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 best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
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 to advance the mission of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Senior Director, Fundraising, Philanthropic Partnerships position is responsible for building and managing a team of 16, including 12 frontline fundraisers, each with portfolios of 50-60 prospects with the capacity for six and seven figure gifts, working towards reaching a five-year fundraising goal of $350 million.
The Senior Director will bring a commitment to managing a team of fundraisers for success, and will be especially experienced in mentoring and inspiring fundraisers to maximize the potential of their prospect pool. As Pew has no natural constituency, the fundraising team needs to be highly entrepreneurial, self-motivated and tenaciously committed to creatively identifying and growing a prospect portfolio.
The Senior Director will work closely with the Vice President in setting fundraising goals, implementing annual fundraising strategies, and will participate in the overall work of the unit as a member of PPG’s leadership team. He or she will collaborate closely with the Senior Director, Outreach & Stewardship, the Director, Research & Data Strategy, and the Manager, Business Services.
The successful candidate will share a vision and commitment to Pew’s mission and culture, characterized by intellectual enquiry, rigorous analytics, and transparency toward the public and its donors. She or he will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, exceptional judgment, and an ability to work creatively and collaboratively with many constituencies with competing interests. We are seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial professional with extensive management experience and proven fundraising expertise to lead and inspire this important team.
The position is located in Pew’s Washington, DC office and reports to the Vice President, Philanthropic Partnerships
Occasional domestic/international travel is required for this position.
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.