Washington, DC (901 E)
The Partnerships department is responsible for maintaining a broad
and diverse base of public support for Pew's programmatic work,
bringing in external financial resources to complement investments
by the Pew family trusts, and working with program leadership to
establish large-scale collaborations that allow philanthropic
partners to invest alongside the organization. The department works
closely with staff across Pew, including at our subsidiary, the Pew
Research Center, to carry out its responsibilities.
We are seeking a donor-focused professional with fundraising
experience and excellent written and verbal communications skills.
The senior associate is responsible for building and managing a
portfolio of 10-15 institutional prospects with capacity for five
and six figure gifts to help build a sustainable stream of funding
for the organization.
The senior associate will assist the foundation relations team with
prospect identification and qualification activities to help build
a pipeline of potential gifts, and to manage the proposal, gift
acknowledgement, and grants management and reporting processes.
Other responsibilities include working with Partnership's research
team to identify information about current and prospective donors;
and coordinating stewardship activities with donor relations.
The position is located in Pew's Washington, DC office and reports
to the manager, foundation relations.
- Proactively manage a portfolio of 10-15 or more foundation
prospects by developing and executing strategies across Pew's
program areas in close coordination with the staff and others,
leading to the successful solicitation of gifts of $500,000 and
- Play a measurable role in the development and oversee the
review and submission process of grant proposals and reports.
Coordinate the development of written proposals, concept papers,
fundraising plans, and other materials needed to deepen prospect
engagement for securing gifts. Coordinate with legal and finance
units to facilitate and troubleshoot as needed.
- Create and use prospect research to assist in formulating
- Partner with the foundation relations team to develop and
implement donor cultivation and stewardship plans, including
project updates, calls, events, and travel.
- Thoroughly understand Pew and how it operates; develop a
comprehensive knowledge of its history, culture, programs, and base
of financial support.
- Participate fully in Pew's Salesforce constituent relationship
management and PeopleSoft financial systems.
- Provide support and participate in other special projects and
duties, as assigned.
- A Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, is
- A minimum of 4 years of external fundraising experience in
higher education, research, health, science, media, culture, or
- Experience working as part of an effective team able to secure
the organization's fundraising objectives preferred.
- Excellent writing (including editing and proofreading) skills,
including the ability to understand and translate Pew's mission and
interests for donors and prospects with clarity, crispness, and
effectiveness, and to develop complex written materials to
summarize the essence of issues and the means to address them.
- Excellent verbal communication skills, including ease in
briefly summarizing the core of an issue, Pew's approach to it, and
the ability to make a persuasive case for support.
- Creative and strategic thinker. Able to think out of the box,
challenge conventional norms, and try new approaches.
- Ability to quickly learn and understand policy and
organizational issues and perform substantive research.
- Strong relationship and partnership orientation. A team player
with an institution-wide view. Respect for teamwork and appropriate
communication and coordination with colleagues.
- Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills. Ability to
investigate an issue, ask thoughtful questions and recommend
possible solutions. Able to build a logical approach to addressing
problems by drawing on own knowledge and experience or by seeking
other references or resources as appropriate.
- High detail orientation, particularly with facts and figures.
Monitors and double-checks work and information for accuracy and
- Maintains a donor-focused demeanor at all times. Able to build
rapport and provide assistance to high-profile external
constituents as well as internal staff.
- Self-disciplined, action-oriented style that can prioritize
tasks to meet deadlines. Strong work ethic.
- 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.
- Ability to understand organizational structure and work through
administrative systems. Asks questions to facilitate work being
- 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,
Salesforce, and PeopleSoft.
This position is expected to include occasional domestic travel to
meet with donors and attend 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.