Senior Associate, Markets, International Fisheries (Seafood Industry/Sustainability)
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Environment Portfolio at The Pew Charitable Trusts
For more than 30 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’s global environmental program focuses on science-based, nonpartisan, and sustainable solutions to help protect the planet and people. We work in partnership with governments, Indigenous rights holders, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, local stakeholders, scientists, and other researchers to advance public policy so that nature and communities can thrive.
Since 1990, Pew has worked in North America, South America and Australia to protect large and critically important terrestrial ecosystems, including rivers and other freshwater resources, coastal temperate rainforests, interior mountain ranges, the northern boreal forests, Australia’s Outback, and Chilean Patagonia. We work to ensure these natural systems remain bountiful, functioning, and resilient, providing essential ecological services such as clean air and clean water, sustenance and food security for local communities and more broadly for the welfare of current and future generations. Our work relies on the sciences of conservation, sociology, 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 large scale 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. We also work to address systemic threats to the ocean, including from plastics, over-and-illegal fishing, seabed mining, and climate change.
**International Fisheries ** 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 senior associate, markets, international fisheries, supports the objectives of the international fisheries project, specifically related to market engagement. Reporting to the Senior Officer, Markets, International Fisheries, the senior associate supports the production of campaign materials and coordinates with communications, government relations, and others on advocacy outreach and policy research.
This position has been approved to be based in London, Brussels, or DC offices and is eligible for up to 60% telework. Alternatively, the position has been approved to be based remotely from Massachusetts, Washington, or Oregon.
- Foster a work environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible and in line with Pew and the project’s related goals.
- Support the senior officer, markets in ensuring the effective development and implementation of a market-focused strategy that advances international fisheries project objectives.
- Engage in regular communications and meetings with international fisheries staff to help inform the development, implementation, and updating of a market-focused strategy.
- Develop and assist managing and monitoring contracts and grants.
- As necessary, act as a liaison between the markets team within international fisheries and other programmatic teams, finance, institutional partnerships, communications, conservation science, and government relations.
- Manage special projects ranging from development of new communications content to conducting outreach to stakeholders or partner organizations.
- Develop and maintain relationships with important constituencies such as the fishing industry and food retails sector, conservation groups, and others to advance project objectives. Collaborate with other allies in the field to maximize the likelihood of achieving identified objectives.
- Represent Pew and the project at meetings, multilateral forums, conferences, and other events, as needed and as determined by supervisor.
- Participate in activities that support program and Pew-wide objectives.
- A minimum of four years of overall professional experience; of which, some experience with fisheries, the seafood industry, food production industry and/or as a sustainability professional also required.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
- Superior oral and written communication skills, including communicating complex ideas to the public.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and highly results oriented.
- Aptitude to apply a non-partisan, evidence-based approach to projects and campaigns that require support across the political spectrum.
- Can meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.
- Systems skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office suite products, in particular Excel and PowerPoint.
- Fluency in English.
Key attributes and preferred experience
- Easily develops and manages productive and collaborative relationships.
- Experience with public speaking preferred.
- Fluency in other languages desirable.
Some domestic and international travel is anticipated. Travel may cross weekends and, on occasion, holidays to accommodate meeting schedules.
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.