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 stimulate civic life.
We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
Pew aims to strengthen policies and practices in ways that produce significant and measurable protection for terrestrial and marine systems worldwide. Pew’s commitment to the environment began in 1974, when we first provided grants to regional conservancies, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the International Oceanographic Foundation. Since then we have continued to work to advance scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental problems along with their solutions; provide economic analysis of decisions affecting such issues; design innovative policy solutions to these problems; and mobilize public support for implementing these solutions.
U.S. Public Lands
Since 1990, The Pew Charitable Trusts has endeavored to secure permanent protection for the nation’s most ecologically important and imminently threatened public lands, in order to maintain biological diversity, provide habitat for endangered species and enhance opportunities for recreation in pristine settings. Pew forges partnerships with local, state and national conservation organizations to plan and implement sophisticated public education and outreach campaigns designed to promote the highest level of protection possible under United States law for at risk public lands, by including them in the National Wilderness Preservation System.
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing remote administrative support for the Director, U.S. Public Lands, based in Durango, Colorado, and for the Washington D.C.–based staff of the U.S. Public Lands team. Responsibilities include helping to maintain calendars, schedules and files for these staff. H/she also has responsibility to assist the U.S. Public Lands project staff in developing, processing and maintaining information related to Wilderness and Western lands programs and projects.
The Administrative Assistant reports to the Director, U.S. Public Land and works closely with the Associate, U.S. Public Lands. The position is based in Washington, DC.
Handle administrative functions, including: answering phones, scheduling meetings and appointments, making travel arrangements, proofreading, coordinating internal and outgoing mail, copying, faxing, departmental filing, and word processing.
Screen telephone calls thoroughly and with diplomacy. Provide preliminary information to internal and external callers as appropriate and direct inquiries and requests as needed.
Process employee expense reimbursements, corporate credit card coding, third-party reimbursements and check requests for U.S. Public Lands staff.
Track, archive and disseminate media clips related to U.S. Public lands activities for Pew staff, the Executive Office and the board of directors as needed. This task includes collating daily press clips and distributing select clips to internal and external contacts via email.
With the Associate, U.S. Public Lands, coordinate the planning of quarterly strategic planning meetings, conferences, training sessions, external events and other grassroots outreach events.
Coordinate all materials and agendas for project-related meetings.
Coordinate correspondence, requests and information related to the Director, U.S. Public Lands’ activities. As needed, draft letters and memos for routine correspondence, conduct background research and handle other special projects, such as institutional mailings to key audiences, for the Director or other department staff.
Coordinate with the other administrative assistants in the environment group to ensure coverage of all project work during peak periods and staff absences.
Develop and maintain an understanding of wilderness and western public lands policy, communications and environmental issues in order to participate in and understand program planning and execution.
Participate in department related activities and meetings and perform other tasks as assigned.
Assist Washington, DC-based U.S. Public Lands staff with administrative tasks as necessary.
Develop a solid understanding and remain conversant with Pew procedures, policies and protocols and ensure they are reflected in the operational documents that are prepared for the U.S. Public Lands program.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including a generous 401(k) plan, three weeks paid vacation and flexible benefits.
The position is based in Washington, DC, with periodic domestic travel required.
Pew is an equal opportunity employer.