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 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, 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 more than 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 nearly 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 economy 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.
Ending Overfishing in Northwestern Europe
At the start of 2014, a new era began for fisheries management in the European Union. A new Common Fisheries Policy, aiming to restore EU fish stocks, entered into force. For the previous five years, Pew and 192 other organizations worked through the OCEAN2012 coalition to support an ambitious reform. Though that process proved successful, overfishing is far from over. The legislation must be implemented well on the water if the new policy is to achieve its aims. To make this happen, Pew launched a campaign that focuses on ending overfishing in northwestern European waters.
This Brussels-based position will be responsible for the development, preparation and execution of campaign events and outreach in Brussels and EU member states, as well as campaign support to the Ending Overfishing in Northwestern Europe project. The position has as set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
Reporting to the manager, this position will:
• Manage and deliver high quality events in Brussels and EU member states including planning, design, invitation process, and logistics.
• Devise and support creative outreach activities to increase the campaign’s presence and impact on key audiences.
• Assume campaign and advocacy support tasks as delegated by line manager, including research, data collection, planning support, drafting of letters, sending of mass emails, tracking of EU wide elections.
• Monitor the European AgriFish Council and relevant European Parliament Committees and attend the European Parliament Fisheries Committee, summarising and reporting back on relevant developments.
• Work with external contractors to support the development of events in EU member states, including securing internal approval for activities and ensuring standards and procedures are adhered to.
• Manage and regularly update internal contact database and campaign system (Salesforce).
• Track the Brussels office’s engagement with the EU institutions, sending regular updates to the wider team and US colleagues.
• Participate in, and contribute to, strategy sessions with NGOs and campaign stakeholders.
• Manage the logistics and administrative support in relation to meetings organized in Brussels and provide back up for other administrative tasks for the wider team.
• Bachelor’s degree required, advance degree preferred.
• At least one year of applicable professional experience in event management, project coordination, or campaign support.
• Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
• Interest in environmental issues, preferably marine.
• Proven experience of co-ordination and events management, preferably at a European level.
• Ability to communicate ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and concisely and in a compelling way, both written and orally.
• Outstanding organizational and data management skills including the ability to handle several projects at different stages simultaneously, and a strong capacity to track details.
• Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Solution oriented and able to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence while being flexible and working in a cooperative spirit in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
• Strong understanding of how to work as part of team while taking on individual responsibility for defined tasks.
• Basic research skills and a clear, effective writing style for a general and online audience.
• Proficient knowledge of Windows Office, in particular Excel, and some knowledge of data management systems such as Salesforce or equivalent.
• A working knowledge of several European languages. Fluency in English and French or Dutch required.
• Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and manage productive relationships with Pew staff, consultants, partners, and others.
Ability and preparedness to travel within Europe, and occasionally to the US and elsewhere as necessary.
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.