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, D.C., 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 Human Resources (HR) Department within Pew is comprised of the following main functions: Talent Acquisition, Business Partnership, Talent Management, Development and Internal Communications, and Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. The department provides strategic support to the business by aligning its priorities and service delivery with the needs of the organization, providing expertise and leadership in each functional area, and serving as an internal consultant to help drive results.
A team of skilled professionals currently provides HR services to approximately 1000 distributed staff. HR's focus is to lead the recruitment of highly talented staff; build an environment committed to two-way communication, staff development, growth and retention; offer a competitive compensation and benefits package; and foster a respectful, collaborative culture in which staff are well-supported to achieve results. This includes developing, implementing and maintaining best practices in the areas of talent acquisition; organizational design, staff development, performance and talent management; employee relations; compliance; and compensation and benefits. To support the business, HR is comprised of approximately 27 staff with representation in both Philadelphia and Washington, DC to provide in-depth expertise to clients.
HR Business Partnership
Serving as the primary point of contact between staff and management and the broader HR department, the HR Business Partnership (HRBP) team proactively collaborates with and provides consultation to our internal clients on all HR-related matters including staff development, organizational structure and design, workforce planning, staffing strategies staff engagement and concerns, HR policies, performance management, compensation, and general human resource questions. The HRBP team operates as both generalists for the broader HR disciplines and as specialists on employee relations matters.
The HR Business Partner is responsible for providing strategic advice, guidance and support to management and staff in Pew’s domestic and international offices on human resources matters. The HR Business Partner supports the human resource needs of Pew’s operational departments and programmatic portfolios to ensure alignment of talent with goals and objectives in a respectful, inclusive and diverse workplace. This position is based in our Washington D.C. office and reports to the Project Director, HR Business Partnership.