The Pew Charitable Trusts

Associate, Outback to Oceans Australia (Operations/Contracts Administration)

AU-QL-Brisbane
3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-5211
Department
Program-Environment-International
The Pew Charitable Trusts

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.

 

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 public interests.

 

With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, 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.

 

The Environmental Portfolio at the Pew Charitable Trusts:
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.

Pew has worked in the United States and Canada since 1990 to protect vast stretches of unspoiled wilderness and more recently expanded our land conservation efforts to Australia’s Outback and Chilean Patagonia. Preserving these places offers an opportunity to conserve wildlife habitat, shorelines and pristine landscapes for future generations. Our work relies on the sciences of conservation, biology, and economics to advocate for sound solutions to the loss of biodiversity.

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.

 

Outback to Oceans:
Outback Australia and its adjacent remote seas is one of the few great natural areas remaining on Earth. Pew has worked in the Outback since 2007 seeking better protection and management for remote landscapes and seascapes. We work in the four Outback states and co-lead a range of projects and campaigns to obtain durable outcomes for conservation. Fundamental to our work is engaging with local people from different sectors to obtain lasting outcomes that work for people, country and wildlife. Further details of our work in Australia can be found at:
http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/outback-to-oceans-australia

 

Position Overview:
The Associate will provide support to the Outback to Oceans Project in Australia. The position will report to the Director, Outback to Oceans, and will be based in Brisbane.
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 Director and Project Directors in supporting cross-cutting operational and programmatic needs of the Outback to Oceans Program.
  • Assist program staff in the management, development and coordination of Pew’s on ground advocacy. 
  • Coordinate and organise public events and meetings needed for the work of the Outback to Oceans campaigns. 
  • Coordinate and organise publication of reports and other written materials needed for the work of the Outback to Oceans campaigns. 
  • Assist in organising and making systematic the facilitation and coordination of administrative priorities such as budgets, shared files, contracts, annual program plans and meetings.
  • Maintain systems for tracking internal institutional deliverables and support the Outback to Oceans as a liaison with other units in Pew’s Washington, DC, office. 

Requirements

 

Essential:

  • Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred 
  • A minimum of 1 year of directly related professional experience. 
  • A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals.
  • 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 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.
  • Ability to write and edit precisely, with a strong focus on accuracy of detail for language and figures, for a wide range of documentation types. 
  • Ability to engage and work easily with people from a range of different Australian cultures. 

Desirable:

  • Experience working within a non-government organisation.
  • Knowledge of Australian terrestrial and marine conservation issues. 
  • Experience at organisation of public events. 

Compensation and Benefits:

As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and benefit program.

 

Travel:
Regular travel for this position is anticipated, including attendance at quarterly national meetings throughout Australia, and occasional travel to Pew’s head office in Washington, DC.

 

Application Process

Please click the application link/button and follow the instructions to send a CV and cover letter to the attention of Human Resources.

Applications to close on 25 September 2017.

  

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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