Job posted by: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Posted on: June 17, 2014
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to pursue some of today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.
We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
The Planning and Evaluation Department:
Planning and Evaluation (P&E) is an independent unit within Pew whose goal is to inform institutional and programmatic decision making, strengthen the design and implementation of Pew's work, promote accountability for results, and generate knowledge that advances Pew's program objectives. We pursue this goal by (1) applying a wide range of planning approaches that help turn ideas into effective action; (2) using evaluation to improve program performance and inform decision making, and (3) ensuring that staff has access to information that meets their needs to design, implement, and manage high performing strategies, initiatives, and campaigns. P&E has ten professional staff (senior director, five directors/officers, two associates and two administrative assistants).
As the most senior-level position within the P&E unit with lead responsibility for Pew's evaluation function, this position requires considerable and substantive experience in policy analysis and evaluation, familiarity with advocacy initiatives and public policy, and excellent management, interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills. Expertise in one of Pew's program areas (e.g., environmental conservation, state policy, health) is a significant plus. Importantly, this individual must be comfortable initiating discussions with senior program staff to develop evaluation engagements and be able to work effectively and sensitively with leading professionals from a broad range of fields both inside and outside Pew.
The director, based in Washington, D.C., reports to the senior director, P&E.
Travel on an occasional basis within the United States should be expected, primarily between Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including four weeks of vacation, a generous 401(k) plan, and flexible benefit options.
Pew is an equal opportunity employer.