Employee position announcement

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager (remote, United States)

Established in 2006, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is a US-registered nonprofit that operates globally, dedicated to marine conservation. Our mission is to foster a world where oceans thrive, seafood is sustainably sourced, and everyone can access sustainable seafood. Through collaboration with seafood buyers and retailers across the supply chain, we work to restore depleted fish stocks, mitigate the environmental impacts of fishing and aquaculture, address social issues in the fishing industry, and enhance economic opportunities for fishers and their communities. Our Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs) provide a platform for seafood suppliers to collaborate in a non-competitive setting, driving improvements in fishery and aquaculture practices, management, and policy.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Manager.

SFP has performed well in delivering on existing grants (retained foundational donors for over a decade). We are looking forward to growing significantly and have a need to expand our systems to ensure we are performing and delivering at our best.

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) plays a pivotal role in orchestrating the planning, execution, and evaluation of a diverse range of complex projects. They establish and refine management systems, tools, and project management standards across the organization. Initially focusing on a growing portfolio of development agencies and government grants, the SPM oversees project lifecycles from concept design to completion. Reporting to the COO, they collaborate closely with colleagues to ensure the seamless design and implementation of projects, serving as the primary liaison with project sponsors, and external funders, throughout.

Key Job Responsibilities

Project Management
  • Collaborate with sponsors and stakeholders to define project scope, objectives, deliverables, resource needs, budgets, timelines, and team responsibilities.
  • Guide project teams, steer meetings, monitor timelines, and optimize resource allocation.
  • Communicate expectations clearly to team members and uphold accountability for deliverables.
  • Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date project documentation, ensuring proper archiving upon project completion.
  • Source, contract, and oversee internal and external resources, ensuring seamless integration into project teams.
  • Manage contract terms and renewals as necessary.
  • Resolve technical and operational issues as required.
  • Plan and lead status review meetings, which may include internal team members and external stakeholders.
Process Leadership and Facilitation
  • Spearhead the design, implementation, and refinement of processes and facilitation techniques aligned with organizational priorities.
  • Identify new and harness existing technology tools to drive innovation and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Mentor other project managers and leads while collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders.
Conceptual Leadership for Project Development
  • Translate complex concepts into actionable plans that advance long-term strategic goals.
  • Define project design parameters, content requirements, and success metrics to guide multi-year initiatives from inception to fruition.
  • Provide leadership in content development for strategic projects.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years cumulative experience in project management, including leading multidisciplinary teams, managing budgets, and driving process improvements. 2+ years of grants management experience
  • Proficiency in managing and tracking multiple projects concurrently, often with overlapping deadlines.
  • Ability to seamlessly transition between individual and team-based work with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills across presentations, written documents, and interpersonal interactions, fostering collaboration, team cohesion, and accountability.
  • Well-developed organizational, strategic planning, analytical, and problem-solving abilities, coupled with initiative and sound judgment.
  • Proficiency in facilitating meetings, particularly at senior management and stakeholder levels, to ensure alignment and progress.
  • Capability to present complex data effectively and adapt communication to diverse audiences.
  • Comfort and proficiency in remote work environments, including strong knowledge of productivity software and platforms.
  • Flexibility to accommodate interactions with globally dispersed colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with excellent negotiation skills for engaging with sponsors, donors, partners, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Travel Required: Yes, approximately 10-24 days per year; 2-3 trips per year (typically w/in US or to SE Asia or W. Europe)
Additional/Desirable Qualifications and Skills
  • Certification such as CAPM or PMP.
  • Experience working with development agencies like the Global Environment Facility and the World Bank.
  • Fluency in written or spoken Spanish or Bahasa languages.


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.

This position will be open until filled.  All inquiries will be kept in the strictest confidence.  Qualified candidates, please select the link below to apply and attach the following:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of interest highlighting your interest in applying project management skills in a conservation nonprofit setting. (no more than 1 page)