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.
Pew’s Finance department is committed to serving as an excellent steward of financial resources; providing accurate, reliable, timely, and cost effective finance and accounting related products and services; and delivering extraordinary customer service on a sustained basis.
The Finance department desires to ensure each position is fully aligned with Pew’s mission, strategic priorities and results-oriented culture; and filled by a person with the competencies, skills, experience, and adaptability necessary to deliver extraordinary results on a sustained basis. The Finance department strives to provide a great workplace for competent, highly motivated, and results-oriented people whose leadership qualities and core values align with the Pew’s high-performing and mission-driven culture.
Pew’s Finance department is comprised of three primary areas, Controller, Finance Operations and Finance and Treasury Services. Controller is comprised of (i) accounting and financial reporting (ii) grant management (iii), payroll and payment services; Finance Operations is comprised of (i) program and operations budget and planning; (ii) contract and procurement services. Finance and Treasury Services is comprised of (i) treasury services, (ii) institutional reporting and analytics; and (iii) research support.
Contracts and Procurement Services
Pew’s organizational structure includes a centralized procurement and contracting unit called CAPS, housed within the Finance Department. The mission of the unit is to collaborate with Program and Operations internal customers to procure desired goods and services in a timely manner, at a reasonable price and in a way that is consistent with established Pew policies, procedures and cycle-time targets.
The Senior Associate, Contracts and Procurement Services will report to the Manager, Contracts and Procurement Services. The team’s primary responsibilities will be to work with Program teams and Pew’s Operations departments to develop and execute contract documents. The Senior Associate will provide oversight over the development of statements of work, deliverables, payment schedules and other contract requirements. As needed, the Senior Associate with liaise with vendors and participate in contract negotiations. A successful candidate will become familiar with the core program work and be able to execute contract activities. The position is located at Pew’s Washington, DC office.
This role will require the candidate to develop an understanding of institutional and program-specific policies and procedures, foster strong relationships across functional areas and maintain knowledge of the organization.