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The Pew Environment Group – The mission of the Environment group is to promote policies and practices that protect the global environment, preserve healthy forests and marine ecosystems. For the past two decades, the Environment group has been a major force in driving conservation policy in the United States, and increasingly internationally. The group’s work is focused on reducing the scope and severity of three major global environmental problems
Transition to a clean energy economy from one based primarily on the burning of fossil fuels.
The erosion of large wilderness ecosystems that contain a great part of the world’s remaining biodiversity; and,
The destruction of the world’s marine environment, with a particular emphasis on global fisheries.
The Federal Fisheries Policy Campaign leads efforts to ensure that federal fisheries managers effectively implement the law to end overfishing, rebuild depleted fish populations and protect ocean ecosystems. The Campaign also focuses on defending and enhancing the conservation provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and achieving stable and adequate funding for sustainable federal fisheries management.
The senior associate reports to the Manager, Federal Fisheries Policy Campaign and is located in Washington, DC. The senior associate will be primarily responsible for crafting and leading outreach efforts to achieve Campaign goals. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience as an environmental policy campaigner. It is expected that this position is for a term period through March 31, 2013, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.
Develop and lead outreach activities to help the Campaign influence federal fisheries policy within the U.S. Congress and the Administration; including developing campaign plans, mobilizing field support, overseeing constituent fly-ins, working with PEG communications to elevate key issues in the media, and related duties.
Develop and lead Campaign efforts to build and mobilize an influential constituency to support the PEG platform for the reauthorization of the MSA.
Produce high-quality outreach materials to promote campaign goals, including factsheets, reports, blogposts, and related products including social media.
Track campaign performance and utilize best practices in outreach.
Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of national and regional fishery issues and stakeholders to inform and advance the strategic activities of the campaign.
Other duties as assigned by the Manager.
A minimum of four years of professional experience in natural resource conservation and related public policy work, including experience in policy advocacy and writing for advocacy campaigns. Demonstrated successful participation in at least one environmental advocacy campaign is strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree required.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing the essence of issues and means to address them. Strong oral, presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills such that complex ideas, thoughts and concepts are clearly articulated for a general audience. Clear, effective writing style.
A strong connection with the conservation community is highly desirable.
A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Able to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy.
Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and manage productive relationships with colleagues, consultants, partners and others who contribute to the development of a project by anticipating possible outcomes. Excellent listening skills. Highly articulate.
Exhibit skills of diplomacy. Able to work productively with a wide array of different people and institutions.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including a generous 401(k) plan, four weeks paid vacation and flexible benefits.
Occasional travel to meetings and conferences may be required.
Pew is an equal opportunity employer.