Employment Opportunities

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Open Positions

Program Assistant

Director, Apparel and Fashion Jewelry

Director of Communications

Program Officer, Capacity Building and Training

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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 the 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

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Director, Apparel and Fashion Jewelry

POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC

REPORTS TO: Chief Program Officer

 

Position Description:

The Director is part of the Program Department at GoodWeave’s international secretariat that leads overall program strategy together with the three country teams in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan. This position will lead GoodWeave’s expansion to prevent and remediate child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking in apparel and fashion jewelry supply chains. The portfolio includes overseeing implementation of multi-year pilot initiatives currently in progress in northern India. The Director reports to the Chief Program Officer. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with regular travel to South Asia.

The successful candidate will have a track record in working with the private sector, ideally in the apparel sector, as well as with responsible sourcing in global supply chains and fundraising. Other qualifications include demonstration of program development and management, 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.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Lead GoodWeave’s apparel and fashion jewelry portfolio, including program management activities that cover developing work plans, budget development and execution; preparation of donor updates and reports, and managing donor relationships;
  • Work directly with brands to implement agreed-upon workplans to implement components and methodologies of the GoodWeave System;
  • Develop recommendations on program implementation for the Chief Program Officer and Chief Executive Officer;
  • Coordinate with the Country Director and country-level key staff to develop and agree on work plans and budgets, maintain continuous communication during implementation and oversee timely delivery and reporting, and recruit and supervise technical consultants when necessary;
  • Communicate issues of emerging concerns and follow-up actions in a timely manner;
  • Lead new program and proposal development in the assigned work areas;
  • Coordinate with our Standards and Certification team to ensure proper implementation of standards and policies to monitor for child labor and forced labor in supply chain;
  • Coordinate and participate with the Business Development team in identifying, building, and nurturing relationships with brands, including in sourcing countries;
  • Identify and build strategic partnerships with multi-stakeholder initiatives and actors;
  • Participate in external fora and events, company meetings, and interactions with civil society and industry stakeholders to build knowledge of the program and GoodWeave’s work;
  • Engage communications staff to ensure that program learnings are integrated back into GoodWeave’s wider programming;
  • Contribute to GoodWeave’s annual planning and budgeting process;
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external events; and
  • Cultivate and mentor Country program staff to support their professional growth and commitment to GoodWeave’s work; foster a culture of accountability and quality in all aspects of program work.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least seven years of progressive responsibility, including leadership, in a program management role, preferably in apparel and a socially responsible business environment;
  • Experience developing and leading successful programs, through strategy, design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Proven track record in donor cultivation and proposal development, preferably in issues of human rights;
  • Strong team-based orientation, with experience working with international teams;
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theories of change and results frameworks;
  • Commitment to GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model;
  • Capacity to express ideas clearly in verbal and written form, as well as excellent interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills;
  • Native level English language; other language ability an asset;
  • Ability and willingness to travel about a quarter of the time in South Asia; and
  • Experience with issues of child labor, sustainable production, socially responsible business, apparel or textiles, and knowledge of the South Asian region 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 email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

Chief Program Officer
GoodWeave International
E-mail: Personnel@GoodWeave.org

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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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Program Officer, Capacity Building and Training

POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, Capacity Building

Position Description:

The Program Officer of Capacity Building is part of the Program Department at GoodWeave’s international secretariat that leads overall program strategy together with the three country teams in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan. Through this position, the Program Officer will work closely with GoodWeave’s Senior Manager of Capacity Building to develop, design, and deliver trainings that build the capacity of GoodWeave staff and other organizations to carry out components and methodologies of our innovative system to end child labor and forced labor.  This includes content and training on child protection, identification of child and forced labor, and provision of remediation. The Program Officer will also assist the Senior Manager in identifying design consultants that allow the training to be delivered in a compelling and impactful manner. The Program Officer will also provide overall program and organizational support to the Capacity Building Unit, and regularly collaborate and coordinate with staff based in the US and South Asia.

The Program Officer reports to the Senior Manager, Capacity Building. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with some travel to South Asia. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player; well-organized; detail-oriented; skilled at developing, designing and implementing training materials targeting varied audiences; adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization; and has a track record as an independent thinker and problem solver. The candidate will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working in issues of social justice.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Senior Program Manager with a portfolio of capacity building projects, including meeting deliverables and budgetary and work plan execution, and preparation of donor reports as per contractual commitments.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Manager and points of contact with the country teams and project partners to develop, design and maintain effective training modules, including instructor and participant guides and reference materials on all elements of the GoodWeave System that meet the needs of GoodWeave staff and external stakeholders.
  • Research and recommend appropriate media for training delivery.
  • Support recruitment and supervision of consultants when necessary.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with local partner staff.
  • Collaborate with Program Department staff on capacity building related deliverables.
  • Assist with the preparation for external meetings, conferences and other events.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Manager on new funding proposal development in the assigned work areas.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the organization’s communications, business development, and evaluation and learning teams as appropriate to ensure strategic alignment and cross-departmental execution, and to ensure that learning is integrated back into programming.
  • Contribute to GoodWeave’s annual planning and budgeting process and to the learning program; prepare reports and presentations for internal and external events.
  • Foster a collaborative team environment willing to be flexible to take on work as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years project management or related experience in developing, designing, and delivering trainings, preferably in a socially responsible business environment.
  • Experience with innovative content development, design and delivery of training materials.
  • Familiarity with adult learning theory, and knowledge about how to transmit information for different audiences.
  • Experience conducting trainings on international labor issues, especially on child labor, forced labor and or social audits on these topics.
  • Understanding of and passion for GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model.
  • Experience actively contributing to the success of programs, through input on strategy, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change, results framework, and Gantt chart.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse team members and contribute to a team environment, particularly working with international teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in English required; other languages such as Hindi, a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with issues of child labor and forced labor, sustainable production, standards and certification, partnership development, fundraising, and/or knowledge of South Asia are pluses.

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 Manger, Capacity Building
GoodWeave International
E-mail: Personnel@GoodWeave.org

Applications must be received by September 27, 2019.