Human Rights Attorney

Fair Food Standards Council

Details:

  • Location: Sarasota, Florida
  • Salary: Competitive within the non-profit sector
  • Rolling application

About the Position: Attorneys make findings of fact and apply the Fair Food Code of Conduct to those facts; draft comprehensive reports; negotiate corrective action plans; carry out complaint intake, investigation and resolution through negotiation or formal decision drafting; conduct legal research; prepare memoranda of law on issues affecting farmworker rights; and make presentations to staff and director, as well as the public. FFSC is based in Sarasota, FL, with work-related travel throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Salary and benefits are competitive within the non-profit sector.

Qualifications/Skills

Fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole;

Strong communication and interviewing skills;

Strong writing and documentation skills, including attention to detail;

Ability to connect facts and discern patterns;

Ability to interact well with people of different nationalities, gender, and education levels;

Comfort working in rural areas, including onsite at farms (outdoors);

Willingness to work irregular hours and “do what is necessary”;

Ability to work well as part of a team, as well as independently;

Discipline and initiative; and Valid drivers’ license.