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.
Overview of Information Technology
Information Technology (IT) at Pew takes a proactive approach toward the use of technology to increase the organization’s capacity for exceptionally high-quality strategic philanthropy. Executive staff at Pew recognizes the importance of technology, and supports related initiatives to advance the institution’s goals and achieve and maintain a leadership position in the philanthropic community. As a result, IT is in a mode of continuous improvement, applying leading-edge technology to the pursuit of the goals of the institution.
The department comprises highly competent, forward-thinking professionals who are responsible for the technology needs of all Pew staff, as well as for Pew’s subsidiaries in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. IT is organized into distinct areas of responsibility, including strategic alignment of technology with the business, the evaluation and acquisition of software and hardware, implementation of new systems and data repositories, and supporting the extended network, desktop computer hardware, and software applications.
The Senior Officer is part of a team of security professionals and is responsible for engineering and operating Pew’s global technology security program. This position provides hands-on technical solutions and operation of a variety of information security systems. The position requires deep knowledge of security frameworks, standards, networking, virtualization, computing infrastructure, cloud computing, and telecommunications. The position also requires a nuanced understanding of how security and technology can support the work of the institution and which technologies best serve Pew. Additionally, this position is charged with performing the duties necessary to ensure the safety of Pew’s information, networks, systems and other technology assets. Finally, this position is charged with developing Pew’s security policies, overseeing the Pew’s security awareness training program and evaluating Pew’s alignment with various security frameworks.
The Senior Officer has no direct management responsibility, but is expected to contribute to the mentoring and professional development of staff within IT. The Senior Officer participates in complex projects that span multiple facets of information technology and include stakeholders across divisions. The Senior Officer reports to the Director, Infrastructure Operations and Security.
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.
Occasional travel between Pew’s offices as required. Additional travel required to attend trainings, seminars or conferences.