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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 Government Performance Portfolio within ProgramPew’s government performance work identifies and advances effective approaches to help solve complex challenges at all levels of government in the United States.  The portfolio’s work can be traced back to our founders’ early efforts to improve the lives of Americans by supporting efforts that promoted health, civic engagement, and democratic ideals. Today, we conduct research on emerging topics, develop data-driven reports, and highlight innovative, non-partisan approaches in addressing complex problems at the federal, state, and local levels as well as the interplay that can occur between jurisdictions. Current initiatives focus on health, fiscal and economic policy, and safety and justice, and take into account significant trends such as evolving technologies, and the increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the United States population. Our teams explore and advance effective, evidence-based policies using credible, timely, and accessible research, assessing public support for change, identifying approaches that have proved successful elsewhere, and bringing together diverse perspectives to find common ground. We work in collaboration with organizations that share our commitment to rigorous research, measurable results, and public service, and we focus on developing durable policy change. In addition, our teams use strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public. Position OverviewThe senior director for the health group – which contemplates a wide spectrum of health issues and defines “health” broadly to include public health and social determinants of health – is based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office. This position manages directors and project directors, as well as other project leadership and reports to the vice president and head of government performance. The senior director will oversee seven existing projects, which focus on the following issues: 1) food safety; 2) antibiotic resistance; 3) health care products; 4) health information technology; 5) oral health care; 6) the role of local and state government in advancing aspects of community health; and 7) substance use disorder. These efforts have demonstrated success in driving policy change at the local, state, and federal level. We are exploring opportunities to develop additional initiatives for consideration by Pew’s board, which build on the experience and insight developed through previous health projects.   The annual combined budget of these projects exceeds $15 million. The health group comprises approximately 70 staff.   The senior director, in partnership with Pew leadership and the existing health directors and project directors, will be a lead spokesperson for Pew’s health work at the local, state, and federal level.  S/he will be responsible for the oversight of the execution of existing projects, the wind-down of projects that have met their objectives, the exploration of new areas of focus, and the launch of new projects.  The senior director will be instrumental in establishing and maintaining a compelling set of priorities and organizing framework for the health group’s work; communicating the vision of the group’s work to both internal and external stakeholders; identifying opportunities to strengthen existing lines of work and develop new lines of work at Pew by collaborating across the institution, including with other program units (e.g.  safety and justice, environment, research and science, Philadelphia); playing a leadership role in the institution as a member of Pew’s management team; and enhancing the health group’s relationships with external stakeholders including government officials and representatives from the nonprofit, private, and academic sectors.
Job ID
2020-6298
Department
Program-Government Performance
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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. The Research and Science Portfolio in ProgramThe research and science portfolio includes programmatic, functional, and outreach elements. It spans all of Pew’s programmatic work with a focus on advancing quality research and science and deploying research expertise to further the goals of ongoing projects. The portfolio reviews the design of new research projects across the institution to ensure they are high-quality, unbiased, and methodologically sound. The programmatic elements of the portfolio include specific projects related to biomedical science, environmental science, and fiscal federalism. In addition, research and science has a role in communicating timely, accurate information on state issues to the general public as the Pew daily news publication, Stateline, is part of our organization. The Evidence ProjectThe evidence project is a new project at Pew that aims to increase the chances that research evidence is useful and used in policy and practice and to build a global and cross-sectoral field of evidence use. The project includes three interconnected components. First, the project will create and maintain the infrastructure for a funders’ network focused on coordinating and strengthening the field of evidence use. Second, the project will organize and facilitate workshops, or “ideas labs,” that bring together funders, researchers, decision-makers, and other stakeholders to address critical gaps in knowledge about increasing evidence use and to develop priorities for research agendas or other initiatives that could address pressing public policy issues. Third, to help build momentum for practices likely to increase the use of evidence in policy and practice, the project will develop, tailor, and share toolkits that capture promising approaches for external partners. Position OverviewThe senior associate is responsible for supporting the work of the evidence project. Specifically, the senior associate will work with the project director and team to (1) support the organization and implementation of a new funders’ network focused on evidence use; (2) support the development and implementation of intensive workshops to develop policy-relevant research agendas or to address critical issues within the evidence use field; and (3) support the development and dissemination of key materials for the toolkits and technical assistance designed to increase research use.  The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the project director, evidence project. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
