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.
Pew's fiscal federalism initiative is housed in the Research and Science portfolio and led by a director. The initiative provides research and analysis on issues where federal and state fiscal interests and funding overlap. Our goal is to provide the data and analysis that is missing from the conversation and to inform the critical decisions by policymakers at both levels of government.
The initiative produces both short analytical pieces that are timed to inform the current debate and longer more in-depth research to illuminate issues where data is missing from the debate. The topics are focused on issues where federal and state interests intersect and cover both spending and tax policies - ranging from higher education and Medicaid to natural disasters and tax conformity, among others.
The successful candidate will research budget, tax, and economic issues at both the federal and state levels. The senior associate will author and co-author research papers and issue briefs, critically review project materials, oversee contracts, help implement the initiative’s communications and outreach strategy, and present research findings in appropriate venues. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues on projects and on explorations of new research opportunities. The senior associate will be based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office and will report to the project director. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.
It is anticipated that the senior associate will undertake a nominal amount of travel, including conferences and occasional trips, to promote the initiative's work.
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.