Posted: May 21, 2024

Associate I, Evidence Project

Pew Charitable Trusts - Washington, Dist. Columbia
Application Deadline: N/A

Washington, DC (901 E)

Philadelphia and Scientific Advancement

The evidence project is part of the Philadelphia and Scientific Advancement portfolio, which houses all of Pew's grantmaking initiatives, including three that support scientific research nationally and internationally-the Pew Biomedical Programs, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, and Lenfest Ocean Program-and those focused on supporting thriving communities in Pew's hometown of Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, our grants support health and human services nonprofits, artists and arts organizations, and public spaces that make the city a better place to live for everyone, and we also perform research and policy work on local issues such as housing, jobs and the economy, poverty, and demographics.

Evidence Project
The evidence project leads two networks. The Transforming Evidence Funders Network (TEFN) is a global, cross-sector community of more than 70 public funding agencies and philanthropies who aim to increase the public impact of research investments. Pew launched TEFN in 2020, with partners, as a learning and collective action platform for these funders. Among other approaches, TEFN funders are invested in community-engaged and policy-oriented scholarship and are exploring opportunities for collective action beyond their individual funding portfolios. These include breaking down structural barriers that limit the public impact of research, advancing equity by broadening recognition of diverse forms of knowledge, and building the evidence base about how best to increase the use and usefulness of research for improving outcomes. The project also supports a complementary network, the Transforming Evidence Network (TEN). By bringing together a wide variety of experts from around the world, TEN creates opportunities for learning and action across sectors and disciplines about promising strategies to generate and mobilize publicly impactful research and strengthen the use of research and other types of evidence for better and more equitable outcomes.

Position Overview

The associate I works with the evidence project to support the work of TEN. Reporting to the principal officer, the associate I helps manage technical systems, supports project management and helps with network management and scheduling.

The position is located in Pew's Washington, DC, office, and 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.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the country for which they are seeking employment without visa sponsorship.


  • Foster a work environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible and in line with Pew and the project's related goals.
  • Facilitate and provide project management for project workstreams such as meeting scheduling, document management, workflows, and external convenings.
  • Develop, research, and draft materials such as correspondence, memos, research summaries and outreach materials.
  • Build and manage Salesforce campaigns for events and stakeholder tracking. Manage other technical platforms as needed.
  • Draft and organize content for internal and external audiences, including project meetings, board materials, and newsletters.
  • Support convening planning and execution.
  • Support work across the project's workstreams.
  • Participate in activities that support program and Pew-wide objectives.


  • Effective research, written, and analytical skills, including synthesizing and summarizing large amounts of information to focus quickly on the essence of an issue.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Works effectively with a variety of technical systems to advance complex projects to successful completion with measurable results.
  • Experience with project management, including scheduling and managing and meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Generally, one year of applicable experience.

Key attributes and preferred experience

  • Develops and manages productive and collaborative relationships, and skilled at interacting with and coordinating senior-level partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with event planning and management.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred.


This position requires occasional travel to meetings and conferences.

Total Rewards

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.
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