• Senior Associate, Evaluation Programs, Health Impact Project

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/14/2019 12:19 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, 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.


    Health Impact Project
    The Health Impact Project (HIP), a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages state, local, and national level organizations to include health considerations in policy decisions across multiple sectors, such as housing, transportation, and education. Research shows that the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play influence their health, so the project also works to create cross-sector partnerships that include the expertise of health care and public health systems.


    Health impact assessments (HIAs) are one systematic and practical way to bring evidence to decisions. Through grants, technical assistance, training, and convenings, the project helps organizations and policymakers identify health-promoting policies, practices, and research for integration into their work. By engaging community stakeholders and translating research into action, the project seeks to make health a valued consideration in decision-making and improve the well-being of underserved places and populations.


    Position Overview
    This position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office, reports to the manager and primarily focuses on designing and implementing evaluation strategies to support the project’s ongoing and new initiatives. The position supports cross-sector collaborations to improve population health with an emphasis on assessing and advancing effective strategies for states to employ. The position also supports design and implementation of the state selection process for participation in a learning center initiative.


    Once the learning center launches, the position will assist with national and regional meeting design, implementation, follow-up, and evaluation. This position also conducts research to support the project’s national health impact assessment study and health note initiative. This position also will coordinate peer-learning and technical assistance related to evaluation for the learning center initiative and other project efforts. 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.


    • Collaborate with internal and external partners on building a multi-state learning collaborative initiative from inception through operation.
    • Support curriculum development for learning center-related Project grantees and partners.
    • Contribute to design and execution of evaluation methods (e.g., results-based accountability, collective impact) for individual states, and the Project’s overall outcomes related to the learning center initiative. Develop and deliver content for events, such as stakeholder or thought leader convenings, committee meetings, or webinars.
    • Support state level grant programs, including planning and implementation of peer learning opportunities.
    • Contribute to execution and dissemination of the HIP’s National Health Impact Assessment study, including conducting key informant interviews, performing qualitative data analysis, and providing feedback on contractor deliverables.
    • Conduct policy analysis and expedited literature reviews to support the Project’s health note initiative.
    • Design and implement performance-based outcome measurement and evaluation efforts for the Project’s individual initiatives and across its portfolio of work to monitor progress toward advancing population health.
    • Assist in processing contracts and subgrants. Help ensure that contracts and subgrants submitted for Pew review and approval are complete, accurate, and timely.
    • Work with Pew staff to facilitate and coordinate operational aspects of the Project’s work, such as budget development and monitoring, contract deliverable tracking, and public forums and convenings planning.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree required; advance degree preferred.
    • At least four years of applicable experience.
    • Familiarity with key issues related to social determinants of health in rural and urban settings.
    • Excellent applied research and analytical skills, including literature review and program evaluation experience.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with evaluation tools to monitor progress and impact of collaborations related to outcome vision and objectives.
    • Excellent written and oral communications and facilitation skills including:
      • Writing concise, cogent prose that make complex public health and policy concepts easy to understand and compelling for a wide range of audiences, including policymakers, community members, media, and scientific and technical audiences.
      • Engaging stakeholders—including policymakers, community members, and others—through facilitating meetings and oral presentations in scientific, media, and policy contexts.
    • Experience synthesizing and summarizing large amounts of information, focusing expediently on an issue’s essence with identification and understanding of varied policy perspectives.
    • Demonstrated time-management and project-execution skills with ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously.
    • Strong systems skills including Microsoft office products required; database, data visualization, and online research applications preferred.
    • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus.
    • Experience with local and state government a plus.

    Domestic travel required 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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