Open Positions


Current Openings: Communications CoordinatorAdministrative Associate, Social Responsibility Manager.


Communications Coordinator

FishChoice seeks a creative, proactive, and motivated Communications Coordinator to help implement communications strategies across various media platforms to engage FishChoice’s audiences.

Duties for the Communications Coordinator will include developing content for various digital marketing materials, monitoring social media activities, coordinating communications projects, tracking campaign progress, and handling general day-to-day communications activities. The ideal candidate will have a knack for storytelling, excellent writing and communications skills, deep working knowledge of current digital marketing best practices, and a passion for sustainable seafood.

The Communications Coordinator will report directly to the Communications Manager and help ensure that FishChoice communications and community engagement run smoothly. This position is new for FishChoice and is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in expanding their knowledge and experience in the areas of communications, marketing, and/or seafood sustainability. 

FishChoice’s personality is innovative, accessible, trustworthy, and fun. If you’re interested in joining a team of curious collaborators who are inspired by protecting the ocean, please read on.

Role

The following reflect the major areas of responsibility for this position. Tasks include, but are not limited to the duties outlined below.

Newsletters:

  • Assist the Communications Manager in managing the editorial calendar for our two newsletters—the monthly FishChoice Current newsletter and quarterly FisheryProgress newsletter—working with the FishChoice.com and FisheryProgress teams to plan content
  • Lead the preparation and sending of newsletters, including writing content with input and direction from project team members, tracking open-rates, and managing recipient lists in MailChimp
  • Coordinate the setting up/send off for periodic one-off mailings sent through MailChimp for both FishChoice.com and FisheryProgress

Social Media:

  • Share responsibility for the management of FishChoice social media channels, with regular updating to keep consistent with branding and messaging
  • Coordinate social media activities, including contributing content ideas, drafting and publishing content, helping develop graphics, and engaging with followers
  • Track and analyze campaign data to help assess progress toward reaching strategic goals, increase audience engagement, and find unique ways to engage followers that advance organizational needs

Communications Support:

  • Assist with implementing focused campaigns or launches
  • Help prepare monthly updates on communication activities for team and senior staff meetings
  • Join project team calls to identify communication opportunities to be added to the organization communications calendar
  • Proofread website and other external content
  • Media tracking and press list management
  • Draft one-pagers or other materials as needed 
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology and digital media best practices, and bring innovative ideas to the team for consideration

Valued attributes:
We’re looking for team members who have:

  • A high level of organization and time management skills. 
  • Proven experience handling competing and/or tight deadlines, and coordinating processes with teams, i.e. working with editorial calendars and gathering newsletter content.
  • Strong copywriting skills and the ability to maintain an editorial voice for FishChoice and develop targeted content that varies by platform.
  • Ability to identify engaging elements of written, visual, and/or video content, and concisely convey the value of FishChoice products to our social audiences.
  • Understand how to collaborate with a variety of different people and roles, both internally and externally.
  • Convey a growth mindset and can learn from setbacks.
  • Work independently and with remote teammates while still meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to laugh with a bunch of silly people.

Experience, qualifications, and requirements:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience working in marketing or communications.
  • A combination of relevant work experience and education to successfully perform the core responsibilities of the position. 
  • Proficiency in:
    • GSuite, Slack, Zoom, Trello (training will be provided, as needed)
    • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
    • Hootsuite or other social media management/monitoring tools
    • Mailchimp or other email marketing software
    • Canva (or other design software, Adobe Creative Suite and basic HTML a plus)
  • Experience creating compelling, engaging, and ROI-driven digital content.
  • Experience building social media channels and executing social media strategy for maximum engagement.
  • Experience working in the seafood or environmental space.


Position Location:

The Communications Coordinator can be based anywhere in the United States. FishChoice has team members in CA, DC, CO, IL, ME, and OR. To support collaboration, the Communications Coordinator must be available to work at least 3 hours that overlap with the Communications Manager. 

Compensation:

This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $60,000 - $65,000. Our offer to the selected candidate will consider relevant experience and competencies.

At FishChoice, we value our individual team members as whole humans with interests and commitments beyond their professional lives. As such, our benefits program includes:

  • FishChoice offers three comprehensive insurance options and a monthly budget towards premiums for employees. Employees may add dependents and have monthly premiums deducted from their paycheck. 
  • Fully paid dental and vision insurance for employees.
  • A 401(k) plan with an up to 4% employer match.
  • Unlimited PTO plus paid holidays and a winter break. 
  • Employer-paid life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
  • An annual professional development budget.
  • Monthly reimbursements for wellness and remote office expenses. 
  • Schedule flexibility, with set availability for certain meetings and deliverables. 

How to apply:
Send an email to hiring@fishchoice.com with the following:

  • A cover letter describing how your skills, experience, and work style are a good match.
  • Your resume.
  • One professional writing sample.

Review and evaluation of applications will begin on February 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

 

About FishChoice:

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.

FishChoice is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at FishChoice are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We value a respectful, collaborative work environment. FishChoice is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive culture for each employee and across all areas of our work.


Administrative Associate

FishChoice seeks a full-time Administrative Associate to support day to day operations, programs, and projects for our distributed team.

Our ideal candidate is an organized self-starter who tenaciously manages details and can prioritize competing demands. We’re looking for a reliable team member who demonstrates initiative and responsibility, takes ownership of a variety of tasks, and quickly becomes an integral member of our small team. The Administrative Associate must have the flexibility to work independently with minimal oversight while ensuring that work is completed accurately and within established deadlines. Impeccable attention to detail, time management skills, proactivity, and a collaborative and cheerful demeanor are essential.

