Fishery Improvement Project Analyst
FishChoice is currently hiring a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) Analyst to join the FisheryProgress FIP review team. We are looking for candidates with a passion for environmental sustainability and/or social responsibility, a keen attention to detail, and exposure to fisheries, natural resource economics and/or the seafood industry. Candidates that reflect the diversity of our stakeholders are especially encouraged to apply.
FishChoice was founded in 2008 with a mission to create solutions that accelerate sustainability in the global seafood industry. To date we have focused on using technology to help seafood companies, in all sectors of the supply chain, source, and buy sustainable seafood. We are a small team of passionate, creative humans driven to protect the ocean and the people that rely on it.
FisheryProgress, a program of FishChoice, is a one-stop shop for reliable information about the progress of FIPs all around the world, so that companies can use their buying power to reward progress and encourage improvement. The vast majority of FIPs actively use FisheryProgress as a vehicle for public reporting on their status and progress toward environmental and social sustainability.
The FIP Analyst ensures the highest quality of FIP reviews to support FIP implementers who use the FisheryProgress website. They are a member of the FIP review team led by the FisheryProgress Program Manager and supported by the Social Responsibility Manager. The main goal of the FIP review team is to ensure that the information on FisheryProgress is consistent, accurate, and backed up by documentation and evidence, as outlined in the Conservation Alliance’s Guidelines for Supporting Fishery Improvement Projects. Roughly two-thirds of the analyst’s time is spent working one-on-one with project implementers from around the world in order to improve the quality and consistency of progress reporting. The other third of the analyst’s time is dedicated to supporting the projects, systems, and processes that are necessary to ensure the success of FisheryProgress and its stakeholders, including FIP implementers, seafood buyers, non-governmental organizations, and others. The person in this position will play a significant role in shaping the application of global best practices in FIP environmental and social reporting.
- Review documentation related to the initial launch of a FIP and subsequent progress reporting, including:
- FIP profile information (i.e., objectives, species, gear type(s), location, volume, etc.), assessments (i.e., Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) pre-assessments and social risk assessments, etc.) and workplans (i.e., scoping documents, environmental and social workplans, etc.) for validity and alignment.
- Information provided to meet requirements (e.g. policy statements, grievance mechanisms, etc.) detailed in the Human Rights and Social Responsibility Policy
- Information provided to demonstrate progress in implementing actions outlined in workplans, confirming that evidence is accurate, meets quality standards, and supports the results proposed by the FIP implementer.
- Information provided on environmental and social indicator scoring changes, determining if any score changes are legitimate and backed up with credible evidence.
- Provide customer service to and build positive, productive relationships with FIP implementers.
- Act as a resource for FIP implementers by providing guidance and feedback in order to help ensure that all data are accurate and to address any problems or red flags with submitted materials. This may include conducting webinars, in-person and online trainings / presentations, 1:1 coaching sessions, etc.
- Assist with development, implementation, evaluation, and innovation of/on/for FisheryProgress. FisheryProgress is constantly evolving and upgrading, and requires feedback and testing on a regular basis.
- Lead specific projects that help increase impact and improve the site for users and FIP implementers. Example projects include developing templates, supporting materials/resources, and guidance documents, consulting FisheryProgress users to inform website improvements, developing a database of social and environmental consultants eligible to support FIPs, developing new training and capacity building materials, and supporting organizational knowledge management.
Skills, experience, knowledge, and traits:
- Expertise/experience with the Marine Stewardship Council standard and/or other environmental or social standards
- Basic knowledge of fisheries or marine science, fisheries management, and/or natural resource policy
- Basic knowledge of social issues, human rights, and/or social responsibility in fisheries
- Strong intercultural communication skills, including experience working with people from other countries, cultures, and languages
- Highly organized and demonstrates exemplary attention to detail
- Commitment to accuracy, quality control, and providing superior support
- Strong interpersonal skills, including experience successfully navigating delicate situations
- Proactive with a problem-solving mentality
- Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Willingness to travel within the US and internationally several times a year, and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including accommodating different time zones
- Ability to work on a small team and across organizational teams to achieve organizational goals
- Experience with fishery improvement projects and/or supporting improvements in the environmental and social performance of fisheries
- Experience working with technology in order to manage website content and site users
- Experience and enthusiasm for website design, maintenance, and testing
- Demonstrated success with project management, including identifying a goal, creating and implementing a project plan, conducting evaluation & adaptation, and achieving measurable results
- Excellent professional writing, editing, and research skills
- Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, Mandarin, or Bahasa Indonesia
The annual salary range for this position is $65,000 - $70,000. Benefits & perks include:
- Fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employees
- We contribute 4% of your salary toward your 401(k).
- Unlimited vacation, sick, and personal leave, including 12 weeks paid parental leave
- Flexible working hours and a commitment to work-life balance
- Monthly wellness benefit
- Professional development stipend
- Home office stipend
- An enthusiastic, supportive, and collaborative team!
This is a full-time, remote position based in the U.S. FishChoice is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, and we have teammates in California, Oregon, Illinois, Maine, Rhode Island, France, and Spain.
Interested in joining us? We welcome candidates who have the necessary skills and are still learning and growing. Please apply using this form. There is a set of questions to answer and fields to upload your resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with an initial round of interviews planned for June. This position will remain open until filled. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FishChoice is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We serve customers all over the world and strive to reflect that diversity in our own organization. We value a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment and we strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.