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Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit organization that convenes the textile industry to accelerate the reduction of carbon from fiber and material production, is searching for an experienced Development & Fundraising Manager. As a key member of the organization, this individual will coordinate all fundraising efforts to drive Textile Exchange’s goals and objectives, including funder cultivation and stewardship, grants administration, and event sponsorship. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively seek and apply for Grants that align with Textile Exchange’s strategy, programs, and initiatives.

  • Effectively communicate Textile Exchange’s mission to prospective funders.

  • Ensure Grant report deadlines are met.

  • Track all call notes and fundraising opportunities activity in organization database.

  • Work collaboratively with TEam members to raise funds for special events, projects, and programs, ensuring that the program needs are aligned and that asks are consolidated.

  • Work with our conference and communications teams to ensure that Sponsors/Funders are appropriately recognized on website, event programs, social media, etc.

  • Track event sponsor benefit delivery to ensure obligations are fulfilled as promised.

  • Cultivate a process to deepen relationships, increase retention, and maximize giving potential.

  • Sustain and grow current corporate sponsorship programs aligned with events.

  • Develop a stewardship process that fulfills funding requirements and shows deep appreciation.

  • Ensure that corporate sponsorship and gifts are processed and recognized in a timely manner.

  • Create and produce monthly reports for senior leadership.

  • Define metrics and create methods for tracking progress of all fundraising activities.

  • Prepare the CEO, COO and other leadership team members to effectively fundraise.

  • Oversee reporting to comply with partner funding requirements.

  • Broaden Textile Exchange’s fundraising ability by developing and growing new approaches, including online fundraising opportunities.

  • Coordinate fundraising and sponsorships for events. Maintain records of each event and prepare overall event reports.

  • Works with the Financial Manager to provide accurate and timely information on fundraising.

  • Develops and maintains strategic alliances with supporters, members, and funders.   

  • Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with other like-minded organizations. 

  • Develop and implement recommendations and plans to achieve organization, donor, and partnership goals.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of direct experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or membership programs and Grant writing.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with Salesforce a plus.

  • Experience using effective interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships with other team members and funders.

  • Well-developed written and oral communication.

  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement fundraising initiatives.

  • Project management and execution skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities.

  • Decision-making skills that drive organizational success.

  • Driven to continuously identify opportunities to improve the organization’s effectiveness.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and writing skills.

  • Be detail oriented and can work with minimal supervision.

  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

  • Working knowledge of current trends in charitable giving.

  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.

  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills are essential.

  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience.

Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Location: Virtual/Remote

Annual Salary Range: $55,000-$75,000USD (Dependent upon experience)

Start Date: April 2021

How to Apply
Please submit to Recruitmentoffice@textileexchange.org with the subject “Fundraising Manager”

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter

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

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We are looking for a detail oriented and dynamic Standards Coordinator to support the work of Textile Exchange standards revisions, International Working Groups, and implementation guidance. The Coordinator will support the work of the Standards team across all standards.

The position will report to the Standards Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Standards Team Support

  • The primary function of the Standards Coordinator is coordinating meetings, taking notes, and internal document and communication support.

  • Research and document issues covered in Textile Exchange standards.

  • Answer questions around our standards

Revisions and International Working Group Support

  • Support the revision of Textile Exchange standards to ensure they meet our multi-stakeholder objectives and commitments.

  • Track, interpret and summarize stakeholder feedback, especially during public consultation periods and other major outreach phases.

  • Contribute to the development of policies guiding standards development and management, and procedures to align internal workflow.

Experience and Qualifications

Required:

  • Detail-oriented, logical, systematic, methodical, and highly organized.

  • People person, strong customer service mindset. Ability to communicate and collaborate respectfully and effectively with non-native English speakers.

  • Strong English communication skills. Ability to synthesize and present complex information in a simple, meaningful way.

  • One to two years of experience working in an analytic, stakeholder engagement, technical writing 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.

  • Occasional travel, if needed

Preferred:

  • Based in North America or ability to work in North American time zone.

  • Strong second language (Chinese, German, French, Spanish, or Turkish preferred).

  • One to two years of supply chain or textiles experience.

