About Fair Trade USA

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We’ve won the Fast Company Magazine Social Capitalist award four times. We also love our jobs. We know we’re making a difference in the lives of people all over the world – big, measurable differences. Our team is driven by a global perspective and the vision that corporate social responsibility can become the standard, not the exception. Learn about opportunities to become a member of our staff by reading more below.

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Our headquarters is located in Oakland, CA at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. The office is an open, attractive atmosphere where we collaborate and socialize easily. Our staff is a diverse collection of fun, talented professionals who share a passion for the Fair Trade mission. The organizational culture encourages and supports integrity, innovation, idealism and excellence in oneself and colleagues. Learn more at our Mission/Vision page. Fair Trade USA offers base salaries that are competitive with other leading non-profits plus impressive benefits, including a generous time off and sabbatical package. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, legally protected medical condition or disability.

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We offer compelling, educational and service experiences for students, recent graduates and professionals as volunteers in our Oakland office. You will have the opportunity to work in a professional setting with a talented group of individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of family farmers and workers around the world. Volunteers who can meet the more substantial time commitment of an internship can access a diverse array of projects and assignments that complement educational curriculum in a variety of areas. Recent college graduates and transitioning professionals are also welcome to apply. Most of our internship positions require a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. Some positions require a more or less hours or weeks depending on the complexity of the project or assignment. If you are unable to meet these time requirements but want to help with general support tasks or projects within your particular expertise, send us an email from the Contact Us page! Although we welcome international applicants to our listed opportunities, Fair Trade USA is not authorized to sponsor US Work or Student Visas.

  • Oakland, CA
    We seek an outstanding Vice President of Certification to join our Senior Management Team and help lead the next phase of our organization’s extraordinary journey. The Vice President of Certification will be responsible for innovating and implementing Fair Trade USA’s global certification model - which encompasses chain of custody, trade, agricultural producer and factory certification – in ways that ensure equitable trade practices at every level of the supply chain with a high level of transparency and traceability. The VP will work with Impact and Standards to identify ways that certification can credibly deliver more impact