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 public interests.
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 the past 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 close to 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 economics 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.
Pew's global tuna conservation campaign works to ensure a future for the world's largest tuna species and the largest tuna fishery. Industrial fishing vessels place more nets and hooks in the water in their search for tunas than in any other fishery in the world. These vessels are also responsible for the incidental catch of massive numbers of sharks, billfish, turtles, seabirds and other marine species caught as collateral damage by these fisheries. Unfortunately, as valuable migratory species that cross national and international boundaries, developing the tools to effectively and sustainably manage tuna fisheries has proven challenging. Pew works to ended or prevented the overfishing of the five major commercially fished tuna species in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, by ensuring precautionary, science-based management of select tuna stocks in the Pacific and Atlantic and working for much-needed reforms for the two major gears used to catch tuna: purse seines with fish aggregating devices and surface longlines.
The global tuna conservation campaign is one of eight projects that fit within Pew's international ocean conservation program.
The project director, global tuna conservation is responsible for delivering campaign outcomes across the full campaign portfolio through leadership in the development and implementation of strategies and activities to achieve the agreed project deliverables. The position reports to the director, international fisheries.
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.
As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete 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 help you maintain a good balance.
It is anticipated that the individual in this position will undertake substantial travel internationally for 40 percent of their time (up to approximately 100 days/yr) to meet campaign objectives. This travel will cross both weekends and weekdays in order to accommodate international scheduling.
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.