Associate, Philanthropic Partnerships

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Oct 23, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time

The Organization:

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.

Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.

With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.

Philanthropic Partnership Group:

PPG leads fundraising for Pew’s programs and projects with the goal of significantly increasing external support for the institution’s diverse work. Projects undertaken at Pew are proposed by the programmatic managing directors of Pew Environment and Government Performance and approved by the Pew board of trustees. PPG is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects for support of the institution’s programs. The group regularly works with staff across the institution to carry out its responsibilities.

Position Overview

We are seeking an articulate donor relations professional with experience in a nonprofit organization and/or in the area of fundraising or marketing. The Associate will assist in executing stewardship and cultivation activities that are aimed at strengthening donor relationships to Pew and its programs. He/she will assist in producing highly personalized content to effectively convey the impact of Pew’s work to donors and prospects for fundraising purposes and coordinating internal communications among the Executive Office, the Board of Directors, and others about PPG activities. He/she will assist in carefully editing and proofreading a variety of written material for departmental colleagues. The Associate will help develop and implement targeted marketing strategies to convey philanthropic opportunities available with Pew to appropriate audiences. The Associate will support the development of the PPG prospect pipeline to attract new individual and foundation partners, steward existing funder relationships and raise Pew’s public profile. This position is based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office, and reports to the Director of Donor Relations.

Job Requirements

  • *Edit and proofread with high attention to detail special care packages, proposals, letters, reports, and updates to steward and cultivate donors and prospects.
  • *Accurately maintain PPG’s Salesforce constituent relationship management (CRM) system for management of and communications with prospects and donors.
  • *Assist frontline fundraisers in managing their prospect portfolios to ensure timely and appropriate stewardship and cultivation.
  • *Assist in developing and implementing targeted strategies to market partnership opportunities to donor audiences.
  • *Help implement and execute donor cultivation and stewardship events as needed.
  • *Support special projects and requests related to donor stewardship from the Executive Office, from PPG or from program units as needed, including developing of one-of-a- kind donor packages and coordinating responses to requests for collateral, media clips or other marketing materials.
  • *Prepare donor research, including background reports and prospect biographies as needed.
  • *Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or a similar discipline.
  • *A minimum of two years of writing or editing experience in the public policy and/or nonprofit arena.
  • *Familiarity with print, web, video and multi-media communications.
  • *Excellent organizational and project management skills to manage multiple tasks while prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines.
  • *Strong written (including editing and proofreading) and verbal communications skills, including the ability to understand and translate Pew’s mission and interests for donors and prospects with clarity, crispness, and effectiveness. Ensure communications are of the highest quality and aligned with institutional strategy and key messages.
  • *Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of software (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and the ability to learn technology used at Pew, including Salesforce if not already familiar. Proficiency in Adobe Suite with an emphasis on Adobe Indesign preferred.
  • *Ability to learn quickly and undertake and execute tasks efficiently.
  • *Sound judgment and discretion in handling and securing confidential information.
  • *Respects teamwork and possesses the ability to communicate diplomatically and coordinate effectively with colleagues and senior professionals across the organization.
  • *Strong work ethic.
  • *High attention to detail, particularly with facts and figures.
  • *Monitors and double-checks work and information for accuracy and quality.
  • *Maintains a customer service demeanor at all times.
  • *Ability to create and maintain files, recording systems and communication protocols.
  • *Ability to understand organizational structure and work through administrative systems.


We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including three weeks’ vacation, a generous 401(k) plan and flexible benefit options.



Pew is an equal opportunity employer.

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