Position Overview:

The Pew Charitable Trusts Talent Acquisition team develops and executes strategies to bring a diverse group of talented individuals from around the world to advance Pew's mission. The Senior Associate will provide full life cycle recruitment for program hiring to include: developing, managing and executing sourcing strategies to create diverse pools of candidates; hiring manager engagement and consulting; position marketing/advertising; candidate review, assessment and engagement; prepare and coordinate interviews; and offer negotiation. Skill sets from junior to senior levels that you will be primarily recruiting for include quantitative and qualitative researchers, public policy experts, advocacy campaigners, and lobbyists.

This position reports to the Manager, Talent Acquisition who oversees program and international hiring and is based in Washington, DC.


  • Contribute to a positive, inclusive, and high-expectations culture on the Talent Acquisition team where Diversity is highly valued. Work with colleagues to establish Talent Acquisition as a best-in-class function at Pew and relative to industry peer organizations.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition colleagues, hiring managers, HR partners, and other key stakeholders to ensure exceptional internal and external talent (full-time, temporary, and free-lance) is engaged to fill roles across Pew.
  • Ensure that guidance and decisions are rooted in data when possible.
  • Build, and manage a portfolio of resources and tools for strategic and targeted sourcing to include specialty and niche job boards, social media, list serves, associations, artificial intelligence (AI) tools, professional networking groups and events, etc.
  • Build, nurture a strong pipeline using Diversity and Inclusion best practices.
  • Ensure the use of all relevant Pew and third-party resources tools are used in a manner that complies with applicable employment laws and allows for accurate and timely availability of data.
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned by manager, which may include conducting administrative logistical support and project work.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of four years of relevant professional full-life cycle high-volume recruitment experience to include hiring manager engagement and consultation, position marketing, candidate assessment and engagement, preparation and coordination of interviews, and offer negotiation; experience with staffing agencies, executive search firms and/or non-profit environments is preferred; experience recruiting for and/or knowledge of program recruiting, for skill sets such as quantitative and qualitative researchers, public policy experts, advocacy campaigners and/or lobbyists, also preferred.
  • Experience with systems and technology to include applicant tracking systems (Workday preferred), social media tools, job posting aggregators, and Microsoft Suite applications.
  • Demonstrated experience proactively identifying exceptional candidates leveraging for a variety of roles (all functions and at various levels of seniority) using strategic sourcing, research, networking and/or full lifecycle recruitment techniques.
  • Has thoughtfully leveraged diversity, inclusion and equitable recruitment practices to identify exceptional talent in a high expectation environment; commitment to advancing Pew's strategic priority of building an inclusive culture of belonging and respect.
  • Takes initiative, with attention to detail, mature judgment, and the discretion to handle confidential information.
  • Self-disciplined to meet deadlines, strong project management skills, strong work ethic, anticipates needs and proactively execute solutions.
  • Communicate clear and persuasive expression of ideas, thoughts, and concepts in writing and verbally in a professional manner; collates and synthesize information, identifying key findings and issues as applicable for varied audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills; develops and maintains strong working relationships among all levels of internal staff and external constituents.
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.


Travel is not anticipated, but 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.

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