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: 

Corporate Programs Coordinator - New York, U.S.

SAI’s Corporate Programs department works with Corporate members and other client organizations, to improve the management systems and performance of companies and their supply chains with respect to labor standards and human rights. The work involves training, consulting and other initiatives to integrate business and social performance.
Objectives:  Reporting to the Corporate Programs Manager, the Coordinator will support the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Programs department. The Coordinator will join a small, fast-paced office and will be expected to contribute in all departments as needed. 
A key element of the job will be to improve utilization of systems and tools to increase the efficiency of service delivery. The primary objectives are to:
improve service delivery to existing Corporate members
maintain and improve service quality in customized training and technical assistance programs for member and other client companies
support the expansion and utilization of the online Social Fingerprint® management systems program
Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Corporate Programs Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following. Although administrative support may be available in the future, the Coordinator is part of a small department and must expect a significant amount of administrative duties and balancing multiple projects.
Corporate Programs
  • Work with senior staff on service delivery to all SAI Corporate members, including:
    • Schedule and coordinate completion and reporting of Social Fingerprint® Supply Chain self-assessments and independent evaluation for Corporate members
    • Schedule and coordinate quarterly webinars for Corporate members
    • Coordinate and track the delivery of Social Fingerprint® courses for Corporate members’ internal staff and supplier companies
    • Support the development of online toolkit for Corporate members
    • Track overall usage of all SAI services by each Corporate Member annually
  • Support the delivery of custom projects for members and other clients 
  • Conduct research to support training and services for members and other clients
Social Fingerprint®
  • Provide customer service for companies using Social Fingerprint® online courses and tools, including self-assessment
  • Plan Social Fingerprint® independent evaluations for members and client companies, coordinating with HQ and global staff for all scheduling and follow-up
  • Track Social Fingerprint® course registrations, working with bookkeeper to issue invoices when needed
  • Manage Social Fingerprint® training database and reporting tool to generate internal and client reports
  • Work with the Corporate Programs Manager and the Training Dept to develop new Social Fingerprint courses and tools for members and client companies
Communications and Marketing
  • Support relevant staff to develop and distribute marketing materials for Corporate Programs membership and flagship services, e.g. SA8000, Social Fingerprint®, TenSquared
  • Respond to inquiries for information on SAI’s Corporate Membership program and other client services
  • Contribute to newsletter articles and other organizational releases related to Corporate Programs and Social Fingerprint
  • Edit and maintain website content related to Corporate Programs
  • Support SAI representatives at conferences and events
Qualifications and Core Competencies
Experience and Education: 
  • Education: BA in relevant discipline required. 
  • Familiarity and experience with international workplace human rights, CSR & labor issues and organizations strongly preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in professional office setting
  • Strong project management experience, with the proven ability to manage multiple projects and make decisions to prioritize tasks
  • Experience with both a nonprofit or social enterprise and with a private sector employer a plus
  • Intermediate-advanced knowledge of MS Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience with databases and web-based tools
  • Strong written and verbal communications, including presentations and marketing 
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to create and enhance systems and processes
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage aggressive deadlines, maintaining meticulous attention to detail
  • Intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm, initiative,  flexibility, team-orientation and a willingness to experiment, keen attention to detail and time management 
  • Resourcefulness, with an orientation to measurable results
  • Passion for our mission
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to 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. 

Communications Intern - New York, U.S. 

The Communications Intern is an unpaid position working closely with the Director of Operations. The ideal candidate will assist in maintaining SAI’s brand on various social media platforms and developing our monthly newsletter. This position will also be exposed to using Constant Contact and an Access database to manage contacts, thus the willingness and ability to navigate various software is a must. The Communications Intern will be involved in projects contributing the specific skills delineated below.
What you will learn:
  • How to develop materials on projects to assure consistent messaging of SAI’s brand through program work
  • How to use Google analytics and adwords to inform communications and marketing strategy 
  • Assist our Director of Operations in drafting written materials such as newsletter, thought leadership pieces, and any other internal and external communication pieces
  • Relationship building with our online community by maintaining website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media accounts
  • Assure that project successes and updates are communicated well to both funders and the general public by contributing to project reporting efforts
  • How to use Constant Contact as well as Microsoft Access Database
  • 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.  
  • Create persuasive content to market SAI programs through proposals or wherever else writing assistance is necessary to properly market the organization
Qualifications and Core Competencies
Experience and Education
  • Currently a student pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or similar program
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Constant Contact and the Adobe Creative Suite, and comfort with web maintenance and use of 3BL Media a plus
  • Interest in working on issues of labor rights or ability to show a strong interest and understanding preferred
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills across all dimensions (written, verbal) 
  • Skills in developing, building, and maintaining a brand with key stakeholder groups, preferably in a nonprofit and/or public policy setting
  • Familiarity with social networking sites desired
  • 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
  • Creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, initiative,  flexibility, and a willingness to experiment 
  • Resourcefulness, with an orientation to measurable results
  • Able to work independently and push projects through
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to Writing samples that can be solely attributed to the applicant are preferred and should cover a range of writing types including blogs or social media outreach (i.e.: PR announcement, thought leadership piece, newsletter/newspaper article, example of marketing plan, etc. [course assignments are acceptable]). All applicants MUST include job title in the subject line of their email submission. 
The position is at SAI Headquarters in New York City. This is an unpaid internship position; student may be able to receive university credit if available. Student must be able to work at least 15 hours a week during the spring semester.