  • Experience collecting feedback from a global audience using a variety of tools (email, webinars, strategic conference calls, etc.) preferred.


Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Location: Virtual/Remote

Annual Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000USD (Dependent upon experience)

Start Date: April 2021
How to Apply
Please submit to recruitmentoffice@textileexchange.org with the subject “Standards Coordinator”

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021.

Updated March 5, 2021

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The system administrator is responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems and servers. They will install hardware and software and participate in research and development to continuously improve and keep up with the tech business needs Textile Exchange. The system administrator will actively resolve problems and issues with computer and server systems to limit work disruptions within the organization. The systems administrator will report to HR Manager and Systems Manager for 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems throughout the organization.

  • Internal System implementation, follow-up on usage, and day-to-day problem solving for the Team.

    • Systems include:  Zoom, Microsoft 365, Dashlane, Bitdefender, AccountSight, Grammarly, SugarSync, Jotform/Form Assembly, etc.

  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual programs, and integrate automation processes. Review new systems for efficiency and cost-savings over current systems with regular review of current internal systems.

  • Compile quarterly and annual reports of current systems and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues.

  • Perform or delegate regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures.

  • Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions.

  • Set up new hires for HR (including system invitations, creation of profiles, etc.)

  • Write and record training videos on internal systems for employees, consultants, and ambassadors.

  • Will be responsible for overseeing Textile Exchange’s GoDaddy account including domain renewals, domain purchases, SSL certificate management, as well as liaising with our external web-developer when needed

Experience and Qualifications

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience required.

  • 3-5 years of database, network administration, or system administration experience

  • System administration and tech certifications in Apple, Microsoft, or other network related fields are a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols

  • A proven track record of developing and implementing tech strategy and plans.

  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and tech operations best practices, including expert knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols.

  • Experience managing web-domains and SSL certificates.

Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Location: Virtual/Remote

Annual Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000USD (Dependent upon experience)

Start Date: AS Soon AS Possible

How to Apply

Please submit to recruitmentoffice@textileexchange.org with the subject “Systems Administrator”

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter

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

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We are looking for a detail oriented and dynamic Assurance Coordinator to support the work of Textile Exchange in certification body communications, accreditation management, and standards assurance systems. The Coordinator will support the work of the Assurance team across all standards.

The position will report to the Assurance Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assurance Provider Communications

  • 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 our standards and assurance.

  • Management and follow-up on requests for information from assurance providers

 Assurance Systems

  • Supporting the preparation of technical calibration of and exemptions to standards

  • Supporting the maintenance of assurance systems, including data stored in databases, document management, shared inbox.

  • Data entry

  • Call scheduling and notetaking.

Accreditation Management

  • Assist with the tracking and management of accreditation status.

  • Managing the coordination of shadow assessments with shadow assessor and assurance provider being shadowed


Experience and Qualifications

Core Competencies:

  • Takes ownership of responsibilities.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Clear communicator in English, both oral and written.

  • Ability to work remotely.

  • Sense of humor.

  • Eager to learn.

Required:

  • Detail-oriented, logical, systematic, methodical, and highly organized.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate respectfully and effectively with non-native English speakers.

  • Strong English communication skills. Ability to synthesize and present complex information in a simple, meaningful way.

  • 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 in North America or on a North American time zone.

  • 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:

  • Strong second language (Chinese, Spanish, Turkish preferred).

  • One to two years of certification body experience.

  • At least a College/University degree (B.A. or B.S. or equivalent).










Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Location: Virtual/Remote

Annual Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000USD (Dependent upon experience)

Start Date: April 2021




How to Apply

Please submit to recruitmentoffice@textileexchange.org with the subject “Assurance Coordinator”

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021.

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The Membership Coordinator is an integral part of the Textile Exchange’s Global Membership team. As a global non-profit, the ability to deliver to our Climate + Strategy requires positive engagement, progressive behavior, and the collective action of our membership and stakeholders. This position has a vital role in supporting our members to ensure Textile Exchange’s Member & Corporate Engagement strategy.

