FisheryProgress, a program of FishChoice, is the global platform for tracking progress of Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and has the vast majority of global FIPs actively using it as their vehicle for public reporting and accountability. In 2021, FisheryProgress launched a Human Rights and Social Responsibility Policy in order to begin building social improvement into the FIP model and establishing new norms around transparency of social challenges and progress. We are beginning our second year of implementing this policy, and it is already abundantly clear that FisheryProgress has a critical and influential role to play in calling attention to major social issues in fisheries and supporting and recognizing improvement. The Social Responsibility Manager will join the team at a critical point in the program’s trajectory, allowing them to play a significant role in shaping the movement to strengthen fisher empowerment and reduce the risks of supply chain exploitation.
We are seeking a lead for this program of work at FishChoice that brings deep expertise in human rights and social responsibility and the ability to operationalize a balanced, incremental and flexible approach to integrating social responsibility into FIPs. We are focused on pragmatic and creative solutions to help FIPs and industry adopt this new area of work.
- Lead the implementation of the social responsibility policy, in line with FisheryProgress’ overarching programmatic strategy and workplan.
- Lead development and management of relationships with partners and stakeholders related to social responsibility, including engaging with FIP leads and the environmental and human rights NGO community to build support and awareness of the policy, as well regular engagement with FisheryProgress Advisory Committees.
- Support ongoing outreach to seafood businesses to build understanding of social responsibility and due diligence, and encourage their engagement and support for FIPs.
- Lead the effort to aggregate and track feedback on the policy and log potential revisions to consider in the future.
- Lead FishChoice’s participation in a new monitoring and evaluation effort to the implementation and impact of the policy.
- Lead the stakeholder consultation processes and technical writing needed to maintain and update the social policy and associated materials (templates, guidelines etc) in the planned 2024-2025 policy revision.
- Support the continued development of a capacity-building program and other external partnerships to support FIPs’ ability to implement the policy requirements.
- Support the review process of all social data submitted by FIPs to ensure that it is reviewed in an accurate and timely way, and build the capacity of FishChoice’s staff to review social data.
- Participate in the project team that is conducting a full rebuild of FisheryProgress.org including integration of social responsibility reporting with environmental reporting on the website. This role includes collating new requirements, testing and providing feedback on new features.
- Support the development of relationships with social responsibility funders, and contribute to the development of and reporting on grant proposals related to social responsibility. Collaborate with others at FishChoice to explore how to integrate social responsibility into the overall organization, and specifically into FishChoice.com, another core program run by the organization.
- Lead the handling of the formal appeals process related to social data.
- Manage at least one and up to three staff members and a range of consultants.
Approximately 8-10 years of relevant work experience and education to successfully perform the core responsibilities of the position
- Expertise in human rights and labor standards, social assessments and auditing FIP/fisheries/seafood supply chain knowledge or expertise preferred
- Strategic, effective, diplomatic, and compelling outreach & communication skills, including comfort with “customer service” or support for key audiences
- Experience leading/supporting technical resource development, including creating and leading trainings
- Analytical skills, including data analysis and interpretation
- Excellent technical writing skills and the ability to translate technical content so that it is clear and understandable for varying audiences
- Proven experience collaborating with a wide range of professionals from all backgrounds
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a mostly virtual team
- Comfortable working across teams and ensuring effective communication and information transfer between teams and to senior leadership.
- Comfort/experience working with web-based platforms
Valued Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Flexibility and an openness to evolving responsibilities
- Detail-oriented, logical, systematic, methodical, and highly organized
- Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and sense of humor
- Experience using Trello, Salesforce and/or other project management systems is a plus
- Relationships with organizations in the human rights field
- Preference for candidates based in the U.S., position may be remote. If remote, a set number of overlapping work collaboration hours with the Mountain time zone is required.
- Preference for multilingual candidates
- The salary range for this position is $90,000-$105,000 per year. Benefits include:
- FishChoice offers three comprehensive insurance options and a monthly budget towards premiums for employees.
- Fully paid dental and vision insurance for employees.
- 401k with an up to 4% match. Unlimited vacation, sick, and personal leave.
- A monthly wellness reimbursement.
- Annual professional development budget.
FishChoice is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
At FishChoice, we believe that a thriving and sustainable seafood industry is possible. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, FishChoice is a 501(c)(3) environmental non-profit that creates technology-based solutions to help commercial seafood buyers and suppliers easily wade through the vast amount of environmental data at their disposal, allowing them to make informed sustainable purchasing decisions. FishChoice partners with the leading environmental organizations in our field, and over six hundred seafood companies, to help determine the most sustainable seafood products on the market today.
To achieve our mission, we operate two major industry-facing websites:
FishChoice.com - Launched in 2009, the FishChoice platform is the industry-leading website and resource for seafood transparency, empowering businesses to analyze and promote their sustainability initiatives and products to staff, clients, and potential new customers.
FisheryProgress.org - Launched in 2016, FisheryProgress.org is the one-stop-shop for reliable information about fishery improvement project (FIP) progress. With over 95% of global FIPs reporting on our website, FisheryProgress makes verified FIP progress information accessible for hundreds of industry and NGO users, making sourcing from FIPs easy.
How To Apply
We’re headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with teammates across the US and in Europe. Interested in joining us? Email email@example.com with the following:
- A cover letter describing how your skills, experience, and work style are a good match.
- Your resume.
We’ll review and interview applicants on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.