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This is a fantastic opportunity for an Executive Assistant to work with a sustainability leader in a mission-driven organisation. You will be a positive person who is interested in sustainability and passionate about scaling solutions to address the climate crisis. You will have a proven ability to remain flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism. Expert-level written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to plan ahead, strong decision-making capacity and attention to detail.

This role—like all roles at Textile Exchange—will be primarily home-based; Textile Exchange is a remote-working organisation. The COO is primarily based out of London with a few months each year spent in the US in Montana.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out effective diary management and support the arrangements of complex meeting arrangements concerning multiple stakeholders
  • Book travel & manage expense claims
  • Give key reminders of activities coming up and what to prepare for in line with the organisational calendar
  • Support with presentations; formatting and spell-checking papers; help with building reports and information in a digestible and presentable format
  • Build effective relationships across all levels of the organization from the leadership team to junior colleagues to ensure you’re connected to what’s going on
  • Know ‘who’ across the business can provide you with critical information, support you with what you need
  • Carry out ad-hoc research into key questions/requirements
  • Be located in the UK and if not located in London willing to travel in for meetings and team sessions when needed
  • Happy to work across different time zones (within reason, it is not expected that you will work extremely long hours)
  • Be able to travel to key industry events upon request to support COOs program deliverables.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Interested and passionate about addressing climate change in the textile and fashion industry
  • A driven individual with a high degree of autonomy
  • Self-starting and proactive about thinking what’s needed
  • Able to hit the ground running – you will need to have experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Highly attentive to detail with strong organisational and planning skills
  • Motivated, energetic, determined and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Confident managing projects and following them through to conclusion
  • Highly literate, with excellent written and grammatical skills
  • Able to produce a high standard of work across all forms of media
  • Strong numerical ability
  • Honest, professional, responsible, discreet and able to act with the utmost confidence at all times
  • Equipped with excellent computer skills including advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint & Word and the ability to quickly learn new systems
  • While previous EA experience would be beneficial, it’s not essential to be considered for this position. However, a positive and professional can-do attitude and willingness to learn ‘on the job’ are a must

Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Location: Virtual/Remote, (Located in Greater London Area)

Annual Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000.00

Start Date: AS Soon AS Possible

How to Apply

Please submit to Recruitment@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Executive Assistant”

  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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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 Client Strategy Manager will join NativeEnergy’s team and be responsible to support companies in achieving their climate goals, and provide research to advance new, custom projects with companies we have yet to partner with. This is a mid-level position that will directly support companies to take climate action, while also gaining insight into NativeEnergy’s impact investment approach. We are seeking a results-driven, knowledgeable leader with a proven ability to set and achieve goals.

  • Take a consultative approach to understand companies’ goals, needs and expectations, and identify opportunities for taking climate action that helps advance those goals
  • Independently lead relationships with NativeEnergy’s small business customers; Identify solutions, construct unique climate action plans and provide ongoing insights from the field that can advance those companies’ business interests and sustainability goals
  • Support both the Client Strategy and the Project Development teams by conducting research into commodities, supply regions, existing and emerging GHG mitigation solutions, as well as sectors and sustainability initiatives that influence those sectors, in order to support NativeEnergy’s aim to build more new climate action projects globally
  • Gather company emissions data, calculate annual GHG emissions by source, and map supply chains to inform solutions and action plans
  • Prepare and implement outreach to companies that NativeEnergy does not yet partner with, including written materials, webinars, and other channels
  • Keep abreast of the connections across business goals, climate goals, sustainable sourcing, biodiversity protection, livelihoods and wellbeing, soil health, social justice, and other community or ecosystem goals
  • Contribute expertise, experience and insights to the ongoing development of NativeEnergy’s business strategy and growth plan

Please submit resume and cover letter on or before October 30th to support@nativeenergy.com. All submissions will be held in the strictest confidence.  NativeEnergy is an equal opportunity employer.

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The Client Strategy Director will join NativeEnergy’s team to bring more custom projects to companies we have yet to partner with. Working closely with the VP of Client Strategy, this role will be responsible for executing on NativeEnergy’s climate impact strategy through knowledge of supply chains, scope three emission sources and reductions, and connections amongst corporate goals on climate, community and sustainable sourcing. This is a senior level position that will directly support companies to shape their climate strategies and put those strategies into action. We are seeking an experienced leader with a track record of tangible results helping to achieve corporate sustainability goals.

  • Establish and lead new partnerships between NativeEnergy and companies taking climate action to build more new carbon reduction projects
  • Represent NativeEnergy and inspire companies to invest their carbon spend in building new projects, by publishing writings and speaking at events
  • Learn and understand companies’ business and sustainability needs, and help construct the vision, action plan and impact investments to fulfil those needs, including sustainable sourcing, biodiversity protection, livelihoods and wellbeing, soil health, and other community or ecosystem goals
  • Support companies, from vision through to the launch of new custom projects and project portfolios, with a consultative sales approach
  • Contribute expertise, experience and insights to the ongoing development of NativeEnergy’s business strategy and growth plan
  • For companies with short term climate action needs, evaluate and construct unique, value-add action plans to fulfil those needs

Please submit resume and cover letter on or before October 30th to support@nativeenergy.com. All submissions will be held in the strictest confidence.  NativeEnergy is an equal opportunity employer.

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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: $25,000-$35,000USD

Start date: June 2020

Job SUMMARY

The Data Analyst will work with the Data Management Team to support the organization in collecting, cleaning, validating, analysing, consolidating, reporting and visualizing data from internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be proactive and detail-oriented, with advance Excel and statistical skills and strong experience in managing data.  This person must be able to work independently and be proactive in improving current processes.

Job Scope
  • Gather, clean, validate, analyse, consolidate and identify gaps in data sets from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Carry out desktop research.
  • Attend to data queries and troubleshoot data inaccuracies and inconsistencies.
  • Update and maintain database or data sets.
  • Carry out data mapping between different data sets.
  • Carry out minor configuration various data systems (technical training will be provided).
  • Interpret data, analyse results, generate insights and prepare reports.
  • Create visualization of data.
  • Assist in development and management data governance including data registry, processes and policies.
  • Continuously seek and propose areas for improving data management, integrity and reporting.
Job Requirement
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a reputable university in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science.
  • At least 3 years working experience in related field.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with attention to data integrity
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skill.
  • Advance Excel skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Show high level of initiative.
  • 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 “Data Analyst”. 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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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.