• Associate, Human Stewardship, Antibiotic Resistance Project

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/8/2018 4:39 PM)
    Job ID
    Program-Government Performance-Federal
    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 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, Brussels, and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, 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 Overview
    The antibiotic resistance project works to combat antibiotic resistance by developing and advancing research and policy to spur the innovation of new antibiotics and to reduce the use of antibiotics in people and in food animal production.


    Position Overview
    The associate, based in Pew's Washington, D.C., office, informs and influences public policy by providing research and programmatic support to achieve the goals of the project. This includes developing subject matter expertise in the drivers of inappropriate antibiotic use, stewardship, and relevant policy interventions; participating in the execution of the project’s research and outreach plans; and assisting with convening meetings and stakeholder communications.

    Reporting to the senior manager, the associate works closely with the senior officer, human stewardship, and other Pew colleagues in communications, government relations, research, and other areas. 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 senior manager and guidance of other staff, the associate will:

    • Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of antibiotic resistance and policy issues related to improving antibiotic use in human healthcare settings.
    • Contribute to research efforts including conducting primary research, literature reviews, and policy analysis.
    • Help identify and summarize research and federal and state policy developments related to antibiotic resistance and stewardship in human healthcare settings.
    • Contribute to the development of publications that are accessible to the public, media, and policymakers, including fact sheets, issue briefs, web features, and other materials.
    • Confirm the accuracy of products and publications by leading and participating in quality-control and fact-check review processes.
    • Contribute to the development of presentations and talking points to support internal and external communications.
    • Collaborate with communications and government relations colleagues as needed for outreach to the media, policymakers, and other stakeholders.
    • Help organize stakeholder convenings.
    • Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed.


    • Associate’s degree required; bachelor’s degree in a research, policy, or health-related discipline preferred.
    • At least one year of relevant professional experience, including demonstrated research, analytical, writing, and fact-checking skills. Experience in public policy preferred.
    • 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.
    • Ability to write clearly and cogently for internal audiences, policy makers, the media, and the public.
    • Ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives.
    • Strong systems skills including Microsoft office products required; database and online research applications preferred.
    • Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.
    • Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to set priorities and identify resources.

    Occasional travel for conferences and meetings.


    Total Rewards
    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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