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.
Strategy is a program department within Pew whose goal is to inform critical institutional and program decision making, strengthen the design and implementation of Pew’s work, and generate knowledge that advances Pew’s program objectives. We pursue this goal by (1) enhancing the organization’s efforts to generate ideas for new initiatives and larger bodies of work; (2) applying a wide range of planning approaches that help turn ideas into effective action; (3) using evaluation to improve program performance and inform decision making, (4) ensuring that staff have access to information that meets their needs to design, implement, and manage high performing strategies, initiatives, and campaigns, and (5) collaborating with colleagues in preparing a wide range of planning and other types of documents for consideration by Pew’s board of directors.
Planning and Project Development:
Planning and Project Development is part of the Strategy department within Pew’s program division. The unit’s primary aims are to strengthen the organization’s efforts to generate ideas for new initiatives and larger bodies of work; apply a wide range of planning approaches that enhance the organization’s capacity to undertake projects that achieve programmatic and institutional goals; oversee the launch of initiatives resulting from the approval of new strategies; engage with programs and projects to review and revise existing strategies and initiatives; and provide guidance and feedback to the vice president, Strategy, and executive vice president, Program, about the suitability of a range of planning proposals, including idea agendas, strategy papers, and write ups.
This team is also responsible for managing the timely production of high-quality documents for the quarterly board agenda process for all of Pew’s programs. In addition, the unit leads program’s efforts, in collaboration with the Government Relations and Legal Affairs departments, to ensure Pew’s compliance with lobbying requirements and the tracking and reporting of program’s events with government officials.
The senior director will have a high level of strategic planning expertise; experience in developing and launching program strategies and initiatives; and the ability to analyze and critique program development and to identify creative alternative solutions to planning problems. The position requires a highly experienced strategist with strong research, analytical, and team and project management skills. Strong candidates will have demonstrated an ability to quickly learn new topics and assess whether they have the potential to align with an organization’s strengths. The position must have or rapidly develop a deep understanding of a complex and varied set of program strategies and initiatives, along with the broader organizational environment in which they operate. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and written and oral communication skills are a must. In addition, the senior director will oversee new projects prior to the recruitment of project leadership as well as project teams in transition as they refine or revisit strategic objectives. This senior director position, located in Pew’s Washington, DC office, reports to the vice president, strategy and leads all aspects of the planning and project development team’s duties as detailed in the responsibilities below.
Occasional travel, including business meetings and conferences, as required.
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.