This position is a full-time role, reporting directly to the Director of Membership with a planned start date in March 2021. The person will provide a unified, useful, value-added member experience for Textile Exchange members. They will support efficient, streamlined, relevant engagement, including outreach, effective communication, and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

75%

  • Support in membership operations, support team to develop better and more streamlined processes and systems.
  • Provide efficient and informative customer service to meet members’ needs, identify and respond to members’ pain points, and keep colleagues informed on trends in member queries.
  • Managing member emails and scheduling calls to maximize Textile Exchange membership
  • Managing and supporting the improvement of the monthly onboarding process for members
  • Updating internal membership handbook process
  • Support the member manager and director in regional implementation membership benefits excluding the administration.
  • Proactive management of Salesforce by updating member and prospect profiles.
  • Support in creating and updating a monitoring framework for tracking membership progress to Climate + Goals.
  • Expense reporting for Director, Coordination of Manager Expenses

25%

  • Co-Developing membership collateral to better position the value proposition of Textile Exchange (format: one-pagers, brochures, PDF)
  • Posting information/events/recordings in Higher Logic/LinkedIn etc.
  • Updating and keeping Higher logic organized with the Support of the community manager and membership team.
  • Annual process tied to membership renewal for updating contacts in Salesforce.
  • Creating template and gathering input for Monthly Membership Updates with support of director/manager
  • Updating monthly onboarding deck with Support of managers
  • Additional Responsibilities
  • Encourage member community to actively use the Textile Exchange’s Membership Portal – The Hub.
  • Support Communications team in developing member spotlights to be featured on Textile Exchange’s website in collaboration with Standards and Preferred Fiber and Materials Team.
  • Improve organization of Microsoft Teams and Planner for the membership team.
  • Improved Salesforce and Higher Logic management and how to engage and communicate with members more effectively, help with user experience on The Hub.
  • Annual member contact updates and data entry into SF, coordination of training for any new members.
  • Supporting the membership team with other tasks as requested.
Experience and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-years of professional experience required; master’s degree in sustainability preferred.
  • Top Skills Needed: Critical Thinking, Self-Motivation, Clear Communication, Teamwork, Responsibility, Accountability.
  • Personal qualities to match Textile Exchange’s Organizational Values Community, Respect, Collaboration, Integrity and inclusivity, and a commitment to Textile Exchange’s mission.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, flexible self-starter. Collaborative with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and positive, supportive attitude.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams, and Planner. Including Excel and PowerPoint. Salesforce CRM, and Higher Logic
  • Experience in delivering excellence in a customer service environment.

Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Location: Virtual/Remote, Based in US or Europe

Annual Salary Range: $35,000-$40,000(Dependent upon experience)

Start Date: March 2021

How to Apply

Please submit to celeste@textileexchange.org with the subject “Membership Coordinator”

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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

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Mara Hoffman, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their

individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity

or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or

mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. We are committed to

having a diverse and broadly trained staff, and welcome and encourage individuals from all communities to apply.

Marketing & Creative Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

Mara Hoffman is seeking a Manager of Marketing and Creative on the Brand Communications team. This individual

will be multi-faceted and versatile, and will thrive working in a fast-paced, highly passionate and creative

environment with tight deadlines. This position touches every communication channel of the brand, including web,

paid advertising, social media, SMS, and physical activations. Our ideal candidate has experience in digital

marketing and editorial strategy, creating and producing marketing assets, is calendar and timeline driven, and

knows their way around budgets. The manager will report directly to Creative Director, Mara Hoffman, and

manage a Graphic Designer and Brand Communications & PR Coordinator. This position works in tandem with the

UX Design Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

● Generate ideas around experiential marketing/communication initiatives both internally for brand and

externally to promote Mara Hoffman and implement brand marketing strategy to grow brand awareness,

drive traffic and maintain consisten brand messaging

● Develop and execute creative content that meets strategic, business and branding objectives across

multiple channels including website, emails, SMS, ads, social media, blogs, and marketing

● Build a content calendar and communicate dates and deliverables to key stakeholders around key

decisions, project milestones and marketing plans

● Oversee planning and tracking of Department calendar and budget, which includes those for the PR,

Marketing and Production initiatives, and coordinate with the buying team

● Photo Shoots:

○ Work on concepting, scheduling, and budgeting through to production on all photo shoots.

