Fishery Improvement Project Analyst | Net Impact

Fishery Improvement Project Analyst

FishChoice

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.

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.

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 half of the analyst’s time is spent working one-on-one with project implementers from all around the world in order to improve the quality and consistency of progress reporting. The other half 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.

We seek candidates with a combination of relevant work experience and education who can successfully perform the responsibilities outlined below.

Job Responsibilities:
-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 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. Examples projects include developing a database of social and environmental consultants eligible to
support FIPs, conducting research on local trade and labor unions in key FIP regions, supporting revision of the FisheryProgress Review Guidelines or Human Rights and Social Responsibility Policy,
developing new training and drafting new guidance, supporting organizational knowledge management.

Skills, experience, knowledge, and traits:
Required
-Expertise/experience with the Marine Stewardship Council standard and/or other environmental or social standards
-Basic knowledge of fisheries or marine science, fisheries management, natural resource policy, and/or social responsibility in fisheries
-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 and intercultural communication skills, including experience successfully navigating delicate situations
-Excellent professional writing, editing and research skills
-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

Desirable
-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
-Demonstrated success with project management, including identifying a goal, creating a and implementing a project plan, conducting evaluation & adaptation, and achieving measurable results
-Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, Mandarin, or Bahasa Indonesia

The Details
-The annual salary range for this position is $65-70,000. 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. International candidates will be considered as contractors. FishChoice is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado and we have teammates in California, Oregon, and Illinois.

Interested in joining us? We welcome candidates who have the necessary skills and are still learning and growing. Please apply here: https://forms.gle/s9vuRJ6UDh6PLoH56
There is a set of questions to answer and fields to upload your resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted through August 20, 2021. If you have questions, please contact hiring@fishchoice.com.