The Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) is hiring a Human Rights Investigator to join a team dedicated to a sustainable agricultural industry and the human rights of farmworkers. Human Rights Investigators are primarily responsible for leading FFSC’s grower audits, including interviewing, note-taking, and analysis; as well as FFSC’s 24/7 complaint hotline, including intaking, investigating, and resolving sensitive complaints.

About FFSC

The mission of FFSC is to monitor the development of a sustainable agricultural industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, the long-term interests of growers, and the ethical supply chain concerns of retail food companies through implementation of the Programa de Comida Justa (FFP), a unique worker-led, market-driven social responsibility program that emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ successful Campaign for Fair Food. The FFP has been recognized by human rights experts as “the best workplace-monitoring program” in the US and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day.” To learn more, please see the FFSC’s annual report.

FFSC Investigators are based in Tampa, St. Pete, and Miami. Flexible trust-based remote work arrangements are the norm; however, work-related travel to farms across Florida and throughout the United States is integral to the position. Investigators are expected to be based in Florida from November through May.

Starting compensation is $55,764 annually and ranges commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance; 20 days of paid vacation and five days of paid sick time; parental leave policies; an employer-matched 401(k) plan; all federal holidays; organization-wide break the week between Christmas and New Years; and an optional two-month unpaid sabbatical once every three years.


  • Coordinate and conduct comprehensive audits of participating growers’ operations;
  • Intake, investigate, and resolve confidential complaints in Spanish received through a 24-hour live hotline;
  • Conduct sensitive interviews in Spanish and English with farmworkers, supervisors, and management;
  • Prepare detailed, accurate notes in English from interviews and complaint investigations;
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Fluency in Spanish;
  • Strong communication and interviewing skills in English and Spanish;
  • Strong attention to organization, detail, and accuracy;
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to meet tight deadlines and handle competing priorities;
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced setting requiring flexibility, frequent travel, and irregular hours;
  • Discretion and maturity in dealing with confidential information;
  • Comfort working in rural areas, including onsite at farms (outdoors, in high heat) for extended periods of time;
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights

Other Requirements

A valid drivers’ license and access to a car are necessary to complete the requirements of this position.

To Apply

Applicants should send a resume/CV and a cover letter describing their interest in the position to Mike Rios at The subject line of the email should read Investigator Position. Please state in the body of the email where you found the position.

The projected start date for this position is October. Applications will be reviewed in September.

FFSC is an equal-opportunity employer committed to developing a workforce that reflects and can relate easily to the diverse populations involved in the Fair Food Program.

FFSC is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas for the Human Rights Investigator position.