○ Work with buyers and creative team to produce and style editorial shoots

● Partner with Ecommerce Team to build a clear view and understanding of the MH target customer and

tailor all aspects of the brand marketing program to reflect this

● Liaise with digital marketing agency on strategy and voice of advertising/marketing activations; Based on

Ad Performance incorporate feedback and work closely with the Creative Director to refine designs for

future assets

● Partner with UX Design Manager to analyze customer insights, consumer trends, market analysis, and

marketing best practices to build successful strategies

QUALIFICATIONS

● 5+ years strategic planning experience in a creative environment, fashion preferred

● Proven track record of successfully transforming brand strategy into creative strategy that guides

successful in-market work

● A comprehensive knowledge of fashion, including current trends, news, key figures, and market

● Demonstrates a true creative eye and genuine curiosity for innovative opportunities to connect with the

target community

● Experience in editorial production

● Strong interest in culture; art, fashion, film, photography, music, etc.

● Technically skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and InDesign)

● Understanding and/or interest in sustainability, environmental guardianship, and social impact a plus

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We are looking for a Junior Graphic Designer to join Textile Exchange’s growing Communications Team. This role would suit a recent graduate, ideally with a few years of work experience. Applicants with an additional interest in sustainability and textiles would get the most out of the role.

Working under the management of the current Graphic Designer, the new team member will support with the design and publication of many of our various industry reports, such as the Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report, Organic Cotton Market Report, Material Change Insights Report and 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge Annual Report.

As part of the Communications team, the Junior Graphic Designer will also be involved with the preparation and running of our annual Textile Sustainability Conference. This is planned to be a hybrid event, combining aspects of in-person and virtual conferencing.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a mission-driven organization. Like all roles at Textile Exchange, this role will be remote and home-based; Textile Exchange is a US-based but remote-working organization with a global team. Your key colleagues will be based in the UK and the US.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the lead designer with the design and layout of data-driven market reports, compiled in InDesign.
  • Involvement with the redesign of company website, including mock-ups of new pages.
  • Maintenance and edits to existing webpages through our WordPress back-end.
  • Support with preparation of printed and digital assets for our annual conference, including our conference registration website and mobile app.
  • Support with formatting PowerPoint presentations for the team making sure presentations are correctly formatted and compliant with our company brand guidelines.
  • Support with managing Word templates, making sure documents are correctly formatted and compliant with our company brand guidelines.
  • Creation of promotional webinar graphics for our social media channels and email newsletters.
  • Assisting with miscellaneous design requests and idea generation, under the supervision of the lead designer.
  • Attendance of weekly check-in meetings with the Communications team.
  • Tracking of time spent on projects and submission of monthly timesheets to our administration department, using our company systems.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or other closely related subject.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of work experience.
  • Excellent and thorough working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Desirable skills in AfterEffects, Premier, WordPress, HTML/CSS/JS, and Excel.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines efficiently.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, with the ability to generate ideas within a given brief.
  • A good understanding of web design and content management systems.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • An exceptional eye for detail, in both visual design and content proofing.
  • A strong understanding of branding and following brand guidelines.
  • Competence in working with data, graphs, charts, and tables.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with the printing process.
  • Ability to work from home remotely.
  • Motivation and willingness to learn and be adaptable.

Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Location: Virtual/Remote

Annual Salary Range: $35,000 USD

Start Date: March 2021

How to Apply

Please submit to Recruitment@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Junior Graphic Designer”

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Link to online Portfolio or attached to email as a PDF (max. 20MB)

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

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About

Accelerating Circularity is a collaborative industry organization with a mission to divert textiles from landfill and incineration for textile-to-textile recycling. The goal is to develop models for circular supply systems that can be implemented in multiple geographies. We believe in truth, action, and accountability.

Role: Administrative Assistant, Accelerating Circularity; Time commitment: Part time, up to 25 hours per week; Compensation: $16 – $20 per hour, based on experience

Reports to: Karla Magruder, President and Founder; Key collaborators: Project Fellow, Project Manager

Job description:

This position will work remotely as part of a virtual organization and therefore must be extremely reliable and able to work independently. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the project. From scheduling and preparing for meetings, to communicating between companies, you will be responsible for completing a diverse portfolio of tasks in a professional and timely manner. This position is funded by a grant through Spring 2023 (potentially renewable, contingent upon funding).

