• Associate I, Flood Prepared Communities

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/29/2018 5:01 PM)
    Job ID
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Overview

    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.


    Project Description
    Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative works to reduce the impact of weather-related catastrophes, such as flood and hurricanes, have on the U.S. economy, communities, and environment through four main policy areas:
    • Reforming of the National Flood Insurance Program;
    • Increased federal investment in mitigation programs to help communities prepare for future floods;
    • Improved resiliency and durability requirements for infrastructure that is rebuilt after catastrophes; and
    • Protecting ecosystems such as wetlands, salt marshes, and dunes that can absorb storm impacts and help shield property.

    Position Overview
    The associate works closely with the project director and campaign staff to execute activities for Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative. The associate I supports the production of campaign materials such as web analysis, research-related reports, white papers, fact sheets, e-advocacy, and field materials. The associate I coordinates with communications, government relations, and field staff on advocacy outreach and policy research. This position will support a long-term research project identifying successful flood mitigation policies. The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the project director. 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.



    Under the direction of the project director and guidance of other staff, the associate will:
    • Conduct short-term and long-term research in support of campaign policy goals;
    • Collaborate with external research partners/contractors on research projects on behalf of the campaign;
    • Develop outreach materials in support of government relations, communications and grassroots activities;
    • Draft campaign content such as web analysis, fact sheets, and e-advocacy materials for public distribution;
    • Monitor and track third-party research related to flood preparedness;
    • Maintain database of data and sources;
    • Track policy updates and meetings for the campaign;
    • Identify opportunities for the campaign to publicize research materials such as educational briefings, events, conferences, publications, etc.;
    • Support the development and distribution of materials in support of the campaign’s field operations;
    • Edit and fact-check campaign materials;
    • Participate in meetings with external stakeholders and coalition groups.


    • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
    • At least one year of applicable experience in a fast-paced, dynamic policy environment required.
    • Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work productively and diplomatically with a wide array of different people and institutions.
    • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, ability to handle several projects at different stages simultaneously, and a strong capacity to track details are required.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including proofreading) and the ability to express oneself concisely and clearly using correct grammar.
    • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills, and highly results-oriented.


    The position is based in Washington, D.C., with limited domestic travel for conferences and meetings.


    Compensation and Benefits
    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 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. 


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