About Us 

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers towards more purposeful production from the very start of the supply chain. 

By 2030, its goal is to guide the industry to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within fiber and raw material production. Its focus is holistic and interconnected, accelerating the adoption of practices that improve the state of our water, soil health, and biodiversity too. 

For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to positive impact. That’s why Textile Exchange believes that approachable, step-by-step instruction paired with collective action can change the system to make preferred materials and fibers an accessible default, mobilizing leaders through attainable strategies, proven solutions, and a driven community. 

At Textile Exchange, materials matter. To learn more, visit TextileExchange.org. 

Working at Textile Exchange 

We work remotely with a team located in 20+ countries. We are a diverse group committed to harnessing the strengths of the global textile industry to accelerate change toward climate and other key environmental goals. We work collaboratively on important environmental issues around the world by working and interacting with farming groups, processors, brands, retailers, and environmental experts in the textile and fashion industries around the world. We offer an opportunity to join a cutting-edge global environmental nonprofit and to help strengthen the impact of our organization. Each Textile Exchange employee is offered a competitive compensation package with paid time off, yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more. 

Job Summary 

The Director of Legal, Quality and Risk Management is a newly created position to bring additional legal functions in house (previously outsourced), as well as providing strategic direction for the organizational Quality/Risk management functions. While we expect to retain outside counsel for the foreseeable future for specialized projects and to leverage international networks, this role will focus on building out internal capacity as well as the management and optimization of external relationships with legal firms. This role will be a strategic thought partner for the Chief Business Officer and Leadership team to advise the organization on overarching legal strategies, oversee complex contractual negotiations, build a risk management system for the entire organization and ensure current templates and tools are fit for purpose. This position oversees a Legal Specialist, and a Manager of Quality and Risk Management. While this position is not expected to litigate, it is expected that the role holds a JD degree and has the capability to advise and aid external firms should the need ever arise. The Director of Legal and Quality/Risk management will also oversee our Quality functions, which include ISEAL compliance, knowledge management, and other functions as assigned.

The first 90 days of this role will see a focus on onboarding and acclimation: meeting many of the key internal and external stakeholders. A review of prior “legal audits” should be performed to create a current gap analysis, with the development of an annual workplan aligned with the Textile Exchange strategic plan. As a new hire at a rapidly scaling organization, it is expected that many of the proposed process changes will be analyzed, proposed, and then developed by this role, with help and coordination from other Business Service platforms and staff.  In addition, this role will rapidly acclimate and learn from the current Quality/Risk Management team to integrate an oversight function to various ISEAL an knowledge management projects.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Legal (60%)

Quality Risk Management (QRM) (40%)

Minimum Experience and Qualifications  

Employment Package

How to Apply

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If you have any pressing questions after completing your application, and meet the qualifications, please contact recruitment@textileexchange.org.

Textile Exchange is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.