Employment Opportunities

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Open Positions

Program Assistant

Director of Communications

Senior Business Development Manager, Apparel

Consultant for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning System

Senior Manager of Data and Technology

Strategic Initiatives Officer

#assistant

Program Assistant

POSITION LOCATION:  Washington, DC
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

Overview of the Position:

The Program Assistant maintains the organization’s FileMaker database, and provides administrative services for a 14 person staff. As part of the operations team, the Program Assistant helps ensure the smooth running of the office by updating calendars, procuring supplies, fielding general inquires and assisting with travel, events and other projects.

Specific responsibilities include:

Database/Fundraising

  • Overall management of the organization’s database built on a FileMaker Pro platform, which includes adding new contacts, updating information, verifying data, etc.;
  • Pulling sophisticated reports from database based on often complex criteria;
  • Cleaning and sorting contact information for inclusion in print and electronic mailings;
  • Supporting fundraising activities by creating mailing lists, recording donations, and processing thank you letters in database;
  • Liaising with database developer to improve database usability;
  • Training new staff on database functionality, and existing staff on new database features;
  • Processing newsletter subscribes and unsubscribes; and
  • Supporting fundraising team on various individual giving projects.

Administrative

  • Procuring and maintaining office supplies and equipment including technology resources such as computers, copiers, and printers in conjunction with technology consultant;
  • Supporting the development of a functional and comfortable office environment;
  • Responding to general inquiries;
  • Answering phones;
  • Opening mail, logging incoming payments;
  • Maintaining organization’s shared calendar;
  • Processing and coding invoices to support finance team;
  • Managing mail/freight/courier activity;
  • Assisting with staff travel as requested;
  • Supporting logistics for staff, board, donor and other events; and
  • Other administrative duties and ad hoc requests as needed.

Program Support

  • Preparing photos for and making edits to organization’s website;
  • Designing and creating graphics for documents and presentations;
  • Other projects and ad hoc requests as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Strong background in database management with experience in FileMaker Pro preferred
  • Exceptional attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced small office atmosphere with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, and Adobe Creative Suite

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave offers paid vacation plus sick and holiday leave.

Supervisor:  Chief Financial Officer

To apply, please email resume and cover letter explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

Chief Financial Officer
GoodWeave International
Personnel@goodweave.org

#communications

Director of Communications

POSITION LOCATION:  Washington, DC
SUPERVISOR:  Chief Communications and Impact Officer

Overview of the Position:

The Director of Communications is part of GoodWeave’s team responsible for creating and implementing the organization’s communications, branding and external engagement strategy. The Director of Communications will develop and deliver campaign and organizational messages for a range of audiences and through GoodWeave’s website and social media platforms, annual report, earned media and other key channels.  The position will be responsible for building and managing media relationships, planning events, collaborating with industry partners, and securing strategic partnerships to build the GoodWeave brand.

The ideal applicant will be an exceptional writer and editor with proven skills in building and managing brand-building campaigns and online and social media strategy development and implementation. S/he must possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working on communications campaigns on social issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute a comprehensive communications strategy in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, as well as other key staff, that aligns with the goals of GoodWeave’s results framework with a core focus on content development;
  • Grow GoodWeave’s brand and maintain market leader position through effective story-telling and narrative development;
  • Develop a communications service offer for GoodWeave’s licensees, according to their level of priority; implement joint marketing strategies with major companies;
  • Implement strategies to meet campaign goals and enhance GoodWeave’s online presence;
  • Lead the design evolution, development and management of the web site including content development, routine updates, and managing outside consultants as needed;
  • Oversee the production of GoodWeave’s annual report, and other core communications products;
  • Develop other communications products to reach industry, media and other target audiences;
  • Write compelling and organizationally-appropriate press releases, blogs, op-eds, quarterly newsletters, etc.;
  • Spearhead media relations, promote and secure opportunities for coverage of GoodWeave’s work through selected trade and consumer channels;
  • Grow and manage GoodWeave’s press list;
  • Propose and develop ideas for fundraising campaigns and manage external consultants, staff and interns engaged to advance campaigns;
  • Maintain and evaluate communications and campaign metrics that demonstrate organizational impact;

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of progressive responsibility in communications, preferably in a socially responsible business environment.
  • Experience developing and managing successful communications campaigns from strategy phase to implementation.
  • Proven track record securing high-profile media placements and organizing events.
  • Experience with online marketing and media.
  • Strong project organization skills with experience managing complex workflows being performed in-house and by external consultants.
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change and results framework.
  • Passion for GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model.
  • Sharp, creative writer with excellent interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Native level English language.

