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Administrative Assistant, Government Performance

Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC 20001
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Washington, DC (901 E)

Administrative Assistant, Government Performance (Hybrid)

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 some of today's big challenges - and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our hometown and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., 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 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 initiatives 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.

Position Overview
The administrative assistant is responsible for scheduling and coordinating virtual and in-office meetings, calendar management, travel planning, expense reimbursement and invoice management and maintaining databases. The administrative assistant may support several projects and will support their teams, and other colleagues, to ensure efficient communication, information sharing and effective use of systems for organizing, tracking, and meeting deadlines. The administrative assistant will participate in regular project meetings to develop a general understanding of Pew's government performance work.

The administrative assistant reports to the manager, administrative support, government performance and will be based in Pew's Washington, DC office, and is eligible for 60% telework.


General program and administrative functions
  • Develop and maintain a basic knowledge of the government performance portfolio in order to understand and support the organization's work.
  • Provide administrative support to project leadership (and teams as needed) to include calendar management and meeting planning.
  • Handle key administrative functions for project team including proofreading and editing documents, coordinating and preparing physical and electronic mailings, updating and maintaining databases, scheduling and preparing for virtual and in-office meetings, tracking meetings in Salesforce, copying and faxing.
  • Contribute to and participate in tasks and special projects as requested.

Meetings and convenings
  • Schedule virtual and in-office meetings, appointments, and conferences with internal and external attendees.
  • Work closely with the project leaders, and other project colleagues to provide logistical and operations support for internal, portfolio-wide events and convenings.
  • Work with project leaders and government performance colleagues to prepare briefing materials for portfolio events.
  • Support events, including preparing name badges, collaborating with conference and events services, and coordinating meeting logistics.

Task tracking and calendar management
  • Work in close coordination with fellow team members to track tasks and deadlines; compile daily task list and schedule; support prioritization and flow of work.
  • Conduct proactive calendar management and support the smooth functioning of the project directors' schedule by ensuring that meetings begin and end punctually, and that calendars are arranged in order to maintain a balance between necessary meetings and time for the project director to complete work.

Travel and expense management
  • Prepare and submit expense reports, third-party reimbursements, invoices, and credit card coding reports. Track payments, as requested.
  • Handle travel arrangements for program activities and assist, as needed, with staff and third-party travel reservations and planning.

  • High school diploma is required, college degree is preferred.
  • Five years of administrative experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong oral communication skills, including a polished telephone manner and ability to take detailed and thorough messages.
  • Strong written communication skills including proofreading and editing skills.
  • Experiencing meet deadlines.
  • Sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information, as well as ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional manner.
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Self-directed to act and resolve issues.
  • Keen attention to detail. Monitors and double checks work and information for accuracy and quality
  • Skilled at coordinating meetings and travel arrangements.
  • Understanding organizational structure and work through administrative systems.
  • Maintains a customer service demeanor at all times.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Office applications and electronic calendars (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Occasional domestic travel may be required.

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.


Posted: 2022-07-28 Expires: 2022-08-29

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