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, Australia, Brussels and London, and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, 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.
At least one fifth of all fish taken from the sea are caught illegally or beyond the reach of regulators. This significantly threatens the health of the global ocean ecosystem and undermines the economies of countless fishing communities around the world. Fishing grounds in developing countries and on the high seas are especially vulnerable to exploitation by companies that engage in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. International crime in fisheries flourishes because flag states do not fulfill their legal obligations to control the fishing operations of their vessels, and port states do not have the tools or incentives to identify and prosecute these crimes in port.
There is no silver bullet capable of addressing IUU fishing. Many tools must be marshaled to close down the avenues for illegally caught and unregulated fish. The campaign is working to implement a global system of enforcement to combat illegal fishing through the adoption and effective implementation of policy and market measures that enable the identification and tracking of industrial-scale fishing vessels, the development of practical tools to improve information-sharing among enforcement authorities, and the building of the necessary human and technical resources to sanction such vessels if they have engaged in illicit activities.
The Officer, Technology and Analytics will report to the Project Director, Conservation Enforcement and Technology and work in close coordination with the Senior Officer, Enforcement and Technology to deliver on the breadth of enforcement and technology goals of the Ending Illegal Fishing Project (EIFP). It will include, through remote access and use of the Oversea Ocean Monitor (OOM) system and other relational databases and geographic information systems (GIS), active monitoring and generating historical analysis of designated maritime areas of interest and managing and analyzing data associated with fishing fleet dynamics that will serve to inform the EIFP with its efforts to detect, deter and eliminate IUU fishing. The Officer will also be responsible for developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures that will govern the processes and protocols for Pew staff access to OOM and its associated outputs. The Officer will assist with the technology and enforcement aspects of Pew’s advocacy for the development and implementation of a global system of enforcement (GSE) which may also involve engagement in the market and policy aspects of the project. The work includes serving as lead and providing oversight of Pew’s engagement with INTERPOL’s Project Scale, developing new regional enforcement models and improving regional partnerships that incorporate the use of technology and enforcement mechanisms. The Officer will also assist with enhancing campaign goals by researching advancements in technologies used for fisheries monitoring and data analytics, and supporting OceanMind in their use of OOM as a primary component in the business model to obtain new users of OceanMind products, including current and future government and retail users of OOM.
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.
Anticipate up to 15% domestic and international travel will be required.
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
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.