The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.

Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our philanthropic mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.

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.

Full time
The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC, USA
Position Overview Pew seeks to hire a project director to shape strategy for new and emerging lines of work, advise and coordinate project planning and implementation, and oversee quality control. The project director is expected to play a leadership role for the entire spectrum of activity of the project. The position, located in the Pew’s Washington, DC, office, reports to the director and has a set timeframe that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support. Responsibilities As a member of PSPP’s senior staff, contribute to strategic planning, including leading certain conversations and issue explorations. In coordination with the director and other senior leadership, help determine PSPP’s direction and new initiatives. Provide counsel to the director and other senior staff on current and alternate strategies for ongoing and emerging lines of work. In conjunction with senior staff, seek out and pressure-test new issues for future work. Translate project strategies into implementation plans and monitor for milestone achievement. Ensure project priorities are clear, communicated throughout the project, assigned to responsible staff, and tracked regularly. Ensure director is apprised of progress and flagged and engaged on obstacles. Ensure integration of work across operating units of the project (including but not limited to: criminal to juvenile justice; policy to research; communications; government relations; funded partnerships). Seize efficiencies, identify opportunities for return-on-investment, and draw out themes where PSPP and Pew work across silos breaks new ground. Directly supervise staff and, more broadly, oversee a skill- and career- development initiative for the project to include new-staff onboarding; manager development; skill development; and a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensure efficient workflow management, quality control, and maximized output through document review and feedback; improved writing and document production; and budget oversight, management, and modification. A focus on process improvement is welcome. Ensure proactive collaboration with colleagues across Pew on state engagement, funded partnerships, events, and other areas of work as appropriate. In order to advance PSPP’s efforts and expertise, cultivate productive relationships and communication with a wide range of constituencies interested in justice reform and states’ fiscal health, including state policy makers, justice officials, researchers and advocates. Requirements Bachelor’s degree required; advance degree in public policy or other relevant field strongly preferred. At least 10 years of experience in public policy, with demonstrated knowledge of at least one of the following areas: state policy reform, criminal justice, or juvenile justice. Experience working with senior state policy makers, justice system officials, researchers, system influences, and other stakeholders strongly preferred. Minimum of three years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience overseeing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel. Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdictions to Pew. Experience developing strategies and implementing complex projects with a high degree of independence within a creative, fast-paced, action-oriented and collegial environment. Able to establish a systematic course of action to ensure project completion. Exercises a logical and resourceful approach to evaluating and addressing problems. Expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and concisely in a compelling way to convince or assist others, both in writing and orally. A clear, effective writing style. Demonstrated time management and project management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to think strategically and creatively, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time, remain attentive to details and identify resources for projects. Acute political awareness and non-partisan perspective and approach. Demonstrated ability to build relationships among individuals and organizations with a range of interests and perspectives. Strong research and analytical skills applied to public policy issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue. A keen understanding of the importance of rigorous, timely, and policy-relevant research. Travel The position includes regular domestic travel (one to two short trips per month) for meetings and conferences.   Total Rewards 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.
Jun 27, 2019
Full time
The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC, USA
Position Overview The senior director oversees three current projects: civil legal system modernization, public safety performance, and dental health. Each of these conducts data analysis and produces research to inform critical policy debates, provides technical assistance, and manages advocacy campaigns that deliver meaningful policy reforms, and considers how technology can be brought to bear on particular public policy challenges. Together, the combined budget of these projects exceeds $15 million annually and encompass approximately 50 staff. In addition to overseeing these projects, the senior director draws on his/her understanding of federal, state, and local government strategy and practice and experience in a range of domestic policy areas to partner with the vice president and the other senior directors to set overarching strategy for the portfolio, generate new project ideas, and collaborate with program colleagues to plan for how to operationalize new initiatives.   The senior director, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the vice president and head of government performance. Responsibilities Provide strategic guidance to position the leaders of the three teams to realize the project objectives, build cohesive teams, and ensure professional development and mentoring of staff. Strategize full life-cycle of project initiatives including standing up new ones, providing leadership and direction through different phases, and leading planning for wind down, hand-off or closeout of projects. Partner with the Government Performance leadership team to plan, develop, and execute a strategic vision for Pew’s relationship with state and local government. Collaborate with leaders in Government Performance and the program strategy team on the development of materials for the board of directors. Work with project directors to build and maintain a culture of excellence and accountability, establish positive and productive teamwork, effectively manage and coach individual staff, provide appropriate opportunities for professional development and acculturate them to Pew. Oversee operational aspects of the portfolio and ensure that program staff are complying with institutional policies and procedures. Ensure appropriate staff receive lobby training and teams have sufficient systems in place to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local lobbying and ethics laws. Engage with operations counterparts to review program’s role in existing processes and identify opportunities to further enhance systems and streamline protocols. Review funding proposals and reports, job descriptions, staff promotion and award nominations, news releases, media statements, publications, and other work products generated by staff. Approve project letters of agreement, per the delegation of authority policy, and review other project contracts prior to approval by vice president. Partner with vice president and head of government performance and Pew’s philanthropic partnerships group to cultivate relationships with potential donors (i.e., both foundations and individuals) for the purpose of securing financial resources needed to achieve program objectives. Develop and maintain partnerships with associations of government officials, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and other key individuals and institutions. Participate on program’s management team. Work with vice president and head of the government performance and the government performance portfolio leadership team, on strategic-planning efforts for the portfolio. Contribute to and participate in tasks of the program department as assigned and participate in Pew-wide projects as requested. Requirements Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field, such as public policy or law, preferred. Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in related field, with responsibility for strategic planning, idea development, project management, and a sophisticated understanding of the formulation of policy is required. Minimum of 8 years of experience managing and developing public policy campaigns and talented advocacy and policy teams, including direct supervisory experience managing performance management processes for direct reports, providing career development advice and counsel for direct reports, and oversight of these responsibilities for their teams. Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position 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. Experience running multiple projects and programs concurrently preferred. A strong results orientation, with a track record of solving problems creatively. Media-savvy and politically astute. Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal skills; an excellent listener who has the ability to work productively and diplomatically with a wide array of people and institutions. Persuasive and effective at “selling” ideas and gaining support and commitment for initiatives from individuals and organizations capable of providing financial support for Pew projects. Excellent time- and project-management skills. Highly flexible, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, remain attentive to details and identify resources for projects. The ability to make decisions after contemplating various courses of action, justify recommendations, and to be responsive, clear and firm with colleagues and partners. Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing the essence of issues and means to address them. Strong oral, presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills such that complex ideas, thoughts and concepts are clearly articulated for a general audience. Clear, effective writing style. Strong operational management acumen. Ability to analyze budgetary information, assess organizational needs and problem solve within a large institution. Ability to fit into the creative, fast-paced, and highly professional corporate culture of Pew, which emphasizes excellence, collegiality, and teamwork. Travel Occasional domestic travel to develop and manage partnerships, attend conferences and meetings, and perform other business.
Jun 27, 2019
Full time
The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC, USA
Position Overview The senior associate, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office, reports to the manager, technical assistance. Working closely with the team members and staff from communications, government relations, state strategy, and other Pew departments, the senior associate will provide project management and strategic guidance for one or more states’ technical assistance efforts. This work includes participating in the development and implementation of Pew’s state campaigns to expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders by completing policy analyses, conducting key informant interviews, and planning and facilitating stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events designed to achieve projects goals. The senior associate also assists with special assignments, including identifying and analyzing emerging issues related to substance use disorders. 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. Responsibilities Lead strategic state issue campaigns and initiatives with full ownership of the technical assistance plan, evaluation, and implementation of a state. This includes assessing the readiness of selected states for reforms and working toward the achievement of measurable goals and deadlines for state campaigns. To successfully accomplish this work, the senior associate may travel to meet stakeholders approximately five (5) days per month, often with multiple trips. This role will be done in collaboration with a project lead from Pew’s State Strategy Group. Define and research key policy and scientific issues related to substance use disorders, including topics such as coverage for evidence-based treatment, treatment systems and infrastructure, and funding. Plan, organize, and implement stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events to gain insight into opioid use and misuse in each state to provide the state’s leadership with technical assistance on the epidemic; develop and edit reports, fact sheets, and other materials generated from these events. In collaboration with the project director and manager, evaluate project budgets, identify and vet consultants and firms, and negotiate contracts that clearly achieve program objectives and are cost effective. Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders from the public health, public safety, research, and policymaking communities at the national and state level to advance the goals of the project. Where appropriate, assist in the development of plans and materials to integrate state and national partners in project work. Evaluate national and state initiatives related to prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and have a thorough understanding of the existing and emerging models and evidence surrounding the impact of these programs. Participate in the development of presentations and talking points to support internal and external communications. Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed. Requirements A bachelor’s degree in a policy, or health-related discipline required. Professional or advanced degree in public health, public affairs or related field preferred. Minimum of four years directly related professional experience in substance use disorders or related research or health care policy area. Experience in developing and implementing state-based policy campaigns and initiatives preferred. Knowledge of health insurance programs, including private and public (in particular Medicaid or other state programs) plans a plus. Ability to focus quickly on the essence of an issue as well as identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives. Strong ability to write clearly and cogently for internal audiences, policy makers, the media and the public with examples of previous documents available upon request. Demonstrated project- and time-management skills, including the ability to think strategically, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, resolve problems creatively and logically, organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details. Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork. Travel Regular domestic travel (up to 50%) for meetings and conferences.   Total Rewards 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.
