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.
Program Coordination and Services
Pew’s program coordination and services unit supports program-wide efforts for the department’s 40-plus projects to make Pew’s work more efficient and effective. The team leads external partnerships with operations units to strengthen personnel management and reporting structures, refine program’s management of budgets, grants, and contracts, and implement rules and systems to guide Pew’s work as the organization continues to evolve. Program coordination and services also oversees key cross-cutting program functions. The team draws on best practices from across program. The unit also advises program’s leadership team on ways to foster greater collaboration and synergies across the seven portfolios and apply standards and procedures in a consistent manner.
The senior associate, who reports to the project director, will serve as the primary program coordination and services point of contact for staff in Research and Science, Environment-Americas, Environment-International, and Philadelphia. For these portfolios, the senior associate will serve as a key point of contact for staff on operations-related questions and “how to” requests, facilitate HR-related processes within program, and budget for and monitor departmental TOP related headcount and expenditures. With a cross-portfolio lens, the senior associate will apply comparable knowledge to advise projects on best practices from other teams within program.
To support the unit’s role in overseeing key cross-cutting program functions and establishing and managing internal program systems, the senior associate will develop tracking systems, conduct cross-cutting analysis of program data, and develop presentations that synthesize data and recommendations for key stakeholders. The senior associate will also work with the team to establish and communicate program-wide protocols and processes and identify areas where processes and protocols could be more streamlined while ensuring necessary reviews and approvals are in place.
The candidate will work closely with administration (including organizational continuity management and real estate services) to provide operational support to staff in remote offices and coordinate program requests (e.g., seating). With program coordination and services team, the senior associate will address operational gaps and risks across the program division, troubleshoot and collaborate with program and operational units, and establish, communicate, and enforce program-wide policies and procedures.
This role will require the candidate to develop an understanding of institutional and program-specific policies and procedures, foster strong relationships across functional areas, and maintain knowledge of the organization. The senior associate will work in tandem with a second senior associate, program coordination and services, who is assigned to the other three program portfolios.
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.