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 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 philanthropic 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 investments 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.
Government Relations (GR) seeks to advance Pew’s nonpartisan policy and research goals at all levels of government, in the United States and internationally. We focus on sharing the organization’s research and fact-based recommendations, shaping pragmatic strategies to achieve program objectives, and building relationships with key government officials to forge compromise and consensus on issues that make a difference to the public.
This position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC office, reports to the Senior Vice President, Government Relations. The Senior Director, Government Relations is responsible for managing a team of professionals who help design and execute strategies to advance the goals of various advocacy and research projects in Pew’s Government Performance portfolio. Current initiatives to improve government performance focus on health, fiscal and economic policy, and safety and justice. Research addresses complex problems at the federal, state, and local levels of the U.S. government as well as the interplay that can occur between jurisdictions.
The Senior Director will coordinate closely with colleagues in the Government Performance Portfolio to provide research, educational material, and policy recommendations to policymakers at the state and federal level. Working with teams across Pew, including in Communications and Legal Affairs, the Senior Director will help achieve important public policy goals to improve the health and finances of American families as well as provide states with targeted research on budget management, corrections policy, public pensions and other issues.