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Project Manager | Traceability, IUU and Human Rights

The Project Manager will be responsible for research, development, and execution of work plans on traceability (with some additional focus on illegal fishing and human rights), under the direction of the Project Director. 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 traceability, IUU, and human rights 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 Project Director.

Responsibilities
• Assist in the communication of progress and next steps on FishWise traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights work plans to a variety of audiences and collaborators via email, conference calls, and webinars. 
• Manage traceability improvements, tracking, and reporting for FishWise partners (including drafting and updating work plans, analyzing data, and writing summaries for partner reporting). 
• Research and draft white papers, toolkits, and other analyses, on traceability, illegal fishing, and 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.). 
• Assist in budget tracking and accounting against grants. 
• Review technical documents (legislation, media stories, and reports) on traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights and summarize for target audiences. 
• Become an expert over time on traceability, illegal fishing and 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
• Masters degree in a related field
• Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
• 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
• 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 seafood traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights issues in seafood supply chains 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 sometimes be required
• Occasional business travel and personal transportation is required 

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Project Manager | Independent Retailers

The Independent Retailer Project Manager acts as a liaison between our partners, and the FishWise program, providing support for all stages including: product assessment, seafood policy development, sourcing support, staff training, and strategic communication, with an emphasis on maintaining existing partnerships through customer service, updated sourcing reports, data management, and product audits. The PM builds strong relationships through transparent and reliable communications, creating trust and a smooth transition to 100% seafood sustainability. 

Reporting: This position reports to the Project Director.

Responsibilities
Provide excellent customer service to existing partnerships through weekly and monthly activities
Database maintenance and analysis: seafood sales & tracking improvement projects
Generate seafood sales comparative reports, summaries, and short white papers on species/seafood innovations/science for distribution to our partners
Support staff in the implementation of the FW program with new partners: establishing primary contacts, delivery of materials, consistent communication, initial and ongoing staff training, and assistance with signage development
Assess store audits and review assessments with all retail partner seafood managers to improve program accuracy (2/year)
Update and develop new promotional materials
Assist with research of and networking for product sourcing
Attend weekend tabling events for FishWise retailers, conferences, and educational institutions
Conduct in-person meetings with partners in the greater Bay Area as needed, requiring reliable personal transportation
Summarize scientific reports/seafood news for internal communication
• Prepare material shipments to independent retailers.

Qualifications
• Excellent communication skills
• Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans 
• Excellent computer skills
• Ability to effectively prioritize and manage tasks 
• Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate within a high-performing team
• Self-motivated, entrepreneurial and comfortable dealing with ambiguity
• Masters degree in a related field
• Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
• Must be able to lift 30 lb packages

 

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 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.

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 sometimes be required
• Personal transportation is required

Click here to apply.