THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS
Officer, Health Portfolio
Pew Government Relations Department (PHG)
Pew Government Relations
Government Relations (GR) was established in 2006 to complement and advance Pew’s work in the public policy arena. In 2010, the department was reorganized and staff that had been spread throughout the institution were consolidated into a single unit. Government Relations is comprised of a managing director and four units overseeing advocacy of Pew’s programmatic agenda as well as operations and institutional advocacy. The priorities of the department are to: (1) provide relevant, timely and insightful advice on legislation of direct relevance to the Trusts, its programs and advocacy goals; (2) develop close effective relationships with key congressional offices, the administration and the government affairs staffs of major trade organizations relevant to our work; (3) develop Pew’s annual advocacy strategy as well as manage and facilitate its implementation; (4) work hand in hand with program staff and policy experts to guide advocacy from inception to successful completion; (5) coordinate, collaborate and communicate with and between Government Relations and program staff to advance institutional priorities, (6) monitor, track, review and approve all interactions between Pew staff and government officials including participation in coalition efforts and work with our external stakeholders; and (7) ensure full compliance by Pew with all applicable regulations related to lobbying and advocacy.
The Pew Health Group
The Pew Health Group (PHG) aims to improve the health and well-being of all Americans with practical policy solutions developed through support for projects that develop and disseminate nonpartisan research and analysis, identify practical policy options, and engage policy makers and the public in building consensus on those solutions. The program’s portfolio ranges from food safety to financial consumer protection to antibiotic preservation and innovation.
The officer (Health) is part of a team of programmatic and government relations professionals and policy experts advancing the advocacy goals of the Pew Health Group. The officer reports to the senior officer for Government Relations (Health) but is also part of the larger Government Relations team. The position is housed at Pew’s Washington, D.C. office.
• Develop strategies to achieve government-related campaign goals
• Research relevant policy-maker needs and work with program staff to translate Pew information for Hill materials
• Coordinate with and advise program staff reading targeted advocacy research for executive branch or congressional policymakers
• Schedule and attend meetings with policymakers with program staff
• Track and analyze relevant legislation or other policy proposals
• Liaise with other Pew programs or health and consumer community groups as directed
• Assist in accurate completion and review all required government disclosures related to the Lobbying Disclosure Act and the Internal Revenue Code.
• Eight years of relevant experience including congressional, administrative and government relations work
• Health policy expertise preferred; experience on a relevant health committee, or as the health staffer for a committee member, or experience at relevant health agency a plus.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear effective fashion for a general audience.
• Recognized ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization Background in legislation and/or regulatory process preferred.
• Bachelor degree required; advanced degree preferred.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including a generous 401(k) plan, four weeks of vacation and flexible benefits options.
Little travel anticipated.
How to Apply
For application instructions candidates are invited to visit the Careers@Pew page on our Web site at www.pewtrusts.org