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.
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In the current fiscal environment, most state and county 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 selected 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.
This work is focused on helping partner state and county governments to inventory their program expenditures and customize a benefit-cost model originally developed by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy; and link this analysis to policy and budget processes so that leaders can use the results to inform their decisions.
The officer, technical assistance, will provide intensive technical assistance to partner state and county governments in a variety of policy areas, including criminal justice, child welfare, health, mental health, and substance abuse. The officer also will contribute to the design and execution of related technical resources, support the ongoing development of the Results First benefit-cost model, and collaborate closely with internal colleagues and external partners to advance project goals. This position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office, will report to the manager, tool development, and has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
It is anticipated that this position will undertake frequent travel, including providing on-site technical assistance (two trips per month, on average), participating in multi-state convenings, and attending professional conferences.
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.