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Project Manager

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Worldwide - Flexible - Worldwide
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 04/02/2022
Company Name Certification and Ratings Collaboration
Contact Name Liz Kieffer
Email liz@springboard.partners
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Role Description

Established in 2015, the Certification and Ratings Collaboration is an effort among five seafood certification and ratings programs to increase efficiency, address challenges, and help more fisheries and farms take steps toward environmental sustainability and social responsibility. The Collaboration saw a need to bring together certifications and ratings; wild-caught and farmed seafood; and environmental, social, food safety, and animal welfare issues into one conversation to provide complementary and coordinated tools, incentives, and strategies for measuring and improving fishery and aquaculture performance. The participating organizations are the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Fair Trade USA, Marine Stewardship Council, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.

The Collaboration is seeking an independent project manager to support the Collaboration’s steering committee, its chair, and the Collaboration project committees. Perfect for a self-starter desiring a flexible schedule, the role is many-faceted and every day will be different. The project manager will provide vital support to help the Collaboration achieve its goals to help fisheries and fish farms accelerate their progress toward sustainability.


Support the steering committee and overall Collaboration by:

  • Maintaining the full picture of the Collaboration’s work by tracking progress and reporting against the workplan and related attainment against goals and objectives
  • Drafting communications and reports required by supporting foundations and the fiscal sponsor
  • Supporting the steering committee in preparing papers for meetings
  • Coordinating event logistics and meeting preparations
  • Managing information and communication systems
  • Managing and reporting on the budget in partnership with the fiscal sponsor
  • Drafting funding applications for future grants

Support the chairperson by:

  • Drafting initial agendas for and planning of steering committee calls
  • Preparing summaries of steering committee calls and meetings
  • Maintaining the meeting schedule, future agenda planning, and progress against action items
  • Troubleshooting project roadblocks in discussion with the chairperson
  • Exploring potential funding avenues in discussion with the chairperson

Support the project committees by:

  • Hiring and managing consultants, including drafting terms of reference and vetting consultant candidates
  • Scheduling calls and meetings, managing logistics, facilitating project calls, and producing meeting summaries
  • Coordinating meeting logistics and helping to prepare papers for project meetings
  • Assisting in the development of project workplans, keeping track of progress against actions, and troubleshooting course-corrections with the project committee when needed


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least seven years of experience in project management
  • Experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders, including coordinating resources and helping projects stay on track with timelines
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including experience working with senior executives and managing challenging situations with discretion and diplomacy
  • Excellent professional writing and editing skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks against deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed with occasional travel
  • Experience working on scientific or technical issues; conservation or sustainable seafood knowledge a plus

Compensation and Location

The project manager will be an independent contractor. Compensation will be a flat fee of $80,000 per 12 months, and typically the project manager will have about 30 hours of work per week. The project manager will set their own hours, ensuring availability for scheduled calls and meetings. Most conference calls for the Collaboration occur in the 11am-1pm ET window (4-6pm UK) due to the geographic locations of Collaboration participants. The project manager will work remotely. The role requires occasional travel (when safe to resume traveling).

Because this is a contract position, it does not come with benefits. However, we expect and encourage the project manager to take time off when needed – for illness, family matters, holidays and vacation – throughout the year.

To Apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you think this position is a good fit for you by February 4, 2022, to Liz Kieffer (liz@springboard.partners). Applications will be reviewed upon submission on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

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