Company: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Location: Washington, DC
Job Function: Finance
The Government Performance Portfolio within Program
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 our founders’ early efforts to improve the lives of Americans by supporting efforts that promoted health, civic engagement, and democratic ideals. Today, we conduct research on emerging topics, develop data-driven reports, and highlight 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.
Our 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. We 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, our teams use strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public.
Managing Fiscal Risks
Managing Fiscal Risks helps state policymakers evaluate and plan for risks to their states’ fiscal long-term stability. Through research, technical assistance, and stakeholder engagement, the project aims to provide state policymakers with the tools and information they need to better evaluate new and emerging fiscal risks and uncertainty and their impact on state budgets. In addition to working with state policymakers, the project engages entities outside state government that play a significant role in states’ long-term fiscal stability, notably the federal government and the municipal bond and insurance markets.
The associate I supports the project goal of strengthening state budgeting practices and helping states achieve fiscal stability. Reporting to the associate manager, the associate I assists with research and outreach efforts, coordinates the team’s grant and contract development process, and helps with internal and external documents and communications.
Located in Pew’s DC office, this position will participate in Pew’s core in-office days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will have flexibility to work from home the remainder of each week.
- Foster a work environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible and in line with Pew and the project’s related goals.
- Contribute to the project’s research publications by analyzing data and summarizing findings to identify trends and best practices.
- Conduct policy research to inform state engagements.
- Support the project’s efforts to develop and manage grants and contracts, working closely with team members and operations colleagues.
- Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events.
- Participate in the development of presentations and talking points to support internal and external communications.
- Participate in activities that support program and Pew-wide objectives.
- Works effectively with colleagues and leverages systems to successfully complete complex projects with measurable results.
- Strong research and analytical skills, including synthesizing large sets of information and identifying key themes.
- Skilled at informing and influencing internal and external audiences through written and oral communications.
- Aptitude to apply a non-partisan, evidence-based approach to projects that require support across the political spectrum.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Generally, one year of applicable experience.
Key attributes and preferred experience
- Naturally develops and manages productive and collaborative relationships.
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Experience with database and online policy research applications preferred.
This position requires occasional domestic travel to meetings and conferences.
Compensation and Benefits
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 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.