We believe that in order to be successful in realizing the original fair trade vision, we need to deepen involvement and participation in our model. In doing this we go back to the best that alternative trade has always been about: innovation, global solidarity, social imagining and learning, and economic justice. Organizers are responsible for building and developing an engaged community of citizen-consumer and bringing them more deeply into the broader organization.  Join our organizing team as we take a powerful step in building a democratic model that connects all parts of our supply chain.

To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and answers to the application questions to

Job Description
  • Employment Status: Full Time, Regular Exempt Position on Worker-Owner Track
  • Hours: 40-45 hours/week
  • Starting Salary: TBD
  • Benefits: Health/dental/vision insurance coverage, vacations, holidays, sick days, eligibility for worker-ownership
  • Department: Citizen-Consumer
  • Report to: Designated supervisor
  • Location: West Bridgewater, MA strongly preferred
  • An interest in the mission of Equal Exchange
  • Knowledge of fair trade and supply chain challenges preferred
  • Experience working in a social justice/food justice organization
  • Organizing experience; groups and individuals
  • Ability to work independently and in a team context
  • Flexibility and ability to work with undefined goals
  • Willingness to continuously learn by experience
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and problem solve
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong communication; written and verbal
  • Strong computer skills, including database and other communication technologies
  • Comfortable speaking in public
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Recruiting and development of action forum membership
  • Member communication, engagement, and education
  • Presentations and trainings
  • Event planning / travel logistics
  • Responsible for action forum strategy within a team context
  • Shared accountability for program budgeting; adjusting as needed
  • Participate in weekly team meetings
  • Maintaining shared team systems and databases
  • Collaboration with other departments within Equal Exchange
  • Work with creative as needed to develop informational materials and gear
  • Continuous learning on Equal Exchange and the best methods to engage citizen-consumers in our work
  • Other tasks and projects as needed
Personnel & Worker Ownership/Fair Trade Development (approx. 10%): 
  • Participating in staff, team, department, and educational (Exchange Time) meetings.
  • Understanding our producer partners, trading policies, and the Fair Trade movement.
  • Understanding and participate effectively in our worker co-operative model.
Application Questions
  1. Since our founding, Equal Exchange has tried to change the food system (the way businesses operate/trade is conducted); we have not yet succeeded. In an increasing consolidated and corporate controlled landscape, what actions do you think are now necessary for us to effectively challenge the status quo/build a different food system that works for farmers, workers, and consumers.
  2. Our supporters are spread across the country and engage with Equal Exchange in very different ways. Describe an organizing model – or organizing activities - that you think would be appropriate for EE to build an engaged community of citizen-consumers. Many brands are exploring ways to connect with their supporters, how is Equal Exchange’s initiative different?
To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and answers to the application questions to

Equal Exchange supports equal employment opportunity for all classes of individuals, regardless of age, race, color, national origin, citizenship status, disability, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, veteran status. Additionally, people who are oppressed or are denied power and privilege in society are strongly encouraged to apply.