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 provides support to the department’s 40-plus projects, working to make Pew’s program efforts 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 develops new approaches and 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 officer, grants management and IT liaison, will be program’s lead with IT, addressing program-wide issues. The senior officer serves as the business owner and champion of Pew’s grants management system. The senior officer works on the complex needs of the program’s grant-making efforts, which includes most Pew projects. With Pew program investments including traditional grants and project funding agreement (PFAs) grants across a wide range of topics with multiple funding and selection processes, this role will engage with the complexity of project activities from both an IT and program perspective. This includes analysis of varying project needs (including Pew’s external audience of applicants, donors, reviewers and grantees) and Pew’s internal audience (e.g., finance, legal); understanding the multiple IT systems that contribute to the grants management system; and identification of solutions related to both programmatic and IT challenges.
This position plays a crucial role integrating program needs – by identifying, communicating and encouraging adoption of new approaches and best practices related to usage of IT applications. He/she will lead the development of the grants management system from the program perspective, providing an institutional strategic perspective – identifying, recommending and implementing potential changes in program processes. The senior officer will analyze IT functions related to program needs and recommend priorities and additional resource needs. He/she serves as a convener, and arbiter when needed, to resolve competing priorities or approaches.
The role includes helping new projects and linking them with IT as they consider how to optimize the use of technology to reach project goals, supporting IT systems implementation by conveying program’s priority business requirements, and ensuring related resources are available to equip program staff to successfully adopt new tools. Finally, the senior officer works with senior management to identify and coordinate program representation on IT working groups and steering committees related to Pew’s IT applications (e.g., Salesforce, enterprise collaboration, PeopleSoft, grants management) and leads efforts to prioritize needs across systems, including those related to process improvements and system enhancements, to most effectively support program’s business objectives. This position reports to the project director, program coordination and services, and is based in Washington DC.
Occasional travel, including monthly trips to Pew’s Philadelphia office, as well as other business meetings and travel to remote offices, as required.
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.