Job ID
2020-6399
Department
Program-Research & Science
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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. The Research and Science Portfolio in ProgramThe research and science portfolio includes programmatic, functional, and outreach elements. It spans all of Pew’s programmatic work with a focus on advancing quality research and science and deploying research expertise to further the goals of ongoing projects. The portfolio reviews the design of new research projects across the institution to ensure they are high-quality, unbiased, and methodologically sound. The programmatic elements of the portfolio include specific projects related to biomedical science, environmental science, and fiscal federalism. In addition, research and science has a role in communicating timely, accurate information on state issues to the general public as the Pew daily news publication, Stateline, is part of our organization. Conservation ScienceThe conservation science (CS) program, part of the Environmental Research and Science unit, works to generate and synthesize scientific research that informs conservation policy and frames solutions to global environment challenges. The CS team enhances the scientific foundation of Pew’s environmental work by providing centralized technical expertise, developing research projects, and identifying new scientific results relevant to Pew’s existing and emerging conservation interests. Integrating the results of peer-reviewed research into public policy and campaign strategy development are significant components of the program’s work. Position OverviewThe senior officer works with senior staff on the environment and strategy teams on issues relating to the human dimensions of environmental conservation. The position provides critical thought leadership and strategic support to help design new and existing conservation objectives.  The senior officer also plays a lead role in developing a broad array of research projects in collaboration with Pew’s environment and strategy staff. To achieve key tasks, the senior officer must develop close working relationships and become a trusted advisor to strategy and environment colleagues and senior leadership. The senior officer will also assist the project director, conservation science, in setting strategic direction of the program.  The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the project director, conservation science. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
Job ID
2020-6400
Department
Program-Research & Science
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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, 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 Environmental Portfolio at The Pew Charitable TrustsFor more than 25 years, Pew has been a major force in engaging the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences, and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Our environment work spans all seven continents with more than 250 professionals working at the local, national, and international levels to reduce the scope and severity of global environmental problems, such as the erosion of large natural ecosystems that contain a great part of the world’s remaining biodiversity, and the destruction of the marine environment.  Pew has worked in the United States and Canada since 1990 to protect vast stretches of wilderness and more recently expanded our land conservation efforts to Australia’s Outback and Chilean Patagonia. Safeguarding these places offers an opportunity to conserve wildlife habitat, shorelines and landscapes for current and future generations. Our work relies on the sciences of conservation, biology, and economics to advocate for practical and durable solutions to the loss of biodiversity.   In the sea, reforms to how our oceans are managed are essential to address overfishing, pollution, and loss of habitat. Pew began its oceans program in the United States, focusing on ending overfishing and protecting fragile marine habitat. Starting in 2005, Pew’s ocean conservation program expanded around the world and played a significant role in reforming marine fisheries management in the European Union and on the high seas and creating marine reserves around the world. Our work is grounded in the best available science and pursues domestic and international conservation measures that are long-term and provide permanent, durable protections for marine ecosystems.  International Conservation UnitThe international conservation unit (ICU) works across Pew’s environment portfolio to ensure development of robust policy positions and strategy, provide specialized expertise, assist in developing and launching of new bodies of work, and provide for internal and external coordination, including coordinating Pew efforts around major international meetings. The ICU is an integral part of the broader environment team, which currently works to protect and better manage natural ecosystems such as lands, rivers, and the ocean, both in the United States and abroad.  Current projects focus on: establishing and improving marine protected areas; protecting ocean life on the high seas and in the deep sea; improving fisheries management; preventing ocean plastics; and protecting coastal wetlands, rivers, and terrestrial habitats such as Canada’s Boreal forest, U.S. public lands, Chilean Patagonia, and the Australian Outback.  Position Overview The senior associate, international conservation unit is responsible for facilitating internal and external coordination across the Environment portfolio particularly regarding Pew’s engagement in major international meetings; assisting in development of cross-campaign policy positions and strategies; working with individual project teams to advance their deliverables; developing and managing contracts; and, as needed, supporting the exploration of new work. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the environmental conservation and policy field, good judgment, an ability to multi-task, and strong written and verbal communication skills.  The position works closely with staff across the Environment portfolio and other Pew departments. This position is based in Pew’s Washington, D.C. office, and reports to the project director, international conservation unit.
