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Our people are passionate about ocean health and uniquely driven towards creating a better future. We believe in supporting them with a strong organizational culture committed to providing the best tools, structure, guidance and benefits available.

FishWise is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. We recognize diversity as important to accomplishing our work and view diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender, as well as age, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, job skills, education, and geographic location.

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

Project Manager | SALT Operations and Communications

FishWise is seeking a Project Manager to provide administrative support (operations, event planning, and communications) for the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) team.  SALT is a public-private partnership between the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Walton Family, Packard, and Moore Foundations, which FishWise implements. As a global alliance, it promotes the exchange of traceability knowledge to inspire collaborative work in legal and sustainable fisheries by improving the transparency in seafood supply chains.

The Project Manager will support a team that enjoys a diverse scope of work across SALT activities, and will be responsible for supporting operations, learning events, and communications. The ideal candidate will have strong written and interpersonal communication skills, a willingness to acquire new skills, a can-do attitude, exceptional organizational experience, and a passion for ocean stewardship. The position involves both a learning and teaching role.

In addition, the Project Manager will support SALT’s external communication efforts. Working under the supervision of the Project Director, the role will be tasked with developing and implementing new communication strategies, engaging with design teams, supporting digital media management, and creating and promoting social content to inspire participation from people around the world.


Operations Support

  • Lead procurement, travel, and other administrative services for the SALT team, with direction from the Deputy Chief of Party
  • Lead editing, formatting, and finalization of SALT’s main deliverables to our government funder.
  • Author SALT’s contribution to the FishWise quarterly board reports
  • Support the day-to-day operations of SALT
  • Participate in staff and other project meetings; liaise with SALT community members
  • Manage SALT contacts repository and information systems 

Event Planning Support

  • Support the design, planning, implementation, coordination, and communication of SALT events (webinars, conference travel, SALT-hosted meetings)
  • Contribute to vendor and site selection, arrangements, and scheduling
  • Coordinate event registration and manage participant lists
  • Coordinate facility, exhibit set-up, equipment, and catering requirements
  • Coordinate travel and logistics for team members, as well as external resources interacting with the SALT team
  • Process pre- and post-travel documentation, including but not limited to tracking event expenses, expense reports, travel authorizations, purchase requisitions, and invoices
  • Travel to events to assist the SALT team, as needed

Communications & Knowledge Management

  • Support SALT website content development and website management
    • Contribute to research and writing opportunities, such as blogs
    • Coordinate with the Data Project Director to pinpoint and prioritize website fixes
    • Head SALT’s responses to general queries through website and email alias
  • Review and support the design of communications products
    • Lead content creation/curation and dissemination of the SALT newsletter
    • Lead strategy ideation for launching outreach products in coordination with other team members; research ideas for engaging the online SALT community
    • Develop skills in graphic design and writing to enhance SALT’s storytelling and social media
    • Lead SALT’s social media platforms and develop strategies to expand reach
    • Track our social media statistics; identify important trends
  • Lead SALT’s digital assets for archival purposes and for organizational-wide access


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required, plus a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible operational and administrative project management experience, or equivalent experience
  • Basic understanding and desire to learn more about seafood sustainability criteria and relevant stakeholders, e.g. supply chain businesses, non-governmental agency, and government agencies
  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, flexibility, resourcefulness, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, or alone in a remote work environment
  • 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 a US Government agency and/or USAID
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Website design and maintenance (WordPress)
  • Contact management systems (Zoho)
  • Webinar platforms (Zoom)
  • Copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • Graphic layout experience
  • Communication platforms (Slack, Podio)
  • Social media experience


  • Salary range: $63,456 – $73,456. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to advance within the organization and receive commensurate compensation.
  • This is a full-time position based in Santa Cruz, C.A. or Washington, D.C. The position will start remote, due to COVID-19 restrictions, and may remain remote – should offices remain closed and/or the candidate and supervisor agree to a remote position.
  • Competitive benefit package including, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, parental leave, flex-time, and matching retirement contributions.
  • Work hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (PST or EST, with flexible scheduling options contingent on team success).
  • Evening and weekend work will sometimes be required.
  • Occasional business travel and personal transportation is required.

General Application

We are interested in working with people who have different types of experience and backgrounds. If you don’t see the opportunity you are looking for, please submit a general application.