Pew Charitable Trusts

From its first day in 1948, Pew’s founders steeped the new institution with the entrepreneurial and optimistic spirit that characterized their lives. As the country and the world have evolved, we have remained dedicated to our founders’ emphasis on innovation. Today, Pew is a global research and public policy organization, still operated as a non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to serving the public.

Informed by the founders’ interest in research, practical knowledge and a robust democracy, our portfolio has grown over time to include public opinion research; arts and culture; and environmental, health, state and consumer policy initiatives.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Pew Charitable Trusts D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
Feb 19, 2018
Overview The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.   Program Overview The Pew Charitable Trusts environmental science division (ESD) works to generate and synthesize scientific research to inform conservation policy and frame solutions to global environmental challenges. ESD encompasses three programs: the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation awards three year fellowships to outstanding individuals who undertake projects designed to develop and implement solutions to improve conservation of the sea; the Conservation Science program works to identify, develop, and fund research to address specific questions relevant to Pew’s environmental initiatives; the Lenfest Ocean Program supports independent, peer-reviewed scientific projects to inform selected marine-conservation priorities. Several division staff work across the three programs to better connect research projects and results to conservation policy and practices.   Position Overview The coordinator provides critical support to several ESD teams and the ESD director. The coordinator helps the Pew Marine Fellows and Conservation Science programs manage their grants processes, from making awards to tracking projects and acting as a liaison to grantees for issues concerning logistics and grant reports. Another key focus is working with staff to organize events, including the annual meeting of the Pew Marine Fellows program, expert workshops, and internal meetings. Other duties include helping prepare and track budgets and finding and obtaining scientific papers and technical documents.   The coordinator reports to the Project Director, Science and Policy, and will be based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support. Responsibilities Provide support for the Pew Marine Fellowship nomination, application, review, selection and grant award processes. Help implement new grant-making software, develop proficiency, and assist other users.  Coordinate the development of Conservation Science research proposals with external researchers, including sharing appropriate templates and responding to questions about proposal logistics. Systematically track the status of Conservation Science research projects. Coordinate check-in meetings with Conservation Science grantees and Pew Marine Fellows; respond to grantee questions about logistics and reporting.  Maintain detailed program records in online databases for the Pew Marine Fellows and Conservation Science programs. Work with Pew Marine Fellows Program staff to plan its annual meeting, including by producing the meeting program book, helping manage the web-based registration process, and communicating with attendees about meeting logistics. Work with project staff to plan and execute other events, such as report releases, conferences and large meetings. Organize and copy edit materials for selected internal meetings; take and circulate meeting notes.  Research topics by obtaining scientific papers and other technical documents. Liaise with Pew Research Services staff. Track expenditures against selected budgets, such as budgets for external grants, and ensure that expenses are coded appropriately. Help to prepare budgets and narrative summaries, including for internal purposes and for materials concerning external grants.  Assist the director to track and coordinate Pew attendance at scientific meetings. Contribute to other activities as needed. Requirements Associate’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree with a major in environmental science, marine science, ecology, or a related field strongly preferred.  One year of relevant work experience. Grants-management experience a plus. Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to keep multiple projects moving forward. Attention to detail when entering and reviewing data and records. Experience with project tracking and database management is highly desirable.  Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and concisely, both orally and in writing Ease with learning to use new software. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of Sharepoint or Cvent a plus. Strong interpersonal skills--able to develop and manage productive and collaborative relationships. Ability to anticipate needs. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues. Responsiveness to requests and flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals.  Travel: Minimal travel, if any, is expected for this position.   Compensation and Benefits: As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to help you maintain a good balance.     The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Pew Charitable Trusts DC-Washington
Feb 19, 2018
Full time
Overview The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.   For the past twenty-five years, Pew has been a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences, and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Our environment work spans all seven continents with close to 250 professionals working full-time at the local, national, and international levels to reduce the scope and severity of global environmental problems, such as the erosion of large wilderness ecosystems that contain a great part of the world’s remaining biodiversity and the destruction of the marine environment.   In the sea, reforms to how our oceans are managed are essential to address overfishing, pollution, and loss of habitat. Pew began its oceans program in the United States, focusing on ending overfishing and protecting fragile marine habitat. Since 2005, Pew’s ocean conservation program has expanded around the world and has played a significant role in reforming marine fisheries management in the European Union and on the high seas. Our work is grounded in the best available science and our goal is to reverse the decline of ocean life ranging from sharks and tunas to penguins and whales, and the habitat on which they depend.   Protecting Ocean Life on the High Seas Although the high seas make up a majority of the world’s oceans, no institutional or formal legal framework currently exists to designate fully protected marine reserves beyond a country’s exclusive economic zone except in the Southern Ocean. These waters, covering an area larger than all of the world’s continents combined, exemplify the tragedy of the global commons—exploited by all, but protected by none. The value of fully protected marine reserves has been increasingly recognized by individual countries which have established reserves in their own exclusive economic zones as a means to protect and conserve marine biodiversity and ensure the health of marine ecosystems.   The United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly is anticipated to establish an intergovernmental conference in 2018 to negotiate final text of a treaty to protect marine biodiversity in the high seas by the end of 2020. This project will utilize Pew’s experience as a leader in the creation of science-based marine reserves and protected areas and international ocean policy to mount a global campaign that generates worldwide support for the negotiation of this agreement.   Position Overview The associate, based in Pew's Washington, DC office, will provide support to the Protecting Ocean Life on the High Seas campaign. The position will report to the senior manager and the associate will work closely with all members of the project team as well as other Pew colleagues in communications, research, government relations and other areas.   The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support. Responsibilities Assist the project director and other campaign staff in implementing effective campaign strategies that will result in broad support for a decision to negotiate an implementing agreement in political capitals around the world and at key U.N. missions in New York, NY. Represent Pew publicly on conference calls and at meetings and events where related topics are being discussed.  Assist in the development and dissemination of outreach materials for the public, policy makers, coalition partners and others for campaign sites. Independently draft documents (e.g. cover memos, correspondence, outreach materials, research summaries, etc.) that assist with implementation of campaign strategies. Assist in the organizing and planning of campaign events and meetings needed for the work of the campaign both in the U.S. and in international locations.  Organize and carry out special projects related to the overall campaign efforts.  Support the development of meeting agendas, memos, and other internal documents in close coordination with senior campaign staff. Develop and maintain a general knowledge of campaign projects and related activities in order to place meetings, events, materials, and publications in the relevant policy and scientific context.  Assist senior manager and other campaign staff in liaising with other Pew internal departments regarding campaign and operations-related activities. Work with campaign staff based in Washington, D.C. and London offices on logistics for international meetings and conferences. Requirements Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. A minimum of one year of relevant professional experience, including demonstrated analytical, writing, and fact-checking skills. Experience in environmental or public policy preferred.  Ability to write clearly and cogently for internal audiences, policy makers, the media and the public.  Ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand and synthesize different policy perspectives.  Experience working with academics, nonprofits and other entities that conduct research and policy analysis—helping to ensure the results are rigorous, policies are relevant, and communication is clear, timely, and persuasive to target audiences.  Strong systems skills including Microsoft office products required; database and online research applications preferred. Familiarity with Salesforce and/or PeopleSoft preferred. Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.  Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to set priorities and identify resources.  Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Flexible and able to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams of both support and senior staff to meet project goals. Fluency in English required; fluency in Spanish or French desirable. Travel It is anticipated that the individual in this position will undertake international travel for approximately 10% of their time to meet campaign objectives.   Compensation As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to help you maintain a good balance.    The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com