4-6 yrs required
Oakland, CA, United States
Fair Trade USA has launched an exciting new initiative to expand the fair trade model to apply to dairies in the United States. This position will play a critical role in building and piloting Fair Trade USA’s dairy program and determining how it can best provide value to program participants and the supply chains. Fair Trade USA's Standards team defines program requirements based on Fair Trade principles and impact goals. We seek a detail oriented and dynamic Standards Manager to conduct and project manage the adaptation of Fair Trade USA Standards and associated policies and implementation guidance to apply to the dairy sector.
The Manager writes clear, unambiguous standards and associated documents in line with the objectives of Fair Trade, facilitates stakeholder outreach processes and consultations on standard content, and ensures balanced decision making in determining the final standard and standard interpretations. The Manager also ensures Standards are understood by internal and external stakeholders and develops training materials and guidance documents. Acting as the subject matter expert, the supports other staff in certification, producer services, and business development in ensuring proper interpretation, implementation, and communication of standard requirements as they apply to dairies. They will be responsible for research projects on pressing issues, and for engaging with key dairy sector initiatives, and for other activities as needed.
This new position will focus heavily on dairies for the first year, as the dairy program is built and operationalized. Over time the position will evolve and will likely incorporate Standards team responsibilities related to the broader agricultural and trade programs as well as project management of other cross-organizational innovations. The ideal candidate will be open to collaboratively evolving the role over time.
We are open to considering a remote employee for this position.
Ensure Standards revisions are impactful, inclusive, credible, and aligned to the objectives of Fair Trade:
Ensure Fair Trade Standards are accurately interpreted and implemented:
Contribute to the on-going growth, evolution and innovation of the Agriculture Program:
Skills, Experience, & Knowledge
Education & Training
Technology & Software
Website : https://www.fairtradecertified.org