Responsibilities:

● Planning and coordination of project schedule and administrative tasks.

● Coordinate schedules and information flows between Steering Committee, working groups, staff, and other partners

● Create and distribute meeting agendas and meeting minutes

● Support publication/dissemination of public communications

● Monitor and archive press mentions, events, and other public appearances

● Direct press and other stakeholder inquiries to the correct team members

● Support efficient and effective use of technology within the organization

● Basic bookkeeping tasks as assigned (transaction entry, account reconciliation, AP/AR)

Qualifications:

● Ability to multitask, organize, and prioritize work

● Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience + educational background

● 2+ years of administrative support experience

● Proficient in MSOffice suite, Mailchimp, Quickbooks, SquareSpace and Google Workspace (GSuite)

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

● Interest in textiles and sustainability initiatives

● Available to work morning business hours (Eastern Time)

● Love of administrative excellence

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications to info@acceleratingcircularity.org, ATTN: Karla Magruder, with the subject line “Administrative Assistant February 2021.”

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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At Amazon, we are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around – it’s good for business, the planet, our customers, and our communities. The Worldwide Sustainability team capitalises on Amazon’s scale, speed, and ability to invent and simplify to create a better and more resilient company. We manage our social and environmental impacts globally, and we drive solutions that enable our customers and our business to become more sustainable. The Sustainability program drives customer trust and business continuity by ensuring respect for the rights of workers throughout Amazon’s supply chain and operations. We uphold company standards and expectations and seek to constantly improve the tools and processes that we use in doing so.

To support our work on sustainability, we are looking for an experienced Senior Program Manager to join our Product Sustainability team, with a focus on fashion. The role joins the team at an exciting moment for our work on this area, and we are looking for someone who can devise and support our future strategy on sustainable fashion products, and lead in setting and managing our external relationships in this area. The Sustainability Program Manager will be expected to handle both day-to-day matters (constantly thinking about how to invent and simplify to improve), but will also be expected to strategize on longer term, program-wide initiatives.

The ideal candidate is:
· Enthusiastic and passionate about product sustainability, especially as it relates to fashion
· Strong technical knowledge around the key sustainability issues related to apparel and other textile products
· Knowledgeable about external groups and partners in the fashion sustainability space
· A customer obsessed problem solver who keeps the customer at the heart of decision making on sustainability topics
· Someone with a keen ability to influence and form strong partnerships with business teams
· Equally proficient in Word writing documents as in Excel performing in-depth analysis
· Comfortable presenting executive level reports and analysis
· Interested in sustainability beyond traditional CSR programs
· A self-starter who over-indexes on ownership and accountability
· Energised by opportunities to work on a global team

Key Responsibilities:
· Develop policies, standards and work with business stakeholders to implement
· Depending on the project, either own or support implementation
· Develop engaging external communications
· Create and manage our approach to engaging witha external groups and partners
· Identify/research innovation opportunities and write proposals/white papers

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:
We want to hire the world’s brightest minds, and offer them an environment in which they can relentlessly improve the experience for our customers.
· Bachelor’s degree
· Experience and proficiency in project/programme management.
· 8-10 years of experience in Product Sustainability preferably in Fashion
· Strong attention to detail
· Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving environment, to meet tight deadlines and prioritise workload even when faced with conflicting priorities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Master’s or other advanced degree preferred

To support our work on sustainability, we are looking for an experienced Senior Program Manager to join our Product Sustainability team, with a focus on fashion. The role joins the team at an exciting moment for our work on this area, and we are looking for someone who can devise and support our future strategy on sustainable fashion products, and lead in setting and managing our external relationships in this area. The Sustainability Program Manager will be expected to handle both day-to-day matters (constantly thinking about how to invent and simplify to improve), but will also be expected to strategize on longer term, program-wide initiatives.

