Assistant Program Coordinator



Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023

Assistant Program Coordinator

Do you like working in the field as well as coordinating projects and reviewing data? Do you like working with tools, electronics and computers? Are you passionate about our environment and sustainability?


Archipelago has been around for over 40 years and is at the forefront of electronic monitoring solutions for fisheries around the world. We create and deploy technology for commercial fishing vessels, at-sea observers and dockside monitors to collect data and report back to our clients. This data helps manage global fisheries and ensure sustainability for generations to come.

Our electronic monitoring technology has been deployed on over 700 fishing vessels around the world and we work with government agencies, NGO’s, fish processors and directly with members of the commercial fishing industry. We provide quality data to support these organizations to manage and create more sustainable fisheries around the world.


The Assistant Program Coordinator (Kodiak) involves a mix of field work, project coordination and data review. A high-level of communication with members of industry (fishers), fisheries agencies, project partners and other Archipelago staff members will be required. The field work consists of the installation and servicing of CCTV cameras and computer components onboard commercial fishing vessels throughout Alaska. The administrative and data review responsibilities require intermediate level computer hardware and software skills, a demonstrated knowledge of commercial fishing practices, and familiarity with the identification of Alaska’s commercial groundfish species.

Although the position is intended to be based out of our Kodiak office, the position will also require travel within Alaska for installations and service work, regular on-call phone shifts, and some weekend and evening work will be required during seasonal fishery openings. This is a full-time position based on 40 hours per week.

  • Install, remove and service electronic monitoring (EM) camera systems and computer components onboard commercial fishing vessels throughout Alaska
  • Retrieval and archiving of data drives from commercial fishing vessels
  • Review and entry of electronic monitoring fishing data using custom data review software applications
  • Management, ordering and storage of small quantities of electronic components and camera system inventory items
  • Troubleshooting and replacement of electronic equipment and CCTV cameras onboard commercial fishing vessels (land-based only)
  • Respond to phone calls/emails/messages from fishing vessel crew who require assistance with equipment issues
  • Participate in scheduled calls and meetings with NOAA/NMFS staff, Archipelago Program Managers, and project partners.
  • Provide detailed reporting of all work done and associated expenses.
  • A commitment to sustainability and the environment within all our operations
  • Technical training in electronic monitoring system installation and troubleshooting
  • Training in EM data review protocols and reporting software applications
  • All required tools and safety equipment provided
  • Relocation funding to assist with the move to Kodiak
  • Expected Salary range 55– 65k
  • Access to Employee Wellness Program
  • Company funded education and development opportunities
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience working with hand tools
  • Knowledge of commercial fishing operations and gear types
  • NOAA Fisheries Observer Certification is a strong asset
  • Physically fit, able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 30 feet
  • Experience working with computer hardware and software is essential
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • A Valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle
  • A reliable smart phone (monthly plan fees will be reimbursed)
  • Physically fit, able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 30 feet
  • Legal authorization to work in the US

Archipelago works to provide an inclusive, fair, and equitable working environment for staff of all backgrounds. Regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, ability or age, if you share our values surrounding the careful management of our ocean resources, we welcome your unique contributions and perspectives


You must provide a resume and cover letter that clearly outlines your experience, and what you have to offer. Email your resume and cover letter to:

Closing Date: Sept 15, 2023

Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.