Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fair Trade Entrepreneurs

Anywhere US, NY US

Job Type: Full Time
Who are we?
We are the founding members of a nation of ideas, of participation, of organization, of common goals. Our path begins with the power of people and their daily decisions, actions, needs, and desires. It then progresses toward a new global social-economic paradigm based on the principles of social responsibility.ᅠ
Our community is something powerful, comprised of individuals who believe that there can be a successful overthrow of past assumptions. We engage people who believe the problems of the world are solvable and who can and will attempt to participate in solving them. We are creating a space where people can participate in generating value for society at large and gain more for all involved in the process. We desire to work on behalf of the public through the creation of our own private win-win commitments. We work to be: Socially Responsible, Fair Trade, Environmentally Efficient, Politically Inclusive, Culturally Re-evolutionary.ᅠ
We invite you to apply to become an Agent, an important stakeholder of the interrupcion community, and to take a step in the direction of something that has never been tried before.

Mission / What we do as a community
Interrupcion was established in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2001, and New York in 2003. We were founded on the principle belief that by changing the ways in which organizations and individuals view their roles in society we can create a new, socially responsible economy, composed of sustainable economic supply chains that yield high-quality, affordable products while generating and increasing positive social outcomes. We are working to create integrated and linked value chains (supply chains) spanning from the seeds to the consumers.ᅠ

Interrupcion develops all natural, organic, socially responsible food products and participates in projects that aim to establish efficient processes for Socially Responsible Supply Chain development. From the seed to the consumer, interrupcion works in order to finance, import, distribute and market products in the North American Natural/Organic and Specialty markets, while investing and operating within a framework of social responsibility developed by interrupcion in communities in Argentina.Interrupcion currently imports three products: Trianna Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, All Natural Mmm Dulce de Leche, and Patagonia Berries, a line of handmade artisan jams. Forty new products are currently in production with Argentine producers.

Your Role
Agentᅠ- an autonomous individual member of interrupcion, working while creating positive social change; a social entrepreneur and regional representative of interrupcion; a community educator of social responsibility and an interrupter. An interrupcion Agent of Social Change works in the region where he/she lives, is a food broker of interrupcion fair trade products, and manages and coordinates the Responsible Consumption Campaign tasting and education sessions. The Responsible Consumption Campaign promotes interrupcion fair trade products to consumers and responsible consumption as a way to positively change the world; Educates consumers and partners about responsible consumption and Fair Trade processes; Invests in win-win, mutually beneficial relationships with interrupcion*s valued commercial partners, member individuals, organizations, and the global community.ᅠ

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for individuals that would like the opportunity to become a social entrepreneur by investing their time and energy in their local communities. Paid positions are available for entrepreneurial, dynamic, enthusiastic, concerned, and conscious individuals who can see the potential for a different world and want to participate in creating it. Everyone who works with interrupcion* makes a commitment to a community of socially responsible work, consumption, investment, and participation for a better world. All interested applicants should be prepared to engage in a path of personal and professional development.ᅠ

$9 per hour + 10% sales in your region. Agents are classified as independent contractors, and interrupcion* is not responsible for withholding state and federal taxes from paychecks. To apply visit our website and go to the English version of the site. There you can fill out an online application. An interrupter from the US office will be in touch with you within one week of applying.

Contact Information:
Michela Calabrese
718.417.4076 (phone)

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