Employment Opportunities

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Open Positions

Program Assistant

Director of Communications

Senior Business Development Manager, Apparel

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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 Communications & Impact 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:

Chief Communications and Impact Officer
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

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.