In addition, the successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization, and thrive in an autonomous, fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave also offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

CEO
GoodWeave International
Personnel@GoodWeave.org

#Apparel

Senior Business Development Manager, Apparel

POSITION LOCATION:  The Netherlands (preferred); United Kingdom, Germany also considered
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Business Development

Position Description:

As GoodWeave enters an exciting phase of growth and expansion, this position will play a pivotal role to build relationships with apparel brands that seek full supply chain transparency and protection of workers and their children, and help the organization open up new opportunities across Europe. The Senior Business Development Manager (SBDM) will work in concert with GoodWeave’s Apparel Programme Director, based in Europe, and the GoodWeave International Secretariat Office in Washington DC.  In close coordination with the team, the SBDM will expand consumer and industry awareness of GoodWeave’s apparel and fashion jewellery programme, and identify and secure prospective apparel brands as partners. The SBDM will also establish key strategic partnerships with multi-stakeholder initiatives and other governmental and non-governmental actors.

Working from a home office, the SBDM will develop and deliver a comprehensive strategic and tactical plan for business development, income generation and awareness-raising of GoodWeave’s market-driven approach within the EU.  Key to the SBDM’s success will be communicating the business case to key brands for ensuring child labour-free supply chains, and liaising with brand partners on an ongoing basis to support best-practice due diligence in their supply chains that impact the lives of workers and children.  The SBDM will also play a key role in networking with civil society and industry stakeholders to build knowledge of the program and GoodWeave’s work.  And with creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit, the SBDM will document and share how companies can leverage GoodWeave participation as a tool to build brand loyalty, reach new customers, meet regulatory requirements and increase sales.

Specific duties include:

  • Develop and successfully execute a strategic plan to build GoodWeave’s base of committed apparel brand partners. Cultivate strong, productive relationships with apparel brands that lead to GoodWeave partnerships and long-term licensing relationships.
  • Design and carry out an effective business communication strategy (print, electronic and social media) in line with the GoodWeave’s global messaging guidelines.
  • Represent GoodWeave at trade events to educate the industry on labour issues and the organisation’s unique approach to achieving social good through ethical business practices.
  • Support the development of a sustainable long-term revenue model for the GoodWeave system in apparel.

Candidate must thrive in an autonomous, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s mission, values and work ethic.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a track record in private sector business development, ideally in the apparel sector, as well as an understanding of issues surrounding ethical sourcing in global supply chains. Other qualifications include demonstration of program development and management experience, leadership, strategic thinking, entrepreneurial mindset, and ability to work independently. The candidate will also be highly motivated, well-organized, detail-oriented, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills for successful project implementation and relationship building inside and outside the organization.  Finally, the candidate will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working on human rights issues.

  • 7+ years of experience in a socially responsible business environment, preferably in the apparel or textiles sector.
  • Knowledge of ethical supply chain management, and understanding of key international labour rights norms and strategies for ensuring corporate due diligence.
  • Demonstrated business development track record, with experience in prospecting, networking, and partnering with third parties.
  • Exemplary writing, business planning, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Commitment to GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model.
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English, Dutch and/or German a plus.
  • International travel, within and outside Europe, is required.
  • Must have ability to work in EU/UK.

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and benefits: This is a full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave International offers a generous benefits package.

Supervisor:  Reports to Vice President, Business Development with day-to-day oversight by the Apparel  Programme Director.

Applications accepted until January 15, 2020 with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2020. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your skills and experience are suitable to:

GoodWeave International
1111 14th Street, NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC 20005
Personnel@GoodWeave.org

Please note “Senior Business Development Manager, Apparel” in the email subject line. No phone calls please.

#MEL

Consultant for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Systems

SUPERVISOR:  Chief Program Officer

Purpose:  GoodWeave is hiring a consultant to assess and strengthen its monitoring and evaluation system, and to document the organization’s impact to date.

Project Description:

GoodWeave maintains a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) System, which includes a theory of change (see Annex A), results framework, data collection system, periodic independent evaluations, and the creation of annual impact reports.  However, in light of recent organizational growth and program expansion, as well as a desire to move towards a stronger understanding of GoodWeave’s programmatic outcomes, GoodWeave seeks a qualified consultant to evaluate and recommend improvements to its current MEL System, evaluate impact to date based on existing data, and recommend a set of targeted evaluations to strengthen understanding about programmatic outcomes. A summary of GoodWeave’s current Monitoring and Evaluation System is summarized here, and several impact reports are online here,

The consultant will report to GoodWeave International’s Chief Program Officer in Washington, DC and also collaborate with the CEO, Vice President of Business Development, Country Directors and/or field-based programmatic staff in South Asia, as well as other stakeholders as agreed.  Additional work may be undertaken by the consultant, to assist with next stages of the project to involve broader operational benchmarking between GoodWeave and other organizations.

