Open Position: Executive Director
Reports To: SAAS Board Of Directors
Location: United States – New York, NY
Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) is an independent agency that accredits and monitors third party social auditors and certifiers that verify compliance with social standards, such as Social Accountability International’s (SAI) SA8000 standard. Originally a division within SAI, SAAS was established formally in 2007 as an independent not-for-profit organization with its own staff, budget and Board of Directors. SAAS offers over a decade of global accreditation experience within the social sector.
SAAS currently accredits an international network of 23 certification bodies that collectively and currently certify nearly 4,000 factories employing over 2 million people worldwide to the SA8000 standard. SAAS also provides technical assistance and verification oversight to business networks, such as the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), for implementation of their standards. For further information, please visit
The Executive Director (ED) is the senior administrative officer of SAAS. The ED serves as the lead staff representative to the SAAS Board of Directors, the Accreditation Review Panel, and other Advisory Committees. The ED is the top management position at SAAS and has overall authority and executive decision-making responsibility for the organization.
The ED should be an experienced manager knowledgeable about social auditing and accreditation, with a successful track record. S/he will be responsible for direct reporting, establishing clear goals for the staff, monitoring staff, and ensuring quality of service for existing clients while also growing the business.
Business Management and Strategic Vision
Client Relations and Management
General Management and Administration
Some international and national travel required.
Please send a resume and a cover letter describing yourself, your interest in this specific position, and your relevant experience to
SAAS-Recruits@saasaccreditation.org and reference “SAAS Executive Director” or fax to 212-684-1515. No phone calls, please. No applications will be considered without a relevant cover letter. Cover letter shall include salary expectations for consideration.
SAAS is an equal opportunity employer.