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 Legal Affairs department of The Pew Charitable Trusts is responsible for a wide and growing variety of general corporate legal and risk management matters in addition to overseeing relationships with outside counsel, and managing board communications and relations. The department’s work continues to grow based on Pew’s change from private foundation to public charity status in 2004, enabling a dramatic expansion of Pew’s charitable activities and increasing the amount and complexity of the department’s work. Legal Affairs provides legal advice to the board, senior management, and staff regarding all of the institution’s activities, from directly operating projects to lobbying, fundraising and grant making. The department is also involved in the design and development of new policies and procedures affecting Pew’s operations. The Legal Affairs department is currently comprised of 32 individuals, consisting of 19 legal staff, five compliance staff, and eight board services members.
This position will be responsible for: 1) reviewing contracts and grants as assigned by both Operations and Program liaisons; 2) working on various internal research projects and reports; 3) preparing legal and regulatory filings; developing and delivering internal trainings; 4) serving as a system administrator and subject matter expert in the department’s new document management system; and 5) providing additional overflow assistance to the department’s program legal liaisons as needed.
The ideal candidate must have a strong legal and project management background and should be adept at working both independently and with cross-organizational teams. This position reports to the Director, Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel and will be based in Pew’s Washington, DC office.
Travel for occasional meetings and conferences.
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.