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  • Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package provides a full range of benefits to support a positive life balance:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurance
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Retirement savings plan, with matching contribution
  • Generous annual leave and sick time
  • Paid holidays

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  • Get outside, stay inspired.
  • Dress for your day, be prepared.
  • You’re more ready than you think!
  • Communicate often and openly, have the hard conversations.
  • Our Divisions don’t divide us.
  • Be an approachable authority and a kind mentor.

Contract Developer | SALT Knowledge and Collaboration Platform
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Seafood Alliance for Legality & Traceability (SALT) Knowledge and Collaboration Platform Expression of Interest (EOI)

Date of Issuance: July 12, 2018
Due Date for Interest: September 30, 2018 by 5:00 PM US PDT (Note the extended date)
Period of Performance (estimated): November 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) is a new global alliance for knowledge exchange and action to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains. SALT brings together the seafood industry, governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to accelerate learning and support collaboration on innovative solutions for legal and sustainable seafood, with a particular focus on traceability–the ability to track the movement of seafood through supply chains. SALT is a global alliance with interested participants around the globe. SALT is a public-private partnership between USAID and the Walton Family, Packard and Moore Foundations and is implemented by FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy. FishWise implements this effort with 2 full time staff with support from the broader staff.

Objectives

One of SALT’s main deliverables is a online knowledge platform for learning and collaborating. The platform or “site” should provide relevant content on seafood traceability and be an interactive platform where people can receive relevant information, interact with colleagues and peers, with the option to provide a secure space for collaboration. It should have an easily transferable database platform, functionality, code, and fully customizable/shareable knowledgebase. The platform needs to be built with enough flexibility to adapt to the needs of the project as it continues through the next five years. At a minimum, it will be a single source for curated content on seafood traceability with relevant content for a variety of stakeholders who can contribute content. The SALT platform should:

  • Increase meaningful dialogue and build partnerships that promote traceability
  • Increase the number of people who participate in SALT overall
  • Share best practices with seafood industry, government and NGO stakeholders to further develop their collaborative approaches around traceability

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Operational Advisor | SALT
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The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) is a global alliance for knowledge exchange and action to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains. SALT brings together the seafood industry, governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to accelerate learning and support collaboration on innovative solutions for legal and sustainable seafood, with a particular focus on traceability–the ability to track the movement of seafood through supply chains. SALT is a public-private partnership between USAID and the Walton Family, Packard and Moore Foundations and is implemented by FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy.

This is a part time or consultant role expected to be approximately 25% of time.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

USAID SALT Operational Support – Advise on USAID rules and regulation for a cooperative agreement including:

  • Work with the Chief of Party to ensure sound operational management of an on-going assistance award
  • Provide expert advice regarding operational management and USG & USAID regulations
  • General Operations Services—Help manage the day-to-day operations and provide the highest level of administrative and customer service to the organization.
  • Experience with managing compliance processes across multiple geographies
  • Develops and tracks the annual operating budget and long range financial forecasts
  • Designs, documents, and maintains accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensures that a complete set of financial reports is available to management on a monthly/quarterly basis and interprets those reports for the senior management team
  • Manages reporting for USAID contracts, subcontracts, and grants, and assists with budgeting for contract and grant proposals
  • Support coordination and logistics for SALT events worldwide to ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Advise on USAID rules related to travel and sponsorship travel
  • Support training around HR and other administrative policies & processes in compliance with USAID
  • Support policy development on compliance with rules and regulations

Other duties as requested:

  • Support new business development related to USAID
  • Support implementation of a Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate (NICRA)
  • Support development of  main deliverables to USAID

USAID Capacity Building  – Contribute to and organize logistics for the SALT learning events globally, resulting in effective engagement and participation from people around the world.

  • Support capacity building of FishWise staff in USAID operational and financial management
  • Work with other FishWise staff to track expenses and ensure proper receipt documentation
  • Train and mentor FishWise staff in financial reporting, reconciliation, analysis, and procurement rules

Qualifications

  • Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a relevant area preferred)
  • Candidates must have a minimum of seven years’ experience in U.S. government contracts, grants, or finance administration
  • Experience with and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required
  • Candidates must have a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and similar procurement regulations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, flexibility, resourcefulness, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and reliability
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight and a positive attitude
  • A very strong sense of ethics and integrity are assumed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic understanding and desire to learn more about seafood sustainability criteria and relevant stakeholders e.g. supply chain businesses, NGOs, and government agencies
  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans

Program Assistant | SALT
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The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) is a global alliance for knowledge exchange and action to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains. SALT brings together the seafood industry, governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to accelerate learning and support collaboration on innovative solutions for legal and sustainable seafood, with a particular focus on traceability-the ability to track the movement of seafood through supply chains. SALT is a public-private partnership between USAID and the Walton Family, Packard and Moore Foundations and is implemented by FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy.

FishWise is seeking a Program Assistant with demonstrated organization skills to provide administrative support for the SALT initiative. The Program Assistant will contribute to and organize, program communications, networks, information systems, and logistics for the SALT learning events globally, resulting in effective engagement and participation from people around the world.

