• Senior Associate, Legislative, 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, 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. The senior associate will contribute to the launch of and participate in the Project’s new initiative to build a multi-state, cross-sector learning collaborative focused on population health improvement. This position also assists selected states with forming non-government entity partnerships as part of the collaborative’s work. 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.


    • Conduct research and policy analysis to identify evidence-based, health promoting approaches, innovations, and systems changes that cross-sector teams within states can pursue to improve population health.
    • Provide technical assistance to assist grantees with strategies to implement evidence-based, health promoting approaches intended to improve population health.
    • Support the design and implementation of a state selection process for participation in a learning center collaborative.
    • Develop research summaries, issue briefs, case studies and other materials for lay, scientific, and policy audiences, as well as community members.
    • Plan and execute events, including grantee, stakeholder, and thought leader convenings as well as advisory committee meetings related to the multi-state, cross sector learning collaborative.
    • Support grant program activities, including planning and implementation of peer learning opportunities.
    • Work with Pew’s communications department to develop content for newsletters, mailings and other communications vehicles designed to communicate the work of the project, its partners, and grantees with internal and external audiences.
    • 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.
    • Experience working within or with state government departments on population health and related social determinants of health policy development and legislative initiatives.
    • Experience working with state government departments, legislative staff offices, and community-based partners from non-profits entities conducting research and policy analysis.
    • Familiarity with key issues related to social determinants of health in rural and urban settings.
    • 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.
    • Preparing internal and external memoranda, analyses, and short-form materials such as fact sheets and talking points.
    • Demonstrated time-management and project-execution skills with ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously.
    • Skilled at operating effectively within diverse political, policy, and social environments to advance programmatic objectives and navigate conflict by building consensus.
    • Strong systems skills including Microsoft office products required; database, data visualization, and online research applications preferred.
    • Demonstrated time-management and project-execution skills with ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously.
    • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus.

    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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