Staff Attorney, Human Rights at Fair Food Standards Council
The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) is to monitor the development of a sustainable Florida tomato industry that advances both the human rights of farmworkers and the long-term interests of growers through implementation of the Fair Food Program (FFP). The work of the FFSC today is producing a replicable, scalable model for expansion of the FFP beyond the Florida tomato industry in the years ahead.
The Fair Food Program is a unique worker-led, market-driven social responsibility program which emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' (CIW) successful Campaign for Fair Food, a campaign to affirm the human rights of agricultural workers and improve the conditions under which they labor. The FFP expanded from a pilot to statewide coverage of the Florida tomato industry in 2011, and its effectiveness has since been recognized by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the White House, PBS/Frontline, and the Roosevelt Institute.
The FFSC is based in Sarasota, Florida.
About the Position
The staff attorney position requires excellent interviewing skills, attention to detail, making findings of fact and applying the Fair Food Code of Conduct to those facts, drafting comprehensive reports, negotiating corrective action plans, complaint intake, investigation and resolution through negotiation or formal decision drafting, legal research and memoranda of law on issues affecting farmworker rights and presentations to staff and director, as well as the public. Fluency in conversational Spanish is required.
Salary and benefits are competitive within the non-profit sector. The FFSC is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a workforce that reflects and can relate easily to the diverse populations involved in the Fair Food Program.
Job title: Staff Attorney, Human Rights
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Closing date: Open until filled