Scope of Work:

Under the immediate supervision of the Chief Program Officer the consultant will perform the following tasks:

  1. Review GoodWeave’s existing monitoring and evaluation processes and documentation to include theory of change, results framework, existing data and procedures for collection, case studies, board reports, and related documents, and independent evaluations.
  2. Write an analysis of how current data (internal and external) supports the theory of change and impact that GoodWeave has had to date. This will include a long-form internal report, as well as a public-facing version that can communicate GoodWeave’s impact in plain language, without the use of jargon.
  3. Recommend adjustments to GoodWeave’s current Monitoring and Evaluation System and highlight priorities for evaluation. This will include:
  • Recommended refinement of the Theory of Change
  • Development of evaluation priorities, remit(s) and evaluator recruitment.
  • Development of monitoring and evaluation plan consistent with the Theory of Change.
  • Refinement of key performance indicators, data collection tools and protocols.
  • Development of plan to measure indirect impact/beneficiaries across programs.
  • Development of reporting dashboards for the board of directors and for donors.

Project Deliverables & Timeline:

The consultant will develop the tools and supporting documents needed for ensuring high-quality comparisons between GoodWeave’s System and that of others.  The deliverables and associated timelines are listed below.  GoodWeave would like to have this completed within 2.5 months from the execution of the contract, ideally beginning work in mid-January 2020.

See full list of tasks and deliverables here.

Qualifications: 

GoodWeave seeks a Consultant with a strong record in Results-Based Management Monitoring and Evaluation and who should have the following skills and competencies:

  • Demonstrable experience in developing high-quality M&E systems.
  • At least 10 years work experience in relevant technical areas.
  • Experience in working with international donor M&E frameworks.
  • Experience in implementing high quality program evaluations.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills; and
  • Master’s degree in M&E or related field.

Budget: Competitive compensation based on experience, up to $30,000.

How to Apply:  Please submit an expression of interest to Charita Castro, Chief Program Officer, charita@goodweave.org by December 17, 2019. The expression should include key qualifications and relevant experience. Submission should include a cover letter, detailed CV or resume outlining relevant background and experience, including writing samples relevant to monitoring and evaluation, including sample evaluation reports.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a second round application process. Consultants should declare all potential conflicts of interest. All information exchanged during the contract will be confidential as per GoodWeave’s confidentiality policy.

#data-tech

Senior Manager of Data and Technology

POSITION LOCATION:  Washington, DC

SUPERVISOR:  Director, Standards and Certification

Position Description:

The Senior Manager of Data and Technology will be in charge of GoodWeave’s technology functions and systems, which  includes overseeing our Supply Chain Transparency Platform recommending an integrated data collection and management system of our business and program indicators, where possible; and working to deploy technology in support of GoodWeave’s operations. The Senior Manager, in close coordination with GoodWeave’s Director of Standards and Certification, will oversee our Supply Chain Transparency Platform database and mobile application, including questionnaire/checklist design of GoodWeave’s Standard; data collection, capture, coding; data quality control and validation; data storage; data analysis and visualization; and database management and maintenance.  The Senior Manager will oversee all technology functions involved in database development, storage, security and retrieval, and work with technology service providers to develop, maintain, and improve database management systems and software.  The Senior Manager will engage and work with our country-based teams on a consistent approach to data collection and reporting, including troubleshooting and improving data collection, capture, and validation issues. In addition, the Senior Manager will advise GoodWeave management on the best technology applications to improve organizational effectiveness and program management.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player; well-organized and detail-oriented; adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization; and have relevant experience, certifications, and coursework in information technology, database development and maintenance, data collection and management, and data analysis and visualization. S/he/they must thrive in an autonomous, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and possess a commitment to social justice and GoodWeave’s mission, values and work ethic.

