Job posted by: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Posted on: June 25, 2014
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, 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 Legal Affairs department is responsible for a wide and growing variety of general corporate legal and risk management matters, as well as overseeing relationships with outside counsel. The department's work continues to grow based on Pew's change from private foundation to public charity status in 2004, which not only permitted a dramatic expansion of Pew's charitable activities, but also increased the amount and complexity of the unit's work. Legal Affairs provides legal advice to the board, senior management and staff regarding all of the institution's activities, from operating projects to fund-raising to grantmaking. The department is also involved in the design and development of new policies and procedures affecting Pew's operations. The Legal Affairs department is currently comprised of 17 individuals, including 14 legal staff and three compliance staff. The Compliance unit administratively reports to the Senior Director, Legal Affairs and Senior Counsel and also has a direct reporting line to the audit committee of the board.
Pew's Compliance unit is comprised of a Director, Compliance; Manager, Compliance; and Senior Associate, Compliance. This is a new position that will be responsible for: 1) assisting the Compliance team with management of the organization's Enterprise Risk Management program (ERM); 2) performing control self-assessments and internal assessments throughout the organization; 3) reviewing current policies and procedures; and 4) coordinating and organizing an institution-wide policies and procedures manual maintained on Pew's intranet. The ideal candidate must have a strong background in risk management or audit focusing on the development and review of accounting, information technology, and business process internal controls. The candidate should possess strong report writing, communication, and business organization skills and be adept at working both independently and with cross-organizational teams. This position reports to the Manager, Compliance and will be based in Pew's Washington, DC office.
Minimal travel for occasional meetings and conferences.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including a generous 401(k) plan, four weeks paid vacation and flexible benefits.
Pew is an equal opportunity employer.