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Project Manager | Human Rights

The Project Manager will be responsible for research, development, and execution of work plans on human rights (with some additional focus on traceability and illegal fishing), under the direction of the Human Rights Lead Project Manager. Work plan goals are threefold: 1) to create tools and recommendations that help the seafood industry improve traceability and eliminate products that are harvested illegally, or associated with human rights abuses, from their supply chains; 2) to facilitate discussions between key players to find novel solutions to human rights, traceability, and IUU challenges; and 3) to communicate progress and updates to a core group of NGOs, industry, and other stakeholders. The Project Manager will achieve these goals by building strong relationships with the seafood industry, government, academia, and NGOs.

Reporting: This position reports to the Human Rights Lead Project Manager.

Responsibilities 
• Assist in the communication of progress and next steps on FishWise human rights work plans to a variety of audiences and collaborators via email, conference calls, and webinars. 
• Manage human rights improvements, tracking, and reporting for FishWise partners (including drafting and updating work plans, analyzing data, and writing summaries for partner reporting). 
• Work with global experts to create novel human rights solutions for the seafood industry. Research and draft white papers, toolkits, and other analyses, on human rights for the seafood industry. 
• Organize logistics for conference calls, webinars, and in-person meetings; record and distribute minutes. 
• Summarize new developments and plans in briefing documents for internal and external use (e.g. newsletters, blogs, etc.). 
• Review technical documents (legislation, media stories, and reports) on human rights and summarize for target audiences. 
• Become an expert over time on human rights legislation, challenges, and current approaches. 
• Research fisheries and supply chains with traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights challenges; draft case studies and suggest ways to address the challenges. 
• Attend events for FishWise (conferences, topic meetings, etc.). 
• Conduct in-person meetings with industry stakeholders, as needed.

Qualifications 
• Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans and human rights
• Masters degree in a related field preferred

• Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
• Basic understanding and desire to learn more about human rights challenges, traceability and relevant stakeholders e.g. supply chain businesses, NGOs, and government agencies
• Excellent Mac-computer skills including Microsoft Office & Adobe Suite
• Excellent professional writing and editing skills & communication 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 event planning, organizing conference calls, and planning travel preferred
• Familiarity with human rights issues, achieving social change, and corporate social responsibility preferred

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
• Competitive benefit package
• Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM 
• Evening and weekend work will 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.

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 will someTahoma be required
• Personal transportation is required

Click here to apply.