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Senior Manager, Public Health Data Improvement

Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC 20004
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Project Overview

The public health data improvement project seeks to enhance the ability of public health officials to protect the health and safety of communities through state and federal policy change that would:
  • Improve data exchange between health care providers and public health agencies;
  • Modernize public health data infrastructure and optimize data use; and
  • Strengthen state and local capacity to analyze and use data to inform public policy.

Position Overview

The senior manager oversees the execution of the project's objectives, develops and tracks progress on the project's workplan and milestones, leads and develops staff, manages the project's budget, ensures operational excellence and compliance with Pew policies, and assists with programmatic priorities as needed.

The position, based in Pew's Washington, D.C., office, reports to the project director, public health data improvement. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the project, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.


  • Develop and maintain knowledge of subject matter, including the policy and political landscapes, key stakeholders, and trends.
  • Develop and oversee execution of an overall project workplan to meet objectives. Assist the project director in identifying milestones and tracking progress toward goals. Draft status updates for the board and senior leadership, e.g. when milestones are reached.
  • Manage the development and execution of the project's contracts and direct the project's external consultants.
  • Manage relationships with external partners and stakeholders as needed.
  • Manage and lead the project's staff, including guiding development of annual goals and providing coaching, professional development guidance, and regular feedback.
  • Manage resources to maintain alignment with the strategy and budget objectives for the project and institution. Oversee the accurate coding and tracking of project expenditures.
  • Collaborate and liaise with internal operations personnel to further project goals and ensure operational excellence.
  • Facilitate effective collaboration between the team and government relations and communications colleagues.
  • Oversee execution of stakeholder convenings, providing management support as needed.
  • Contribute to and participate in Pew-wide projects as requested.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • At least ten years of applicable experience in health and/or public policy, including demonstrated project management skills and experience executing objectives to advance policy change.
  • Minimum of three plus years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to develop and manage productive relationships with a variety of external stakeholders and partners.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to convey complex ideas and issues clearly and appropriately according to the audience and excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time, remain attentive to details and identify resources for projects.
  • Seasoned judgment, ability to make and justify strategic recommendations, and be responsive and clear with colleagues, partners, and external stakeholders.


This position requires 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.


Posted: 2021-09-27 Expires: 2021-10-29

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