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.
The substance use prevention and treatment initiative works to develop and support policies that 1) reduce the inappropriate use of prescription opioids while ensuring that patients have access to effective pain management and 2) expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders, including through increased use of drug and non-drug therapies for withdrawal management, treatment, and long-term recovery.
In particular, the project provides direct, in-depth technical assistance by invitation of states interested in improving access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for people with substance use disorders. The project also conducts advocacy in Washington, DC to achieve its programmatic objectives. To inform this work, the project conducts and publishes research and other information on evidence-based and emerging practices and maintains relationships with external experts and other stakeholders. The team comes from a wide variety of professional backgrounds with policy, advocacy and research experience.
Based in Pew's Washington, DC, office and reporting to the director of health care programs, the project director of Pew’s substance use prevention and treatment initiative will ensure the effective execution of programmatic goals. This individual directs all project advocacy and research work, develops and executes strategies to achieve project goals, and manages Pew’s substance use prevention and treatment initiative team.
The ideal candidate will: have deep knowledge of the state policy landscape relevant to treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), including, but not limited to, Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, single-state agency programs and provider accreditation; understand the relationship of these policies to the delivery system and the ability of individuals to access high-quality treatment; understand the intersection of federal programs and policies with state-level programs; be able to speak to the evidence of various treatment models; and be able to understand and reflect the perspectives of clinicians, counselors and the recovery support community.
The project director will also work closely with staff from other Pew departments, including communications, government relations, research, and the state strategy group. 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.
Overnight travel at least one time per month for meetings, conferences, and in-state work.
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.