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.
Research Review and Support (RRS) facilitates the research process across all Pew programs and projects. Staff help ensure the integrity and quality of all research outputs. This work involves taking a research concept from initial hypothesis and proposal through post-analysis data checks, fact checking, and external expert or peer review. RRS advises project teams on the best methodological or analytical approaches, datasets and, if appropriate, external vendors to achieve desired outcomes. RRS staff also provides direct research assistance, most commonly data collection and literature reviews, as required. Finally, RRS fosters a Pew research community that leverages and builds staff expertise, tools and capacity across project teams and on a wide range of topics and disciplines.
The coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of Pew’s research review processes. These processes include: (1) review of written research plans prior to management approval to do the work; (2) review of written methods plans by the research review team and ad hoc review committees, followed by written feedback on the plans; (3) data checks and fact checks after analysis has been completed; (4) review of proposed surveys; and (5) temporary staff support to major studies, such as those comparing the performance of all 50 states. The coordinator will work with project teams to make sure the proper protocol is followed, work collaboratively with other members of the research team and with researchers throughout Pew, and maintain excellent records of each research project and request for assistance. The Coordinator reports to the Manager, Research Support and will be based in Pew’s Washington, DC office.
Minimal travel, if any, is expected for this position.
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.
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.