• Senior Associate, Project Management

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/5/2018 4:13 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 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 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 Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance Pew’s reputation. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production; and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes in order to ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew's resources.


    Position Overview

    The senior associate position is located in Washington, DC, and is a member of the project management team reporting to the manager, communications. The successful candidate will provide project leadership and oversight, organizing colleagues in the communications department and coordinating with program staff to move our various creative projects from concept to completion, ensuring high-quality products and on-time deliverables. The senior associate will also serve as an advisor to Pew staff and partners on digital communications tools and techniques to enhance the overall communication strategy for Pew’s project teams.


    • Develop and manage project work plans and timelines for editorial, creative, digital, and multimedia work.
    • Secure scheduled feedback and approvals from communications and program teams.
    • Manage multiple projects and assist with resource management across digital and creative teams.
    • Review and report progress, managing obstacles and project communication as well as documenting issues and changes that affect the project.
    • Anticipate bottlenecks during high-production times and work closely with all relevant teams to manage expectations with stakeholders, propose solutions where needed, and help prioritize product delivery when necessary.
    • Support the development of procedures and training designed to help digital and creative staff determine more quickly which projects need strategic discussion vs. swift implementation.
    • This includes working to advance current processes and gain efficiencies in the delivery of products and services.
    • Attend planning meetings and build relationships across departments.
    • Work closely with colleagues within communications and across departments to optimize the packaging and presentation of digital content to meet strategic goals.
    • Coordinate, review and post content on the Pew website as needed, using best practices for optimizing digital content.
    • Contribute to communications department tasks as well as broader Pew-wide projects and/or committees as needed.
    • Develop and maintain an informed awareness of relevant topics of interest.


    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • A minimum of four years of professional experience with progressive responsibility for developing and managing integrated digital communications projects.
    • Experience managing projects in an agency or nonprofit environment delivering content within editorial, multimedia, creative, and digital environments a plus.
    • Demonstrated time and project management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by identifying resources for digital projects and maintaining a high level of organization.
    • Ability to understand business needs and objectives and translate them into project requirements that inform efficient cross-functional work plans.
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Flexible with the ability to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams of both support and senior staff to meet project goals.
    • Excellent oral communications, writing, editing and research skills and the ability to work individually and in groups to meet goals. Proven ability to frame and draft cogent written messages.
    • Strong strategic and tactical web editorial skills, solid understanding of best practices for optimizing digital content and user experience, and knowledge of digital tools that assist strategic communications efforts. Possess an interest in learning new technologies, techniques, and practices.
    • Proven experience with project and resource management software required. Experience with WorkFront (formerly AtTask) or similar platform strongly preferred.
    • Experience with content and workflow management systems, Adobe Creative Suite, and HTML editors, and analytics platforms preferred.
    • Ability to build and leverage relationships within and external to Pew to assemble networks that facilitate positive outcomes.

    Minimal travel anticipated.

    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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