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 Human Resources (HR) Department within Pew is comprised of the following main functions: Talent Acquisition, Business Partnership/Employee Relations, Talent Management, Development and Internal Communications, and Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. The department provides strategic support to the business by aligning its priorities and service delivery with the needs of the organization, providing expertise and leadership in each functional area, and serving as an internal consultant to help drive results.
A team of skilled professionals currently provides HR services to approximately 1000 distributed staff. HR's focus is to lead the recruitment of highly talented staff; build an environment committed to two-way communication, staff development, growth and retention; offer a competitive compensation and benefits package; and foster a respectful, collaborative culture in which staff are well-supported to achieve results. This includes developing, implementing and maintaining best practices in the areas of: talent acquisition; organizational design, staff development, performance and talent management; employee relations; compliance; and compensation and benefits. To support the business, HR is comprised of approximately 27 staff with representation in both Philadelphia and Washington, DC to provide in-depth expertise to clients.
This Washington, DC-based position reports to the manager, talent management and development and supports the design, development, and delivery of the training and development curriculum through Pew University. This person networks broadly with staff throughout the organization to create content for Pew University that strengthens Pew’s culture and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s programmatic and operations work.
• Supports the Pew University strategy and curriculum through the management of individual programs and online coursework;
• Ensures effective onboarding and assimilation of newly hired staff; serves as lead for New Employee Orientation, the mentor program, and the online New Employee Welcome (NEW) community;
• Manages the administration, communications, and operations for Pew University, including establishing and maintaining the monthly course calendar;
• Serves as point of contact for Pew University SME instructors;
• Supports all Pew University contracting and activities;
• Serves as the lead for all Learning Management System (LMS) configuration, administration, data, and reporting;
• With manager’s supervision, conducts training needs analysis to ensure that training content is aligned with organizational needs;
• With manager’s supervision, designs, develops, delivers, and evaluates training programs to meet staff and training program needs;
• Analyzes existing training methods, tools, and technology; makes recommendations for maximizing existing resources; suggests the introduction of new tools and technology that align with the Pew University strategy and organizational need;
• Provides knowledge of learning and development best practices to design and implement effective training programs; serves as a train-the-trainer when necessary;
• Serves as point person for professional development related questions and concerns;
• Supports the effective training and coordination of the organization’s performance management program;
• Reinforces Pew’s culture and values through curriculum design and development;
• Builds solid and thoughtful professional relationships with operations and program staff to better understand the work and needs of the institution;
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Instructional Systems Design, or other relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred;
• One plus year(s) of relevant work experience in learning and development and/or talent management required;
• One plus year(s) of experience managing multiple projects and programs required;
• Minimum of one year of active training program presentation and facilitation. Experience in the design, development, and delivery of a corporate university curriculum;
• Experience in the support of operations for a corporate university desired;
• Solid understanding of curriculum assessment;
• Familiarity with competency modeling and aligning a curriculum to a competency model;
• Demonstrated time- and project-management skills;
• Ability to balance competing priorities, take initiative, and adapt to changing circumstances;
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
• Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity, discretion, and professionalism at all times;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Understanding of organizational and interpersonal dynamics;
• Ability to work with staff at varying levels within the organization, including the management team at Pew;
• Ability to work with confidential information;
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
• Proficient in using technology and a learning management system (Bridge) to track, analyze, and report on data related to learning and talent management;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to identify key messages and convey those messages and/or key findings clearly and concisely.
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.