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Are you passionate about driving a global understanding of sustainability in agriculture and food, especially in the poorest countries?

COSA began with a handful of volunteers committed to finding globally comparable metrics for understanding sustainability in agriculture. Today, as a nonprofit organization operating at the forefront of sustainability, COSA thrives on the gift of skilled volunteers to work together in the virtual space with us in creating a better world. Interested?
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Spotlight

Zane Castillo is a US Air Force veteran with a background in supply chain logistics and analysis. He returned to school for advanced studies in Data Analytics and Visualization, and while doing that has helped to optimize the COSA website to deliver better analytics. “Volunteering at COSA has been quite rewarding and insightful to me. I have always been interested in sustainability and from my volunteer work at COSA I have learned about things like unfair child labor practices, but also about the value of using data to drive sustainability initiatives that can benefit businesses and organizations in the long run.
“I have enjoyed volunteering at COSA and will utilize all that I have learned to help businesses understand how to use their data to create a more sustainable planet.”
Zane lives in Brooklyn, NY
Thank you, Zane!

AREA OF WORK DESCRIPTION TIME COMMITMENT LOCATION
Business Development Research events and foundations for potential business development Open, ongoing Anywhere
Communications Help us create infographics Open, ongoing Anywhere
Communications Translate or edit documents, reports and communications from English into Spanish Open, ongoing Anywhere
Communications Edit videos Open; ongoing Anywhere
COSA Metrics Research information on relevant sustainability indicators on the web
Information and Public Relations Survey and report on the landscape of COSA information on web Open, ongoing Anywhere
Research Build query programs using farmer data sources, to build real-time COSA dashboards. Projects lasting several weeks to several months in developing countries Anywhere
Research Translate STATA scripts into R language Open, ongoing Anywhere
Social media Research optimal positioning, messaging and group connections for COSA’s LinkedIn page Occasional, several hours per month Anywhere

Jobs

Our diverse global team including from Italy, Mexico, Peru, Zimbabwe, Spain, and the United States has evolved some very effective approaches to create an excellent and nurturing work environment. The team shares five things in common:
  • A high level of personal initiative and personal responsibility for great work
  • A strong set of world-class skills
  • A deep respect for the value of different perspectives
  • A commitment to the practical application of good scientific methods
  • A passionate commitment to creating a more sustainable world

Job opportunity

Analyst and Data Manager   We are seeking a key staff person in the area of data learning and technology to join our team to help deliver COSA’s overall impact, and drive the evolution of COSA technology.
For a full job description and how to apply, click here.