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SALT Project Director

FishWise is seeking a Project Director to co-create, and serve as a key leader of the multi-stakeholder Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) project. Working with the Traceability Division Director and Executive Director, the Project Director will be charged with managing and progressing the work of SALT to improve traceability in seafood supply chains, fisheries management, and biodiversity. S/he will provide the internal management of the project, including creating and tracking against the strategic plan, staff management, and technical oversight. If timing allows, the Project Director will consult with the Traceability Division Director and the Executive Director in the hiring of the SALT Project Manager. Externally, the Project Director will be a key ambassador for the project, engaging with stakeholders and experts to advance the goals and reach of SALT. Importantly, the Project Director will serve as the primary point of contact to USAID, the likely funder of the project. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and management skills, a passion for ocean stewardship, and a demonstrated strategic orientation.

In coordination with a diverse Cross-Sector Leadership Group, the Project Director will plan and implement strategic convenings, build a constituency, facilitate cross-site learning for traceability pilots via knowledge management, and actively engage seafood companies and market and source country governments at meetings and conferences. To support these efforts and serve as a central hub for information, the Project Director will work with the FishWise Communications Project Manager and other staff to create a SALT website. Together, these activities will form a collaboration platform overseen by the Project Director, in addition to all necessary logistics and communications. This position reports to the Traceability Division Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Director will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Serve as FishWise’s Chief of Party with responsibility for direct communication to USAID and the Walton Family Foundation.
  • Contribute to the SALT co-design process, resulting in the creation of a governance structure, work plan, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan, set of stakeholder engagements, and launch of SALT under the guidance of the Traceability Division Director and Executive Director.
  • Advance SALT’s prominence in the field by working with global traceability and IUU experts, engaging in multi-stakeholder collaborations, and networking at industry and NGO conferences and events.
  • Manage SALT’s strategic and long-term goals.
  • Plan, coordinate, execute, and revisit on a timely basis the MEL plan, marketing and branding strategy, and results chain for the project.
  • Supervise and manage a Project Manager, providing them with direction, input, and feedback regarding their role, responsibilities, and work plans; support relevant FishWise staff in the accounting, fundraising, and other operational tasks necessary for the successful operation of the project.
  • Review technical documents, reports, legislation, and news on traceability and illegal fishing to: 1) stay educated, updated and informed on latest developments, 2) summarize into publications and business friendly briefing documents for target audiences and, 3) use this information and resulting deliverables to inform the activities, work plan, and strategic plan of SALT.
  • Recruit, interview, and select well-qualified staff to advance the project, in consultation with the Traceability Division Director and Executive Director
  • Implement a comprehensive and thoughtful approach to knowledge management, including outreach, education, and communication systems and processes for all components of SALT.
  • Oversee all communications for the project, including the creation and maintenance of the SALT website, press releases, meeting correspondence, and public information briefs.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans, biodiversity, food security, and human rights
  • Advanced degree in related field and a minimum of 5 years experience
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop a high-performance team and achieve strategic objectives
  • Strong background in, and demonstrated success of, knowledge management in complex, multi-stakeholder processes
  • Proficiency in Mac computers including Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
  • Ability to quickly learn and use project management software (e.g., Podio) and other programs
  • Excellent professional writing and editing skills and verbal communication, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous work streams
  • Experience working in a collaborative office and professional environment
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight
  • Experience breaking down complex topics and documents into materials and channels that can be easily understood and implemented by diverse audiences spread around the globe
  • An understanding of seafood stakeholder interests, concerns and motivations related to improving seafood traceability and addressing IUU fishing and human rights abuses
  • Excellent network within the seafood industry, ocean conservation, or biodiversity fields preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish, Indonesian, and/or other languages preferred

Compensation and Location

FishWise offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be located in Santa Cruz, CA.

