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 Finance Department
Pew's Finance department is committed to serving as an excellent steward of financial resources; providing accurate, reliable, timely and cost effective finance and procurement related products and services; and delivering extraordinary customer service on a sustained basis. The Finance department is comprised of Institutional Finance, Operations Finance, Program Finance and Contracts and Procurement Services and desires to ensure each position is fully aligned with Pew's mission, strategic priorities and results-oriented culture; and filled by a person with the competencies, skills, experience, and adaptability necessary to deliver extraordinary results.
Central Procurement Unit
Pew has implemented a centralized procurement and contracting unit called Contracts and Procurement Services (CAPS), housed within the Finance Department. The unit provides procurement and contracting services to internal Pew customers who desire to purchase a wide-range of specialized services from domestic and international providers in addition to low-risk commodity-type goods and services. The mission of the new Procurement and Contracts Services unit is to collaborate with program and operations staff to procure desired goods and services at a reasonable price and in a manner that is consistent with established Pew policies, procedures and cycle-time targets.
The Senior Associate, Contracts and Procurement Services reports to the Manager, Contract Management and Operations Support, and is located in Pew's Washington, DC office. This position serves as an integral member of the centralized procurement and contracting unit responsible for assisting operations personnel with the purchase of specialized and commodity-type goods and services from domestic and international vendors.
This position will serve on the “close-out” team for all contract-related documents, including liaising with contract specialists and other employees as necessary to support the creation of a complete and accurate contract package; creating contract records and maintaining data in PeopleSoft; and supporting internal customers within Pew to ensure contractual actions are completed correctly within Pew's systems. In addition, the Senior Associate will prepare final contract documents, prepare electronic and hard copy files, update the contract pipeline tracker report, prepare and update process documents, flowcharts and other contract documents, and provide reports, analysis of metrics, and other information as necessary.