Fishery Improvement Project Analyst

  • full-time
  • Anywhere

Website FishChoice FishChoice

FishChoice is an environmental nonprofit, founded in 2008, that is dedicated to helping businesses advance their seafood sustainability efforts on their own. FishChoice creates tools and provides resources that make it easier for businesses to buy and sell sustainable seafood.

FishChoice seeks to hire a full-time permanent staff person to fill the job of the Fishery Improvement Project Analyst. A fishery improvement project (FIP) uses the power of the private sector to address sustainability challenges in a fishery. As the number of FIPs around the world has grown, businesses and conservation organizations need an easy way to access consistent, credible information about FIP progress. launched in October 2016 to fill that role. The website provides reliable FIP progress information for hundreds of industry and NGO users – it is a one-stop shop for information about FIP progress. The site is managed by FishChoice, with input from diverse advisory committees. FisheryProgress has exceeded expectations in terms of numbers of FIPs reporting on the site, as well as website usership, and so we are ready to expand our team in order to meet these growing demands.

The FIP analyst reports to the FisheryProgress Program Director, and will be a part of a two-person FIP review team whose main goal is to ensure that the information on FisheryProgress is consistent, accurate and provides full documentation and evidence of their status and progress, as per the Conservation Alliance’s Guidelines for Supporting Fishery Improvement Projects and the Marine Stewardship Council standard. A major part of the analyst’s role will be work one on one with FIP implementers in order to improve the quality and consistency of progress reporting. The person in this position will play a significant role in shaping the application of global best practices in FIP reporting.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the process of each FIP’s initial submission of data, including:
    • Reviewing FIP profile information (i.e., species, gear type(s), location, volume etc.) and associated evidence (i.e., Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) pre-assessments, workplans, MOUs, etc.).
    • Aligning FIP workplans with MSC indicators and actions.
  • Manage the process of each FIP’s biannual progress reporting, including:
    • Reviewing all information provided by the FIP implementer against the workplan and deadlines, and confirming that evidence is accurate, meets quality standards, and supports the progress proposed by the FIP implementer.
    • Reviewing the information provided by the FIP on any possible MSC scoring changes, and determining if any score changes are legitimate and backed up with credible evidence.
  • Acting as a resource for FIP implementers in order to help ensure that all data are accurate and to address any problems or red flags with submitted materials. This includes conducting webinars, in-person training/presentations, 1:1 coaching sessions etc.
  • Assisting with development, implementation, and evaluation of is constantly evolving and upgrading and requires feedback and testing on a regular basis.

Experience and Skills: 

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field from an accredited institution
  • Expertise/experience with the Marine Stewardship Council standard (required)
  • Experience with fishery improvement projects and/or assessing the environmental performance of fisheries (preferred)
  • Comfortable working with technology in order to manage website content and site users (experience with Drupal and Salesforce is desirable)
  • Experience working with people from other countries, cultures, and languages (conversant in a second language is desirable), and willingness to accommodate different time zones.
  • Highly organized and demonstrates exemplary attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including experience successfully navigating delicate situations
  • Excellent professional writing and editing skills
  • Self-driven and proactive with the determination to find solutions
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and willingness to work a flexible schedule

Compensation & Location:

This is a full-time salaried position with FishChoice. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. The main FishChoice office is located in Fort Collins, CO, but the location of this position is negotiable.

To Apply: 

Send a resume and a one-page cover letter explaining why you think this position would be a good fit for you. Deadline for submission is February 2. Please send these materials to Mary Stevens ( Applications will be reviewed upon submission; interviews will begin after February 15.

Learn more about FisheryProgress and FishChoice and email us with any questions.

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