Grace Farms Foundation
  • New Canaan, CT, USA
  • Full Time

Role: Assistant Director of the Justice Initiative-Corporate Accountability

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Justice Initiative Director


The Role

The Justice Initiative at Grace Farms Foundation champions the core beliefs that each individual has an inherent right to liberty and that it is incumbent upon each of us to use our will and wherewithal to ensure freedom for all. With Grace Farms as our nexus for convening the public, private, and government sectors, we develop comprehensive strategies and partnerships that are designed to disrupt and combat all forms of contemporary slavery and gender-based violence.

We are seeking individuals with expertise and experience who understand how to engage corporations to promote human rights, specifically by creating and maintaining ethical global supply chains. In this role, you will work with the Justice Initiative team to build a strategic vision around corporate accountability practices, particularly that can support anti-trafficking efforts. As a key thought leader, you will  energize the Foundation's network and the community about the importance of transparent supply chains. 

The ideal candidate should possess expertise in issues of corporate accountability, including familiarity with human rights or international law.  In addition, the candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborations and strategy across various platforms to inform the Foundation's work. 

Your Day-to-Day

  • Work with the Justice Initiative team, including internal and external collaborators, to develop and implement the Foundation's vision and achieve current strategic objectives.
  • Assist with developing principles and practices that can support ethical supply chains
  • Represent the Foundation at conferences, public events, donor events, and partner events.
  • Assist with developing took kits for public engagement.
  • Assist with convening workshops, events, and partner events with a strategic eye for using Grace Farms public site as a platform for collaboration.
  • Moderate discussions about justice issues at public events
  • Serve as a thought leader on corporate accountability practices in public fora
  • Engage with governmental organizations, international organizations, and corporate actors.
  • Prepare written policy and other advocacy materials.
  • Analyze and edit documents including reports, briefing documents, press releases, and blogs.
  • Mentor justice team members and interns with a generous, supportive approach.

 Education & Qualifications

  • 10 years of relevant work experience including a minimum of 8 years of experience in law enforcement, anti-trafficking policy or international human rights.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrable familiarity and expertise in corporate accountability.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Experience working in partnerships and coalitions with legal experts and advocates.
  • Strong public speaking experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Exceptional project management skills that include managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes.
  • Strong emotional intelligence, active listening, and mediation skills.
  • High level of integrity, strategic thinking, and the ability to anticipate future opportunities.


All candidates must be legally able to work in the United States and undergo a thorough background check.


About Us


Grace Farms Foundation aspires to advance good in the world, providing a peaceful respite and porous platform to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith. 


Grace Farms Foundation supports initiatives in the areas of nature, arts, justice, community, and faith, and encourages participation locally and globally. The Foundation carries out its work through the publicly available facilities and integrated programs of Grace Farms, an 80-acre property owned and operated by the Foundation. Grace Farms was established as an essential platform for the Foundation, serving as a welcoming place where individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities come together to collaborate for the common good.

About Grace Farms

Grace Farms encompasses 80 acres of open space, with an architecturally significant building and has won 12 awards for architecture, sustainability, and social good.

 Grace Farms is accessible and free to the public six days a week, with meaningful program offerings, recreational spaces for all ages, publicly available art, walking trails, gathering spaces, a library, and a state-of-the art indoor amphitheater.


Join Us

Grace Farms Foundation, Inc. established in 2009, is a private operating foundation with 501c3 status in New Canaan, Connecticut. We fully opened to the public in October 2015. The Foundation is apolitical and an equal opportunity employer. 

Our team members join from diverse backgrounds and experiences and are united by a passion for our mission to advance good in the world. Each person contributes in an entrepreneurial setting to support our five initiatives and create an environment of grace and peace for the local, national, and global community.


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