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.
Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Operations is responsible for management, implementation, and mentoring to three departments—Development, Communications, Research and Stakeholder Relations --plus over a dozen representatives abroad, in cooperation with the CFO and Director of Training and Corporate Programs. The Director of Operations shall be responsible for implementation of the relevant aspects of SAI’s annual plans, in coordination with the Director of Corporate Programs & Training and the CFO. This includes assuring on-time and within budget delivery of program operations plus supervision and performance evaluations for department staff.
Qualifications and core competencies
The job position is based in 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.
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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAI seeks interns based in Bangalore, India to support SAI’s programs in the region. Interns would report to SAI India Project Director, Rishi Sher Singh.
Applicants should have interest & commitment to human rights, labor standards and social development issues in the developing regions. Applicants should possess initiative, excellent references & strong communication skills. Research oriented thinking and related skills are preferred. A strong organizer, who can multitask & meet deadlines effectively, person who possesses excellent computer skills is preferred.
How to Apply
Note: internships are unpaid; certain reimbursement considered upon prior approval and for official purposes only
Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter, one page-writing sample, and any inquiries to Rishi Sher Singh, SAI India Project Director at email@example.com.
Job/Intern/Volunteer opportunities with Social Accountability Accreditation Services:
Please visit: http://www.saasaccreditation.org/employment.htm
Email or Fax resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or SAI, 212-684-1515 or with the subject heading: “SAAS Internship”.