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.
The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance the Pew brand. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development, including digital engagement strategies; editorial support; design and creative services; media relations; and digital, video, and audio production. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes in order to manage the Pew brand, ensure production of the highest quality work, and effectively steward Pew’s resources.
Reporting to the vice president, communications, the project director will lead a new effort at Pew to expand our distribution of facts and data through a variety of communications efforts, including digital and social media channels, advertising, and multimedia. We are looking for an entrepreneurial leader with a proven track record in developing and executing multi-faceted communications strategies; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively across teams and departments; a creative and innovative mindset; and a successful track record of engaging teams and senior management.
Specifically, the project director will develop strategic communications plans, develop ideas, craft editorial and engagement plans, and write and/or edit web content, articles, scripts and other material. He/she will also serve as the day-to-day liaison to other Pew staff, including colleagues at the Pew Research Center, involved in project development and execution. This position has four direct reports.
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.
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.
Minimal travel anticipated.
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.