SFP Job Announcement

Human Resources Manager

Employee Position Announcement

Position:  Human Resources Manager (full-time)

Anticipated Start Date:  March 1, 2022


Background on SFP

Founded in 2006, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is a marine conservation organization working toward a world where the oceans are healthy, all seafood is produced sustainably, and everyone has access to sustainable seafood. We leverage the power of seafood buyers and retailers in every part of the seafood supply chain to rebuild depleted fish stocks, reduce the environmental impacts of fishing and fish farming, address social issues in fishing, and advance economic opportunities for fishers and their communities. Our Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs) allow seafood suppliers to work together in a pre-competitive environment to promote and support improvements in fishery and aquaculture practices, management, and policy. Visit us at www.sustainablefish.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Employee Position Summary  

With the addition of this new position, SFP’s HR team of three will support 50+ highly professional employees working remotely from home in over 10 countries. While we have the help of four PEOs to handle local payroll and benefits, the scope of in-house activities is fairly broad. The HR Manager is a full-time, intermediate- to senior-level position that will be responsible for ensuring smooth HR administration and supporting the HR Director. The position will also contribute to policy and procedures and various HR initiatives and projects, and be responsible for employee records and related internal reporting.  The HR Manager supervises the HR Assistant and auxiliary support staff from time to time.  


Key Responsibilities and Activities
Employee Administration

1.  Support all aspects of hiring and separations, such as 

  • ensure that job descriptions are well-written
  • coordinate recruiting efforts (i.e., job postings, candidate relations)
  • oversee recruiting and interviewing activities by staff to ensure best practices
  • prepare analyses of salary benchmarking
  • prepare written salary proposals and job offers
  • conduct background screening
  • coordinate and conduct new hire onboarding and off-boarding (≈ 6x/yr)
  • provide verification of employment as needed
  • ensure hiring and separation of employees are compliant
  • liaise internally and externally as needed for employee separations.

2.  Ensure payroll and related activities are well-managed (i.e., via third-party providers), such as

  • address employee concerns and inquiries
  • ensure all aspects of provider services are well-managed
  • coordinate necessary supporting provider agreements.

3.  Coordinate internal processes and reporting related to employees, such as

  • prepare supporting documentation in coordination with other internal teams
  • support Chief of Staff in monitoring time and effort and resolving related issues
  • support managers in addressing HR concerns related to their staff.

4.  Manage third-party administration of benefits and contribute to related strategies, such as

  • prepare supporting documentation in coordination with other internal teams
  • support Chief of Staff in monitoring time and effort and resolving related issues
  • support managers in addressing HR concerns related to their staff.

5.  Work closely with HR Director to ensure employee relations are well-managed on a day-to-day basis.

Policy and Procedures
  • Contribute to the development of policies and employee handbook/directory
  • Coordinate with domestic and global HR providers to ensure that policies comply with employment regulations, etc.
  • Ensure staff are well-informed (i.e., address inquiries, manage acknowledgments, etc.)
  • Work closely with the HR director in the implementation and enforcement of policies
  • Collaborate to ensure that HR-related procedures are appropriate, effective, well-documented, and communicated to staff as needed.
Initiatives and Special Projects
  • Work closely with HR Director to develop and support key HR programs
  • Contribute to major HR projects.
  • Supervise HR Assistant’s daily work and special assignments
  • Supervise auxiliary support staff as needed and/or as directed.


Essential Qualifications and Skills:
  • 7-10 years’ prior experience in Human Resources administration
  • Experience with PEO & EOR providers 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with strict confidentiality
  • Keen judgment; ability to apply knowledge, skills, and experience in accordance with professional standards, laws, and ethical principles to determine best course of action
  • Personal qualities of honesty and integrity, and a commitment to conservation
  • Flexibility to effectively balance independent initiative with team collaboration
  • Ability to work within a framework of responsibilities, objectives, and deadlines without (or with limited) in-person supervision
  • Ability to work comfortably and effectively in a mostly or fully online environment: work-from-home arrangements, strong practical knowledge of productivity software and/or platforms (i.e., Word, Excel, email and other common business communication tools), ability to learn new technology with ease, etc.
  • Cultural awareness to work and communicate effectively with diverse colleagues
  • Scheduling flexibility to facilitate interactions with globally dispersed colleagues
  • Excellent, professional communication skills in English (speaking, reading, and writing)
  • Ability to travel up to nine days per year, including international destinations
  • Ability to understand complex situations and then provide structured and organized solutions.


Additional/Desirable Qualifications and Skills
  • Prior experience in global HR management, and/or knowledge of global employment matters
  • Prior experience in performance management, training
  • Prior nonprofit experience 
  • Good  verbal and written communication skills in Spanish or Bahasa Indonesian.


Compensation: Salary for this position will be competitive, based on experience and qualifications.

Application: The deadline to apply is February 25, 2022. All inquiries will be kept in strict confidence.  Qualified candidates can apply through www.idealist.org or can submit a resume/CV and letter of interest (no more than one page, including salary requirements/range) to jobs@sustainablefish.org with the subject line “HR Manager.