- Senior Associate, Antibiotic Resistance Project, USA

Senior Associate, Antibiotic Resistance Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts



Job ID
    2019-5966

Department
    Program-Government Performance

Company
    The Pew Charitable Trusts

Overview

Full Job Title:  Senior Associate, Antibiotic Resistance Project

 

The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.


Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our philanthropic mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.

The Government Performance Portfolio within Program             
Pew’s government performance work identifies and advances effective approaches to help solve complex challenges at all levels of government in the United States.

The portfolio’s work can be traced back to our founders’ early efforts to improve the lives of Americans by supporting efforts that promoted health, civic engagement, and democratic ideals. Today, we conduct research on emerging topics, develop data-driven reports, and highlight innovative approaches in addressing complex problems at the federal, state, and local levels. Current initiatives focus on health and human services, government management and budget, family economic stability, and safety and justice.

 

Our teams explore and advance effective policy reforms using credible, timely, and accessible research, assessing public support for change, identifying approaches that have proved successful elsewhere, and bringing together diverse perspectives to find common ground. In addition, our teams use strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public.

Antibiotic Resistance Project    
Pew’s antibiotic resistance project supports policies and research that would spur the creation of new antibiotics, establish stewardship programs to ensure that antibiotics are prescribed only when necessary in human health care settings, and reduce the need for antibiotics in food animals. Follow this link for more information:  https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/antibiotic-resistance-project

Position Overview         
The senior associate, based in Pew's Washington, DC office, informs and influences public policy by providing research and programmatic support to achieve the goals of the project. This includes developing subject matter expertise in the use of antibiotics in food animal production; taking a lead role in the execution of the project’s research and outreach goals; analyzing policies to phase out the overuse of antibiotics in food animals; and assisting with stakeholder convenings and communications.  Reporting to the manager, antibiotic resistance project, the senior associate works closely with the senior officer, health program, and other Pew colleagues in communications, research, government relations, and other areas. 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.
Responsibilities

Under the direction of the manager and guidance of other staff (specifically, the senior officer, health program):

    Develop relevant subject matter expertise:
        Develop a broad knowledge of issues related to antibiotic stewardship in animal agriculture.
        Track trends regarding animal antibiotic use.
        Proactively identify and monitor the relevant positions of influential stakeholders and thought leaders.
    Contribute to research and publication efforts:
        Conduct literature reviews, qualitative research, and data analysis.
        Track development and implementation of relevant public policy.
        Draft fact sheets, issue briefs, Web features, and other publications.
        Confirm accuracy of products and publications through quality-control and fact-check processes.
    Contribute to policy advocacy and outreach efforts:
        Collaborate with communications and government relations colleagues to generate materials and presentations for outreach to the media, policymakers, and key stakeholders and ensure that materials are timely, accurate, and relevant.
        Assist in planning, organizing, and coordinating in-person and online convenings of key stakeholders.
    Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed.

Requirements

    Bachelor’s degree in a research or policy-related discipline required. Professional or advanced degree in public policy, veterinary science, or research-related field preferred.
    At least four years of applicable experience in research or public policy.
    Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
    Knowledge of animal production systems or current policy and research on antibiotic use, particularly in food animal production, is preferred.
    Excellent applied research and analytical skills, including a proven ability to comprehend scientific research, synthesize large amounts of scientific information, identify themes, and present the information to an informed general audience.
    Ability to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives.
    Excellent oral communication skills, including an ease in conveying complex concepts and issues in a clear, effective manner for policy and general audiences.
    Excellent written and editing skills, including a proven ability to learn and adopt new writing styles as required.
    Demonstrated project- and time-management skills, including the ability to think strategically, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, resolve problems creatively and logically, organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details.
    Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.

 
Travel
This position is expected to include occasional overnight travel for meetings and conferences.
 
Total Rewards
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.

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Job posted on 26th June 2019
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