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, ability to telework up to 60%, 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.
Pew is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment that encourages a culture of belonging and respect; where individuals from all backgrounds can bring their whole selves to work and thrive. You can learn more about Pew's work at its website.
The Government Performance Portfolio
Pew'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 Pew's founders' early efforts to improve the lives of Americans by supporting efforts that promote health, civic engagement, and democratic ideals. Today, Pew conducts research on emerging topics, develops data-driven reports, and highlights 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.
The Government Performance Portfolio 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. They 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, the teams use strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public.
The Senior Director oversees Pew's safety and justice work – currently consisting of three projects: civil legal system modernization, mental health and justice partnerships, and the public safety performance project. Each of these successful, dynamic projects conducts data analysis and produces research to inform critical policy debates, provides technical assistance, and creates advocacy campaigns that deliver meaningful policy reforms.
In addition to overseeing these projects, the Senior Director draws on an understanding of federal, state, and local government strategy and practice and relevant experience to partner with other senior leaders to set overarching strategy, generate new ideas, and collaborate with program colleagues to plan for how to operationalize new initiatives and advance the organization's commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity.
The Senior Director, based in Pew's Washington, D.C., office, reports to the Senior Vice President, Government Performance and oversees a team of roughly thirty.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leadership and Strategy Setting
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts offers a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. For more information about The Pew Charitable Trust's commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, please visit: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/inclusion-and-diversity
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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…