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Program Manager - USA

The Anthropocene Institute seeks a full-time program manager for administering ocean grants and coordinating the F3 project.

April 13, 2023

The Anthropocene Institute administers grants related to ocean conservation and is also an administrator of the F3 (Future of Fish Feed) project. The F3 Project has launched incentive challenges and organized large-scale meetings to accelerate the replacement of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds with innovative alternatives.

The Anthropocene Institute seeks a full-time program manager for administering ocean grants and coordinating the F3 project. The F3 Project activities include managing the F3 program, running the incentive contest (, managing research programs on feed trials, administering and supporting research grants, and organizing a week-long meeting.

The Anthropocene Institute seeks people that are motivated, flexible, can work independently, and have a "can-do" attitude towards any task regardless of job title. The Anthropocene Institute is an equal opportunity/affirmative action, employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


  • Manage ongoing research projects, and coordinate among a diverse and high-level group of researchers, and company practitioners globally.
  • Facilitate payments, track accounting, and budget management.
  • Keep track of research results, analyze, and assist with the write-up of findings.
  • Maintain website content and databases related to F3 and Anthropocene Oceans.
  • Organize and coordinate marketing content with our media liaison.
  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda.
  • Produce F3 events and create event collateral in coordination with the F3 Team.
  • Assist co-founder in coordinating key meetings, events, reservations, etc.
  • Take notes, summarize, and form action plans.
  • Manage and see through logistics (e.g. signing contracts to forming research ideas).
  • Administer grants: budgeting, assessing proposals and reports, tracking progress.
  • Apply for research grants and write grant reports.
  • Track and attend relevant conferences on behalf of the F3 Team.
  • Perform ad hoc research on research projects of interest.

Skills and qualifications:

  • At least 2-4 years of work experience in a relevant field.
  • Passion and experience in ocean conservation and aquaculture.
  • Proven experience in a program coordinator function in both academics and industry.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience in organizing and tracking multiple tasks and keeping projects on track.
  • Financial management, project budgeting and accounting experience.
  • Listening and clear written and verbal communication is vital.
  • Organized and excellent time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects on schedule in a fast-paced environment.
  • Tech savvy - comfortable with data management, and software testing, website management and experience using Wordpress.
  • Research experience in aquaculture feed is a plus.
  • Candidates should at least have a Bachelor's degree (environmental science, animal science, or a related field). A Master's or Ph.D. is preferred.

The majority of the work will be remote but applicants must live within two hours of the Bay Area for occasional in-person work in Palo Alto, California. A USD 100,000 per year plus full benefits – health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 401k with an employer match of 3%. The start date is mid-May 2023.

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter to with the subject line “Your Name – Program Manager Application” as applicable. Include three references from former managers and employers. Apply by June 1, 2023.


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