Mobilizing a worldwide movement from Oakland, California

We’re leading the charge toward sustainable development and corporate social responsibility by forming fair and honest partnerships across the globe. We believe in community, we’re excited about change, and we hire bright, talented changemakers who share our vision.

Founded in 1998, Fair Trade Certified is the leading independent third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America. We’re a four time winner of Fast Company’s Social Capitalist of the Year award and the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and have been recognized as a leading social venture by the Clinton Global Initiative, Ashoka, the Klaus Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum.

We offer base salaries and job benefits that are competitive with other non-profits, including a generous time off and sabbatical package. Qualified job 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.


Director of Foundation Giving

Fair Trade USA is now investing significant capital in its global expansion and is well positioned for its next phase of growth. The Director of Foundation Giving will help provide the resources to drive innovation to enable the organization to scale. Reporting to the Vice President of Resource Development, the Director is charged with driving Fair Trade USA's ambitious growth plans by growing and managing a portfolio of foundation and institutional partners and related grants with leading U.S. and international private foundations, institutions, and corporations. She/he will be responsible for partnering with the Vice President to define a strategic plan for institutional giving with specific metrics and milestones.

Chief Financial Officer

As a key leader in a dynamic and changing organization, the CFO must be an innovative, hands-on leader who will assess, develop, implement and continually improve strong systems and procedures for the organization. She/he will collaborate with other C-officers and Vice-Presidents in designing and implementing the organization’s strategic plan and ensuring a successful, pragmatic, financially funded and impact focused organization.

Get involved


Interested in making a difference in the lives of farmers, workers, and fishermen around the world? If you can dedicate at least 15 hours per week, we offer internships in a vast array of projects and assignments at our Oakland office.

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