About Us  

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving a 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.  

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, a yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more.  

Like all roles at Textile Exchange, this role will be primarily home-based; Textile Exchange is a US-based but remote-working organization with a global team. Your key colleague will be mainly based in the US and Europe.  

Job Summary

The Standards Director leads the Textile Exchange Standards team, reporting to the Standards System, Sr. Director. The Director of Standards has oversight of the Standards team, which is responsible for standards development, maintenance, and technical content of standards. This will include accountability for strategic plan development and delivering against annual KPIs for the Standards team, personnel management, budget oversight, and reporting to Textile Exchange leadership. The Standards Director will be part of the Scheme Management team that oversees the full standards system. This role will have strong cross-functional duties within the organization, including key collaboration with the teams overseeing standards assurance, stakeholder engagement, data and technology, and climate and nature impacts.

We expect the first 90 days of this role will focus on relationship building, onboarding, and acclimation to general systems and teams at Textile Exchange. Within the first 30 days, we expect a review of the current Standards team structure, focusing on meeting staff and key relationship building, as well as beginning to meet key cross-functional collaboration teams.  The first 60 days will then see rapid integration into key projects – including but not limited to the unified standard project: a multi-year initiative and a priority for the organization in the short term.  Within the first 90 days, it is expected that this role will be integrated into these project teams and begin to suggest process and structural changes to ensure the efficiency of project and process delivery and communication between teams. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Standards Team Management & Cross-Functional Collaboration

Standards System Management

Strategic

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

Employment Package  

How to Apply   

Please apply here with your resume and a cover letter. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged.    

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.

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