Job ID
2021-6451
Department
Program-Environment
Job Locations CL-Santiago
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 Environmental Portfolio at The Pew Charitable TrustsFor more than 25 years, Pew has been a major force in engaging the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences, and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Our environment work spans all seven continents with more than 250 professionals working at the local, national, and international levels to reduce the scope and severity of global environmental problems, such as the erosion of large natural ecosystems that contain a great part of the world’s remaining biodiversity, and the destruction of the marine environment. Pew has worked in the United States and Canada since 1990 to protect vast stretches of wilderness and more recently expanded our land conservation efforts to Australia’s Outback and Chilean Patagonia. Safeguarding these places offers an opportunity to conserve wildlife habitat, shorelines and landscapes for current and future generations. Our work relies on the sciences of conservation, biology, and economics to advocate for practical and durable solutions to the loss of biodiversity. In the sea, reforms to how our oceans are managed are essential to address overfishing, pollution, and loss of habitat. Pew began its oceans program in the United States, focusing on ending overfishing and protecting fragile marine habitat. Starting in 2005, Pew’s ocean conservation program expanded around the world and played a significant role in reforming marine fisheries management in the European Union and on the high seas and creating marine reserves around the world. Our work is grounded in the best available science and pursues domestic and international conservation measures that are long-term and provide permanent, durable protections for marine ecosystems. Chilean Patagonia Chile’s Patagonia is one of the last remaining intact wilderness areas of the world, yet today it is both under-recognized and under-protected. Pew and its partners are working to change that by promoting this region’s unique value in the world and developing and implementing policies to secure the long-term protection of this remarkable landscape known for its high degree of intactness, endemism, and exceptional land and sea interconnectedness. Approximately 80 percent of this area remains unspoiled, therefore making it similar in ecological condition to Australia’s Outback and Canada’s Boreal, both places where Pew also works. Although it is approximately one-fifth the size of the continental-scale Boreal in Canada and Outback, Chile’s Patagonia stretches over several hundred miles of important wilderness that features unique geography, oceanography, and ecological productivity, including a lush temperate rainforest, glacier-carved valleys, windy grasslands, inland shorelines, freshwater ecosystems, and countless fjords and islands. Pew works to improve and enhance the protection of this landscape through the country’s park and reserve system, while also promoting public-private partnerships for new conservation efforts and working with local partners to use currently existing policy tools to establish protections for freshwater flows within targeted river basins in Patagonia. Because safeguarding landscapes alone is not sufficient to ensuring the long-term survival of these rivers, many of which run through Patagonia’s parks and reserves, we aim to protect freshwater flows in priority river basins in the region. Pew’s focus on preserving the extraordinary biodiversity of Chilean Patagonia began in September 2015, when the Pew board approved a 10-year strategy aimed at designating new protected areas and upgrading existing safeguards for 30-million acres of land and nearshore waters in the region. This work is carried out by a small team of staff based in Santiago and works closely in partnership with a robust network of non-governmental organizations in Chile.  Position OverviewThe officer supports both the community level and the policy work of the Chilean Patagonia project through activities to establish protections for freshwater flows and key watersheds within river basins in Patagonia. The officer will support partners and local communities’ efforts to obtain protections for the free-flowing character of two key rivers as well as the integrity of watersheds that house them. Key partners include conservation and outdoor recreation groups, rural potable water committees, local governments, and other local stakeholders that have an interest in conserving rivers and water sources for local uses. This position also will conduct outreach to policymakers and experts to advance policy goals, develop campaign materials for external engagement, and manage and coordinate meetings with key stakeholders on public policy developments. In addition, the officer and partners would seek to promote a stronger institutional framework for freshwater and riparian protections in Chile. This will include fostering academic and public debate around more advanced approaches that ensures government responsibility to conserve freshwater resources. This position is based in Pew’s Santiago, Chile office and reports to the project director, also based in Santiago. 
Job ID
2021-6464
Department
Program-Environment