Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #399
Better Buying Institute (BBI) was launched in 2019 to promote the improvement of buyer purchasing practices, supply chain management, worker conditions, and the natural environment.
Improving purchasing practices in global supply chains — betterbuying.org Better Buying contributes to industry-wide transformation of buyer purchasing practices so that business relationships support suppliers in providing decent workplace conditions.
The Research Associate will be involved in all phases of Better Buying’s research, including creating and refining data collection instruments, communicating with suppliers located around the world to manage data collection and ensure quality and validity of data, analyzing and interpreting complex quantitative and qualitative data using SPSS and NVIVO software, using advanced statistical testing techniques, and contributing to report writing for differing industry audiences. Additionally, the Research Associate will work with the platform administrator during new developmental and data collection phases, conducting systematic user acceptance testing to identify and resolve technical errors, and ensuring that questionnaires and algorithms are performing as designed. The Research Associate will also support other projects and administrative work as assigned by the President.
The successful candidate will have a Master of Science degree in a fashion/apparel-related or other supply-chain focused field, plus graduate coursework in sustainability. Apparel industry experience, especially in global manufacturing is expected, as is experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods and experience working with computer programmers. Experience effectively managing others is preferred. Fluency in English, both oral and written and ability to work pro-actively, flexibly and independently from a remote location is required.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Research Associate” in the subject line of the email message. No phone calls please.