Human Rights Investigator

Fair Food Standards Council

About the organization

The mission of FFSC is to monitor the development of a sustainable agricultural industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers.

FFSC Investigators are based in Tampa, St. Pete, and Miami. Flexible trust-based remote work arrangements are the norm; however, work-related travel to farms across Florida and throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and elsewhere is integral to the position. Investigators are expected to be available in Florida from November through May.

Starting compensation is $55,764 annually and ranges commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance; 20 days of paid vacation and five days of paid sick time; parental leave policies; an employer-matched 401(k) plan; all federal holidays; company-wide break the week between Christmas and New Years; and an optional two-month unpaid sabbatical once every three years.

Duties

• Coordinate and conduct comprehensive audits of participating growers’ operations;
• Intake, investigate, and resolve confidential complaints in Spanish received through a 24-hour live hotline;
• Conduct sensitive interviews in Spanish and English with farmworkers, supervisors, and management;
• Prepare detailed, accurate notes in English from interviews and complaint investigations;
• Work closely with FFSC analysts, investigators, attorneys, and senior staff 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;
• Strong communication and interviewing skills in English and Spanish;
• 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 and independently;
• Discretion and maturity in dealing with confidential information;
• Comfort working in rural areas, including onsite at farms (outdoors, in high heat) for extended periods of time;
• Demonstrated commitment to human rights; and
• Desire to work closely with people of different nationalities, genders, and education levels.

Salary

$55,764

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applicants should send a resume/CV and a cover letter describing interest in the position to Judge Laura Safer Espinoza at [email protected]. The subject line of the email should read Investigator Position. Please state in the body of the email where you found the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The 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.

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