Washington, DC (901 E)
The Environmental Portfolio at The Pew Charitable Trusts
For more than 25 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 has worked in the United States and Canada since 1990 to protect vast stretches of wilderness and more recently expanded our land conservation efforts to Australia's Outback and Chilean Patagonia. Safeguarding these places offers an opportunity to conserve wildlife habitat, shorelines and landscapes for current and future generations. Our work relies on the sciences of conservation, 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 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.
Pew's flood-prepared communities initiative works to reduce the impact weather-related catastrophes, such as flood and hurricanes, have on the U.S. economy, communities, and environment through four main policy areas:
The officer will help design and implement strategies in support of Pew's flood-prepared communities initiative federal policy goals aimed at preparing communities for the increasing threat of flood-related disasters.
The officer will be responsible for analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals, developing policy strategies, and recommending campaign positions on disaster mitigation, adaptation and resilience, flood insurance, infrastructure, and other disaster-related issues. This position will engage with federal agencies and Capitol Hill offices, work with external stakeholders, and may represent the campaign with such external partners. The officer will support the development of both internal and external data analysis and policy papers such as public testimony, public comments, and support letters, as well as manage the e-advocacy program. This position will coordinate with Pew's internal communications, government relations, and field staff on advocacy outreach, research, and materials. This position, based in Pew's Washington, DC, office, will report to the manager, flood-prepared communities. 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.
The position is based in Washington, D.C., with limited domestic travel for conferences and meetings.
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.