Job posted by: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Posted on: October 9, 2013
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve 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, D.C., 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 Executive Office:
The Executive Office (EO) is a high energy, high volume department that serves the needs of the entire institution and its external constituents by supporting the work of the president and chief executive officer. Executive Office staff gain exposure to a wide range of individuals from inside and outside the organization and have the opportunity to work on diverse projects. The president works from two locations, traveling between Philadelphia and Washington, DC, weekly and meets with high-level constituents on a daily basis including board members, donors, grantees, CEOs, and government officials.
Pew employs a flat management structure, with the senior executives reporting directly to the president. For this structure to be effective, the Executive Office staff facilitates communications between the president and various departments of Pew. In addition, the Executive Office staff coordinates relationships and communications with outside constituents, such as those listed above, as well as consultants and prospective partners.
The Associate is a key position within Liaison team of the Executive Office, working primarily with the Manager, Executive Office (Liaison), a Senior Associate and Associate to support coordination between the Executive Office and Pew's program and cross-cutting departments (including Government Performance, Environmental Initiatives, Strategic Planning and Technology, Communications, Government Relations, and the Philanthropic Partnership Group) and the Pew Research Center, an independent subsidiary. This position will also work closely with the entire Executive Office to ensure collaboration and information sharing regarding communications, government relations or fundraising components of all programmatic work. This individual will provide project management assistance and guidance to the other members of the executive office team. The associate will report to the Manager, Executive Office (Liaison).
The ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written communication, project management and relationship-building skills, as well as have a demonstrated track record to work in a fast-paced, highly responsive environment.