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SALT Project Manager

FishWise is seeking a Project Manager to provide internal management and support to the Project Director, and the multi-stakeholder Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) project. Working with the Project Director, the Project Manager will be charged with planning and executing a variety of key processes that will progress the work of SALT to improve traceability in seafood supply chains, fisheries management, and biodiversity. S/he will be tasked with ensuring the team is progressing and tracking against the strategic plan, and will provide the team with timely and effective communications related to traceability and illegal fishing. The ideal candidate will have strong personal and interpersonal communication skills, a passion for ocean stewardship, and superior project management experience.

In coordination with the Project Director, the Project Manager will assist in the creation of a platform to achieve the traceability goals by coordinating strategic convenings, implementing a knowledge management platform, coordinate with seafood companies and market and source country governments at meetings and conferences, and create a SALT website. This position reports to the SALT Project Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Manager will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Support the Project Director’s communications with USAID and the Walton Family Foundation.
  • Contribute to and organize logistics for the SALT co-design process, resulting in the creation of a governance structure, work plan, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan, set of stakeholder engagements, and launch of SALT.
  • Support SALT’s strategic and long-term goals.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the work plan, in collaboration with the Project Director.
  • Coordinate meetings, travel, logistics, and communications for the project.
  • Advance FishWise and SALT’s prominence in the field by working with global traceability and IUU experts, engaging in multi-stakeholder collaborations, and networking at industry and NGO conferences and events.
  • Review technical documents, reports, legislation, and news on traceability and illegal fishing to: 1) stay educated, updated and informed on latest developments, 2) summarize into publications and business friendly briefing documents for diverse audiences and, 3) use this information and resulting deliverables to inform the activities, work plan, and strategic plan of SALT.
  • Support the implementation of a MEL plan, marketing and branding strategy, and results chain for the project.
  • Work with the Project Director to implement and execute knowledge management, communication and process systems for all components of SALT.
  • Lead all communications under the direction of the Project Director, including the creation and maintenance of the SALT website, press releases, meeting correspondence, public information briefs, and various other communications vehicles.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans, biodiversity, food security, and human rights
  • Two plus years of relevant work experience and a Bachelors degree required; three years of experience and an advanced degree preferred
  • Excellent Mac-computer skills including Microsoft Office & Adobe Suite
  • Ability to quickly learn and use project management software (e.g. Podio) and other programs
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous work streams
  • Experience working in a collaborative office and professional environment
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight
  • Experience breaking down complex topics and documents into materials that can be easily understood by target audiences
  • Established network within the seafood industry, ocean conservation, or biodiversity fields preferred
  • An understanding of seafood stakeholder interests, concerns and motivations related to improving seafood traceability and addressing IUU fishing and human rights abuses
  • Foreign language skills a plus

Compensation and Location

FishWise offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be located in Santa Cruz, CA.

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About Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT)

The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) is an anticipated five-year project that will engage a vast network of participants, including market-state governments, source country governments, industry, and other stakeholders seeking to improve traceability in seafood supply chains. To begin the work, FishWise and a third-party consultant, will lead an extensive co-design process. USAID, the Walton Family Foundation and other funders, and a cross-sector group of leaders will provide extensive input in the co-design, while other stakeholders will be invited to participate at various steps in the process. The desired result of SALT is to create a collaboration platform that leads to improvements in fisheries sustainability and marine biodiversity through enhanced traceability and transparency that enables and incentivizes stronger fisheries management and increased industry self-regulation. SALT will work toward the achievement of these goals:

  • Expand accessible, interoperable, electronic catch documentation and traceability.
  • Increase source country capacities to apply electronic catch documentation and traceability to strengthen fisheries management and to verify fisheries data within these systems.
  • Increase incentives and capacities for industry to apply electronic traceability to ensure the legality of wild-caught fisheries products in their supply chains.

These outcomes will be achieved through increased collaboration, application and scaling of good practices for traceability and transparency, fisheries management, as well as responsible business processes through engagement in a multi-stakeholder community of practice. Targeted and facilitated learning within and between pilot sites will also be a key strategy to achieve the outcomes.

