• Coordinator, International Conservation Unit

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    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 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, 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 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.

    International Conservation Unit
    The International Conservation Unit (ICU) works across Pew’s environment international portfolio to ensure development of robust policy positions and strategy, provide specialized expertise, assist in developing and launching of new bodies of work, and provide for internal and external coordination, including coordinating Pew efforts around major international meetings.


    The ICU is an integral part of the broader environment international team, which currently focuses on establishing marine protected areas, improving fisheries management, ending illegal fishing, improving shark conservation and regulating sea bed mining.

    Position Overview


    The position, based in Pew's Washington, D.C., office, reports to the director, international conservation policy. The coordinator will provide project management, operations support, and meeting and event planning to support environment international projects. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in project management and proven problem-solving skills. The position works closely with staff from across the environment international portfolio as well as staff from other Pew departments.


    • Assist with coordinating Pew’s engagement in major international meetings and events including coordinating internal planning meetings, handling logistics, providing travel booking assistance and planning events. Ensure compliance with Pew policies and procedures for those activities.
    • Coordinate development of materials to support these events, including preparing background materials, participant badges, signs and other materials.
    • In consultation with international conservation unit staff, develop itineraries and schedules for major international trips. Assist in making travel and event arrangements and other logistics as needed.
    • Assist with internal reporting functions, including drafting descriptions of planned or completed work for reports to the board of directors, philanthropic partners, and senior environment program staff.
    • Maintain a calendar of major international meetings and events.
    • Assisting in tracking planned expenses and in reviewing budget reports.
    • Create meeting minutes, as requested, including identifying items for follow-up.
    • Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed.



    • Associate’s degree required; bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Minimum of a year of directly related professional experience.
    • Demonstrated project- and time-management skills, including the ability to think strategically, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, resolve problems creatively and logically, organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details.
    • Responsiveness to internal and external requests and correspondence. Demonstrated business judgment and discretion in handling sensitive matters.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including proofreading).
    • Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.
    • Ability to understand organizational structure and work through administrative systems and processes. Asks appropriate questions to facilitate work being completed.
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products and electronic calendar systems is required. Ability to quickly learn software.
    • Strong interpersonal skills--able to develop and manage productive and collaborative relationships.
    • Ability to anticipate needs. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues.
    • Responsiveness to requests and flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals.


    Minimal travel, if any, is expected for this position.


    Total Rewards
    We offer a competitive salary and 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 and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.              



    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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