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.
Government relations 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 various units overseeing advocacy of Pew’s programmatic agenda as well as operations and institutional advocacy. The senior director for operations and his team focus on supporting Pew-wide government relations priorities as well as assisting the efforts of the other managers. The priorities of government relations 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 groups 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; and (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.
The coordinator is a member of the government relations department and reports to the manager, eAdvocacy. Working with government relations, campaign and communications teams, this staff member is responsible for supporting the eAdvocacy program in Pew.
The Pew Charitable Trusts’ online work is expanding to accommodate the organization’s growing portfolio of work. This position will have the unique opportunity to assist staff across the organization in shaping Pew’s eAdvocacy program in the midst of a new Web site launch, an expanding social media presence, expansion into international outreach, and an emphasis on improving eAdvocacy work overall.
The coordinator is responsible for supporting the manager, eAdvocacy in all aspects of managing Pew’s network of online supporters. Specifically, this position will support grassroots online advocacy efforts. This includes some responsibility for, use, and management of our supporter database (CRM). This position maintains supporter lists, manages records, tracks supporter actions, monitors messaging, reports statistics, and any other activity related to Pew’s database of online supporters. Working in close collaboration with campaign and Web teams, the coordinator will edit and proof advocacy content; support approval/distribution of action alerts, and assist with creation of Web assets (list uploads, registration forms, queries, etc.).
The coordinator will also be tasked with providing primary administrative support for members of the government relations staff particularly the manager, eAdvocacy. Additionally, the coordinator will ensure the smooth functioning of the team, which will include maintaining processes, systems and information tailored to the unique needs of this unit and facilitating communications between and among staff members. In addition to specific requirements listed below, the candidate should possess a high work standard, the discretion to handle confidential information, the ability to quickly learn software specific to the unit and be adept at setting priorities and anticipating needs.
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.