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.
Conserving Marine Life in the U.S.
Pew's U.S. marine conservation program focuses on protecting essential habitats found in coastal waters like salt marsh, seagrass meadows, kelp forests, and oyster reefs that provide nursery areas, food and refuge for a diversity of marine wildlife. In the Caribbean, this work includes securing new and improving existing protected areas that harbor critical habitat including mangroves and coral reefs. Additionally, the program promotes an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management that considers the interdependent nature of ocean life. This work includes advancing measures that protect forage fish that feed dependent marine life, protecting ocean habitat like deep sea corals, reducing the incidental capture and killing of non-target species (known as bycatch), and integrating the use of comprehensive ecosystem plans into fisheries management.
The manager will be responsible for overseeing implementation of coastal habitat conservation initiatives in the U.S. Caribbean, and leading work with managers and stakeholders to establish an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in federal waters of the region. They will focus on advancing Pew’s project goals in the regions with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PR DNER), the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other decision-making bodies. The manager will report to the project director, U.S. oceans and be based in Puerto Rico.
It is anticipated that this position will require the individual to undertake significant regional travel and occasional travel to Washington, D.C. or elsewhere in the U.S.
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.