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Employer: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Located in: Washington, Washington, DC
Degree Required: Bachelors
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 invigorate 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 public interests.
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.
The substance use prevention and treatment initiative works to develop and support policies that 1) reduce the inappropriate use of prescription opioids while ensuring that patients have access to effective pain management and 2) expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders, including through increased use of drug and non-drug therapies for withdrawal management, treatment, and long-term recovery.
The substance use prevention and treatment initiative team provides state-based technical assistance to expand access and improve the quality of substance use disorder treatment. To inform this work, the team also conducts and publishes research and other information on the evidence-based and emerging practices. The team comes from a wide variety of professional backgrounds with policy, advocacy, and research experience.
The Senior Associate, based in Pew's Washington, DC office, will report to the Manager, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative. Working closely with the Director, and staff from State Strategy, Government Relations, Communications and other Pew departments, the Senior Associate will manage technical assistance for a state. The work will include participating in the development and implementation of Pew's state campaigns to expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders by completing policy analyses, conducting key informant interviews, and planning and facilitating stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events designed to achieve projects goals. The Senior Associate will also assist with special assignments, including identifying and analyzing emerging issues related to substance use disorders.
The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
Compensation and Benefits:
As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete 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 help you maintain a good balance.
Up to 50% overnight travel for meetings and conferences.
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.
Posted on 10/17/2017
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