The Program Assistant will be based in Santa Cruz, CA or Washington, DC.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Network & Contact Management

  • Liaise with alliance members, participants, and other staff
  • Contribute to and organize SALT contacts, networks, and information systems
  • Coordinate participant management and communications
  • Support integration into an Electronic Management System

Event Planning & Meeting Organizing

  • Support the design, planning, implementation, and coordination of SALT events
  • Contribute to vendor and site selection, arrangements, and scheduling
  • Coordinate event registration and confirmations
  • Coordinate facility, exhibit set-up, equipment, and catering requirements
  • Provide on-site services including administrative assistance
  • Run database lists, and communicate registration status, reports, and data
  • Coordinates travel and logistics for team members as well as external resources interacting with SALT
  • Manage and advise travel procedures for staff including travel requirements: e.g. clearances, country travel concurrences, and voucher preparations
  • Process purchase requisitions and invoices; track event expenses

Communications & Knowledge Management

  • Support communications including the management of the SALT website
  • Review materials and support design of communications products
  • Support development of knowledge management system and organization of internal team files and drive

Administrative & Operations Support

  • Support finalization of main deliverables to USAID
  • Work with other FW admin to track expenses and ensure proper receipt documentation
  • Help manage the day-to-day operations and provide the highest level of administrative and customer service
  • Participate in staff & project meetings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required, including a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible operational and administrative experience
  • At least one (1) year of project experience required. Preferred candidates will have experience with a USG agency and/or USAID
  • Basic understanding and desire to learn more about seafood sustainability criteria and relevant stakeholders e.g. supply chain businesses, NGOs, and government agencies
  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, flexibility, resourcefulness, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent in Microsoft Office & Adobe Suite
  • Strong communication skills and reliability
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight and a positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team as well as with all levels of management and staff
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite and Mac OS
  • Philanthropic mindset, open to engaging in fund development activities to support the culture of philanthropy at FishWise

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID
  • Graphic Design and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Website design and maintenance (Drupal, WordPress or SharePoint)
  • Webinar platforms (Zoom)

Hours and Benefits

  • This is a full-time position based in Santa Cruz, CA or Washington DC.
  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Project Manager | Data
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Under the direction of the Project Director, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing the operations, maintenance, and improvement of the organization’s database systems. The Senior Project Manager assists Directors in managing projects and outside contractors, improving team performance, and achieving strategic objectives. The Senior Project Manager also manages daily data operations and facilitates the acquisition, analysis and utilization of data from multiple partnerships to support FishWise’s sustainable seafood objectives while ensuring that the highest quality information is used in project reporting and planning.

Reporting: This position reports to the Project Director.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily operations and maintenance of the database systems.
  • Manage large-scale data collection efforts to track sustainability progress for all business partnerships.
  • Assist with the implementation of systems upgrade and the documentation of the changes.
  • Develop and perform improvements to data systems & protocols accounting for user feedback and business needs.
  • Manage data input and output to assist with data collections, analyses, and reporting.
  • Coordinate internally among FishWise staff to ensure timely deliverables.
  • Streamline and improve existing Filemaker Pro databases.
  • Assist in creation of new Filemaker Pro databases and internal data tools.
  • Provide guidance for assistants, interns, and contractors, including direction and feedback regarding their performance.
  • Assist with QA/QC of incoming data and information.
  • Create simple user manuals for selected data tasks.
  • Perform limited IT duties.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field, with 3+ years in database systems
  • Ability to inspire and lead cross-functional teams in achieving strategic objectives
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • A strong understanding of data implementation and technology tools for seafood sustainability with the ability to effectively communicate the practical applications to clients
  • Experience breaking down complex topics and documents into materials that can be easily understood by target audiences
  • Excellent professional communication skills; writing, editing, public speaking and presentation
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight
  • Excellent Filemaker Pro database development skills
  • Proficient in relational databases or other information structures
  • Excellent Mac-computer skills and fluent in Microsoft Excel
  • QA/QC experience
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous about data and information
  • Javascript and PHP code-writing knowledge a plus
  • Strong interest in applying data technology to support ocean conservation and seafood sustainability missions

Hours and Benefits

  • This is a full-time position with benefits 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.

Project Director | Data
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The Project Director’s primary role is to develop, implement, and advance FishWise’s data systems to support sustainable seafood objectives. The Project Director will work closely with the Division Director to establish strategic work plans and goals, and will lead a team responsible for executing data deliverables. Drawing upon a solid understanding of data technology, especially FileMaker Pro, seafood sustainability criteria, and business practices, the Project Director will direct and manage data projects to support multiple partnerships and ensure that the highest quality information is used to support the FishWise mission.

Reporting: This position reports to the Data Division Director.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily operations and advancement of the data systems.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute FishWise data services, ensuring contract deliverable deadlines are met.
  • Develop and execute projects and processes to integrate business decisions and sustainability goals to improve data systems.
  • Facilitate large-scale data collection efforts to track sustainability progress for business partnerships.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement systems’ upgrade, including FileMaker in-house development, in tandem with the current production systems.
  • Effectively track and monitor changes to the systems.
  • Contribute to collaborative data projects and working groups with external sustainable seafood NGO partnerships.
  • Supervise Data Project Managers, Assistants, and contractors, providing them with direction, input, and feedback regarding their roles, responsibilities, and performance.
  • Develop and implement project management communication protocols, and processes to effectively manage a growing team and an expanding range of projects.
  • Manage limited light IT duties.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field, and 3 years experience with database systems
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to coach staff, manage & develop a high-performance team, and achieve strategic objectives
  • Strong understanding of implementing data and technology tools for seafood sustainability and the ability to engage and effectively communicate with clients
  • Experience breaking down complex topics and documents into materials that can be easily understood by target audiences
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Excellent with Filemaker Pro database development
  • Excellent in relational databases or other information structure
  • Excellent Mac-computer skills and fluent in Microsoft Excel
  • QA/QC experience
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous about data and information
  • Javascript and PHP code-writing knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent professional writing, editing, verbal communication, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative office or professional environment
  • Strong interest in applying data technology to support ocean conservation and seafood sustainability missions

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.

General Application
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FishWise Internship
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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