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 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, DC, 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 philanthropic 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 investments 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, 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
and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
Philanthropic Partnerships (PPG)
Philanthropic Partnerships is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and foundation prospects and donors, to raise funds in support of Pew's mission.
We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and organized associate. This position is responsible for working with the fundraising team to help manage the team's schedules, travel, preparations for donor meetings, and assist fundraising team with managing their day to day work.
The position is located in Pew's Washington, DC office and reports to the senior manager, foundation relations.
Use Pew's constituent relationship management system (Salesforce) to pull reports, analyze data, and gather prospect lists for the fundraising team. This includes examining donor data reports, prospect lists, past donor visit reports, and other prospect-gathering tools to generate lists.
Gather information and draft prospect briefings, profiles, and bios, including coordinating with the prospect research team, and cull data from Salesforce on donor interests and news stories.
Draft and compile materials for external prospect meetings including agendas and donor facing materials like Pew brochures and issue briefs.
Help to maintain the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date. This includes ensuring donor contact information is accurate, submitting requests to IT to remove duplicate records, and relationship connections are accurately reflected.
Organize information from the donor data base into visually appealing and easy to read formats for leadership updates.
Operate autonomously to maintain and manage electronic filing systems, including Salesforce to ensure development, management, and pipeline accuracy.
Collaborate with all PPG teams, particularly Donor Relations, on implementing processes to improve staff collaboration throughout the donor cultivation cycle.
Proactively identify process improvements to ensure smooth execution of the fundraising team's work.
Welcome guests who attend meetings in person meeting at our offices and proactively provide preliminary information to internal and external callers as appropriate and direct inquiries and requests as needed; welcomes guests for PPG in person as needed.
Schedule meetings on behalf of fundraisers with prospects and donors.
Use judgement and business savvy to strategize and organize large donor meetings, and map out travel itineraries and develop schedule details that ensure maximum impact for fundraising team and leadership 's travel.
Maintain various check-in meeting schedules and assignments, and organize agendas.
Participate in other special projects and duties, as assigned.
A minimum of one year of applicable professional experience preferably in a fundraising or development department environment. A bachelor's degree or equivalent level of experience is required.
Strong relationship and partnership orientation. A team player with an institution-wide view. Respect for teamwork and appropriate communication and coordination with colleagues.
Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities; must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment.
A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
Skilled at working with multiple colleagues across numerous offices to collaboratively accomplish goals such as organizing complex meetings
Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to establish and implement systems and identify resources to ensure the successful completion of projects.
Sound judgment and discretion in handling and securing confidential information, as well as the ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional manner.
Ability to think proactively, take initiative and see tasks through to completion with appropriate follow-up.
Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven department. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues.
Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook) and the ability to learn systems/technology used at Pew, including Adobe and Salesforce.
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.