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.
Program Coordination and Services
Pew’s program coordination and services unit supports program-wide efforts for the department’s 50-plus projects to make Pew’s work more efficient and effective. The team leads external partnerships with operations units to strengthen personnel management and reporting structures, refine program’s management of budgets, grants, and contracts, and implement rules and systems to guide Pew’s work as the organization continues to evolve. Program coordination and services also oversees key cross-cutting program functions, including support for program’s executive vice president and chief program officer and coordination of the program management team (PMT). The function also advises program’s leadership team on ways to foster greater collaboration and synergies across the five portfolios and apply standards and procedures in a consistent manner.
The principal associate, executive support partners with the associate manager, administrative support and director, program coordination and services to support the executive vice president and chief program officer (EVP/CPO) of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The EVP/CPO leads the institution’s multi-faceted program department. The principal associate is responsible for day-to-day non-administrative support for the EVP/CPO, including task management and special projects, to meet the demands of a fast-paced, high-volume department and serve the needs of an ambitious set of programmatic initiatives.
The principal associate supports the implementation of a broad array of work critical to the ongoing success of the department and helps meet key deliverables that advance the departmental and institutional agendas and the mission of the organization. The incumbent must command an understanding and familiarity with all aspects of a complex department and the broader organization to be able to successfully staff the EVP/CPO. The team is responsible for prioritizing, facilitating and coordinating workflow and communications between the EVP/CPO and other departments, including the president and CEO, and with external partners to assure the smooth running of the executive vice president’s office.
The position requires outstanding organizational, communication, follow-up, and interpersonal skills, must be self-motivated and exhibit the time-management skills necessary to perform in a high-volume office, practice discretion and respect for confidentiality, and a commitment to providing professional, customer-focused service. The principal associate is based in Washington, D.C., and reports to the director, program coordination and services.
Minimal travel will be required for meetings – primarily between Pew’s D.C. and Philadelphia offices.
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.