SFP Job Announcement

Human Resources Director

Employee Position Announcement

Human Resources Director (full-time, remote in United States; preference for WA, OR, CA, AK or HI)

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. SFP has over 60 employees based in 10 countries, and an annual revenue in excess of $9 million.  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.

About the Job

If you have a broad command of human resources in an international non-profit organization, this position will empower you to contribute in a meaningful way and make a difference in important ocean conservation efforts. SFP is looking for someone whose experience and personal values and interests align with our mission. We embrace our inclusive culture and encourage candidates of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

SFP’s HR Director is responsible for all human resources activities for the organization. This hands-on position leads a small HR team. The HR Director works closely with the Deputy OPS Director, CFO, COO and other senior leaders, and ensures that HR policies and procedures reflect best practices, support the organization’s mission, and foster a staff-oriented culture.

Key Responsibilities/Activities

Direct all HR Operations

  • Plan, lead, develop and coordinate HR policies, activities, staff and resources
  • Build a cross-trained, cohesive, and supportive HR team
  • Develop, manage, and execute a comprehensive HR strategy that supports SFP’s strategic, operational, and programmatic objectives
  • Ensure all aspects of employee administration are well managed, including activities that are coordinated both internally and via external providers (e.g., hiring, separations, compensation & pay-setting, payroll & benefits, processes, reporting, staff relations & communications, etc.)
  • Work closely with the Deputy OPS Director, Finance and Terra (time and narrative reporting) teams, and other key staff, as well as external providers, to ensure that coordinated HR functions are well-managed and efficient
  • Support and advise senior leaders on employment issues, including legal compliance, management, employee relations, engagement, training & development, etc.

Direct all HR Policies and Procedures

  • Develop, revise, maintain, implement, and enforce SFP’s HR policies
  • Ensure that policies are compliant, effective, and aligned with applicable 3rd-party providers (domestic & global)
  • Ensure that internal and externally-facing HR procedures (e.g., recruiting, hiring, employment changes, separations, compensation analysis & pay setting, performance management, etc) are documented, effective, efficient, timely, accurate, etc.
  • Direct and assist hiring managers with staff and consultant recruiting process (advertising, interviewing, negotiations)
  • Collaborate with hiring managers on new or revised job descriptions as necessary

Manage 3rd Party Service Providers

  • Administer employees, payroll and benefits through PEO/HR Providers
  • Identify, select, and implement PEO/HR providers for non–US staff in key countries
  • Direct establishment and renewal of competitive employee benefit programs including health, dental, life, disability, pension, and other benefits for employees of US and non-US entities as required
  • Manage insurance provisions for the organization


  • Develop and maintain staff training program to support ongoing professional development
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive on-boarding/training program for new staff
  • Develop and conduct regular training on HR policies and HR procedures relevant to all staff


  • Coordinate and prepare periodic competitive compensation analysis for staff positions
  • Support the Board Compensation Committee to oversee/coordinate annual CEO compensation review
  • Develop a competitive global compensation policy for staff positions

Performance Management

  • Ensure timely and effective administration of regular internal performance evaluations for employees.
  • Innovate performance management tools to develop and manage SFP employees
Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience managing human resources function
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a small HR team in an international non-profit organization of similar size as SFP (60+ employees)
  • Knowledge of international employment matters and staffing
  • Experience working with PEOs globally
  • Excellent communication, organization, and negotiation skills
  • An ability to interact effectively with staff from various cultures and countries
  • Ability to comfortably read, write, and speak in English
  • Ability to maintain information in strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work from home office
  • Ability to establish and maintain open communication, culture, and cohesiveness in an international organization
  • Scheduling flexibility to accommodate a virtual organization with staff working from home offices around the globe, as well as ability to work productively primarily via Skype, email, webinars, and other electronic means.
Level of Effort

This is a full-time employee position.  Level of Effort is expected to be 40 hours per week.   The anticipated start date is 1 June 2023.


Competitive; salary based on experience & qualifications


If you think that this job would benefit from your skillset and background, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t think you’re the “perfect fit.”  This position is part of a highly diverse team and we are always looking for new talent to contribute from unique or under-represented perspectives.  As an equal-opportunity employer, SFP encourages candidates of all ages, races, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, religions, physical abilities, and other diverse attributes to apply.

The deadline is 15 April 2023.  All inquiries will be kept in the strictest confidence.  Qualified candidates should submit the following to directly to jobs@sustainablefish.org with the subject line “Human Resources Director”:


Letter of interest (no more than 1 page)