The ideal candidate is:
· Enthusiastic and passionate about product sustainability, especially as it relates to fashion
· Strong technical knowledge around the key sustainability issues related to apparel and other textile products
· Knowledgeable about external groups and partners in the fashion sustainability space
· A customer obsessed problem solver who keeps the customer at the heart of decision making on sustainability topics
· Someone with a keen ability to influence and form strong partnerships with business teams
· Equally proficient in Word writing documents as in Excel performing in-depth analysis
· Comfortable presenting executive level reports and analysis
· Interested in sustainability beyond traditional CSR programs
· A self-starter who over-indexes on ownership and accountability
· Energised by opportunities to work on a global team

Key Responsibilities:
· Develop policies, standards and work with business stakeholders to implement
· Depending on the project, either own or support implementation
· Develop engaging external communications
· Create and manage our approach to engaging witha external groups and partners
· Identify/research innovation opportunities and write proposals/white papers

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree
· 8-10 years of experience in Product Sustainability preferably in Fashion
· Experience and proficiency in project/program management
· Strong attention to detail
· Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving environment, to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workload even when faced with conflicting priorities

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Master’s or other advanced degree preferred

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As a result of expansion and changes in personnel, we are seeking a Quality Manager to join the IOAS management team. The QM is responsible for maintaining and developing the IOAS quality system in support of the overall quality of the work of the IOAS. Tasks include document control and revision; management and execution of external and internal audits; corrective and preventive actions; management review; supporting the IOAS impartiality committee; handling of misuse of name and marks cases; handling and oversight of complaints and appeals cases; client and scheme owner feedback; procedural improvement; training.

TERMS

This is a full-time, long term position. Successful applicants based in the USA will be hired as full-time employees. Persons from outside the USA will be self-employed under contract;
You will work remotely from your own office with daily interaction with other IOAS staff in locations around the world. Some travel will be required. IOAS will pay basic office costs and all travel related expenses;
You are obligated to do the work independently; it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity;
You will receive a complete induction and ongoing training on IOAS and its quality system.
Requirements

Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team, show good attention to detail, analyse problems critically, and be passionate about impartiality. Fluency in spoken English is essential as is the ability to write clearly. Computer literacy is essential. At least one other language is desirable.

In addition, successful applicants are likely to have the following experience and attributes:

5-years’ experience as a Quality Manager in a certification or accreditation environment;
Excellent knowledge of relevant ISO norms (ISO 17000, ISO 17011, ISO/IEC 17065, etc);
Experience conducting internal audits and management reviews;
Ability to analyse findings, identify root causes and implement appropriate corrective actions;
Experience handling complaints and appeals;
Working knowledge of scheme norms relevant to IOAS work.
Application

Please submit Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 Quality Manager Recruitment’, Attn: David Crucefix

Closing date

December 15, 2020

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The Finance Manager leads all day-to-day accounting operations, with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, and grants administration. Responsibilities also include production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), adhere to grants management standards, and result in flawless audits. The Finance Manager oversees and assists in the finance department.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to finance and accounting areas of the organization.
  • Provide useful financial analysis and insights to help executive and operational management make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy,
  • Oversee and support the financial team in order to maintain Quickbooks, payroll, bank accounts, budgets, and reports.
  • Prepare and analyze accurate monthly financial and management reports, including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and cash flow.
  • Update and create ROI reports for senior team and executive board.
  • Help create Annual Reports for various groups within the Textile Exchange community.
  • Create monthly reports, working with financial consultant to improve current Quick Books and its analytics through programs such as ZOHO.
  • Assist in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation.
  • Support project analysis, validation of plans, and ad-hoc financial scenarios
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies (GAAP) and regulatory requirements.
  • Monthly status meetings with program and budget managers to make sure budgets are up to date.
  • Ability to meet with Managing Director in person for quarterly and annual reports. (Located in one of these areas Lander, Wy, Casper, WY, Cheyenne, WY, Denver, CO, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX, or Houston, TX).
  • Act as liaison for auditors.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting; CPA a plus. Experience in lieu of degree may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of finance and/or accounting work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and analysis, coordinating audit activities, monitoring accounts payable and receivable, transaction data entry.
  • Demonstrated experience performing analysis and presenting financial information to management and external stakeholders
  • Strong demonstrated use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Quickbooks Non-Profit.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interact effectively with others, both internally and externally.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality.
  • Proven ability to make complex and time-sensitive decisions in the best interests of the organization.
  • Must be able to work from home remotely.
  • Nonprofit experience, with experience with fund/grants accounting preferred.

Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Annual Salary Range: $40,000-$60,000USD (dependent upon experience) plus Full Benefits Package

Start Date: September 1, 2020

How to Apply

Please submit to RecruitmentOffice@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Financial Manager”

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

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As a result of expanding workloads in 2020 due to an increased number of applicants we are seeking qualified Technical Assessors with experience in organic and sustainable textile schemes and related industries, who are located in India, China, or surrounding areas, primarily for the purpose of completing audits of operator inspections as part of accreditation assessment activities (ie scope specific witness and/or review audits).

Terms
1. This is a freelance contract opportunity, with compensation based on a daily rate.
2. Assignments will be offered by IOAS on an as-needed basis. The contractor may reject assignments based on availability and/or ability to complete the work.
3. It is expected that significant travel will be required, and the contractor must be able to organize travel arrangements and submit all expense receipts as applicable.
4. The contractor is obligated to do the assessment work independently, it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity.
5. All assessment preparation, execution, and reporting shall be completed based on the IOAS requirements and forms.

Requirements
Interested parties must have minimum 5 years’ experience in the textiles industry, and additional experience with certification, inspections, and audit requirements. The successful candidates will have been involved with implementing and/or maintaining and/or auditing a Quality Management System in a textiles manufacturing setting. They must be familiar with GOTS and Textile Exchange Certification Standards and requirements and possess good technical knowledge of textile manufacturing processes such as spinning, ginning, wet and dry processing, and finishing. Candidates will also have knowledge and experience with environmental and social aspects of textiles industry and auditing. Lead Assessor Qualification is preferred but not required. The expectation is that the applicant is prepared to hit the ground running immediately upon completion of IOAS systems training and calibration.
Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team and show good attention to detail. Fluency in English is essential in addition to the local language(s) and at least one other language is highly desirable.

Application
Please visit our website to download the application form (FR0403), and submit the completed form, along with Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 Assessor Recruitment’, Attn: Iris Rendon.

Closing date
July 15, 2020

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Full Time, 100%, 40 Hours a week

Annual Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 USD

Start date: June 2020

JOB SUMMARY

The Technical Project Manager will work with the Data Management Team to support the organization in proposing and managing cross-organizational technology and data projects/programs from scoping, initiation to delivery of outcome to meet the company’s strategic directive. The ideal candidate will be proactive and detail-oriented, with project management and planning skills and experience. This person must be able to work independently and be proactive in improving current processes.

Job Scope
  • Collect, manage, interpret and document technical requirements from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage technical projects(s) of varying complexities from initiation through implementation and delivery of desired outcomes, including planning, analysis, design, development (by solution providers), cost, testing and implementation.
  • Manage the resolution of procedural, operational and other project-related risks and issues.
  • Manage technical program(s) of varying complexities, including reporting, incident management, change requests, risk management, and continuous improvement.
  • Consult with business platforms to manage risks, resolve issues, develop strategies, and maximize efficiencies with IT solutions.
  • Prepares and presents progress reports for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop and implement program communication for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in expanding and evolving technical strategy to support organizational vision, mission and strategic direction.
Job Requirement
  • Strong technical project and program management experience (at least 4-6 years) around traceability systems, data warehousing, analytics that involves both user, XML and API interface.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a reputable university in Information Technology or Computer Science; project management certification a plus.
  • High proficiency in project management and Microsoft Office tools (advance skills required in Excel); quick learner with new programs and platforms.
  • Background understanding of programming languages for software development process.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Assiduous attention to detail; strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills; and enthusiasm for improving team performance.
  • Textile sustainability and/or sustainability voluntary standard experience a plus.
  • Show high level of initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible working hours is a must due to difference in international time zones.

To apply: Please submit by email both a resume/CV and cover letter to RecruitmentOffice@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Technical Project Manager”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.