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 human health care settings.
The senior associate will inform and influence public policy by providing research and programmatic support to achieve the goals of the project. This will include developing subject matter expertise in the drivers of inappropriate antibiotic use, stewardship, and relevant policy interventions; participating in the execution of the project's research and outreach plans; and assisting with convening meetings and stakeholder communications.
The senior associate will work closely with both the senior officer, human stewardship, and other Pew colleagues in communications, research, government relations, and other areas.
The position, based in Pew's Washington, D.C., office, reports to the senior manager, antibiotic resistance project. 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 of the senior manager and guidance of other staff (particularly the senior officer, human stewardship):
Develop knowledge of subject matter by monitoring publications, participating in conferences and other professional development activities, tracking the development and implementation of relevant public policy and trends in the health care sector, and identifying the positions of influential stakeholders on key policy issues.
Contribute to research and publication efforts by conducting literature reviews, qualitative research, landscape scans, and data analysis; assist in the development of research methodologies and analytic approaches; drafting publications; reviewing contractors' work products; and conducting quality control and fact-checking.
Contribute to communication and outreach efforts by assisting in planning, organizing, and coordinating in-person and online convenings of policymakers and other key audiences, e.g. relating to best practices and policies to reduce antibiotic use; participating in the development of presentations and talking points to support internal and external communications; and collaborating with communications and government relations colleagues to prepare relevant materials and presentations for outreach to the media, policymakers, and other stakeholders.
Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed.
Bachelor's degree in a research, policy, or health-related discipline or equivalent experience is required.
At least four years of applicable experience in health care policy, research, or delivery.
Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
Knowledge of current policy and research on antibiotic use in human healthcare is helpful.
Excellent applied research and analytical skills, including a proven ability to comprehend scientific research, synthesize large amounts of scientific information, identify themes, and present the information to an informed general audience.
Ability to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives.
Excellent oral communication skills, including an ease in conveying complex concepts and issues in a clear, effective manner for policy and general audiences.
Excellent written and editing skills, including a proven ability to learn and adopt new writing styles as required.
Demonstrated project- and time-management skills, including the ability to think strategically, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, resolve problems creatively and logically, organize time efficiently, and remain attentive to details.
This position requires 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.