The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.
We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.
With offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Australia, Brussels and London, and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
The Philadelphia Program
Through the Philadelphia Program, Pew seeks to enhance civic life in its hometown. We partner with many local institutions in encouraging a thriving arts and cultural community, supporting the health and welfare of the region’s most vulnerable residents, informing discussion on important issues facing the city, and, more broadly, strengthening Philadelphia’s appeal to visitors and residents alike.
The Pew Fund, part of the Philadelphia program, is Pew’s primary vehicle for providing support to organizations who help some of the region’s most disadvantaged individuals and families. The Pew Fund focuses on three populations: frail elderly; poor children, youth and families; and vulnerable adults. The program supports close to 100 nonprofits in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.
The project director oversees the work of the Pew Fund. This position offers a unique opportunity to help guide the use of Pew’s local resources in support of high-quality and effective services for vulnerable individuals and families to enhance their opportunities for greater independence and stability in the community. Through a rigorous selection process the program seeks to support organizations that: have deep understanding of the needs of the program’s target populations, use research-based and high quality interventions to address their clients’ challenges, have track records of success, and are fiscally sound and well-managed.
The ideal candidate will have significant and substantive work experience in the health and human services arena, with demonstrated knowledge of the growing body of research and evidence regarding what works to address the specific issues facing the program’s target populations. He/she should also have deep understanding of demographic trends, financing, public policy and other challenges facing health and social service providers. The candidate will also have the ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse individuals and organizations in the nonprofit, public and private sectors.
The project director reports to the vice president, Philadelphia, and manages a team of project staff.
Represent Pew at public forums and speaking engagements. Prepare written materials for external use.
Produce measurable and meaningful results that advance the goals of the Pew Fund.
Further Pew’s reputation as an effective, innovative leader.
Contribute to and participate in broader Pew-related projects and activities.
Occasional domestic travel required.
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.