Senior Associate, Southern Ocean Sanctuaries Campaign
The Pew Charitable Trusts - Washington, DC

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The Pew Environment Group (PEG)

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 Southern Ocean Sanctuaries Campaign

The Antarctic remains one of the world’s last wild frontiers. The Pew Environment Group, through its Southern Ocean Sanctuaries campaign, is a member of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, a global coalition of organizations advocating for a system of no-take marine reserves in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean with an end goal of ensuring comprehensive protection for the diverse array of marine life that inhabit Antarctica’s Southern Ocean to
  • protect the breeding and foraging grounds of predator populations;
  • ensure protection of spawning grounds for Patagonian toothfish and other fish species;
  • safeguard critical marine seascapes such as seamounts, ridges, and troughs;
  • protect the breeding and foraging grounds of emperor, Adélie, and gentoo penguins and crabeater, Weddell, and Antarctic fur seals; and,
  • provide a refuge for whale, seal, and fish populations that are still recovering from historical overexploitation.
The Southern Ocean Sanctuaries Campaign is one of 8 campaigns that fall within the Pew Environment Group’s International Ocean Conservation Program.

Position Overview

The senior associate, Southern Ocean Sanctuaries Campaign, provides program support to the Southern Ocean Sanctuaries project and reports to the Southern Ocean Sanctuaries campaign director. It is expected that this position is for a term period through December 31, 2013, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.

  • Assisting the campaign director in devising and implementing the strategy and activities of the campaign.
  • Assisting the campaign director in communicating with and supporting the work of international consultants working on the campaign.
  • Representing the campaign at meetings, conferences and other events as needed.
  • Communicating regularly by telephone and e-mail with domestic and international coalition partners and members of the public supportive of the campaign.
  • Research, development, editing and proof-reading fact sheets, letters-to-the-editor, action alerts, Web content and other campaign public information materials.
  • Managing special projects assigned by the campaign director ranging from developing special sections of the campaign Web site to cultivating organized support within a public constituency group.
  • Drafting and processing contracts and sub-grants for the campaign, as needed.
  • Actively collaborating with other PEG campaign staff, particularly those working on campaigns focused on issues of common interest.
  • Working with PEG and Pew team members on special projects and initiatives, as necessary.

  • A minimum of four years of related experience. Significant experience in at least two of the following areas is required personnel management, project management, public policy advocacy, organizing, international campaigning, generating media coverage, and engaging European policymakers—particularly in Parliament and Council.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including communicating complex ideas for a general audience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and manage productive relationships with staff, consultants, partners, and others.
  • A detail-oriented style with a focus on results. Ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Able to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy, yet working in a cooperative spirit in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Available outside normal business hours when essential to organizational priorities.
  • Effective use of basic Microsoft Office Suite software.

Occasional travel is required.

Pew is an equal opportunity employer.

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