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About Fair Trade USA


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
    As an award-winning social enterprise, Fair Trade USA takes pride in having developed a strong earned revenue stream that covers 80% of our annual budget. Nevertheless, fundraising remains essential to our success. Philanthropic capital enables us to make strategic investments in farmer capacity-building, consumer education, new product development, innovation and growth initiatives. Fair Trade USA is now poised to go to scale, impacting the lives of millions of families. We seek an outstanding development professional to join and help lead the next phase of the organization’s extraordinary journey.
  • Oakland, CA
    This position designs and iterates our Salesforce architecture to enable the organization to efficiently manage work with farms, factories, traders, and brands across the world. Salesforce helps Fair Trade USA maintain the rigor of our certification system and this position will ensure that our instance is flexible, scalable, and secure. Integrating, correlating, and optimizing data sets from each step in the supply chain will help the organization provide deeper insights into the impact of Fair Trade Certification. Advanced understanding of data modeling will ensure maximum flexibility and efficiency to meet the needs of coworkers, business partners, farmers & workers, and consumers.