Textile Exchange is hiring a
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers towards more purposeful production from the very start of the supply chain.
By 2030, its goal is to guide the industry to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within fiber and raw material production. Its focus is holistic and interconnected, accelerating the adoption of practices that improve the state of our water, soil health, and biodiversity too.
For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to positive impact. That’s why Textile Exchange believes that approachable, step-by-step instruction paired with collective action can change the system to make preferred materials and fibers an accessible default, mobilizing leaders through attainable strategies, proven solutions, and a driven community.
At Textile Exchange, materials matter. To learn more, visit TextileExchange.org.
Working at Textile Exchange
We work remotely with a team located in 20+ countries. We are a diverse group committed to harnessing the strengths of the global textile industry to accelerate change toward climate and other key environmental goals. We work collaboratively on important environmental issues around the world by working and interacting with farming groups, processors, brands, retailers, and environmental experts in the textile and fashion industries around the world. We offer an opportunity to join a cutting-edge global environmental nonprofit and to help strengthen the impact of our organization. Each Textile Exchange employee is offered a competitive compensation package with paid time off, a yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more.
We are looking for a Senior Coordinator to support Textile Exchange’s Cotton programs and activities, primarily coordinating the Cotton Round Tables.
Our new team member will be ready to take on a diversity of tasks from administrative support to the development of communication media and event planning and coordination.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a mission-driven organization. You will be a positive person interested in sustainability and passionate about scaling solutions to address the climate crisis. You will have a proven ability to remain flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism. Expert-level written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to plan ahead, strong decision-making capacity and attention to detail.
Like all roles at Textile Exchange, this role will be primarily home-based; Textile Exchange is a US-based but remote-working organization with a global team. Your key colleagues will primarily be based in the UK and US. You will be based in countries with time zones between UTC and UTC+3 time zones (Africa, Europe, Western Asia) overlapping with the ones of your colleagues.
Reports to: Cotton Manager
Duties and Responsibilities
Overall administrative, /conceptualization and oversight of the Cotton Round Tables:
Coordinate quarterly meetings, agenda, notes communication and files
Support strategy development of Round Tables to pivot them into action, including KPIs and strategic agenda planning
Support on all Cotton Round Table activities, e.g., preparation of summits, liaison with external speakers etc.
Coordinate the development and workstreams of relevant Working Groups
Support relevant Working Group meetings, e.g., taking minutes, follow-up requests etc.
Support with stakeholder engagement and relationship management of strategic cotton partners and programs
Lead communication platforms; the Hub Cotton Round Table page(s), and relevant cotton queries through the website mailbox
Support the Regional Ambassadors for Cotton coordinating and organizing annual Regional Round Table Summits and lead the regional RT comms (newsletter articles, eblasts, webpages, engagement)
Lead material summaries and support with resource development of reports, guides, etc.
Assist with the administrative support internally and externally of the Cotton Challenges
Coordinate with other Textile Exchange teams to ensure implementation of ongoing and future Cotton Challenges Challenge
Cotton Manager and C&FC team support:
Support the arrangements of complex meeting concerning multiple stakeholders
Support with presentations, formatting, and spell-checking papers, help with building reports and information in a digestible and presentable format
Build effective relationships across all levels of the organization from the leadership team to junior colleagues to ensure you are connected to what is going on
Carry out ad-hoc research into key questions/requirements
Organize and lead Cotton team meetings and internal events
Cotton & Fiber Crops overall support:
Reports coordination and development:
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.
Interested and passionate about addressing climate change in the textile and fashion industry.
1-3 years of work experience in cotton and fiber crops and/or in the textile and fashion industry
Team player, resourceful, eager to learn and able to work independently but collaboratively in a virtual workplace.
Highly attentive to detail with strong organizational and planning skills.
Self-starting and proactive about thinking what is needed.
Excellent communication, written, and grammatical skills in English (Native or bilingual proficiency).
Experience in drafting/copywriting reports
Equipped with excellent computer skills including advanced proficiency in Microsoft. Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and the ability to quickly learn new systems.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, workstreams and deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail.
Ability to think outside the box to creatively “problem solve” in a new and often contentious space.
Experience in organizing events collaboratively will be a plus.
Background on the recycled cotton will be a plus.
Contract full-time position (40 hours per week).
Work from home, virtual/remote (flexible working hours is a must due to differences in international time zones).
Compensation range: US $45,000–55,000
Textile Exchange is currently unable to provide sponsorship for work permits. Candidates need to have the existing right to work in a nominated working location.
To be filled as soon as possible (start date to be agreed between both parties).
For Global Benefit packages (if applicable) please see FAQ: https://remote.com/preemployment-faq
How to Apply
Please submit the following:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged.
Textile Exchange is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.