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.
Pew’s new project on student borrower success will be an operating project of the Trusts that seeks to promote successful repayment of student loan debt, especially among those borrowers at greatest risk of delinquency and default. It will pursue evidence-based federal policy and regulatory reforms that increase the number of borrowers in income-based repayment plans and improve student loan servicing. Over a four-year period, our efforts will involve an array of activities and tactics, including research to build the evidence base for reform; coalition-building; grassroots networking; communications and media outreach strategies; convenings; policy maker and public education; and direct lobbying.
The officer, based in the Washington, DC, office, is responsible for designing and advancing high-level campaign strategy and developing and maintaining bipartisan contacts and relationships. S/he will identify political opportunities, forge diverse partnerships, and implement systematic advocacy plans with the goal of securing policy objectives. The officer will report to the director of the campaign, and 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.
Once or twice per month (on average) to attend conferences or meetings, or to collaborate with the grassroots network.
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.