Job Opportunities

SAI offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment driven by dedicated staff that are committed to advancing the human rights of workers in workplaces around the world. Staff members come from diverse backgrounds and are committed to achieving our mission through the voluntary SA8000 social standard for decent work, and the expansion of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiatives.

SAI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, legally protected medical condition or disability.

Current Opportunities: 

SA8000 Social Compliance & Management System Trainer in China

SAI seeks to expand its training capacity in China by recruiting and developing more qualified trainers. The focus is on gaining broader geographic coverage for a growing demand of Management System trainings needed in the country. 
In order to maintain quality, SAI has established the following requirements and qualification process for our consultants. SAI developed one of the world’s preeminent social standards – SA8000. SAI and SA8000 focus on human rights in the workplace and the supply chain. SAI trainers need to be able to understand and communication the perspective of all stakeholders.
In addition to the training needs of SAI – this applicant may also be considered for Accreditation Auditing work with SAI’s sister organization, Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS). Below you will see the qualifications & requirements for SAI consultant in China to take on the role of Trainer. Please note that this is a consultant position; not a full time employment.
Trainer Qualifications & Requirements
SAI Training Courses:
The core of our training program is the SA8000 Introduction & Basic Training course and our SA8000 Advanced Auditor course, as well as continuing professional development courses for auditors.
SAI Trainer:
  • SAI Lead Trainers are qualified to teach the SA8000 Basic (5-day) and SA8000 Advanced (3-day) Courses alone and to teach Professional Development Series courses, depending on the trainers’ expertise, and/or experience. 
  • SAI Lead Trainers are qualified to teach the SA8000 Basic Course (5-day) and SA8000 Advanced (3-day) Courses alone. Therefore, SAI Trainers must possess a strong technical background, and have the ability to teach for 40 hours over a 5-day period in an engaging manner
  • Successfully completed SA8000 Basic and Advanced Course
  • Bilingual: Ability to teach a course for 8 hours per day in an engaging manner in Mandarin. Proficiency in English also required. Strongly preferred, but not required, that the applicant is able to train in English.  
  • Strong professional credentials and references
  • Previous experience in conducting training sessions, preferably directly related to the content area
  • Field experience in social auditing and management systems required
  • Successfully complete a Lead Assessor course for an ISO related scheme (ex. ISO 9001, 14001)
  • Conduct 3 SA8000 certification and/or accreditation audits and/or 50 BSCI conduct audits
  • Added plus: Experience with instructional design and course curriculum development
  • Added plus: Experience with translation from English into Mandarin
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Proficient IT skills (Excel, Word, and Project Management databases)
  • Ability to adapt to different situations
  • Ability to manage up to 18 course participants, including differing needs of course participants Time management
  • Conduct course trainings
  • Communicate with colleagues in a respectful and professional manner
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Maintain consistent communication with Training Coordinator & other colleagues at New York headquarters
  • Submit invoices & receipts in a timely manner
  • Submit student grades in a timely manner
  • Maintain own calendar & travel arrangements (i.e. visa’s, conflicting schedules) effectively and in a timely manner
  • Assist with promoting SAI courses and identify potential hosts & students
  • Proactively identify and develop marketing opportunities
  • Provide constructive input to enhance overall value of the course through localizing certain course modules
  • Participate in the planning and development of new or improved curriculum
  • Provide support and guidance to colleagues in handling day-to-day problems of curriculum development and implementation
  • Promote innovation within the curriculum area
To apply, you must complete this application form here. When completed, please send it along with your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to All applicants MUST include job title in the subject line of their email submission.  Please do not call about the position.
The position is in China. Compensation commensurate with experience and appropriate for a charitable organization of SAI’s size. Excellent benefits package. SAI is an Equal Opportunity Employee.