Officer, Creative (Project Management)

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Nov 27, 2013
Dec 27, 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, D.C., 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.

The Communications Department

The Communications department plays an instrumental role in positioning Pew to achieve our programmatic and institutional goals. Pew recently completed a detailed assessment of our communications needs and internal structure, and having learned from our past successes and challenges, the department is in the process of reorganizing to improve our efficiency and effectiveness. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines and processes in order to manage the Pew brand, ensure the production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.

Position Overview

The Officer, Creative is a Project Management position that reports to the Director, Creative in the Communications department. He/She provides project leadership and oversight, organizing internal teams, coordinating with program and project staff to move our various creative projects from concept to completion. The role serves as an internal support resource, providing project management expertise to ensure to the Creative team is running efficiently and effectively.

Job Requirements

  • * Leads projects as assigned by the Director, Creative.
  • * Develops and maintains clear project plans and timelines.
  • * Manages multiple overlapping projects with tight deadlines.
  • *Manages traffic and team time allocation.
  • * Organizes and leads internal project teams to ensure stakeholder understanding and alignment of project goals and objectives; including review and feedback cycles.
  • * Develops, tracks, and updates project schedules (and budgets as required).
  • * Assigns and monitors project team tasks, providing task prioritization and direction.
  • * Coordinates the activities of internal teams, and consistently communicating and managing project goals.
  • * Performs proactive risk assessment and develops risk mitigation strategies to help guide project processes.
  • * Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • * Bachelor's degree required.
  • * A minimum of eight years of relevant project management experience.
  • * Strong understanding of project management principles and proven ability to take ideas from concept to completion.
  • * Ability to understand business needs/objectives and translate them into project requirements to define applicable solutions.
  • * Must be detail oriented.
  • * Requires proven ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • * Requires strong communication (verbal and written) skills with other team members and stakeholders.
  • * Requires discipline to keep estimates, documentation, and planning up to date.
  • * Familiarity with project management software.
  • * Experience managing budgets and vendor relationships a plus.
  • * Possess an interest in learning new technologies, techniques, and practices.
  • * Possess a broad understanding of current and emerging best practices in the realm of creative communications.


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

Pew is an equal opportunity employer.

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