This full-time position is new for FishChoice and is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in expanding their knowledge and experience in the areas of nonprofit management, fundraising, administration, and/or seafood sustainability. The Administrative Associate will report to the CEO for operations responsibilities and the Program Coordinator for programmatic responsibilities. The Administrative Associate will be based in Fort Collins, CO.

FishChoice’s personality is innovative, accessible, trustworthy, and fun. If you’re interested in joining a team of curious collaborators who are inspired by protecting the ocean, please read on.

Role

The following reflect the major areas of responsibility for this position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the duties outlined below. Given the nature of our work, the Administrative Associate will also be required to complete other duties as assigned.

Program and Tech teams support:

  • Support program and tech teams through scheduling and other meeting logistics, webinar support, research, data entry, website feature testing, and other key tasks.
  • Manage general email accounts; field and triage incoming requests.
  • Manage administration of contracts with external consultants. Monitor and manage website registrations, including spam accounts.
  • Support the management of program advisory committees, including scheduling virtual meetings, note-taking and organizing in-person meetings.

Organizational administration:

  • Manage FishChoice’s shared online file system (Google Drive).
  • Support local and remote organization operations.
  • Keep record of all employer owned technology and equipment.
  • Improve and maintain administrative templates.
  • Create documentation for standard operating procedures for systems and processes.
  • Manage bookkeeping tasks including depositing checks, processing payments through Bill.com, arranging alternate payment methods, fielding payment questions, and preparing invoices.
  • Meeting planning, coordination, and support for team meetings, conferences, retreats etc., including securing offsite meeting space, preparing contracts, coordinating logistics, booking accommodation and transportation as needed.
  • Human Resources Manage hiring efforts by posting openings, managing the resume collection process, and communicating with candidates as needed.
  • Support HR onboarding and offboarding.
  • Create new employee email addresses, set up access to other organizational tech platforms, and manage relevant billing updates for services.
  • Prepare and share annual holiday and payroll schedules.
  • Work with offsite Human Resources consultancy on ad hoc requests.

Grants Management:

  • Maintain proposal and grant reporting calendar using Salesforce.
  • Communicate and coordinate with staff to ensure timely submission of grant proposals and reporting inputs.
  • Assist with grant proposals and reporting documentation in line with foundation requirements.

Valued attributes

We’re looking for a team member who:

  • Understands how to collaborate with a variety of different people and roles, both internally and externally.
  • Tenaciously tracks down the details.
  • Conveys a growth mindset and is able to learn from setbacks.
  • Leads with independence and adaptability.
  • Motivates others through compassion, diplomacy, tact, and occasionally appropriate humor.
  • Bring a willingness to engage in continuous learning and training.
  • Enjoys laughing with a bunch of silly people.

Experience, qualifications, and requirements:

  • A combination of relevant work experience and education to successfully perform the core responsibilities of the position.
  • Proficiency in working with technology in an online work environment including GSuite, Slack, Zoom, Trello (training will be provided, as needed).
  • Experience using a CRM (SalesForce) is a plus, but not required.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills.
  • Able to move between tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.
  • Experience working in an administrative capacity with a passion for efficiency.
  • Experience managing and tracking grant proposals and reporting deadlines is a plus, but not required.
  • Versatility and strength in both written and verbal communications.
  • Discretion with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Comfortable managing up and across to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work well and independently on a partially virtual team.
  • A commitment to FishChoice’s team values of being innovative, accessible, trustworthy, curious collaborators, and fun.

Position Location:

The Administrative Associate must be based in Fort Collins, CO, to support local organizational operations needs. FishChoice has team members in CA, DC, CO, IL, ME, and OR.

The Administrative Associate’s schedule can be flexible, with set availability for certain meetings and deliverables.

Compensation:

This is a full-time exempt position with an annual salary range of $55,000 - $58,000. Our offer to the selected candidate will consider relevant experience and competencies.

At FishChoice, we value our individual team members as whole humans with interests and commitments beyond their professional lives. As such, our benefits program includes:

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employees. FishChoice pays 100% of premiums for employees; employees may add dependents and have monthly premiums deducted from their paycheck.
  • A 401(k) plan with an up to 4% employer match.
  • Unlimited PTO plus paid holidays and a winter break.
  • Employer-paid life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
  • An annual professional development budget.
  • Monthly reimbursements for wellness and remote office expenses.
  • Schedule flexibility, with set availability for certain meetings and deliverables.

How to apply:

Send an email to hiring@fishchoice.com with the following:

  • A cover letter describing how your skills, experience, and work style are a good match.
  • Your resume.

To be considered for this position, please apply by February 10. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

We encourage candidates who meet more than 75% of the qualifications listed in this description to apply.

If you would like to request accommodation or assistance with our application process, please tell us how we can help by sending an email to bobbi@fishchoice.com.

Please do not send your application to this address unless otherwise requested. FishChoice does not accept solicitations from job placement and recruitment services. No phone calls, please. 

About FishChoice:

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.

FishChoice is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at FishChoice are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We value a respectful, collaborative work environment. FishChoice is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive culture for each employee and across all areas of our work.


Social Responsibility Manager

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.

Role:

  • 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.

Expertise:

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

Other Considerations:

  • 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 Details

  • 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.

We’re headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with teammates across the US and in Europe. Interested in joining us? Email hiring@fishchoice.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.

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.

About FishChoice:

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.