Standards Assurance Policy Coordinator
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. They guide 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.
The Standards Assurance Policy, Coordinator supports the work of the Standards Assurance Policy team to implement and maintain the quality assurance and credibility of the Textile Exchange Standards through assurance provider (certification and accreditation body) communications and internal assurance systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in the textile and/or certification sectors, and will work across all Textile Exchange standards. This position will report to the Standards Assurance Policy, Senior Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assurance Provider Communications – 60%
- Supporting communications with assurance providers via email, online community, and virtual meetings
- Research and document issues covered in Textile Exchange standards
- Answer technical questions around Textile Exchange standards and assurance
- Management and follow-up on requests for information from assurance providers
Assurance Systems – 25%
- Supporting the preparation of technical calibration of and exemptions to standards, and of formal assurance policies.
- Supporting the maintenance of assurance systems, including data stored in databases, document management, shared inbox.
- Data entry.
- Call scheduling and notetaking.
- Assist with the tracking and management of accreditation status.
General Support – 15%
- Provides guidance and answers questions for all standards to all stakeholders in support of the standards and assurance team.
- Supports other parts of the standards and assurance teams as needed, including language interpretation/translation where relevant.
- Represents Textile Exchange and its Standards at events.
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
- Located in either Asia Pacific (East/Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand) or Europe/Turkey (EU, UK, Turkey, or similar time zone)
- Strong second language (must speak Mandarin [VC1] [VC2] for Asia Pacific location; Turkish strongly preferred for Europe/Turkey location)
- Detail-oriented, logical, systematic, methodical, and highly organized.
- Strong English communication skills. Ability to synthesize and present complex information in a simple, meaningful way.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate respectfully and effectively in English with non-native English speakers.
- One to two years of experience working in an analytic, certification/standards, or sustainability capacity.
- Demonstrated interest in Textile Exchange’s vision, mission, and goals.
- Ability to work in a flexible, yet fast-paced remote environment, able to meet deadlines and share progress regularly. Comfort with ambiguity and changing direction.
- Strong work ethic and self-motivation with ability to work remotely effectively.
- Strong team player.
- Able to work remotely/from home.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including strong skills in Microsoft Excel.
- Flexible to communicate with multiple time zones outside of standard working hours.
- Able to travel internationally when needed on an occasional basis.
Preferred Experience and Qualifications
- Additional language(s).
- Native-level proficiency in English, particularly for technical writing.
- One to two years of certification body experience.
- At least a College/University degree (B.A. or B.S. or equivalent).
- Experience working with Textile Exchange standards or other ISEAL or ISO 17065 based standards
- Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week
- Location: Virtual/Remote
- Salary Range:$35,000-$45,000USD Dependent on experience
- Start Date: As Soon as Available
How to Apply
- Cover Letter
- Salary Expectations
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.