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 some of today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our hometown and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., 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 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 initiatives 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 Environmental Portfolio at The Pew Charitable Trusts
For more than 25 years, Pew has been a major force in engaging 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 more than 250 professionals working at the local, national, and international levels to reduce the scope and severity of global environmental problems, such as the erosion of large natural 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 wilderness and more recently expanded our land conservation efforts to Australia’s Outback and Chilean Patagonia. Safeguarding these places offers an opportunity to conserve wildlife habitat, shorelines and landscapes for current and future generations. Our work relies on the sciences of conservation, biology, and economics to advocate for practical and durable 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. Starting in 2005, Pew’s ocean conservation program expanded around the world and played a significant role in reforming marine fisheries management in the European Union and on the high seas and creating marine reserves around the world. Our work is grounded in the best available science and pursues domestic and international conservation measures that are long-term and provide permanent, durable protections for marine ecosystems.
Outback to Oceans Australia
Australia is one of only five areas of the world with very large remaining wilderness areas, but much of the Outback faces emerging threats from lack of active land management and poorly controlled industrial activity. Since 2007, the Outback to oceans program has worked to secure the long-term protection of some of the world’s most spectacular natural areas on both land and sea. Pew in general, and the Australian team in particular, has a focus on achieving huge, measurable conservation outcomes. In its 12 years of operation, the Outback to oceans program has led or co-led the creation of Australia’s first network of federal marine parks, the creation of the Great Kimberley Marine Park, obtained Australia’s largest single commitment to new national parks in Western Australia, driven the delivery of over $1 billion in funding for Indigenous land management, opened up Western Australia’s pastoral zone to carbon farming, and obtained numerous smaller on-ground outcomes. The Australian team is highly motivated and cohesive, and has built a powerful network of influence both federally, and in all the Outback states.
The director, Outback to oceans and head of Australia offices is responsible for the oversight and delivery of the program’s board approved objectives, as well as management of Pew staff, program-related contractors, financial planning and reporting. The director builds and deepens relationships with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, conservation organizations, industry, aboriginal groups, land holders, and government officials. The position performs outreach and public communication efforts to support conservation. The director works with portfolio leadership to assess program progress and design new initiatives that produce measurable and meaningful results.
The director reports to the senior director, lands conservation, with interim reporting to the vice president, environment, both located in Pew’s Washington, D.C. office. The position could be located in either Pew’s Brisbane or Perth office.
Travel is required periodically throughout Australia and to The Pew Charitable Trusts office in Washington, D.C.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program.
Please click the application link/button and follow the instructions to send a CV and cover letter to the attention of Human Resources.
Applications to close on 12 June 2020.
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.