Specific duties include:

  • Managing GoodWeave’s Supply Chain Transparency database, tracking and troubleshooting issues, and developing new feature requests from Secretariat and country office teams;
  • Reviewing, developing, and maintaining GoodWeave’s data collection systems;
  • Maintaining the relevant checklists/questionnaires in paper copy and on-line;
  • Defining technical architecture for new and existing solutions, and helping inform all development activities to align with the same;
  • Developing and maintaining data collection protocols and reporting logic map;
  • Conducting an in-depth review of GoodWeave’s existing supply chain database to ensure optimal functionality;
  • Coordinating with software developers to address and implement fixes and new development;
  • Developing scopes of work for technology providers, negotiating and tracking pricing and costs, and reviewing invoices associated with work;
  • Manage purchasing and contract renewal processes with external vendors for all centrally managed hardware and platforms;
  • Providing database training and support for GoodWeave staff, including those in field offices;
  • Monitoring usage and data quality of supply chain database;
  • Validating data and performing quality assurance with country teams;
  • Developing and generating required report forms, including brand reports;
  • Developing and analyzing data visualizations to improve organizational performance; and
  • Carrying out other tasks as assigned to support GoodWeave’s mission.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for GoodWeave’s mission, with a commitment to using technology to advance social goals;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in IT-projects, including questionnaire design, data collection, database management, mobile application development and maintenance;
  • Ability to manage complex datasets and analyze and visualize data using different tools (Excel, R, SAS, STATA, Tableau, SQL, PostgreSQL );
  • Experience using technology platforms to track issue and support requests, using applications such as Smartsheet;
  • Experience conducting analysis, writing about and presenting complex data (including preparing graphs and other data visualizations) for both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Analyzing data and trends to strategically evaluate, inform, and improve programmatic and organizational effectiveness;
  • Experience working with software development service providers, including developing scopes of work, work orders, and business development requirements for IT and database vendors;
  • Experience in overseeing technology vendors, including negotiating pricing and approving invoices;
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to connect with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Team orientation, with experience working with remote and/or international teams; and
  • Native level English language.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience and in-depth understanding of big data technology, architecture best practices, and application development;
  • Experience with mapping supply chains and working in an international development context is a plus; and
  • Other language ability an asset.

Supervisor:  Reports to Chief Program Officer with day-to-day oversight by the Director, Certification and Standards.

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and benefits: This is a full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave International offers a generous benefits package.

Directions: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and school transcripts to:  Personnel@GoodWeave.org.  The cover letter should explain your interest in working for GoodWeave, and how your knowledge, skills, and abilities make you a desired candidate for this position.  Please note “PERSONNEL:  Application for GoodWeave Senior Manager of Data and Technology” in the email subject line. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline:  February 3, 2020

#SIO

Strategic Initiatives Officer

POSITION LOCATION:  Washington, DC
REPORTS TO: CEO

Overview of the Position:

The Strategic Initiatives Officer works closely with the Chief Executive Officer on a number of organizational initiatives, primarily fundraising related. S/he/they works with a small development team to engage funders and other external individuals and organizations. 

Responsibilities include planning for and managing the development team meetings, developing and updating management tools, such as deadline calendar, prospect list, shared files and revenue outlook, managing hands-on fundraising with individual donors, major donors and specific funder relationships, and assisting with proposals and reporting. Occasional travel for meetings is involved, with the potential of participating in field visits to South Asia.

Specific duties include:

Grants/Development/Strategic Relationships:

  • Track revenue and key grant information through pipeline spreadsheet and calendar
  • Update prospects list and track next steps for high-priority funders
  • Ensure that reporting, application and renewal deadlines are met by program and development team
  • Plan and manage development team meetings
  • Fact-check and copyedit grant proposals
  • Draft and/or contribute to grant proposals, concept notes, and reports
  • Track incoming grant payments and paperwork
  • Manage relationships with select funders.

Individual Giving and Major Gifts:

  • Manage online fundraising channels
  • Monitor incoming donations and oversee office assistant to ensure proper processing
  • Write donor acknowledgements
  • Design, manage and oversee individual giving campaigns including print and electronic mailings and campaigns
  • Plan donor trips and prepare materials
  • Monitor and cultivate major donors and prospects
  • Manage Combined Federal Campaign applications and relationship with third-party vendor
  • Track and analyze effectiveness of fundraising campaign
  • Oversee organization’s database in relation to fundraising

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated success in fundraising and/or executive support with increasing levels of responsibility and success
  • Experience managing donor information, giving data, and generating related reports
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Superior organization and attention to detail
  • Demonstrable experience in planning donor events and activities
  • Initiative and independence, combined with the ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Based in Washington, DC. Occasional travel may be required.

Experience with issues of child labor and child protection, modern slavery, sustainable consumption, socially responsible business and/or knowledge of the South Asian region a plus.

Candidate must thrive in an autonomous, mission-driven, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Role offers opportunity to for deep learning and growth.

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave offers a health care and dental plan, a simple 401K retirement plan, paid vacation and nine paid holidays per year.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

CEO
Personnel@goodweave.org