Employment Opportunities

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Open Positions

 

Senior Program Officer 

Director of Communications

Business Development Associate

 

 

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Senior Program Officer

POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, Standards and Certification

GoodWeave – a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi – is the leading global institution with a mission to end child labor, and forced and bonded labor, in global supply chains.  GoodWeave has been pioneering and innovating for almost 25 years, primarily in the carpet sector, a market-based certification system that is transferrable to other sectors based on authenticity, proximity, and transparency to someday realize its vision of a world free of child labor.  The GoodWeave System is based on harnessing the power of the market, cleaning up supply chains, creating educational opportunities for children, and improving working conditions.  GoodWeave drives impact by bringing visibility to global supply chains, giving voice to informal and marginalized workers, providing assurance that certified products are free of child labor, and restoring childhood to vulnerable children so they can laugh, learn, and play.

GoodWeave is an award-winning social entrepreneurial organization on the frontlines of the movement to end modern slavery. This is a key leadership position within GoodWeave and a tremendous opportunity to ensure GoodWeave remains at the cutting edge of standards, certification, and remediation of child, forced, and bonded labor.

Position Description:

The Senior Program Officer is part of the Program Team at GoodWeave’s international secretariat that leads overall program strategy together with the three country teams in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan. This position will focus on leadership and project management for a US Department of State-funded JTIP program addressing forced and bonded labor in India (80%), as well as other program and organizational support (20%). The portfolio will include collaboration and coordination with staff based in the US and South Asia.

The Senior Program Officer reports to the Senior Manager, Standards and Certification. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with regular travel to South Asia. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, and adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization, especially with bi-lateral donors such as the US Department of State. S/he will have technical expertise in management of USG-funded bi-lateral grants, as well as experience developing proposals for, negotiating with, and reporting to donors. Technical expertise in project management for the development and rollout of social data collection systems, as well as significant experience in at least one of the following: forced and bonded labor, international labor standards, supply chain programming, child protection, or education is required. S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out overall grant management and reporting for forced and bonded labor programming and other projects.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with local partner staff.
  • Oversee all planning, logistics, and budgets related to project.
  • Serve as a public face of the project at outside meetings, conferences and other events.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance, and oversight related to forced and bonded labor in supply chains.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and oversight related to the development and use of technology for social data collection.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience managing US Government or other large public sector grants.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and preparing required donor reports.
  • Experience maintaining working relationships and negotiating with project stakeholders, and engaging in coalition building and public-private partnership promotion.
  • Experience developing proposals and winning awards from US Department of State, USAID and/or other bi-lateral or multilateral donors.
  • Demonstrated success managing projects addressing issues related to labor rights, supply chains, sustainable production and/or the development and rollout of social data collection systems.
  • Ability to travel internationally including to field programs in India about 25% of time.
  • Undergraduate degree required, Master’s or other advanced degree a plus.
  • Fluency in English required, other languages such as Hindi, a plus.
  • PMP certification and/or knowledge of SmartSheet for project management strong pluses.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in India, a plus.

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 apply to the position by sending a cover letter and résumé explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

Senior Manager, Standards and Certification
GoodWeave International
E-mail: Personnel@GoodWeave.org

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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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

 

 

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Business Development Associate

POSITION LOCATION:  Washington, DC

SUPERVISOR:  Director of Business Development

GoodWeave – a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi – is the leading global institution with a mission to end child labor, and forced and bonded labor, in global supply chains.  GoodWeave has been pioneering and innovating for almost 25 years, primarily in the carpet sector, a market-based certification system that is transferrable to other sectors based on authenticity, proximity, and transparency to someday realize its vision of a world free of child labor.  The GoodWeave System is based on harnessing the power of the market, cleaning up supply chains, creating educational opportunities for children, and improving working conditions.  GoodWeave drives impact by bringing visibility to global supply chains, giving voice to informal and marginalized workers, providing assurance that certified products are free of child labor, and restoring childhood to vulnerable children so they can laugh, learn, and play.

