Officer, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative (Community Health)
- Job posted by The Pew Charitable Trusts
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 invigorate 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, Australia, Brussels and London, and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, 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.
- Oversee the project's new line of community-based work by identifying and setting measurable short- and intermediate-term goals, developing work plans and timelines, reviewing developed work products, and tracking progress toward goals. Determine when the project is at risk of not meeting its long-term goals by identifying the causes and, when needed, working with the project director to resolve challenges.
- Participate in developing the project's strategic direction and campaign strategy, including collaborating with the project director and managers in the identification of key policy issues and development of research, advocacy and communication strategies to advance the project's goals.
- Sustain an informed awareness of topics related to substance use prevention and treatment, including maintaining a thorough understanding of national, state and local initiatives related to the issue.
- Represent the project and lead meetings with key stakeholders from the public health, public safety, and research communities as needed.
- Liaise with Pew operations departments to further project goals, including managing all expenses, contracts, and sub-grants that advance the project's policy and analysis goals.
- Assist with special assignments, including convening meetings and fundraising efforts for the project as needed.
- Contribute to and participate in tasks of the department as assigned. Participate in Pew-wide projects as requested.
- Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree in public health, public policy, or other related areas preferred.
- Minimum of eight years directly related professional experience, including demonstrated project management skills and previous experience implementing complex projects aimed at informing and advancing effective public policy.
- Seasoned judgment, able to make decisions, justify recommendations and be responsive, clear and firm with consultants, colleagues and partners.
- Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Able to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy.
- Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem, and identify the means to address it.
- Strong oral, presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills. An ability to convey complex ideas, thoughts, and concepts clearly and appropriately depending upon the audience.
- Ability to develop and manage productive relationships with staff, consultants, partners, and others. Excellent listening skills.
- Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.
Minimum Education Required