knowledge of the Canadian Organic Standard and the Canada Organic Regime.

c) Experience/interest in organic farming, processing of organic products/ organic product manufacturing, and/or be a retailer/consumer of organic products.

d) Experience in volunteer boards of incorporated societies.

e) Ability to attend a minimum of two (2) meetings per year (April – teleconference and November- in person) and participate in additional teleconference/email meetings, as required.

f) The Consumer/Environment member would be an individual interested in agriculture and food systems. Academic, advocacy and/or industry experience will be considered in the Agriculture, Environmental or Food related fields. Interest in and knowledge of Quality Management systems and the standards for certified organic production is preferred.

Applicants must be committed to attending, preparing for and actively participating in meetings and email discussions. Applicants are also expected to have a high degree of personal integrity, in particular the ability to maintain confidentiality and be aware of issues pertaining to conflicts of interest. Preference will be given to candidates with one or no conflicts of interest in BC certification bodies and associated organic operations.

Accreditation Board of the COABC - Processor Member

The Certified Organic Association of British Columbia (COABC) has been appointed by the Province of British Columbia to administer the certified organic scheme (farm to fork) in BC. This includes the core work of accrediting the certification bodies in BC that, in turn, certify a large number of the organic businesses (predominantly farms) in BC. The COABC AB is a designated Conformity Verification Body (CVB) under the oversight of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and is responsible to monitor compliance with COR and recommend accreditation for Certification Bodies.

The Accreditation Board (AB) of the COABC is seeking one (1) new Processor member for a three (3) year term each, starting in 2018.

The persons appointed to the Accreditation Board will have several of the following basic qualifications:

a) Experience in quality management systems and/or audit process.

b) Experience in any of the following areas: processing / inspection/certification/accreditation/ and ideally a working knowledge of the Canadian Organic Standard and the Canada Organic Regime.

c) Experience/interest in organic farming, processing of organic products/ organic product manufacturing, and/or be a retailer/consumer of organic products.

d) Experience in volunteer boards of incorporated societies.

e) Ability to attend a minimum of two (2) meetings per year (April – teleconference and November- in person) and participate in additional teleconference/email meetings, as required.

f) The Processor member would be involved in food processing. Knowledge of Quality Management systems, HACCP and the standards for certified organic processing is preferred; however, other related processing experience, including academic and/or industry experience will be considered.

Applicants must be committed to attending, preparing for and actively participating in meetings and email discussions. Applicants are also expected to have a high degree of personal integrity, in particular the ability to maintain confidentiality and be aware of issues pertaining to conflicts of interest. Preference will be given to candidates with one or no conflicts of interest in BC certification bodies and associated organic operations.

If interested please contact:
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GoodWork ID: 44941       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Mar 29 2018