Human Rights Investigator

Fair Food Standards Council

Details:

  • Location: Tampa Bay Area, Florida
  • Salary: Competitive within the non-profit sector
  • Rolling application

About FFSC

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. FFSC is based in Sarasota, FL, with work-related travel throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Salary is competitive within the non-profit sector. Benefits include employer-paid medical and dental insurance, a generous paid vacation policy, and an employer-matched 401(k) plan.

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; 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; Comfort working in rural areas, including onsite at farms (outdoors); Demonstrated commitment to human rights; and Desire to work closely with people of different nationalities, gender, and education levels.