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 home town 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 Philadelphia Program
Through the Philadelphia program, Pew seeks to enhance civic life in its hometown. We partner with many local institutions in encouraging a thriving arts and cultural community, supporting the health and welfare of the region’s most vulnerable residents, informing discussion on important issues facing the city, and, more broadly, strengthening Philadelphia’s appeal to visitors and residents alike.
Pew Fund for Health and Human Services
The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services, part of the Philadelphia program, supports social service organizations in the region to provide effective services to help individuals and families facing complex challenges live healthy and stable lives. Through its Growth Grants, the Pew Fund helps organizations expand their reach and impact. Through Venture Grants, the fund supports the development and implementation of promising solutions to emerging problems or gaps in service delivery.
The senior officer, Pew Fund position offers a unique opportunity to help guide the use of Pew’s local resources in support of high-quality and effective services for populations in need. The Pew Fund’s approach is rigorous with a focus on research-informed strategies that will lead to measurable improvements for people facing complex challenges.
The senior officer is responsible for identifying and vetting high-performing nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region, managing a portfolio of grantees, and supporting their impact and performance. The scope of this role includes supporting organizations through the full grant lifecycle – from identifying candidates, conducting due diligence, and producing recommendations to Pew’s board of directors, to monitoring grantees’ progress toward their goals. The senior officer thinks critically about the issues facing nonprofit organizations in the region and works alongside grantees to address challenges and leverage opportunities. The senior officer brings a robust knowledge and understanding of Philadelphia health and human services to this work, monitoring trends and deepening expertise while developing beneficial external relationships. The senior officer reports to the project director, Pew Fund, and is located in Pew’s Philadelphia office.