Closing Date:

Apr 30, 2016


Competitive Salary with Benefits

How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to

Please insert “Finance and Administration Coordinator” in the email subject line.

The position is at SAI Headquarters in New York City. Compensation commensurate with experience and appropriate for a charitable organization of SAI’s size. Excellent benefits package. SAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SAI Background Information

Social Accountability International (SAI) advances human rights at work, driven by diverse perspectives to navigate evolving labour issues. We design and implement innovative processes that empower and inspire stakeholders and facilitate partnerships.

SAI’s shared vision is of decent work everywhere – sustained by widespread understanding that decent work can benefit business while securing basic human rights.

SAI is a leader in implementation: documenting social accountability standards, delivering practical tools, and building the capacity for organizations to implement such standards. SAI develops partnerships to train and empower workers, facility and supply chain managers, auditors, government agency staff, and NGOs, using key tools such as the SA8000® Standard, Social Fingerprint®, TenSquared, handbooks for implementation of the UN and IFC principles, Signatory Membership, professional development training courses, and capacity building projects.

SAI Signatory Members include HP, The Walt Disney Company, Tata Steel, VF (Timberland, Wrangler, Lee, North Face & other brands), Tchibo, and Eileen Fisher. SAI’s work is funded by US, Dutch, German and UK government agencies, by fees for training courses and member services, and by foundations and individuals.

Job Description:

Position Description

The Finance & Administrative Coordinator is responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations, procedures, and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. This position will also assist the Finance Department with accounts receivable functions. The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be well organized, flexible, and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting HQ and field personnel.

Reports to: Chief Finance & Administration Officer; Manager of Finance & Administration


  • Update, design, implement, and oversee adherence to office policies and procedures; ensure the office is compliant to the SA8000 Standard.

  • HR administration: orientation and training of new staff members and interns; periodic review and update of materials for personnel; follow up on benefit changes with health plan administrator to maintain compliance in a timely manner.

  • General office maintenance: planning logistics, performing upkeep and leasehold improvements, liaising with building management, manage office orders, maintaining office filing system, and performing upkeep and scheduling regular servicing of office equipment.

  • Coordinating and assisting with contact database activities, including maintaining updated contact information for organization.

  • Serving as backup for I.T. Consultant as necessary: diagnosing daily I.T. related issues, coordinating updates and upgrades with I.T. Consultant.

  • Assisting with preparation of materials and taking minutes for staff meetings.

  • Keep track and process accounts payables and incoming payments

  • Prepare bills, invoices, and bank deposits

  • Answering general inquiries.

  • Keeping abreast of labor rights issues.

  • Assisting other staff as needed.

Qualifications and Core Competencies

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Experience in:

  • Project management and coordination

  • HR administration

  • Accounting, data and administrative management practices and procedures

Demonstrable Skills and Capabilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills

  • Ability to learn and adapt to various technology for time and expense management, project management, and accounting (such as: Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks)

  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

  • Must be detail oriented


  • Creative, willing to experiment, hands-on, take initiative, flexible, resourceful, team-oriented, able to balance analysis and action, results-oriented, entrepreneurial

  • Resourcefulness, with an orientation to measurable results

  • Committed to SAI’s mission