International Fisheries Policy Campaign Director
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Function: Strategic Planning
Primary domain: Environment
Postal code: 20004
State: Washington, DC
Country: United States
The Pew Charitable Trusts is
driven by the power of knowledge to solve todays 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 best interests of the people. We partner with a
diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned
citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven
investments to improve society.
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.
Full Job Title: Project Director, RFMO Policy, International
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 best
interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors,
public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share
our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to
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
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
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.
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.
The project director, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations
(RFMO) policy, international fisheries is a senior position
responsible for delivering campaign outcomes across the RFMO policy
portfolio through leadership in the development and implementation
of related strategies and activities, including oversight and
development of staff, identification of partnership opportunities,
and maintenance of internal and external relationships. Focal areas
of the project director's portfolio of work include: adoption of
precautionary harvest strategies and effective compliance regimes
at regional fisheries management organizations, reform of longline
fishing and transshipment practices, and improved measures to
improve biodiversity and protect vulnerable species from impacts of
international fishing activity. The position is based in
Washington, DC and reports to the director, international fisheries
in Washington, DC. 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.
- Lead on the development and implementation of targeted,
effective and measurable campaign strategies that seek to ensure
the sustainability of internationally-managed fisheries through
reform of their management by regional fisheries management bodies
or similarly mandated bodies, as agreed with the director,
international fisheries and outlined in the board-approved project
write up. In addition, identify new opportunities and strategies to
support achievement of the campaign's objectives.
- Continually assess portfolio's performance against identified
campaign objectives, and where these are at risk of not being met,
revise strategies and take appropriate steps to ensure objectives
- Provide strong leadership, management and oversight to RFMO
policy staff, including setting of measurable goals and targets,
establishing work plans and activity milestones, conducting
performance evaluations, using evaluation mechanisms to monitor
individual and team achievements, and ensuring staff are adhering
to Pew policies and procedures. Also, evaluate capacity needs to
ensure the campaign has the necessary support to achieve its
- Build and maintain strong working relationships with key
programmatic staff, particularly with the project director, ending
illegal fishing, senior manager, markets and relevant leads in
government relations, communications, and conservation
- Establish and maintain relationships with important
policymakers, conservation groups, expert bodies, and other
constituencies to advance campaign objectives.
- Oversee the RFMO policy portion of the campaign budget, monitor
related expenses, and review and approve external payments.
- Support fundraising activities, including identifying funding
opportunities, cultivating relationships with donors, developing
funding proposals, and meeting reporting requirements.
- Serve as the lead spokesperson for the RFMO policy portfolio to
cultivate and engage the public and key constituencies on core
issues, including representing the Trusts publicly at conferences,
seminars, and official forums, authoring articles and other
communications, and providing interviews to outside sources.
- Coordinate closely with other Trusts departments, as needed,
including on staff hiring and management, contract development and
management, budget management, and fundraising.
- 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, and advance degree in relevant area
preferred. Demonstrable equivalent experience in place of degree(s)
may be considered.
- At least 10 years of specialized experience in the field gained
through professional education, training and professional
experience. This includes designing and implementing campaigns and
large initiatives aimed at solving conservation needs. Expertise in
environmental advocacy, conservation initiatives, and/or fisheries
management and policy preferred.
- Minimum of three plus years of previous direct supervisory
experience required including experience managing performance
management process for direct reports and providing career
development advice and counsel. Preference for experience
supervising junior/mid-level managers as well as direct
- 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.
- Outcome-oriented style, with focus on achieving measurable and
ambitious goals. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines by
maintaining high level of organization.
- Demonstrated experience in identifying new opportunities and
outcomes, and pursuing partnerships and strategies to deliver
- Able to synthesize large amounts of information, determine
whether issues are ripe for reform or intervention, and identify
steps to achieve change. Able to set short- and long-term planning
goals in line with program strategy. Able to analyze budgetary
information and assess capacity.
- Seasoned judgment. Able to make decisions, justify
recommendations, and be professional, responsive, and authoritative
in communications with consultants, partners, and
- Media-savvy and politically astute. Clear, effective writing
style. Strong and persuasive oral presentation and facilitation
- Strong interpersonal skills. Able to develop and manage
productive relationships with colleagues, consultants, partners and
others who contribute to the campaign. Highly diplomatic; able to
work productively with a wide array of people and
- Possess a strong network of relevant contacts and ability to
leverage these relationships to advance objectives. Familiarity and
connection with the conservation community or regional fisheries
management organizations is desirable.
- Fluency in English required. Favorable consideration for
applicants with additional competency in one or more of the
following languages: Spanish, French and Japanese.
Frequent international travel anticipated. Travel may cross
weekends and, on occasion, holidays to accommodate meeting
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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