For more information on FishWise and SALT, please visit https://www.fishwise.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Seafood-Alliance-for-Legality-and-Traceability.pdf.

 

Senior Project Director, Traceability Division

We are seeking a Senior Project Director to advance social responsibility and protect human and labor rights within seafood supply chains and our work promoting traceability and combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing (IUUF). The Senior Project Director will assist the Division Director in creating budgets, fundraising, and setting the vision and strategic plan for the Division. The Senior Project Director will help fill in for the Division Director when that staff member is out of the office. The Senior Project Director will oversee all traceability and human rights work with seafood industry business partners. The position will also serve as a mentor, leader, and topic expert for Division staff, helping the Division to: 1) empower the seafood industry to improve traceability and eliminate products that are harvested illegally, or associated with human rights abuses, from their supply chains via the creation of tools and guidance; 2)  facilitate discussions between key players to find novel solutions to improve traceability, combat IUUF, and address labor and social compliance challenges; and 3)  communicate progress and updates to a core group of NGOs, industry, and other stakeholders. The Senior Project Director will achieve these goals by building strong relationships with the seafood industry, government, academia, and NGOs.

Reporting: This position reports to the Traceability Division Director.

Responsibilities

  • Manage FishWise’s strategic and long-term goals related to improving business practices that protect human and labor rights, improve traceability, and combat illegal fishing within the seafood industry.
  • Provide guidance and strategic input to the Project Directors and Project Managers as they plan, coordinate, and implement human rights and traceability partner services and deliverables, including tracking and ensuring progress against contract line items.
  • Communicate the Traceability Division’s efforts, related news, policy, and industry developments to the FishWise Board of Directors, funders, collaborators, and business partners via email, conference calls, reports, and webinars.
  • Advance FishWise’s prominence in the field by working with human rights and traceability experts, engaging in multi-stakeholder collaborations, and networking at conferences and events.
  • Review technical documents, reports, legislation, and news on human rights, anti-IUUF, and traceability efforts to stay educated, updated and informed on latest developments and serve as a technical expert within the Division.
  • Support the Traceability Division Director in developing funding proposals, communicating with funders, and expanding fundraising activities to support existing and future operations.
  • Plan, coordinate, execute, and track grant deliverables in collaboration with the Project Directors.
  • In consultation with the Traceability Division Director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified staff.
  • Support the professional development of Traceability Division staff through technical expertise, coaching, and feedback regarding roles, responsibilities, and projects.
  • In the future, supervise and manage staff, providing them with direction, input, and feedback regarding their roles, responsibilities, and projects.
  • Implement project management and communication systems and processes to effectively manage a growing team and expanding range of projects.
  • Work with Project Directors within the Traceability Division to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Speak at conferences, meetings, and industry events, presenting North American NGO and industry perspectives on illegal fishing and human rights issues.

 Qualifications

  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans and human rights.
  • Bachelor of Science in related field and 5 years experience minimum with an advanced degree.
  • Excellent program management skills with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop a high-performance team and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Experience working with industry to implement social or environmental improvements.
  • Expert understanding of human rights, traceability technology and IUU fishing challenges in addition to seafood sustainability criteria and the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures e.g. supply chains, businesses, NGOs, and government agencies.
  • Strong and diverse network of professionals in related fields.
  • Excellent Mac-computer skills including Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite preferred.
  • Excellent professional writing and editing skills and verbal communication, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Experience working in a collaborative office or professional environment.
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight.
  • Experience breaking down complex topics and documents into materials that can be easily understood by target audiences.

Hours and Benefits

  • This is a full-time position preferably based in the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • Competitive benefit package.
  • Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Evening and weekend work will sometimes be required.
  • Occasional business travel and personal transportation is required.

