Impact Manager
Summary
Title:Impact Manager
ID:1059
Location:Alaska
Department:AK Operations
Travel:Less than 25%
Job Status:Full-time
Description

About Our Company:   Founded in 2012 by a food systems professor from the Midwest and a fisherman from Sitka, Alaska, Sitka Salmon Shares is now one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing community-supported fisheries (CSF). Modeled after community-supported agriculture (CSA), we provide high-quality, traceable seafood, with a purpose, to tens of thousands of home cooks.  We source our fish from our network of small-boat fishermen-owners and partners and also process fish at our plant in Sitka, Alaska. Our Company is built on the values of supporting Alaska’s family fishermen, and cultivating healthy and sustainable food systems in the places we live, work, fish, and play. 

About this Position: Sitka Salmon Shares, a growing, and unique values-driven seafood company seeks a team member ready to make a change in our seafood system. This position will advance the company’s goal of being a leading food brand committed to environmentally-friendly, quality-focused, socially-responsible seafood. The Impact Manager will lead and support projects including carbon neutrality, B-Corps certification, and deployment of the company’s 1% to the Wild Fund. This position will forge important partnerships and help the company communicate its impact with various stakeholders and audiences including our members. 

 

Core Position Responsibilities: 

  • Working with the chief fisheries officer, develop relationships and implement strategies to effectively deploy the company’s 1% to the Wild Fund to generate positive impacts on Alaska fisheries and oceans. 
  • Play a lead role in advancing the company’s goal to become carbon neutral; including procuring and analyzing company data, advocating for strategies to reduce our carbon footprint, purchasing carbon offsets, working across departments, etc. 
  • Advance the attainment of other certifications or best practices at the company as they relate to social responsibility and environmental impact, including B-Corps certification. 
  • Work closely with the communications team to develop materials and implement strategies that inform and engage our members on our impact. Lead the development of an annual impact report. 
  • Support the development and tracking of metrics related to the company’s social and environmental performance.
  • Collaboratively develop and support impact-driven projects with the fisheries team and the company’s fleet of fishermen. 
  • Monitor and maintain knowledge of important fisheries/ocean conservation issues and those that impact small-boat fleets, supporting the company’s advocacy and engagement. 

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field.
  • 5+ years of experience in a relevant field. 
  • Experience working in Alaska fisheries, coastal communities, fisheries/ocean conservation, and/or food systems advocacy desired. 
  • Demonstrated skill and ability for writing that is accessible to the general public.
  • Influential, collaborative, professional demeanor.
  • Ability to conceptualize and develop project ideas. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects with multiple players. 
  • Intermediate or advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Alignment with the social and environmental values of the company. 
  • Ability to travel across coastal Alaska, and occasionally to lower-48 or other destinations (when COVID-19 conditions allow). 
  • Ability to work nights/weekends during meetings, travel periods, or times of heavy workload. 

Job Scope and Compensation:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including employer-subsidized health care, 401k + match, vacation/holiday PTO, and employee seafood share. 
  • Year-end bonus based on company and individual performance.
  • Opportunity for growth within the company. 
Sitka Salmon Shares is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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