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Partnership & Outreach Associate (Junior/Medior)

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The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative is a public-private partnership working together on a common purpose: turn seafood into a driver for good to preserve oceans for future generations and drive forward more sustainable seafood. Through its strong relationship with the FAO, GSSI is uniquely positioned to support its Partners in accelerating the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As one of the largest precompetitive collaborations in the world aligning businesses, NGOs, governments, and international organizations representing the full seafood value chain – the GSSI Global Partnership invites seafood sustainability leaders to join and become part of the solution.

The GSSI Partnership is supported by a small, yet dedicated team striving to make a difference.

To support our ambitions, we are looking for a people-driven Partnership & Outreach Associate to support the maintenance and growth of the GSSI Global Partnership.

Who are you:

  • You are passionate about seafood sustainability and eager to do your part to help accelerate the sustainable seafood movement.
  • You understand the importance of communicating clearly and you have a knack for following directions to execute tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  • You have the skills to manage multiple projects at once within a fast-paced environment and are able to quickly adapt and change as needed.
  • You are a team player and enjoy assisting your team members wherever you can.
  • You are interested in gaining (further) experience in marketing and outreach.
  • You love variety in your day-to-day tasks, and you have a “getting things done” mindset.


Your role:

As the Partnership & Outreach Associate, you help the front office team and Communications Manager to support and grow the GSSI Partnership and make its accomplishments known to the world. You report to the Partnership Manager but will be working together closely with all members of the GSSI Secretariat.


Your key responsibilities:

  • Support the Partnership Manager by:
    • monitoring and tracking GSSI Partner data and engagement
    • aiding in the set-up and implementation of the CRM system
    • Support the front office team by:
      • assisting in planning and preparing outreach and presentations to GSSI Partners
      • assisting with the planning and outreach to prospective Partners and stakeholders
      • Support the Communications Manager by:
        • assisting with internal and external communications, including social media
        • identifying and planning for event and conference participation
        • collecting communication analytics and support solution development to increase engagement
        • Conduct supportive research on an as-needed basis

        Your qualities:

        • BSc. or equivalent
        • 1-5 years of experience
        • Experience in fisheries, aquaculture or marine biology OR communications, journalism, marketing, or multimedia is an advantage. A passion for fish and ocean sustainability is a must
        • Fluent in English, both oral and written, and Spanish or French. Other languages are an advantage
        • Experience in project management is an advantage
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams)
        • Proficient with online communications, including MailChimp, LinkedIn, and Twitter
        • Flexible and strong communication skills
        • High level of attention to detail


        What we have to offer:

        A dynamic, supportive, and scale-up working culture. You will join six international colleagues in a sun-filled office in Haarlem and have the opportunity to work with Partner organizations from across the globe to make a positive impact. We offer our employees a competitive salary package based on experience and ambitions and all support for personal and professional growth.