Communications Project Manager

The Communications Project Manager will be the day-to-day operational lead for marketing and communications strategies that support FishWise’s mission. The Communications Project Manager will help to refine and continue to implement a strong and consistent FishWise brand identity, as well as provide marketing and communications support for FishWise staff, programs, and partnerships. The Communications Project Manager reports to the Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (50%)

  • Develop persuasive messages that support core organization-wide initiatives, programs, and organizational mission; ensure messages are accurately and consistently communicated by staff
  • Serve as a resource, coach, and mentor to staff regarding communications
  • Principle copy-editor for FishWise communications 
  • Manage and grow FishWise’s social media presence
  • Oversee the production and distribution of FishWise materials in print and online formats to educate the public and promote FishWise’s mission 
  • Oversee FishWise’s profile and brand management
  • Oversee website look, feel, and content development
  • Manage FishWise press releases and general media relations 
  • Work with Executive Director on opposition strategy and communications
  • Lead graphic design work for all FishWise communications 
  • Enhances FishWise’s communications expertise by attending conferences/trainings

In Support of Business Partnerships (40%)

  • Support consumer education and marketing efforts across all FishWise retail partnerships e.g. developing point-of-sale and web-based marketing materials
  • Support staff training efforts across all FishWise partnerships e.g. developing online training modules, reviewing presentations, etc.

In Support of Community Engagement (10%)

  • Manage FishWise’s local community events (primarily Blue Drinks) 
  • Represent FishWise at tabling and local community events
  • Engage with local ocean conservation community and collaborate when opportunities arise 
  • Write blogs/newsletter articles, as needed  


  • Bachelors degree in in marketing, communications or a related field 
  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience with increasing responsibility for design, implementation, and management of marketing and/or communications strategies
  • Excellent professional writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and deliver persuasive and clear verbal and written communications
  • Conflict communication experience
  • Experience with issue management and public advocacy issues desired
  • Advanced computer proficiency including Mac OS X, Adobe CS, Microsoft Office and web publishing applications
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; must have credibility, good judgment, honesty, and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team player and with flexibility in a rapidly changing environment
  • Initiative to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude
  • Effective skills in time management with ability to anticipate, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to handle sensitive information effectively and confidentially
  • Knowledge of the seafood industry and/or sustainable seafood NGO landscape a plus
  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans

Hours and Benefits:

  • This is a full-time position of approximately 40hrs/week
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Full medical, dental, vision, life, 401K w/ match, vacation & sick leave
  • Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
  • Evening and weekend work will sometimes be required
  • Occasional business travel and personal transportation is required

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Database Manager

Under the direction of the Program Manager, and in collaboration with the Project Management Team, the Database Manager is responsible for overseeing the organization's databases. This position has three primary responsibilities: database management and development, data integration and analysis, and staff training. This position is responsible for the acquisition, analysis and utilization of data from multiple partnerships to support FishWise's sustainable seafood objectives. Within FishWise, the Database Manager is responsible for the integrity of the database systems, the data flow management, and identifying and implementing improvements to the systems to ensure that the highest quality information is used in partnership reporting and project planning.

• Serve as the point-person within FishWise responsible for the management and development of all current and future databases.
• Maintain relational database structures, write and test scripts, perform data imports, uploads, queries, reports, and extracts according to established protocols including exporting and importing to and from Microsoft Excel and other document formats.
• Provide technical support and customer service to internal users with data requests, issue resolutions, and the creation of effective end-user layouts.
• Provide customized ongoing training to current and new staff in up-to-date Filemaker techniques for data imports, queries, tables, and data pulls.
• Work with users to create and maintain instruction manuals and business rules, and post documents to a shared drive for all staff to access.
• Work to streamline, improve, and implement data collection, analyses, and reporting processes to increase efficiencies across departments and users.
• Collaborate with staff in assessing and interpreting partners needs and requirements to build new solutions.
• Administer user accounts with appropriate security and access level options.
• Diagnose problems as they occur, and identify and implement solutions.
• Schedule routine updates and maintenance.

Required Qualifications
• 2+ years experience working with relational databases
• Proficient with Filemaker Pro Advanced 12 and Microsoft Excel in a Mac environment
• Basic statistical analysis and code writing knowledge
• QA/QC experience
• Creative, self-driven, and proactive with the determination to find solutions
• Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Experience working in a collaborative office or professional environment
• Excellent professional writing and editing skills
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• A demonstrated passion for the stewardship of the oceans and/or the environment

Preferred Qualifications 
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or relevant certifications
• Filemaker Server, Filemaker Go, and web publishing experience
• PHP, API, and SQL knowledge

How performance is evaluated 
• Accuracy and integrity of database contents
• Timeliness and quality of reports
• Completion of projects on time and in an efficient manner
• Quality of oral and written communications
• Degree of involvement in development initiatives
• Ability to be a team player

Hours and Benefits 
• This is a full-time position based in the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA. 
• Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. 
• Full medical, dental, vision, life, 401K, and vacation and sick leave accrual. 
• 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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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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 will sometimes be required. 
• Personal transportation is required. 

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