Audit Report Writer

Milk with Dignity Standards Council

About the organization

The Milk with Dignity Standards Council (MDSC) is a unique organization emerging from Migrant Justice's successful Milk with Dignity campaign to secure the human rights of dairy workers and improve the conditions under which they labor. MDSC, based in Burlington, Vermont, was established to address the Milk with Dignity Program’s need for an entity with the requisite experience and capacity to monitor and enforce its standards under the farmworker-defined Code of Conduct, which represents Vermont dairy workers’ definition of the human right to work with dignity. MDSC investigates complaints lodged through the Program’s worker support line and conducts audits of dairy farms participating in the Program to verify their compliance with the Code of Conduct.

Duties

MDSC is seeking to hire an Audit Report Writer. The successful candidate will play a major role in fostering the growth of a new model of agricultural cooperation between dairy workers and farmers.

The Report Writer will work with a small team of Investigators to:

● Draft written audit reports that clearly explain MDSC’s findings about working and housing conditions;

● Design Corrective Action Plans to help farms come into compliance with the MD Code of Conduct;

● Research and analyze relevant laws and regulations;

● Analyze farm payroll and personnel records;

● Maintain timely communication with participating farms.

Depending on their interests and skills, the successful candidate may also have opportunities to participate in other aspects of MDSC’s work, including but not limited to:

● Conduct audit interviews with farm management and farmworkers;

● Coordinate farm visits;

● Develop and revise tools for participating farms;

● Investigate and resolve complaints.

MDSC is based in Burlington, Vermont. Flexible work-from-home arrangements may be available after an initial integration period, but the Report Writer should plan to work from the office most of the time and participate in some farm visits. The position will involve some work-related travel throughout Vermont and northern New York, with the possibility of future expansion.

Qualifications

Required:

● Fluency in spoken and written English;

● Excellent professional writing and communication skills;

● Ability to connect facts and discern patterns;

● Ability to interact well with people of different nationalities, genders, and professional and educational backgrounds;

● Ability to work well as part of a team as well as independently.

Strongly preferred:

● Professional fluency in Spanish;

● Strong interviewing and documentation skills;

● Familiarity with Salesforce;

● Comfort working in rural areas, including on farms and outdoors;

● Willingness to work irregular hours on occasion;

● Driver’s license and willingness to drive long distances in rural communities in all seasons;

● Experience working with low-income and/or immigrant communities, working for human rights, and/or facilitating difficult conversations;

● Knowledge of occupational safety and health concepts and/or familiarity with affordable housing development.

Salary

Starting compensation is $40,000 annually, and may vary based on experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume or CV to [email protected] The subject line of the email should read MDSC Report Writer Position. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

MDSC is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a workforce that reflects and can relate easily to the diverse populations involved in the Milk with Dignity Program.

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