Fishery Improvement Project Analyst

Remote, USA
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Full-time, Remote

Position Overview
FishChoice seeks a full-time Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) Analyst to join the FisheryProgress FIP review team. The FIP Analyst will report to the FIP Review Manager.

We’re looking for a reliable team member who demonstrates initiative and responsibility, takes ownership of a variety of responsibilities, and communicates both clearly and intentionally. The FIP Analyst must have a keen attention to detail and exposure to fisheries, natural resource economics and/or the seafood industry. Our ideal candidate is comfortable working independently with minimal oversight while ensuring that work is completed accurately and within established deadlines. Time management skills, a collaborative demeanor, and a passion for environmental sustainability and/or social responsibility are essential.

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 FIP Review Manager and supported by the FisheryProgress Program Manager and Human Rights Transparency 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 FIP 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 third of the FIP 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.

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.

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 training other FIP analysts and consultants to review data and information submitted by FIPs, including on our processes, policies, and the FisheryProgress website.
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 supporting the revision of FIP templates and other 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.

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 manages detail in all areas of their work.
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.
Brings a willingness to engage in continuous learning and training.
Enjoys laughing with a bunch of silly people.

Experience, qualifications, and requirements
The responsibilities for this position are suitable for someone with 3 – 8 years of relevant experience. We also welcome applications from candidates who have a combination of relevant work experience and education to successfully perform the core responsibilities of the position.
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 work streams simultaneously.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Comfortable managing up and across to ensure deadlines are met.
Willingness to travel within the U.S. several times a year, and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including accommodating different time zones. Occasional international travel may also be required.
Proficiency in working with the technology in an online work environment including GSuite, Slack, Zoom, Trello (training will be provided, as needed).
Ability to work on a small team and across organizational teams to achieve organizational goals.
A commitment to FishChoice’s team values of being innovative, accessible, trustworthy, curious collaborators, and fun.

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.
Experience using Salesforce or other CRMs.
Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, Mandarin, or Bahasa Indonesia.

Position Location
This is a full-time remote position based in the U.S. The FIP Analyst must be eligible to work in the U.S. and based in the U.S FishChoice is headquartered in Fort Collins, CO and we currently have team members in CA, CO, GA, IL, OR, France, and Spain.

This is a full-time exempt position with an annual salary range of $63,000 – $72,000. 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:
Access to a choice of three health care plans. FishChoice pays up to $550/mo towards premiums for employees. Employees may add dependents and have monthly premiums deducted from their paycheck.
Employer sponsored dental and vision 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.
An enthusiastic, supportive, and collaborative team!

How to Apply
Interested in joining us? Please apply by August 7 using this form. There is a set of questions to answer and fields to upload your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please describe how your skills, experience, and work style are a good match for this position. We will share our hiring timeline with candidates who are invited for an interview. If you have questions or need accommodations with our application process, please contact

To be considered for this position, please apply by August 7. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

Candidates that reflect the diversity of our stakeholders are especially encouraged to apply. We encourage candidates who meet more than 75% of the required qualifications listed in this description to apply.

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

Additional Information

About FishChoice
At FishChoice, we believe that a thriving and sustainable seafood industry is possible. Located in Fort Collins, CO, FishChoice is an environmental non-profit organization 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 run two industry-facing websites: is an interactive platform that helps businesses learn about the basics of sustainability, track the sustainability status of their products, share that information with customers, and find seafood that meets their sustainability requirements. is a one-stop shop for reliable information about the progress of global fishery improvement projects (FIPs), so that companies can use their buying power to reward progress and encourage improvement.

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.