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 Washington, DC, USA
Apr 18, 2018
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.   Position Overview The senior associate will provide support to the global tuna conservation campaign. The position will report to the project director, global tuna conservation, and is based in Washington, D.C. 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 to ensure effective implementation of campaign strategies and activities. Research and develop reports, policy briefs, and outreach materials that are highly relevant to policy deliberations and are easily understood by the public, media and policy makers. Develop and maintain effective relationships with decision makers, officials, and scientists in governments and international organizations, as well as members of the global seafood industry and other stakeholders. Respond to general campaign inquiries. Represent The Pew Charitable Trusts and the campaign at meetings, multilateral forums, conferences, and seminars. Develop and maintain broad knowledge, as well as subject matter expertise, of the science, policies and politics of marine conservation, fisheries management, and specific highly migratory species conservation issues. Ensure all project work is carried out consistent with Pew policies, guidelines and protocols. Contribute to the high standards of Pew’s work by maintaining commitment to accuracy and quality. Requirements  Bachelor’s degree is required. Graduate degree in public affairs, international policy, or environmental science preferred. A minimum of four years of directly related professional experience in international conservation, public policy, or political campaigns, with a particular focus on or familiarity with multilateral fisheries forums or international ocean policy preferred. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy. Superior oral and written communications skills. Ability to write and edit precisely, with a strong focus on accuracy of detail for language and figures. Ability to synthesize material and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as the means to address it. Confidence in presenting one’s own ideas and diplomatically persuading others, as appropriate. Strong diplomacy skills.  Able to work productively with a wide array of different people and institutions. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and highly results-oriented. Knowledge or experience with tuna conservation, particularly within the western and central Pacific Ocean region, or longline and transshipment reform issues a plus. Travel This position is expected to include significant international travel of up to 20 percent (approximately 50 days a year) to meet campaign objectives. This travel will cross both weekends and weekdays in order to accommodate international scheduling.    Compensation and Benefits We offer a competitive salary and 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 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 And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early