The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our hometown and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.
Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven initiatives to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.
The Information Technology (IT) department at Pew takes a proactive approach toward the use of new technologies to increase the organization’s capacity for exceptionally high-quality, strategic philanthropy. Executive staff at Pew recognizes the importance of technology and supports related initiatives to advance the institution’s goals and achieve and maintain a leadership position in the philanthropic community. As a result, the IT department is in a mode of continuous improvement, applying leading-edge technology to the pursuit of the goals of the institution.
The department comprises highly competent, forward-thinking professionals who are responsible for the technology needs of all Pew staff, as well as for Pew’s subsidiaries in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. IT is organized into distinct areas of responsibility, including strategic alignment of technology with the business, the evaluation and acquisition of software and hardware, implementation of new systems and data repositories, and providing support for the extended network, desktop computer hardware, and software applications.
The Associate, Desktop Support is responsible for providing technical support to staff at all levels within Pew. The position is a member of the desktop support team within the Infrastructure Operations group, which manages all technology infrastructure, desktops and cyber security. The associate position requires specialized knowledge in desktop support, including Pew’s desktop programs and operating systems and conversance with wireless technology and endpoint security as they related to remote and onsite troubleshooting the desktop user experience.
The Associate, Desktop Support has no direct management responsibility, but is expected to contribute to the mentoring and professional development of junior staff within the desktop support team. The Associate reports to the Manager, Desktop Support.