•  Title: Executive Director, Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies
  • Location: Remote office
  • Classification: Full-time position
  • Seeking a leader with strong fundraising and partnership development skills who is excited to lead the growth of an important cross-sector collaboration.



Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies (SAFET) was launched as a conference in 2014 to explore the potential of emerging, and potentially disruptive, technologies to improve the conservation and management of our world’s fisheries and the traceability of the seafood supply chain. From drones to cameras and satellites to artificial intelligence, SAFET explores and creates dialogues around cutting-edge technologies such as these (and many more) while better connecting technology developers with those individuals and organizations that stand to benefit most from them. Since the first event in Honiara, Solomon Islands, biennial SAFET conferences have taken place in New Zealand, Thailand, Indonesia, and virtually in 2020/21. The most recent conference took place in October 2023 in Bali, Indonesia and drew over 200 participants from 35 countries.

Building on significant growth in the community it serves, SAFET is at a key juncture in its evolution. To better achieve its vision of a thriving industry of technology providers providing solutions to the seafood industry’s most pressing challenges, SAFET is building out a communications platform that increases information flow between all stakeholders in the fisheries technology space in ways that complement a biennial conference schedule. This platform will support both the overall community as well as communities of practice that are focused on specific fishery challenges and will include curated resource libraries, tools to better connect technology providers with technology implementers, regular newsletters, webinars, regional events and other activities that support SAFET’s vision.

To support this evolution, since 2022 SAFET has been an independent operating project of the nonprofit umbrella organization, Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a growing portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world.



Reporting to Multiplier and supported by an existing advisory board, the SAFET Executive Director will be a highly motivated self-starter who will refine and execute a set of strategies and activities aimed at achieving SAFET’s vision. The SAFET Executive Director will be responsible for all aspects of the SAFET platform including, but not limited to, organizing the biennial SAFET conference as well as online, hybrid and in-person events, coordinating periodic meetings with SAFET partners, budgeting, fundraising and financial planning, website development, and communications and outreach activities. The role will provide an environment for personal and professional growth in concert with the expected growth of the platform.



You are an excellent and compelling communicator and spokesperson, fluent in English and comfortable driving a diverse cross-sector platform. You are an inspiring ambassador with drive and initiative, likely with demonstrated experience leading in a start-up or entrepreneurial environment, and comfortable driving organizational growth with minimal oversight. With an eye toward diversity, equity and inclusion, you have exposure to various cultures, geographies, nationalities, ethnicities and points of view, appreciating the basis of each person’s worldview. You demonstrate respect for involvement with a diversity of people, communities and cultures, with awareness and sensitivity to their economic realities.



Ensure the successful operation of the SAFET platform and the growth of the SAFET community:

  • Design, organize and lead biennial SAFET conferences, regional events, webinars and other events, including logistics, agenda development, partner identification and outreach and drafting meeting reports.
  • Ensure that SAFET activities are aligned with principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Draft and create newsletters and other media that serve to spark dialogues and keep the SAFET community informed on latest developments and opportunities.
  • Lead the development of ‘communities of practice’ that bring together diverse global stakeholders to tackle specific fishery challenges.
  • Manage the maintenance and development of the SAFET website, including online tools that serve to better connect technology providers with technology implementers.

Fundraising and Budget Management:

  • Financial planning and organizational budgeting that ensures responsible spending of SAFET resources and investments in strategic initiatives that increase impact and growth.
  • Identify and cultivate new donors and other funding sources while managing existing donor relationships.
  • Complete funding applications and ensure timely grant reporting.
  • Communicate budget updates and outlooks to Multiplier staff and the SAFET advisory board.

Communications and External Relations

  • Engage in regular marketing and community outreach through social media platforms.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the technology provider community and conduct regular targeted outreach to this community to position SAFET as a central convening force that is aligned with many of their business objectives.
  • Develop new website content regularly to ensure a dynamic web presence.
  • Represent SAFET to project stakeholders, funders and the public at speaking engagements, meetings and events, including by delivering speeches or presentations in public settings.
  • Receive and transmit official SAFET communications, including invitations for speakers, presenters, or vendors.

Development and Leadership

  • Engage the SAFET advisory board in a virtual or in-person meeting setting on a regular basis, keeping all board members apprised of developments and ongoing project activities.
  • Provide regular written updates to advisory board members as requested by the chair of the board.
  • Perform such other functions as are necessary to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the SAFET platform.

Administrative Management

Serve as the project liaison to Multiplier staff, keeping appropriate points of contact informed of significant changes in SAFET programming, staffing and budget conditions.



Key to success in this position is the ability to build a network of funders and partners in the seafood and fisheries space. Many other items are listed below and we recognize that each applicant for this role will bring unique skills, knowledge, experiences and background to this position. We welcome diverse experiences and perspectives in our applicant pool, and will be looking for candidates who possess many, but not necessarily all, of the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated success as a fundraiser, including donor cultivation, proposal development and working with diverse funding sources.
  • Experience building a new organization, program or project from inception or an early stage.
  • Experience managing a steering committee, board of advisors or board of directors.
  • Strong organizational and event-planning skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills across sectors of industry and cultural norms with ability to work with international partners, diverse teams and across organizations and alliances.
  • Excellent multi-tasker, adept at making progress on multiple workstreams simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Social media and other communications experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with: leadership and strategy development, public speaking and event management, financial oversight and management of program budgets, supervising one or more direct reports or contractors, desk research skills (e.g., synthesizing existing documents, preparing written reports, etc.), partnership development and outreach.
  • Experience with and/or education in any of the following: fisheries and/or seafood, technology, coastal and marine conservation, natural resource management and/or policy.
  • Experience or ability to come up to speed quickly with MailChimp, WordPress, Zengine, Conga and other tools.
  • Excellent creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Positive and flexible demeanor.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with authorization to work in the United States and ability to receive payment from a United States address. Consideration may be made for international candidates but those applicants may not be able to take advantage of our full suite of benefits.



If located in the United States, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary ($120,000 – $150,000, depending on experience) and benefits package, including but not limited to health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits. If located outside the United States, arrangements will be discussed to evaluate the ability to provide competitive compensation and benefits consistent with applicable local norms and laws.



  • Flexible working arrangements and work schedule occasionally requiring work outside of U.S. business hours.
  • As conditions allow, travel to conferences, events and fundraising-related meetings will be required.
  • The Executive Director will be supported by the SAFET Advisory Board and will report to Multiplier.



Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single document to info@safet.fish with “SAFET Executive Director” in the subject line explaining your interest in this position. Please describe your relevant experience and qualifications, and include salary requirements. We respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.


Multiplier and SAFET:

  • celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
  • are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment.
  • prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factor.
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About Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies

SAFET brings together technologists, fishery stakeholders, NGOs, and government to utilize technology and resolve the biggest challenges in seafood and fisheries.