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 Pew Charitable Trusts is seeking a talented senior manager for the newly formed Workplace Services Department (Conference and Event Services -- both external and internal). The senior manager is accountable for driving creative solutions, while integrating conference and event management into a cohesive unit. This position is responsible for the daily operating and fiscal management of the conference center in the 901 E facility and event management for Pew in Washington, DC, throughout the U.S. and internationally. The individual manages all aspects of the conference center planning; internal and external relationships with guests and development of metrics; identifying and utilizing appropriate software resources for contact, reservation and event management. This individual must be able to forecast and maximize conference center utilization, leveraging demand forecasting and monitoring feedback. The senior manager oversees conference center and event staff, and onsite vendors that support conferences. This position reports directly to the Vice President, Workplace Services, and will be based in Washington, DC.
Conference Center and Event Management
The conference center staff, a highly guest service oriented team, develops the standards and oversees all functions related to meeting operations, housekeeping, physical aesthetics of the meeting space, conference center maintenance, service contracts, and capital projects including asset replacement related to the conference center.
The event management staff, a highly guest service oriented team, brings together the right mix of external vendors and staff to lead the meeting areas from first inquiry through delivery of all services required for the day-to-day operation of the event.
The conference center and event management staff are also responsible for facilitating all internal and external meeting set-ups including catering services, audio visual and contracts for external meetings in hotels, group rooms, transportation and any other needs. They also ensure the finalization of all billing to internal and external guests.
Key relationships include collaboration with Pew staff and the following core functions of Workplace Services:
• Integrated Facilities Management (Facilities and Building Engineering)
• Organizational Continuity Management (Business Continuity Management)
This position requires occasional travel, including brief trips to Philadelphia and to conferences, events and meetings.
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.