ABOUT FAIR LABOR ASSOCIATION
Fair Labor Association (FLA) combines the efforts of industry, civil society organizations and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and to improve working conditions globally through adherence to international standards. FLA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and Cote d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast. For information, visit www.fairlabor.org.
Fair Labor Association seeks an Investigations and Collegiate Programs Associate to support Fair Labor Investigations and FLA’s Collegiate Programs. Fair Labor Investigations is FLA’s grievance mechanism that addresses persistent noncompliance with FLA’s Fair Labor Code and Compliance Benchmarks in production facilities used by member companies or university licensees. FLA’s Collegiate Programs encompass the work done with the University Members as well as the Collegiate Licensee Program. The Associate actively participates in the work of Fair Labor Investigations, supporting the team as they engage with various stakeholders regarding investigations and support in the tracking of the investigations as they progress through FLA’s procedures. The Associate supports Collegiate Programs and the ongoing work of the University Program Manager. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, has strong attention to detail, demonstrates initiative, and can collaborate with an international team.
This position is remote with a preference for candidates based in the Washington, DC area, where FLA is headquartered.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- Fair Labor Investigations
- Supports Fair Labor Investigations team on their tracking, management, review, and oversight of investigations.
- Supports the Senior Director of Investigations and Engagement in the implementation of the recommendations from the Third-Party Complaint Working Group.
- Contributes to the team’s efforts to develop and update policies and procedures for the various types of FLA Investigations.
- With the Investigations team, engages with other FLA departments to ensure good coordination between the Investigations’ work and the work of the other colleagues.
- FLA Collegiate Programs
- Contributes to the development and accessibility of tools and resources (i.e., templates, discussion boards, guidance materials) to build the capacity of FLA Collegiate Licensee program participants to enhance their social compliance efforts.
- Supports tracking and analysis of FLA Collegiate Licensee program compliance (i.e., Code of Conduct alignment, factory disclosure, and training participation) and follows up with licensees and licensors accordingly.
- Assists with planning and writing strategic email communications for the FLA University Program and the FLA Licensee Program to increase their engagement with FLA and their program participation.
- Supports the facilitation of the FLA Student Committee, including the annual Student Journal editing process.
- Other duties and special projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- At least two years of relevant work experience ideally in business, supply chain management, sourcing, production, corporate social responsibility, law, human rights, social research, or industrial relations.
- Strong commitment to FLA’s mission of protecting workers’ rights and conducting due diligence on companies and their respective supply chains.
- Superior communication skills, both oral and written; proven ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters; diplomacy; negotiation skills; poise; sound judgment.
- Fluency in English required; second language skills in Spanish or another relevant language a plus.
- Strong organizational, editing, and copy-editing skills; detail-oriented.
- Demonstrated initiative and reliability; ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as within a team.
- Team-player with a willingness to fill team gaps as needed.
The FLA is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws