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.
We are seeking a donor relations professional with significant communications and writing experience within a nonprofit organization and/or in the area of fundraising. This position, part of the Donor Relations (DR) team, supports the creation of a large number of sophisticated, comprehensive, and coordinated stewardship activities, primarily complex donor impact reports for individual and organizational donors. The senior associate serves in a project managerial and editorial role—drafting and ensuring high quality and efficient work flow for internal and external communications, including project updates and stewardship reports, as well as other interactions with donors and reports for the board. Strong organizational, project management, and writing skills are central requirements for this position.
The goal of the senior associate position is to maximize and leverage Pew’s partnership potential with funders in order to advance the organization’s most critical projects. The successful candidate will oversee and edit pieces by departmental colleagues and across Pew; understand and implement communication policies and standards; and act as in-house consultant for communications aspects of donor relations projects. To be successful, this individual must independently manage with minimal supervision a variety of donor communication and stewardship priorities; navigate in a complex internal structure; work with multiple levels of management; possess excellent organization and communication skills; demonstrate experience managing people in an indirect reporting relationship; provide training/coaching to colleagues; and work well in a team environment.
This position is located in Pew’s Washington, DC, office and reports to the Project Director, Donor Relations.
Additional skills critical
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.