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.
Director, Lobbying Compliance Pew Government Relations
Government Relations (GR) was established in 2006 to complement and advance Pew’s work in the public policy arena. In 2010, the department was reorganized and staff that had been spread throughout the institution were consolidated into a single unit. Government Relations is comprised of a senior vice president and five units overseeing advocacy of Pew’s programmatic agenda as well as operations and institutional advocacy. The priorities of the department are to: (1) provide relevant, timely and insightful advice on legislation of direct relevance to the Trusts, its programs and advocacy goals; (2) develop close effective relationships with key congressional offices, the administration and the government affairs staffs of major trade organizations relevant to our work; (3) develop Pew’s annual advocacy strategy as well as manage and facilitate its implementation; (4) work hand in hand with program staff and policy experts to guide advocacy from inception to successful completion; (5) coordinate, collaborate and communicate with and between Government Relations and program staff to advance institutional priorities; (6) monitor, track, review and approve all interactions between Pew staff and government officials including participation in coalition efforts and work with our external stakeholders; (7) monitor, track, review and approve all lobbying expenses and time entries and prepare relevant international, federal, state and local lobbying reports; and (8) advance the Safe Spaces Initiative to encourage bipartisan interaction between the branches of government.
Pew's Government Relations Core Team unit supports lobbying and advocacy projects in jurisdictions across the United States and around the world. Government Relations is responsible for, and the Trusts are committed to, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations related to lobbying. The unit supports the work of GR staff embedded with Pew's program offices and is responsible for institutional lobbying. The unit in Government Relations is headed by the Senior Director. The unit tracks and reviews all lobbying documents and records for completeness and accuracy, reviews contracts and statements involving government officials and manages our eAdvocacy programs. Additionally, the unit prepares regular reports for management which detail Pew's lobbying work and supports business decisions to appropriately allocate resources to maximize Pew's impact while remaining in full compliance with relevant laws.
The Director, Government Relations (Advocacy Compliance) will be an integral part of the Government Relations Core Team unit in Washington, DC. Government Relations has responsibility for the collection of all information for reports filed with the federal, state and international agencies related to advocacy expenses. The Director will manage the department’s compliance system and all staff assigned to assist him/her. In support of this responsibility, the Director will act as a resource to all Pew offices engaged in advocacy to ensure they understand and are in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Further, the Director will be active in supporting the rest of the Government Relations department, including advising staff as noted above but also in providing actionable data to managers throughout the building on lobbying costs and expenses as well as important trends both within and outside of Pew.
The Director will share with the Senior Vice President and Senior Director, Operations responsibility for the review and approval of documents for the department. These documents include, but are not limited to: contracts, press releases, mass emails sent to government offices, mass emails to our subscribers in the field and advertising. The Director will report to and work closely with the Senior Director, Operations.
Limited travel within the United States.
Compensation and Benefits
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 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.