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.
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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.
The Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP) was launched in 2006 as an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project helps policy makers advance fiscally sound, data-driven policies and practices in sentencing and corrections that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable and control costs. For more information about this project, visit www.pewpublicsafety.org.
The Trusts is seeking to hire a senior associate to focus on the Public Safety Performance Project’s (PSPP) assistance to states interested in reducing the size of their community supervision footprint and improving the effectiveness of probation and parole, while supporting the entire spectrum of activity under the project. The position will be located in Pew's Washington, DC office and report to an associate manager, PSPP.
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.
The ideal candidate will have an educational and employment background in public policy or a related field; knowledge of the criminal or juvenile justice system and an understanding of community supervision; issue campaign work, lobbying, or advocacy; and, experience undertaking projects involving many partners, complex issues and extensive writing and presentations.
Reporting to an associate manager, community corrections, PSPP and in consultation with colleagues across PSPP and Pew, the newly created position will help:
• Provide technical assistance to state and federal policy makers engaged with PSPP and its partners, including, development of evidence-based policy options, effective education of proposed policies and practices to policy makers and stakeholders, and interpreting data.
• Facilitate meetings with state and federal leaders from the judicial, executive and legislative branches.
• Support in coordinating a multi-state effort that includes collaboration with other PSPP external partners, national and state-based stakeholder organizations, and consultants.
• Research, develop, and draft written materials including, but not limited to, correspondence with state and federal officials, presentations, memorandums, and external documents.
• Develop and implement legislative and communications strategies.
• Conduct state system assessments and make recommendations of states to receive assistance from the project.
• Ensure all technical assistance components are well-coordinated and strategically focused.
• Develop relationships with respected policy makers in the field and seek out potential partnerships to advance the project’s agenda and expertise.
• Maintain and continue to develop an understanding of emerging research and policies surrounding community supervision, its scale and consequences, as well as sentencing and corrections issues through monitoring publications and participating in conferences, seminars and other professional development activities.
• Prepare for conferences, meetings, and other events.
An average of two to three trips per month to perform work or assessments in states.
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.