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 broadband research initiative is housed within the research and science unit and led by a project director. The initiative provides research and analysis on broadband deployment and access. Our goals include providing the data and analysis that informs and advances conversations about how to provide reliable, high-speed broadband to communities that lack coverage; and serving as the honest broker between policy, industry, and academic stakeholders.
The initiative produces much-needed data to catalyze the policy discussion on broadband. Expanding broadband access to all corners of the country requires an accurate identification of where expansion is needed, a comprehensive understanding of what solutions work best and under which conditions, and a commitment to achieving this goal. Our initiative aims to fill the relevant data and information gaps, and facilitate a dialogue among stakeholders.
The officer will work with the initiative’s manager and project director to develop and implement the initiative’s research agenda exploring issues related to broadband adoption and use consistent with the strategic plan and deliverables. This includes conducting independent research as well as guiding the research of the entire team. The officer will author and co-author research papers and issue briefs; provide leadership and guidance for and critically review all initiative research products, including developing methodologies, overseeing peer review, etc.; oversee contracts; and help implement the initiative’s communications and outreach strategy. The officer will be will be a public spokesperson for the team’s research and contribute subject matter expertise to other projects across the organization as necessary.
The officer will be based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office and will report to the manager. 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.
Occasional travel to relevant national/regional conferences and for outreach to external audiences to promote the initiative’s work.
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.