Human Rights Investigator
Fair Food Standards Council
About the organization
The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council (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 (http://www.fairfoodstandards.org/reports/).
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.
• 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.
• 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.
Pay is highly competitive within the non-profit sector. Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance, generous paid vacation and parental leave policies, and an employer-matched 401(k) plan.
Contact email: [email protected]
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