Careers at SAI

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: 



Development and Communications Associate - New York, U.S. 

Responsibilities

Development and Marketing
  • Identify funding opportunities and co-develop ideas for proposals to corporations, government bodies, foundations, and other nonprofit organizations.
  • Author proposals with attention to accuracy in regard to fulfilling rfp stated requirements, clarity, consistency, grammar, tone, and style.
  • Develop and edit materials on all projects to assure consistent messaging of SAI’s brand through program work.
  • Use Google analytics and adwords to inform communications and marketing strategy and promote the work of SAI
  • Market SAI programs to future corporate program members
  • Implement online fundraising campaigns, working across teams to integrate with other channels and with external suppliers to deliver quality product and reach set goals;

Communications 

  • Ensure that all materials and communications reflect the brand and voice of SAI, yet are adjusted to the audiences for whom they are designed.
  • Draft official policies and processes pertinent to communications and marketing, such as response to media requests, social media policies, donor communications, etc.  
  • Maintain SAI’s website, adding content through regular updates
  • Identify opportunities for SAI to shape the conversation on labor rights
  • Maintain major media contacts and secure positive media coverage for SAI
  • Create media kit and otherwise assist with communicating program work and contributing to the production of media and presentations to better illustrate the benefits and outcomes of that work
  • Maintain social media presence and further efforts to use social media as a tool  for thought leadership and fundraising, using currently established presence (listed below) and expanding upon those resources
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
 
Writing
  • Create written materials such as annual reports, case studies, newsletter, project flyers and one page descriptions, factory recruitment materials, thought leadership pieces, curriculum, proposals, donor letters, and any other internal and external communication pieces
  • Create persuasive content to market SAI programs through proposals or wherever else writing assistance is necessary to properly market the organization
  • Develop an informational package for SA8000 certified organizations
  • Complete a monthly newsletter monitoring, tracking,  devising and implementing a plan to grow circulation and elicit support and clients, CP members
  • Collect/develop content
  • Format newsletter 
  • Transfer to SAI’s webpage as content
  • Schedule media releases
  • Promote SAI using social media as one tool in an overall marketing kit
Education and Experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in a communications, marketing, development or fundraising role with strong writing requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, master’s degree preferred
  • Grant and/or proposal writing experience required
  • Familiarity with data analysis to produce coherent reports
  • Experience with both a nonprofit or social enterprise and with a private sector employer a plus
  • Experience working on issues of labor rights or ability to show a strong interest and understanding preferred
  • Experience in managing media relations and PR
  • Knowledge of government grant formatting requirements
Skills
  • Skills in developing, building, and maintaining a brand with key stakeholder groups, preferably in a nonprofit and/or public policy setting
  • Developed skills with constant contact and the adobe creative suite, and comfort with web maintenance and use of 3BL media preferred
  • Ability to distill complex organizational information to convincing and engaging copy
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills across all dimensions (written, verbal) and the ability to build effective internal and external relationships
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies, including governmental agencies, NGOs, think tanks, academia, expert communities, media/journalists, and the private sector
  • Ability to manage aggressive deadlines while maintain meticulous attention to detail
  • Passionate about SAI’s mission and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission and value of SAI to external and internal stakeholders
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills across all dimensions (written, verbal) and the ability to build effective internal and external relationships
  • Ability to work well under pressure while liaising in a professional and positive manner with different teams
Skills
  • Creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, initiative,  flexibility, and a willingness to experiment 
  • Resourcefulness, with an orientation to measurable results
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to recruits@sa-intl.org. Finalists will be presented with an additional project task before hiring. Please insert “Development and Communications Associate” in the subject line of email.
 
The position is at SAI Headquarters in New York City.  Compensation commensurate with experience and appropriate for a charitable organization of SAI’s size. Excellent benefits package. SAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 

Technical Writer - New York, U.S. 

Responsibilities

Writing

  • Author original content for publications highlighting implementation experience, challenges, and accomplishments
  • Synthesize information across the organization and in varied labor related fields of expertise
  • Synthesize data to assess and report on impact of specific projects and programs
  • Initiating thought leadership articles and presentations in coordination with communications staff, developing content and drafting articles, editorials & speeches 
  • Author original content for technical publications highlighting implementation experience, challenges, and accomplishments
  • Edit SAI technical documents (e.g., conference abstracts, presentations)
 
Cross-Organizational Support
  • Contribute to reporting work both internally and externally, supporting development and communications staff as well as project managers
  • Under guidance of other technical advisors, assist SAI field staff in production of technical publications
  • Advise on targeted dissemination strategies to ensure technical publications reach priority audiences.
 
Research
  • Conduct research on specific and relevant issues
  • Work with project leads and country teams to capture critical concepts for articulation to external audiences
  • Interview experts, access on-line information, and utilize a range of sources to create publications such as reader-friendly technical handbooks 
Content Development
  • Curricula development for training and other capacity building programs 
  • Development of handbooks, training guides, and other published materials

Qualifications and Core Competencies

Experience and Education 
  • 3+ years technical writing responsibilities, preferably on labor related topics
  • Both Nonprofit and for profit experience or past work at a social enterprise a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in related field, with master’s degree preferred
Skills
  • Ability to design visual representations of data, including diagrams, charts, and graphs
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Organization, with an emphasis on being thorough and very detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task
  • Computer proficiency,  including proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite of Products Preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills across all dimensions (written, verbal) and the ability to build effective internal and external relationships
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies, including governmental agencies, NGOs, think tanks, academia, expert communities, media/journalists, and the private sector
Characteristics
  • Creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, initiative,  and a willingness to experiment
  • Resourcefulness, with an orientation to measurable results
  • work well under pressure while liaising in a professional and positive manner with different teams
Languages
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in additional languages a plus
Knowledge 
  • International workplace human rights
  • CSR issues and organizations
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three writing and one or more graphic samples to recruits@sa-intl.org. Writing samples that can be solely attributed to the applicant are preferred and should cover a range of writing types inclusive of a handbook or other type of technical document.  Finalists will be presented with an additional writing or project task before hiring. All applicants MUST include job title in the subject line of their email submission. 
 
The position is at SAI Headquarters in New York City.  Compensation commensurate with experience and appropriate for a charitable organization of SAI’s size. Excellent benefits package. SAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

 

Internships - New York, U.S. 

SAI seeks highly motivated interns and volunteers interested in promotion of ethical workplaces worldwide. These positions require interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR), and how businesses implement standards for respecting labor rights and addressing overall workplace issues.

Issue Areas

Elimination of Sweatshops; Corporate Social Responsibility; Business and Human Rights; Monitoring of Labor Standards in workplaces

Internship/Volunteer Job Description

Internship/volunteer areas vary according to experience and interest. Internship/volunteer duties include organizational support to all departments, administrative assistance to the Executive Director, and research activities related to measurement of the economic and social impact of the use of SA8000 and of the work of SAI, including, but not limited to:

Requirements

Preferred applicants are graduate/undergraduate students that can work independently, and meet deadlines effectively. All applicants must have strong writing and research skills, and be interested in the field of human rights, corporate social responsibility, elimination of child labor and sweatshops. International experience and/or language skills are a plus.

In addition, individual applicants who feel that they can make a positive contribution to Social Accountability International by bringing a different combination of skills pertaining to the internship are also required to apply.

Location: internship/volunteer positions are unpaid and based in SAI's New York headquarters

Internship length: flexible, minimum 2 months, 15 hours a week. 

How to Apply

Positions available for unpaid part-time semester or full-time internships available every semester. Interested students should submit a resume and writing sample to recruits@sa-intl.org

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