Officer, Chilean Patagonia
The Pew Charitable Trusts
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The Environmental Portfolio at The Pew Charitable Trusts

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 200 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 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.

Preserving these places offers an opportunity to conserve wildlife habitat, shorelines and pristine landscapes for current and 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, and creating marine reserves around the world.

Our work is grounded in the best available science and our goals include reversing the decline of ocean life ranging from sharks and tunas to penguins and whales, and the habitat and conditions on which they depend.

Chilean Patagonia

Chile’s Patagonia is one of the last remaining intact wilderness areas of the world, yet today it is both under-recognized and under-

protected. Pew and its partners are working to change that by promoting this region’s unique value in the world and developing and implementing policies to secure the long-

term protection of this remarkable landscape.

Chilean Patagonia is on the west coast of the southern cone of South America, where the continent tapers toward the Antarctic Ocean.

While many of Chile’s natural lands all have important ecological values, Patagonia is special because of its high degree of intactness, endemism and exceptional land and sea interconnectedness.

Approximately 80 percent of this area remains unspoiled, therefore making it similar in ecological condition to Australia’s Outback and Canada’s Boreal, other places where Pew works.

Although it is approximately one-fifth the size of the continental-scale Boreal in Canada and Outback, Chile’s Patagonia stretches over several hundred miles of important wilderness that features unique geography, oceanography and ecological productivity, including a lush temperate rainforest, glacier-

carved valleys, windy grasslands, inland shorelines, and countless fjords and islands.

In partnership with a robust network of non-governmental organizations in Chile, Pew will work to improve and enhance the protection of this landscape through the country’s park and reserve system, while also promoting public-

private partnerships for new conservation efforts.

Position Overview

The officer, Chilean Patagonia project assists in leading the implementation of a campaign to establish permanent and durable policies to protect Chile’s Patagonia ecosystem.

This will include work in the regions of Los Lagos, Aysén, Magallanes, and possibly other geographical locations in Chile.

The campaign works closely with other partner organizations, including a working group of Chilean environmental organizations, to mobilize support and technical expertise for strong and durable conservation of the Patagonia region.

This position is based in Pew’s Santiago, Chile office and will report to the project director of the Chilean Patagonia initiative.


  • Support Pew’s positions on conservation and implement campaign strategies focused on protecting the ecological integrity of Chilean Patagonia.
  • Coordinate and manage partner relationships and joint activities within the Patagonia Mar y Tierra working group.
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration of activities within the working group to impact public policy that will safeguard marine and terrestrial ecosystems in Patagonia.
  • Represent Pew at meetings, conferences and other forums related to the activities of the Patagonia working group.
  • Manage specific projects within Pew’s conservation initiatives, including negotiating and overseeing financial relationships with private sector contractors and non-
  • governmental organizations in Chile.

  • Assist in developing timelines and operational plans for Pew’s conservation program in Patagonia to achieve agreed upon goals and targets with particular focus on subgrant implementation and reporting with partners.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the Chilean environmental expert community of academicians and consultants and with key government agencies covering issues related to Pew project initiatives.
  • Produce policy papers and analyze executive action by the government in a timely fashion.
  • Build and maintain close relationships with local stakeholders to facilitate and maximize the impact of campaign coalition-
  • based strategies on securing the conservation of Patagonia.

  • Contribute to and participate, as assigned, in the broader program activities of the Santiago office, as well as participate in the projects and activities of the larger Pew organization, as needed.
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, environmental studies, social science; biology, veterinary science or relevant field. Advanced degree in environmental science or equivalent experience in public policy or environmental management preferred.
  • At least eight years of applicable experience in project or program management with experience in conservation policy and science, including implementing programs initiatives on a national or regional scale and through coalition building.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to motivate and mobilize others, and develop and manage productive relationships with consultants and partners.
  • Excellent listening skills. Highly articulate.

  • Proven capacity to influence without direct authority and create momentum for successful program implementation. Strong teambuilding, negotiation, facilitation and collaboration skills.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Excellent political, strategic and analytical abilities with proven program management and grant oversight skills to develop, execute and evaluate a range of diverse approaches to achieve goals.
  • Able to set and accomplish short- and long-term planning goals in line with program strategy. Ability to achieve clear and ambitious goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to manage change and identify and implement alternative means to achieving established goals.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue or problem to determine whether it is ripe for intervention and identify the means to address it.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. Strong oral and written advocacy skills such that complex ideas and concepts are clearly articulated for a general audience.
  • Demonstrated to ability write clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to be flexible, creative, consistent and assume high accountability for all areas of responsibility. A strong commitment to producing measurable results.
  • Media-savvy and politically astute. Able to use effective marketing techniques and multiple media platforms to communicate the impact of research on conservation goals.
  • Exhibits strong diplomacy skills. Able to work productively with a wide array of different people and institutions that frequently disagree with and are in competition with one another.
  • Seasoned judgment, able to make decisions, justify recommendations, and be clear and responsive with colleagues and partners.
  • Travel

    Travel throughout Chile required. Occasional travel to the United States or other destinations required.

    Total Rewards

    We offer a competitive salary and benefit program.

    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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