The Environmental Portfolio at The Pew Charitable Trusts
For more than 25 years, Pew has been a major force in engaging the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences, and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. In the sea, reforms to how our oceans are managed are essential to address overfishing, pollution, and loss of habitat. Pew’s ocean conservation program plays a significant role in reforming marine fisheries management and creating marine reserves around the world. Our work is grounded in the best available science and pursues domestic and international conservation measures that are long-term and provide permanent, durable protections for marine ecosystems.
Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy
Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy (PBOL) is a partnership with Dona Bertarelli working to establish world-class regional marine conservation networks in the Southern Ocean, Eastern Tropical Pacific, and the Mediterranean including a series of highly protected marine protected areas (MPA), interconnected by biological corridors, and underpinned by strong regional governance. PBOL builds momentum to establish protected area networks across large ocean areas, which interconnect beyond national borders. Working with local and international partners, PBOL seeks to ensure effective management of marine life and habitats both within and outside of MPA boundaries (including enforcement and monitoring within MPAs, and effective fisheries conservation outside), and set a foundation for the long-term durability of the Southern Ocean, Eastern Tropical Pacific, and Mediterranean networks.
The senior associate provides detailed project support for the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy campaign to achieve the program’s objectives focused on large scale marine protected areas around the world. The position works closely with project team members in Washington, D.C., London, U.K, and other locations, as well as Pew staff from environment, institutional partnerships, communications, finance, and other departments. The position also engages with external entities, including funders, scientists, international government officials, non-governmental organizations, local populations and Project ambassadors.
Reporting to the associate manager, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy in Pew’s Washington DC office, this senior associate position is located in Pew’s Brussel’s office and is eligible for up to 60% telework consistent with Pew guidelines. Candidates must be presently legally authorized to work in the country for which they are seeking employment without the need of visa sponsorship.
• Assist the project’s management, including the PBOL director, in managing and coordinating the project’s cross-cutting activities and liaising with other Pew environment and operations staff to ensure completion of project deliverables.
• In partnership with director and associate manager, provide strategic support to the Project’s campaigns in French Overseas Territories Monuments and ensure close coordination and cooperation with other project sites and external partner organizations.
• Assist project leadership in stewarding funder relationship(s). This includes working quickly and responsively to prepare briefing materials, draft correspondence, and review initial drafts of funder reports.
Develop outreach materials for internal and external stakeholders and the public, including preparing policy statements, background briefings, correspondence, communications materials and talking points as needed in a timely fashion.
• Build and maintain strong working relationships with key operational departments including finance, communications, research support, and institutional partnerships. Participate in key meetings within the project and across the institution. Directly delegate and manage action items.
As needed, carry out special projects at the project and department level, including in support of the marine habitat portfolio, such as helping to assess the viability of new campaign activities and increasing efficiencies and communications across the project.
• Develop and maintain working relationships with decision makers, stakeholders, government officials and national and international institutions, as well as relevant nongovernmental organizations in the field.
• Represent the project at meetings and events where marine protected area policies will be discussed.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
• Generally four years of relevant professional experience, preferably in natural resource or public policy work. Specific expertise in related conservation issues and direct experience working at a federal or international level are preferred.
• Skillful at setting and achieving short and long-term policy goals in line with program strategy. A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals.
• Capacity to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Skilled at developing and moving existing and new projects forward with a degree of independence and autonomy.
• Superior written and oral communications skills, including experience synthesizing complex information into succinct points. Experience in presenting one’s own ideas and diplomatically persuading others as appropriate.
• Skilled at effectively communicating with decision makers, scientific advisors, and the general public.
• Strong interpersonal skills; capable of developing and managing productive relationships with consultants, scientists, partners and others who contribute to the development of a project by anticipating possible outcomes.
• Experience working productively with a wide array of different people and institutions that frequently disagree with and are in competition with one another.
• Experience working independently with strong business judgment, making decisions, justifying recommendations, and being responsive, clear and firm with colleagues and partners.
• Proficiency in English and French languages required.
The position will require occasional international travel for meetings and conferences.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program.
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.
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