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.
Antibiotic Resistance Project
Pew's antibiotic resistance project supports policies and research that would spur the creation of new antibiotics and establish stewardship programs to ensure that antibiotics are prescribed only when necessary in health care settings.
Working closely with project leadership, the manager will be primarily responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the antibiotic resistance project. Responsibilities include managing the development of and tracking progress on the project's work plan; tracking expenditures against the project's budget; overseeing external contracts; managing staff; and assisting with programmatic projects as needed.
The position, based in Pew's Washington, D.C., office, reports to the project director, antibiotic resistance project, and is eligible for up to 60% telework. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
Under the direction and guidance of the project director:
Develop and maintain an intimate familiarity with the project's objectives to support project director in developing measurable intermediate goals and targets, developing work plans and timelines, and tracking progress. Determine when the project is at risk of not meeting its goals and, when needed, work with the project director to resolve challenges.
Manage the development and execution of the project's contracts, including defining contract objectives and deliverables; liaising with colleagues in operations, finance, legal affairs, communications, and government relations; directing external consultants and providers; and ensuring deliverables meet Pew standards and are delivered in a timely manner.
Manage resources to maintain alignment with the strategy and budget objectives for the project and institution. Oversee the accurate coding and tracking of project expenditures.
Manage hiring and staffing and lead ARP's junior staff, including an associate and principal associate, helping develop their annual performance and professional development plans and implementing performance improvement plans as necessary.
Work with the project director to ensure clear internal communications for the team and from the team to upper management.
Work with colleagues in government relations and communications to develop effective public messaging and outreach materials to promote the project's policy goals.
Coordinate project's advocacy activities, working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the team's legislative goals and overseeing project's compliance with lobbying rules.
Advise project director on any areas of risk for the project and help identify solutions.
Responsible for responding to organization wide communications requests from leadership.
Contribute to and participate in tasks of the department and Pew-wide projects as requested.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
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.
Minimum of two years of supervisory experience required, including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
Project management and planning skills. Ability to set short- and long-term planning goals in line with program strategy. A task-oriented style with a focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals.
Analytical skills. Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem and identify the means to address it.
Communications skills. Strong oral, presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills and an ability to convey complex ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and appropriately depending upon the audience.
Ability to develop and manage productive relationships with consultants, partners, and others.
Experience collaborating with stakeholders in government, academia, and nonprofits.
This position requires moderate travel to meetings and conferences.
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.