Officer, Philadelphia Research Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts

Posted by on October 31, 2010

Officer, Philadelphia Research Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts

Last day to apply: December 17, 2010

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The Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent nonprofit, is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. The Philadelphia Research Initiative produces timely, well-documented and highly readable reports and briefing memos on issues facing Philadelphia for the benefit of decision makers, the news media and the public at large. The project conducts in-depth research about Philadelphia, using a range of methodologies, and looks beyond the city and region for relevant information from comparable locales. Some of the reports simply lay out the facts of a given issue. Others go a step further to discuss the research-based pros and cons of various policy options. But the project and its small staff stop short of advocacy for specific solutions. This position will report to the project director and is based in Philadelphia.

The Officer, Philadelphia Research Initiative, is responsible for writing reports and conducting background and primary research, including empirical analysis; compilation, analysis and presentation of data sets; literature reviews; and interviews. Other responsibilities include identifying possible topics and developing the scope of research needed to fully explore them. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and must demonstrate strong research and analytical skills. The candidate must have eight years minimum relevant experience. Experience in public policy, the public sector, journalism or with nonprofits preferred, with evidence of increased responsibilities over time. Experience in Philadelphia city government is a plus. Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree preferred.

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Pew offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. To view a complete job description and apply, please visit and go to the Careers@Pew page (

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