Regional Director, Americas

Ref: 5019

Marine Stewardship Council

Washington DC

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Role Managed by:

Clara Nelson Strachan

Principal Researcher & Head of Research, Global Non Profits

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6204

e: clara.nelsonstrachan@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice and Social Impact

Salary & Benefits: The salary is commensurate with the seniority and experience required.

Closing Date: 29/03/2021

Formal Interview Date: Early May

We want future generations to be able to enjoy seafood and oceans full of life, forever.

As the most globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) provides a platform to incentivise real change in the way our oceans are fished.

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. We provide a unique opportunity to influence both fisheries and the market by driving consumer demand for sustainable seafood. Through our world-renowned certification and ecolabeling program, well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace. Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 17% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

We are now seeking a dynamic and engaging individual as our Regional Director, Americas to further our work. This role is one of enormous breadth, combining responsibility for the delivery of MSC’s Strategic Plan objectives and targets in the region whilst leading globally as a member of the MSC’s Senior Program Management Team (SPMT), and being a visionary yet practical leader, representative and partnership builder.

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this critical role will:

  • Lead our Americas team (USA, Canada and Latin America)
  • Build greater awareness, support, and engagement throughout the region
  • Strengthen key stakeholder relationships across the seafood value chain and amongst NGOs
  • Enhance the value proposition for participants in the program; and,
  • Represent the MSC externally as a spokesperson.

In this role, we are seeking an experienced leader and manager who is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities while delivering excellent results. The ideal candidate will bring extensive knowledge of either the American seafood and fishing industries, sustainable seafood movements and/or NGO sector. You will be a confident ambassador for the MSC and be able to demonstrate to others your empathy and interest in the MSC’s mission and objectives. Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English; fluency in Spanish (preferred) or French would be considered an advantage.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification, quoting reference 5019. The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 29th March BST.

The location for the role is Washington DC. The salary is commensurate with the seniority and experience required.

The MSC is committed to the principles of equality and fairness and we welcome applications from all communities. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.   If you consider yourself to have a disability and need reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know how we can help you.

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