Associate Director, Human Trafficking and Forced Labor
The Associate Director – Human Trafficking and Forced Labor will join BSR’s team of 35+ human rights experts in supporting companies across industries to respect human rights with a focus on human trafficking, forced labor, and modern slavery
BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 300 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s more than 25 years of leadership in sustainability.
We are proud to say that we have a team of some of the most talented and motivated people in the industry working in our global offices in Singapore, Copenhagen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
Associate Directors at BSR develop new business opportunities and direct consulting and grant-funded projects, including multi-company collaborations, that provide high value to BSR members and other leading companies that are interested in improving their sustainability performance. Key responsibilities include:
- Member Services: Associate Directors manage several key member relationships and provide member support to drive recruitment and retention for their clusters. Associate Directors may be required to provide services to companies outside of their clusters or regions depending on business needs.
- Project Direction: Associate Directors transition from project management to project direction. In the Project Director role, they deliver consulting services to members or funders in their cluster—often directing several projects simultaneously.
- Thought Leadership and External Representation: Associate Directors represent BSR to external audiences by presenting at conferences, writing publications, forming external partnerships, and creating other opportunities to raise BSR’s profile more broadly.
- Business Development: Associate Directors build deep relationships with senior executives and business leaders within BSR’s member base, and they develop new business opportunities across their cluster portfolio. Associate Directors may have additional responsibilities to develop business with private foundations, public-sector funders, and other partners.
The Associate Director – Human Trafficking and Forced Labor will join BSR’s team of 35+ human rights experts in supporting companies across industries to respect human rights and improve corporate human rights performance, with a focus on issues and approaches related to human trafficking, forced labor, and modern slavery more broadly.
Specific projects may include conducting human trafficking / modern slavery assessments, developing risk prevention and mitigation measures and remediation plans for human trafficking or modern slavery, developing and reviewing human trafficking and modern slavery policies and statements, developing strategies for managing risks related to modern slavery and human trafficking, and supporting human trafficking reporting and stakeholder engagement efforts.
This position will work closely with the Human Rights team and other industry teams to grow existing relationships and build new opportunities. This includes contributing to BSR’s research, thought leadership, and external engagement. The Associate Director will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships within anti-human trafficking and business and human rights community internationally and locally.
The person in this position will work with companies across a range of industries with a focus on the following sectors: Technology; Telecommunications; Consumer Products; Food, Beverage, and Agriculture; Energy and Extractives; Industrials; Financial Services; Healthcare; and/or Transport and Logistics.
- 7-10 years of relevant professional experience (or equivalent education and experience) from a top-tier consulting firm, NGO, or similar role in a consumer-facing company working with business on issues related human rights.
- Significant experience working with business on issues related to human trafficking / modern slavery. This may include consulting to companies on human rights, working in NGOs and civil society organizations, implementing anti-human trafficking rights programs in the field, or undertaking and publishing significant research on human rights issues in a business context.
- Experience implementing such programs in one or more of the following sectors: Consumer Products; Food, Beverage, and Agriculture; Energy and Extractives; Industrials; Financial Services; Healthcare; or Transport and Logistics.
- Familiarity with the anti-human trafficking and modern slavery field, including familiarity with a range of approaches to manage human trafficking and modern slavery.
- Proven track record of success in working with business in a client/customer-facing position. Well-developed interpersonal skills for high-level interaction with BSR member companies, policymakers, and a broad network of anti-trafficking organizations and stakeholders.
- Experience with private foundations, and other funders to enable project implementation is highly valued.
- Proven leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to mentor other team members.
- Collaborative mindset and the intellectual agility to work with companies in various industries.
- Experience managing multiple, disparate projects simultaneously.
- High degree of fluency in English, with fluency in a second language a plus.
- Self-motivated with a capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced environment.
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills. Strong organizational skills.
- Passionate about human rights and BSR’s mission to advance human rights through its work with the private sector.
- Willingness to undertake up to 15% business travel.
- High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect, and integrity.
- Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.
BSR is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As a global organization, BSR strives to represent a culmination of different perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and ideas. BSR encourages employees to be themselves and share their unique stories, as these initiatives foster a global environment of creativity, forward thinking, and open-mindedness. These values drive the innovative work of our staff and support BSR’s overarching mission to build a just and sustainable world.
At BSR, discrimination because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by regional laws, is not condoned. BSR strives to maintain a fair and inclusive working environment. Thus, these factors do not influence recruitment, performance management processes, and project assignments. BSR aims to support necessary accommodations and has a zero-tolerance policy for discriminatory behavior and retaliation in response to the needs of our employees.