GoodWeave is an award-winning social entrepreneurial organization on the frontlines of the movement to end modern slavery. This is a unique position within GoodWeave and a tremendous opportunity to grow GoodWeave’s impact in supply chains and in the marketplace.

Overview of the Position:

As part of a highly motivated team, the Business Development Associate will work to expand GoodWeave’s presence and visibility within the carpet industry by making the business case for ensuring child labor-free supply chains. This position will manage the current importer and retailer base that imports and sells GoodWeave certified rugs, and develop new account relationships. Importer accounts include global companies that design and import rugs from India, Nepal and Afghanistan. Retail accounts include individual stores and showrooms and mass merchants that sell imported rugs. S/he will support GoodWeave’s efforts to build business partnerships in new sectors including home textiles, fashion jewelry, and apparel, and will spearhead partner marketing and co-branding initiatives and targeted communications activities.

The ideal 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. S/he must also possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic. The Business Development Associate reports to the Director of Business Development.

 Specific duties include:

Industry Partner Engagement

  • Manage client relations with GoodWeave’s nearly 200 licensed importers and retail partners. Offer marketing support, answer questions and promote the partners on GoodWeave’s website, social media and through co-branded ads. Assist the finance team in collecting license fee payments as needed.
  • Encourage and increase partner use of GoodWeave communication and marketing tools.
  • Provide annual and biannual reports for the top six licensed importers. Test and support the development of the reporting capabilities within GoodWeave’s Supply Chain Transparency platform, a secure application that collects inspection data.

Business Development

  • Actively prospect new potential licensed importers in the carpet and home textiles sector through emails, calls, meetings and tradeshows. Collaborate with the business development team to set monthly and annual goals for signing licensees, and create a strategy to accomplish them.
  • Integrate new importers into GoodWeave program through onboarding processes including administering legal agreements and liaising with the GoodWeave field teams to license their corresponding exporters.
  • Actively prospect new potential retailers to join GoodWeave’s Industry Sponsor program.
  • Coordinate GoodWeave’s presence at tradeshows and other industry events, including the purchase and design of exhibition booths.
  • Support GoodWeave’s efforts to build partnerships with apparel and fashion jewelry brands as needed.
  • Track global import data for carpets, as well as GoodWeave certified carpet imports to analyze market share and other industry trends. Create reports on this data for board meetings, management team meetings and donor reports.

Marketing and Communications

  • Manage partnerships with leading interior design and shelter publications for co-op and PSA advertising placements.
  • Develop and organize special events with partners.
  • Coordinate press releases for new partners and other industry announcements.
  • Manage the inventory and production of collateral for marketing purposes including campaign materials, brochures, and holiday cards.
  • Assist in writing, editing, researching, formatting and proofreading campaign materials with assistance from other staff members and consultants.
  • Use WordPress for basic web updates and content management as needed, with support from the Communications Director.
  • Coordinate and update business partners’ web profiles and digital materials in the Partner Toolkit.
  • Maintain campaign metrics that demonstrate organizational impact and help devise strategies to meet campaign goals related to GoodWeave’s online presence. Track editorial and advertising placements.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of sales or marketing experience in consumer products or socially responsible business environment, or equivalent academic experience.
  • Exceptional writing, business planning, interpersonal, and presentation skills are a must.
  • Ability to build and engage partner networks to participate in communications campaigns.
  • Ability to manage complex processes and maintain regular communications with field team and business partners.
  • Background in event planning and organizing a plus.
  • Experience with Web marketing a plus.
  • Passion for GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model.
  • Based in Washington, DC. Some travel is required.
  • Basic design and visual editing experience a plus.

Experience with supply chain issues, sustainable consumption, and/or socially responsible business a plus.

Candidate must 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 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:

Director, Business Development

GoodWeave International

Personnel@goodweave.org