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 Manager - New York, U.S. 


Development and Marketing
  • Identify funding opportunities and co-develop ideas for proposals to corporations, government bodies, foundations, and other nonprofit organizations
  • Identify potential funding streams and develop relationships/strategies to secure funding, both general and project/program funding streams
  • Author proposals with attention to accuracy in regard to fulfilling rfp stated requirements, clarity, consistency, grammar, tone, and style
  • Develop and execute individual fundraising campaigns and engage all staff to develop fundraising strategies within their respective roles
  • 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


  •  Assure that project successes and updates are communicated well to both funders and the general public by contributing heavily to project reporting efforts
  • Author original content for publications highlighting implementation experience, challenges, and accomplishments
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Oversee maintenance of SAI’s website and social media assuring proper alignment and execution according to development and communications strategies
  • 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
  • Oversee completion of a monthly newsletter monitoring, tracking,  devising and implementing a plan to grow circulation and elicit support and clients, CP members

Qualifications and Core Competencies

Education and Experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in a nonprofit fundraising, development, or marketing position incorporating communications preferred, marketing, development or fundraising experience more generally with strong writing requirements required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, master’s degree preferred
  • Grant and/or proposal writing experience required
  • Experience in managing media relations and PR
  • Knowledge of government grant formatting requirements
  • Knowledge of individual fundraising tactics
  • 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
  • Skills in developing, building, and maintaining a brand with key stakeholder groups, preferably in a nonprofit and/or public policy setting
  • 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
  • Ability to work well under pressure while liaising in a professional and positive manner with different teams
  • Developed skills with constant contact and the adobe creative suite, and comfort with web maintenance and use of 3BL media preferred
  • Creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, initiative,  flexibility, and a willingness to experiment 
  • Resourcefulness, with an orientation to measurable results

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, writing samples, and salary requirements 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 and fundraising appeals. Finalists will be presented with an additional 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. 


SA8000 Social Compliance and Management System Trainer in Bangladesh

SAI is seeking to expand its training capacity by recruiting an SA8000 Social Compliance and Management System Trainer who is based in Bangladesh. This person will conduct course trainings, assist with promoting SAI courses by identifying potential hosts and students, and uphold consistent communication with New York Headquarters. SAI Trainer applicants must be fluent in Bengali and English, have successfully completed the SA8000 Basic and Advanced courses, previous field experience in social auditing and management systems, and possess a strong technical background with 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 English and Bengali) 
  • 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

To apply, please read the full list of responsibilities and requirements in the application here and return the completed form to Program Assistant, Alicia Mara, at with the email subject line "Bangladesh Trainer Application" along with a thoughtful cover letter and CV. The deadline for application is September 22nd, 2014.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.

The position is based in Bangladesh.  Compensation commensurate with experience and appropriate for a charitable organization of SAI’s size. Excellent benefits package. SAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.