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, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, 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.
In the current fiscal environment, most states and local governments are facing tough budget choices and are lacking the resources needed to support traditional levels of public services. Increasingly, policymakers are seeking those combinations of programs and policies that will yield the greatest benefits in the most cost-effective way. The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative (Results First), a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, works with states and local governments to implement an innovative approach to evidence-based policymaking that helps them identify and invest in policies and programs that are proven to work.
Results First is working intensively in selected states and counties (jurisdictions) in targeted policy areas to embed benefit-cost analysis and related tools into policy and budget decision-making. This work is focused on both helping governments customize and implement innovative tools and linking their analyses to their policy and budget processes so that leaders can use the results to inform difficult decisions.
The senior associate, reporting to the manager, research, will play a key role in leading the development of research products and resources (including briefs, reports, and 50-state analyses) that help advance the field of evidence-based policymaking in state and local governments and brings research to help inform Results First’s work in states and localities. 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.
Compensation and Benefits:
As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete 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 help you maintain a good balance.
Limited travel for occasional meetings and conferences (less than 5 percent).
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.