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Senior Manager Large Scale Strategic Conservation Planner

Reference N/A  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Town/City Washington
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 09/09/2021
Company Name The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Telephone (888)575-9675 x376
Email pewtrusts.careers@jobtarget.com
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1948. The stated mission of Pew is to serve the public interest by "improving public policy, informing the public, and invigorating civic life. Pew often has vacancies in the remit of Nature Conservaton and Climate change in countries ranging from Australia to the UK, Chile to USA. For more jobs with Pew visit their website.
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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.

The Global Project Finance for Permanence Initiative
The need for durable, landscape level safeguards to help stem recent decades' dramatic decline of global biodiversity and to build resilience to climate change has fostered the development of new mechanisms to identify, conserve, finance, and manage critical ecosystems. One of the most promising has been the Project Finance for Permanence, or PFP. The PFP model protects ecosystems at a large scale and avoid the challenges of "paper parks" by ensuring that conservation management is properly resourced and durable. Because the PFP model requires comprehensive planning and design that involves a wide range of stakeholders, PFPs also address the frequent piecemeal approach to conservation whereby areas of land receive varying levels of protection without consideration for ecological connectivity, wildlife corridors, or community development needs.

An emerging collaboration among Pew and partners aims at helping to meet these ambitious and important goals. It is built around the innovative PFP conservation finance mechanism. PFPs have the potential to catalyze and spur tremendous investments from private, government, and multilateral funds to permanently conserve some of the world's most spectacular and ecologically important marine and terrestrial natural ecosystems. In addition to safeguarding nature across a range of geographies, a tenet of this initiative would be to ensure that expanded protection and improved management of parks and reserves provide economic benefits to local communities through tourism and other enterprises based on sustainable uses.

Position Overview
The senior manager will report to the leader of the Global Finance for Permanence Initiative and will be a founding member of this new effort at Pew. The position is located in Washington, DC, and will work closely with the project team in DC and in candidate countries to design and develop PFP deals. The position closely collaborates with other institutions in the PFP partnership and supports the PFP initiatives lead by other partners when required.

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.


  • Manage and mentor three direct reports (two officers and a senior associate); manage and review the work of consultants as needed.
  • Lead overall design, and day-to-day management for Pew-led Global Finance for Permanence Initiative (PFP) initiatives.
  • Coordinate with partnership hub and initiative partners to manage Pew technical inputs into partner-led PFPs.
  • Coordinate decisions and frequently communicate status among stakeholders including Pew leadership, those based in initiative countries, and with key donors.
  • Develop PFP initiative workplan and drive its timely implementation by leading regular team meetings, identifying and following up on deliverables, and addressing obstacles.
  • Lead process to define and build support for PFP initiative conservation goals (in close coordination with planning experts) with appropriate in-country and international stakeholders.
  • Design and conduct studies, and organize workshops to generate relevant information for the project.
  • Support public and private fundraising efforts; draft proposals and participate in fundraising meetings and events.
  • Maintain high-level political dialogue with government officials, and coordinate negotiations among in-country PFP coordinator, deal broker, and other important stakeholders.
  • Guide development and review of PFP plans, studies, and communications materials.
  • Identify and share lessons learned to improve other PFP initiatives
  • Manage individual PFP initiative budget.
  • Perform other tasks as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required in a conservation-related field.
  • At least 10 years of applicable experience.
  • Minimum of three years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Some experience with developing countries preferred.
  • Understanding of conservation finance including financial modeling and fund governance.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent quantitative, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be client-focused, and enjoy problem solving and working with teams that are spread across different time zones.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and proficiency in data visualization, Word, PowerPoint and Internet research
  • High degree of flexibility, and ability to work against deadlines (including some nights and weekends), and under frequently-changing circumstances.
  • Able to lead group discussions with individuals working in different roles and countries; capable of training and guiding team members with a high degree of cultural sensitivity.

Frequent travel, including internationally, is expected for this position (consistent with Pew policies and safety protocols related to COVID-19).

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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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