Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #445
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.
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Technical/Web Project Manager
FishChoice launched in 2008 with a mission to create tools and relationships that increase the efficiency of the ocean conservation movement by providing scalable solutions for the seafood industry and NGOs working on marine sustainability. Within the sustainable seafood movement, FishChoice has focused on using technology and transparency to help retailers, restaurants and suppliers source, sell and promote sustainable seafood. In short, we help the oceans by making the seafood industry more sustainable and we use the web to make this happen.
We currently run two Drupal websites to meet this mission—FishChoice.com and FisheryProgress.org. They are both used extensively by their core users for a variety of functions.
We are currently seeking a project manager to facilitate the daily workings of our development team and our two product teams. This person would manage the nuts and bolts of building and maintaining unique tools to help ocean conservation and sustainable seafood.
Manage day-to-day communication between product teams and in-house developers
Manage two-week sprints—planning and execution
Hold planning meetings with each team every two weeks to prepare for the next sprint
Help to prioritize items in the queue for sprints o Ensure sprint is on track
Create, maintain and update development requests via Trello
Manage essential bug fixes when they arise
Knowledgeably answer questions from the dev team for specific items being worked on to ensure correct execution
Create user stories to communicate business needs to developers
Embed yourself within both product teams and the dev team to be a trusted ally and credible voice during sprints and development
Manage the QA process
Work with the Director of Technology to ensure projects remain in scope
Work with the Director of Technology to ensure projects meet business needs
Seek opportunities to improve process and outcomes
5-10 years of technical project management experience working on the aspects noted above
Fluency in website architecture and relevant tools, frameworks, plugins
Knowledge of Agile-style approaches to project management (sprints, etc.)
Understanding of the Drupal framework
Ideally have experience working with small but innovative NGOs
Ideally have an interest in ocean conservation, sustainable seafood or both
Ability to juggle multiple projects at different phases simultaneously
Knowledge of Trello for project management
Ability to insert one’s own creativity into projects/products
Ability to translate between business needs and developer-speak
Strength in QA process design, management and accountability
Ability to laugh with a bunch of silly people
This position can be remote but candidates must be willing to work Pacific or Mountain time zones on a daily basis. Once travel is safe again, periodic trips to Fort Collins, CO and Portland, OR maybe required. We can also provide office space (when feasible given COVID-19) in either of those cities as well. Much of our work was already virtual so we are well suited to keep working during social distancing. Currently half of our team is based in Fort Collins where our main office is and the rest are scattered about the West Coast and elsewhere.
Who We Are
We are environmentalists, technologists and lovers of the outdoors
We are inspired by the power of the ocean to support a resilient planet and provide food and jobs for billions — protecting the ocean is why we get up in the morning
We build online tools to improve ocean conservation efforts in the marketplace, starting with sourcing sustainable seafood and improving fisheries health
We look for new ways to solve persistent problems; we are not afraid of tackling new issues that are big and hairy
We emphasize work/life balance and try to ensure everyone stays fresh, happy and healthy
Flexible and generous vacation time
Employer sponsored Health/Vision/Dental Insurance Plan
Paid holidays including World Ocean Day
Educational and professional development opportunities
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume, a brief cover letter, and any relevant project examples to Mary Stevens at email@example.com. We will be accepting resumes until Sept. 7 and will begin replying to top candidates after that. We understand that all candidates may not have all the points above covered. That’s ok! If you feel like the skills you do have can be crafted to meet our needs, let us know in a cover letter and with relevant work examples.
*Please do not respond to this posting with offers for recruitment services.