(SAAS) Social Accountability Accreditation Services is Hiring a Program Coordinator

Feb 4, 2014 5:00 PM ET
View the job description on the SAAS website   Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) is hiring a Social Certification Program Coordinator.  

Social Certification Program Coordinator Position
The Program Coordinator is a key member of the SAAS team. The primary responsibility of the Program Coordinator is to manage scheduling and related activities for SAAS's oversight of accredited certification bodies as they audit to SA8000®, the BSCI code and other systems. This is fast paced job that involves communicating with international stakeholders and managing multiple tasks simultaneously. The Program Coordinator works closely with SAAS's field staff, who are based throughout the world, and also supports staff at our New York City headquarters. The Program Coordinator must be capable of maintaining a high volume of work spread across a variety of systems and processes. As time management is vital, organizational skills must be exceptional. The ability to adapt to changing environments and think creatively about ways to adapt and improve SAAS's systems for oversight will aid this candidate well.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual who seeks to deepen their understanding of labor rights and human rights issues in both the developing and the developed world. The ideal candidate for this position can demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy of corporate social responsibility and social audits. Candidate should also be able to appreciate and engage effectively with a diverse range of personalities, cultures, and working styles amongst other individuals involved in accreditation and certification scheme management. A balance of ability to understand and enforce requirements while having sensitivity to client needs is of great importance.

• Manage all aspects of scheduling assessments of accredited certification bodies.

• Coordinate with accounting department to monitor budgets, prepare invoices and billing.

• Follow up on post-audit activity, including tracking and disseminating audit reports.

• Maintain up to date records on all aspects of SAAS's assessment activities.

• Correspond and communicate with certification bodies, auditors, clients and other stakeholders concerning assessments and other matters.

• Maintain information about accredited certification bodies and auditors.

• Plan and coordinate logistics for SAAS events, meetings and trainings.

• Assist with special projects, research, correspondence, travel arrangements and reporting.

• Minimum B.A. in relevant field.

• Minimum two years' work in office environment.

• Experience with scheduling, coordinating events or equivalent practical experience.

• Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Intermediate-advanced knowledge of MS Office.

• Intermediate-advanced knowledge of MS Excel. 

• Experience with databases, including Access 

• Ability to think critically and devise creative and effective solutions to problems.

• Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple activities and projects simultaneously.

Position is located in New York City.

Application Deadline: 
February 14, 2014

Start Date: 
On or before March 10, 2014

SAAS, an equal opportunity employer, is committed to developing an enthusiastic and diverse work force. SAAS offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and a cover letter describing yourself and your interest in this specific position torecruits@sa-intl.org and reference "Social Certification Program Coordinator" or fax to 212-684-1515. No phone calls, please. No applications will be considered without a relevant cover letter.

About SAAS Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) provides assurance that workplaces worldwide are safe, decent places to work and that human and labor rights are protected in the workplace. We achieve this through the monitoring and oversight of certification bodies and other organizations that conduct social audits such as the Social Accountability SA8000 Standard and the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Code of Conduct. As the highest level of quality assurance and oversight for several widely used social auditing systems, SAAS plays a critical role in providing credible and reliable audits that protect the rights of workers.   Apply here: http://www.saasaccreditation.org/employment.htm http://www.saasaccreditation.org/employment.htm