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Distributor Division Intern

The Distributor Division, a recently established team at FishWise, is seeking a paid intern to assist in the day-to-day service and support of mid-supply chain partners – current and prospective. The intern’s responsibility will be multi-faceted: 1) to conduct a strategic mid-supply chain-focused project that adds value to the Distributor Division strategic direction, 2) to provide support to existing mid-supply chain partnerships and scopes of work, 3) to assist in the vetting of new partnerships and projects, and 4) to provide general support. The intern will work under the direct supervision of a Distributor Division Project Manager. The length of the internship is expected to be 3 months with the possibility of extension.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead execution of one (or more) of the following projects, depending on personal interest and proficiency:
    • Conduct a business literature review to help build the foundation for a sustainability value case specific to mid-supply chain seafood companies
    • Create new or enhance existing communication channels for FishWise mid-supply chain partner sustainability initiatives
    • Conduct a landscape review of mid-supply chain seafood companies to map key influencers in environmental and social sustainability
    • Assess the extent of sustainability commitments and engagement by seafood distributors, suppliers, and importers
  • Provide general support to partnership leads in servicing current partnerships
    • Complete research tasks and summarize key information for internal and external audiences
    • Evaluate the environmental, traceability and social risks associated with various seafood products/sources in order to inform recommendations to partners
    • Conduct data analysis/manipulation using Filemaker and Excel.
  • Facilitate business development processes, including conducting research on prospective partnerships and utilizing and updating internal tracking tools
  • Provide general support to organization-wide tasks and initiatives
  • Develop additional independent projects based on personal interests in seafood sustainability, as opportunities arise

Qualifications

  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans and seafood
  • Bachelor’s degree, at minimum, in a related field
  • Basic understanding and desire to learn more about seafood sustainability (environmental and social) as it relates to seafood businesses
  • Excellent Mac-computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Docs (Filemaker a plus)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Experience working in a collaborative office and/or professional environment
  • Self-starter, flexible, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and independently

Hours

  • This is a part-time, temporary position based in the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Infrequent evening and weekend work may be required
  • Personal transportation is required

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FishWise Internship

The Intern’s primary responsibility is two-fold: 1) to provide support to existing member retailer partners and 2) provide general office support. The intern will work with existing Project Managers who are the main customer service contact for retail partners with questions or needs after the launch of the FW program. The intern will help them support these partnerships through materials development and shipment, newsletters and website updates. The Intern will conduct work to support major buyer partnerships with database work and species research. The Intern will also conduct general office work such as assisting with technology, cleaning, and purchasing supplies. The Project Managers will provide direction and oversight to the Intern.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Project Managers to support independent partnerships including: creating promotional sheets in Adobe Illustrator, writing and editing monthly newsletter pieces, materials shipments, etc.
  • Correct store audits as needed to help improve seafood label accuracy for retailers.
  • Research the sustainability of various seafood products in order to recommend sourcing action for partners.
  • Assist with research of and networking for product sourcing.
  • Update and enter ratings and certifications in databases for seafood products.
  • Summarize scientific reports/seafood news for internal and external communication.
  • Conduct analyses of seafood inventory for partners using Filemaker and Excel.
  • Write weekly blog for FishWise website.
  • Update and develop new promotional materials. Print and collate as needed. Organize digital files and photos.
  • Perform various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, ordering software, and general office upkeep.
  • Opportunity to develop unique independent project based off personal interests in seafood sustainability.

Qualifications

  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Basic understanding and desire to learn more about seafood sustainability criteria and relevant stakeholders e.g. supply chain businesses, NGOs, and government agencies
  • Excellent Mac-computer skills including Microsoft Office & Adobe Suite
  • Strong communication skills and reliability
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Experience working in a collaborative office or professional environment
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and independently, such as Filemaker database management, Joomla website maintenance, EndNote, etc
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, and a positive “can-do” attitude

Hours

  • This is a part-time position based in the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Personal transportation is required

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