• Senior Associate, RFMO Policy, International Fisheries (Campaigning)

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/18/2019 12:08 AM)
    Job ID
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Overview

    Full Job Title: Senior Associate, RFMO Policy, International Fisheries


    The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.


    Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our philanthropic mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.


    The Environment 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 Fisheries
    Pew’s international fisheries project aims to secure an enduring system of rules and consequences for international fisheries that ensures the sustainability of fish populations over the long term and supports the health and resilience of the marine ecosystem more broadly. Our main areas of work include: the advancement of precautionary harvest strategies and effective compliance regimes for international fisheries; improved protection of vulnerable marine species and their nursery and spawning habitats affected by international fisheries; and improved policies and actions aimed at ending illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.


    Position Overview
    The senior associate, RFMO (regional fisheries management organization) policy, international fisheries, supports the achievement of campaign outcomes within the RFMO policy portfolio of the international fisheries campaign, specifically related RFMO engagement and advocacy. The senior associate is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Senior Manager, RFMO policy. 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.


    • Provide support to ensure the effective development and implementation of a campaign workplan related to RFMO engagement and advocacy, including through coordination with programmatic colleagues and colleagues in communications, research review services, conservation science and government relations.
    • Maintain an active and thorough understanding of relevant issues and any evolution in the related science, technology, policies and laws.
    • Research, draft and/or proof policy briefs, fact sheets, web content and other internal and external campaign materials. Support the team in reviewing and external policy proposals, regulations and white papers, as needed.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with decision makers, officials, scientists, fishing and seafood industry members, conservation groups and other constituencies to advance campaign objectives. Collaborate with other allies in the field to maximize the likelihood of achieving identified objectives.
    • Manage special projects ranging from development of new communications content to conducting outreach to stakeholders or partner organizations.
    • Respond to general campaign inquiries.
    • Communicate with and, where necessary, assist in drafting contract documents for consultants working in support of the campaign, as needed.
    • Represent Pew and the campaign at meetings, multilateral forums, conferences and other events, as needed and as determined by position’s supervisor.
    • Ensure all project work is carried out consistent with Pew policies, guidelines and protocols.
    • Contribute to and participate in the tasks of the international environment department as assigned, as well as broad Trusts-related projects and activities, as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree required, advance degree in relevant area preferred.
    • At least four years of applicable experience.
    • Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates 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.
    • Superior oral and written communication skills, including communicating complex ideas to the public.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and manage productive relationships with colleagues, consultants, partners and others.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and highly results-oriented.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.
    • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, GIS and/or research databases a plus.
    • Fluency in English required. Favorable consideration for applicants with additional competency in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, French and Japanese.

    Frequent domestic and international travel anticipated. This travel may cross both weekends and, on occasion, holidays to accommodate international meeting schedules.


    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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