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.
The vice president, research and science, is responsible for enhancing the quality and impact of the research conducted within Pew’s five program portfolios (environment Americas, environment international, federal government performance, Philadelphia, and state and local government performance), with an eye toward producing quality research products. The vice president leads the research and science portfolio, with oversight responsibility for Pew’s overall research review process, and also oversees specific research and science projects, where Pew both conducts and supports research on priority topics.
To this end, the vice president leverages the strengths of the combined research team; helps craft research findings that inform policy reform and implementation; champions the value of research throughout the organization; coordinates with other members of the senior management team to ensure research integrity across all projects; manages the research review process that works to ensure the quality of deliverables for research projects across Pew; seeks to apply research in various fields in ways that advance public policy reform; identifies opportunities to support and enhance existing systems and processes to equip program teams for success; and continues to foster a research community within Pew.
The vice president also oversees the program coordination and services function, which coordinates program-wide engagement with operations units, oversees key crosscutting program functions, and manages the program executive team, which supports the executive vice president and chief program officer.
The vice president reports to the executive vice president and chief program officer. She or he will work in partnership with other vice presidents to foster collaboration amongst program initiatives and teams; realize synergies; and ensure efficient, effective, and uniform processes and practices for both quality research and effective operational needs are in place and utilized across the program units. The vice president sits on the leadership team for the institution and is a member of program’s senior management team, which is comprised of the executive vice president, six vice presidents, and five senior directors.
The research and science portfolio includes several project and support teams that house nearly 70 staff, including:
Occasional day and overnight travel, including some international, throughout the year.
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.
Equal Employer Opportunity (EEO) Statement
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.