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 Finance Department
Pew’s Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions at Pew. The Finance Department is committed to providing accurate, reliable, timely and cost-effective finance and procurement related products and services to aid in Pew’s mission. Services are managed by individual units with specific areas of focus. The Finance Department is comprised of Accounting and Reporting, Contracts and Procurement Services (CAPS), Grant Program Services, Payment Services, Payroll Services, Planning and Budgeting, and Treasury Services. The Finance Department seeks to hire individuals with the competencies, skills, experience and adaptability necessary to deliver superior-quality work in a results-oriented environment.
Contracts and Procurement Services
Pew’s organizational structure includes a centralized procurement and contracting unit called CAPS, housed within the Finance Department. The unit provides procurement and contracting services to operations and program internal Pew customers who desire to purchase a wide-range of specialized services from domestic and international providers in addition to low-risk commodity-type goods and services. The mission of the unit is to collaborate with operations and program staff 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 Associate, Contracts and Procurement Services reports to a Manager/Associate Manager, Contracts and Procurement Services. The team’s primary responsibilities are to work with Program teams to develop and execute grant and fee-for-service agreements. The Associate is the primary contact for a diverse portfolio of Trust Operated Projects (TOPs) that are less complicated than TOPs assigned to Senior Associates. The Associate ensures agreements are completed within the service level agreements; are of a high professional standard; are negotiated; contain deliverables that are clear; payment schedules are appropriate; terms are appropriately negotiated; and the agreement mitigates risks to Pew. The Associate completes competitive bids for his/her respective TOPs as needed. This role requires the candidate to develop an understanding of institutional and program-specific policies and procedures, foster strong relationships across program and functional areas, communicate regularly with providers, and maintain knowledge of the organization.