• Officer, (Writer) Outreach and Stewardship, Philanthropic Partnerships

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 7 months ago(7 months ago)
    Job ID
    Philanthropic Partnerships
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Overview

    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.


    Philanthropic Partnerships (PPG)
    Philanthropic Partnerships is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and foundation prospects and donors.


    Position Overview
    The Officer, Outreach and Stewardship contributes to the overall strategy and operation of fundraising at Pew by developing written materials that help engage ultra high net worth individuals, foundations, philanthropic advisors, wealth advisors, trust and estate attorneys, community foundation staff, donor-advised fund managers, and others.


    This new position is responsible for writing sophisticated communications for use in cultivating those key constituencies. The Officer generates original written material and serves in a project managerial and editorial role, drafting and ensuring high quality and efficient workflow of marketing communications. The position requires the ability to work closely and quickly with a variety of stakeholders in PPG and in collaboration with colleagues in Pew’s Communications department.


    The position is located in Pew’s Washington, DC, office and reports the Senior Director, Outreach and Stewardship, and will join a team consisting of a project director, a senior manager, two officers, three senior associates, an associate, and an administrative assistant.


    • Leads the collaborative development and writing of messages to engage targeted individual funders, foundations, and advisors.
    • Writes and edits communications for speeches and presentations, as well as accompanying materials such as cover notes, to help amplify these engagements to select audiences.
    • As needed, helps write content for one-pagers, brochures, and other promotional items for dissemination to donors.
    • Works in collaboration with the Communications Department to support the development of various communications products, as needed.
    • Manages a timeline for effective release of outreach materials to donors.
    • Ensures written communications are of the highest quality and aligned with institutional fundraising strategy and key messages to advance engagement with donors, prospects, and advisors.
    • Thoroughly understand Pew, its work, and how it operates; develop a comprehensive knowledge of its history, culture, programs, and base of financial support; and translate Pew’s work in the form of marketing communications that are compelling and connected to the core priorities of the institution.
    • Be knowledgeable about the philanthropic community and stay abreast of the trending issues that impact individuals and families of wealth, community and private foundations, and the advisors that serve those constituencies.
    • Contribute to and participate in PPG tasks as assigned including special projects and requests related to marketing, fundraising, and stewardship.
    • Other duties, as assigned.


    • A Bachelor’s degree required; related graduate degree desirable. 
    • At least 8 years of direct experience in positions with strategic writing and editing responsibilities with a strong preference for a candidate with philanthropy, fundraising, or other non-profit communications or marketing experience. 
    • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communications skills. Proven experience drafting marketing materials and speeches. 
    • Ability to understand and translate Pew’s mission and interests for donors and prospects with clarity, crispness, and effectiveness; expert knowledge of grammar, usage, and communications strategies. 
    • Confidence in presenting one’s own ideas and diplomatically persuading others as appropriate, including senior professionals.
    • Strong systems skills, including use of Microsoft Office products, required
    • Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that demands excellence and emphasizes teamwork.
    • Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to set priorities and identify resources.
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Flexible and able to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams of both support and senior staff to meet project goals.
    • Ability to understand the links among Pew's programs, legal, philanthropic services, and government relations. Demonstrated ability to incorporate the needs of others into work process and product and to manage relationships to produce high-level results.
    • Ability to build and leverage relationships within and external to Pew to assemble networks that facilitate positive outcomes.

    Minimal travel anticipated.

    Compensation and Benefits
    As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and 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.


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