Jun 27, 2019
Full time
The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington D.C., DC, USA
Position Overview Pew seeks to hire an associate I to focus on the project’s assistance to states, while supporting the entire spectrum of activity under the project. This position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office, reports to the manager, state policy and 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 ideal candidate has an educational and employment background in public policy, economics, finance, or related field with experience synthesizing data and research to produce effective and clear written materials useful to policy makers and/or the public. Background working in a complex environment with varying partners is key along with extensive analysis, writing, and informal/formal presentation skills. Finally, any familiarity with state or federal budget challenges or procedures and knowledge of public sector retirement and benefit systems would be highly valued. Responsibilities Provide analytic support to the project’s technical assistance efforts in states and municipalities, including assistance in the development and implementation of quantitative analytical tools. Summarize the results of analysis for internal consumption and discussion. Prepare polished presentation materials summarizing results of analyses. As directed, support state policy and research team members in providing technical assistance to state partners, to assist them in developing effective advocacy strategies. Write, edit and collect information for public policy reports and briefs, including fact sheets for the website. Assist in the development and implementation of legislative and communications strategies. Assist in ensuring all state assistance components are well-coordinated and strategically focused. Assist in the production and dissemination of state-based publications from the project and its partners, including coordinating the development of the ideas into viable publications, and drafting copy and graphics. Maintain and continue to develop an understanding of emerging public sector retirement and benefits system issues by monitoring publications and participating in conferences, seminars and other professional development activities. Collect information at conferences, meetings, and other events and prepare materials for distribution and for team presentations. Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project, as well as broader Pew projects and activities, as assigned. Requirements Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. At least one year of applicable experience in a policy arena. Experience working with state policy makers, researchers, and other stakeholders preferred. Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position 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. Demonstrated research and analytical skills applied to public policy issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and focus quickly on the essence of an issue. A keen understanding of the importance of such research and disseminating it effectively to policymakers, the media, and the public. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required; use of or strong familiarity with SPSS, Stata, and/or SAS preferred. A clear, effective writing and presentation style. Ability to think strategically and creatively, adjust to changing circumstances, remain attentive to details and exercise sound judgment in problem-solving. Ability to develop and move complex projects forward with a high degree of independence within a creative, fast-paced, action-oriented and collegial environment. Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to establish a systematic course of action to ensure project completion. Political awareness and a nonpartisan perspective and approach would be highly valued.  Travel Occasional domestic travel to perform work or assessments in states.  Total Rewards 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.
Jun 27, 2019
Full time
The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC, USA
Position Overview Pew seeks an associate I, based in its Washington, DC, office, to serve in a crosscutting role across the different project areas – including environmental policy, public health, and government performance related to fiscal issues – within the program unit, assisting in data collection and analysis in the early phases of project research and quality control in the latter. The associate I reports to the associate manager, research, and is deployed and supervised by senior-level research review staff, in coordination with project directors and managers. The position also helps with background research to determine new project areas. Responsibilities Under direction of senior research staff, assist with research efforts that support project teams and crosscutting efforts within program. Research work includes managing datasets, reviewing code, and/or using research software to process and analyze data, producing literature reviews, and composing draft tables, charts, and write-ups for our research products. More advanced work may include using raw datasets and code in STATA, SPSS, and R to replicate complicated statistical results and evaluating the quality of data and methodological choices made by contract researchers. Assist in reviewing methodologies and other strategies proposed by project teams in the early stages of research, and in checking data and calculations in the final stages before publication. Contribute to and participate in the team’s tasks, as well as broader Pew projects and activities, as assigned. Requirements Bachelor’s degree required. The ideal candidate has an interest in public policy and an educational background in economics, public policy, statistics/mathematics, computer science, or another social science field. At least one year of applicable experience required. Strong computer skills and experience. Experience handling large data sets and models preferred. Experience with software such as R, Excel, SPSS, STATA, Tableau, GIS, and other statistical/econometric packages. Ability to conduct literature reviews, synthesize and summarize large amounts of information, and focus quickly on the essence of an issue. Ability to communicate ideas, thoughts, and concepts clearly and concisely, both in writing and orally. Ability to be responsive to the direction of research managers/supervisors while working with a high degree of independence within a creative, fast-paced, action-oriented and collegial environment. Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including the ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Must be detail-oriented. Travel Travel is not anticipated for this position.  Total Rewards 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.    
Jun 27, 2019