Who we are: Textile Exchange is a global non-profit working to help the fashion and textile industry transform fiber and material production by working with a robust membership of brands, retailers and suppliers to accelerate the use of preferred fibers across the global textile industry.
What we do: In short, we build a community that can collectively accomplish what no individual or company can do alone. We develop, manage, and promote a suite of leading industry standards, as well as collect and publish critical industry data and insights that enable brands and retailers to measure, manage, and track their use of preferred fiber and materials.
How we do it: With a robust membership representing leading brands, retailers, and suppliers, Textile Exchange is positively impacting the climate through accelerating the use of preferred fibers across the global textile industry.
Climate+: With our new Climate+ strategy, Textile Exchange is the driving force for urgent climate action on textile fiber and materials with a goal of 45% reduced CO2 emissions from textile fiber and material production by 2030. By benchmarking the industry and providing actionable tools for improvement, Textile Exchange is driving a race to the top.
Working at Textile Exchange: We work remotely with a team located in 20+ countries. We are a diverse group of advocates and activists 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, 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 TEam member is offered paid time off, yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more.
Textile Exchange is looking to add a Specialist to our Standards team that will provide crucial support in creating a unified standard by transitioning our current 8 standards into one. The Standards Specialist will report to the Standards Manager and will support the Textile Exchange standards development team. The Specialist will bring experience in technical writing and standards development as well as strong stakeholder management capabilities to help the team create a unified standard that will drive meaningful impact and climate action.
Duties and Responsibilities
75% Standards Research, Stakeholder Management, and Writing
· Liaison between content leads, subject matter experts, the Standards and Assurance teams
· Drafts issue papers, Standard section templates, compliance criteria, and standards documents according to best practices and desired outcomes
· Documents and tracks research findings
· Supports key decisions as part of the standard revision and development process
25% Standards Support and Guidance
· Supports teams cross-functionally with relevant information on our standards
· Supports users of our standards with implementation issues
Experience and Qualifications
Required Knowledge and Skills:
· At least 3-5 years of experience in standard setting and certification (work experience with a fellow ISEAL’s member preferred)
· At least 3 combined years of experience working in sustainability and/or apparel sectors preferred
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
· Strong attention to detail
· Strong interpersonal skills, international experience a plus
· Ability to work independently as well as collaborate effectively with the Textile Exchange team and key external stakeholders
· MS Office (Required), Sharepoint, and 365 Microsoft Suite
· A minimum of a B.A. or B.S. or equivalent
Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week
Location: Virtual/Remote, Global, North America preferred
Annual Salary Range: $40,000USD-55,000USD (Dependent upon experience)
Start Date: As Soon As Available
How to Apply
Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Standards, Specialist”
2. Cover Letter
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.
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.