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Human Rights Investigator

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Fair Food Standards Council


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Salary is highly competitive within the non-profit sector.

The Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) is hiring a Human Rights Investigator to join a team dedicated to a sustainable agricultural industry and the human rights of farmworkers. Human Rights Investigators are primarily responsible for leading FFSC's grower audits, including interviewing, note-taking, and analysis; as well as FFSC's 24/7 complaint hotline, including intaking, investigating, and resolving sensitive complaints.


About FFSC

The mission of the FFSC is to monitor the development of a sustainable agricultural industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, the long-term interests of growers, and the ethical supply chain concerns of retail food companies through implementation of the Fair Food Program (FFP), a unique worker-led, market-driven social responsibility program that emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ successful Campaign for Fair Food. The FFP has been recognized by human rights experts as “the best workplace-monitoring program” in the US and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day.” To learn more, please see the FFSC’s annual report.

FFSC is based in Sarasota, FL, with work-related travel throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. FFSC currently operates with clear COVID-19 safety protocols designed to protect staff and workers on Fair Food Program farms, including the possibility of remote-based work and staff protections exceeding CDC guidelines.


Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and conduct comprehensive audits of participating growers’ operations;
  • Intake, investigate, and resolve confidential complaints received through a 24-hour hotline;
  • Conduct sensitive interviews with farmworkers, supervisors, and management;
  • Prepare detailed, accurate notes from interviews and complaint investigations;
  • Conduct financial analysis of participating growers’ payroll systems;
  • Work closely with FFSC analysts, attorneys, and other investigators to improve auditing methods and tools;
  • Organize and analyze data from audits, complaints, and investigations using the FFSC database;
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole;
  • Strong communication and interviewing skills;
  • Strong attention to organization, detail, and accuracy;
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced setting requiring flexibility, frequent travel, and irregular hours;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle competing priorities;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Discretion and maturity in dealing with confidential information;
  • Comfort working in rural areas, including onsite at farms (outdoors) for extended periods of time;
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights; and
  • Desire to work closely with people of different nationalities, gender, and education levels. 

The Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) is hiring a Human Rights Investigator to join a team dedicated to a sustainable agricultural industry and the human rights of farmworkers. Human Rights Investigators are primarily responsible for…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Benefits

  • Employer-paid medical insurance;
  • Employer-paid dental insurance;
  • Employer-paid life insurance;
  • Generous paid vacation, sick, and parental leave policies;
  • Employer-matched 401(k) plan;
  • Flexible, trust-based remote work arrangements; and
  • Provision of work laptop and phone.
  • Employer-paid medical insurance;
  • Employer-paid dental insurance;
  • Employer-paid life insurance;
  • Generous paid vacation, sick, and parental leave policies;
  • Employer-matched…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole - in addition to English - and strong communication and interviewing skills in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.

Fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole - in addition to English - and strong communication and interviewing skills in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

How to Apply

To Apply

Applicants should send a resume/CV and a cover letter explaining interest in the position to Judge Laura Safer Espinoza at careers@fairfoodstandards.org. The subject line of the email should read Investigator Position. Please indicate in the body of the email where you found the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


FFSC is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a workforce that reflects and can relate easily to the diverse populations involved in the Fair Food Program.

To Apply

Applicants should send a resume/CV and a cover letter explaining interest in the position to Judge Laura Safer Espinoza at careers@fairfoodstandards.org. The subject…

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