Manager, Community, Partnerships

15 Sep, 2023


Manager, Community, Partnerships

Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC

Manager, Community, Partnerships

This position is based in Pew’s Washington, DC office and will participate in Pew’s core in-office days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will have flexibility to work from home the remainder of each week.



Are you passionate about Pew’s mission and would you like to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life? If so, this is the right opportunity for you!


Pew’s Partnerships team works to scale Pew’s impact in the world by building an engaged community of partners and mobilizing resources to advance our vital work.


Position Overview

The manager, Community is an important leadership role dedicated to internal and external engagement for the Pew Partnerships team. This includes building a community to engage, inspire and recognize Pew’s funding partners through experiences, two-way learning and events and engaging Pew colleagues in the work of Partnerships. The manager will oversee the ongoing development and implementation of Pew Partnerships strategy across external and internal engagement and will implement the thought leadership strategy developed in coordination with the senior director, Community and head of UK & Europe offices. This manager will be a key player in making sure that the Partnerships’ work is at the forefront of all work both inside and outside the organization.


The manager must be ready to navigate internal structure, work with multiple levels of management and diverse departments; possess excellent organization and communication skills, including strong writing skills; and have demonstrated experience and success in building community networks, event management, contract, and budget management, managing people, and work well in a team environment.


In addition to the specific requirements below, the candidate should lead with a growth mindset, possess a strong work ethic, discretion to manage confidential information, and the ability to learn systems specific to Pew and Partnerships quickly. They should also be adept at setting priorities and anticipating needs. The manager is expected to become knowledgeable in all facets of Partnerships and lead and support ongoing and special projects across Partnerships as needed. Their responsibilities will continue to develop in line with Partnerships’ and the institution’s growth and needs.




Manage all aspects of the Partnership’s community engagement strategy delivery, working closely with the senior director and the wider Partnerships team.


In this capacity, the manager will oversee a team of two (2), work closely with Pew’s external affairs team, and take a motivational approach in setting direction and executing the engagement strategy including donor segmentation, facilitating internal coordination and communication as needed, and budget management.


Develop written communications to advance thought leadership and outreach as directed by the senior director, including briefings, case studies and storytelling, social media posts and additional mediums of information delivery.

Support senior director in building the reach and influence of the Pew Partnerships brand with the long-term goal of establishing Pew as a destination for Philanthropy.


Develop Pew’s community engagement model, approach, and metrics for Pew’s donor community informed by landscape review, donor needs, and internal consultation.


Identify and manage relationships and engagement strategies with philanthropy networks and communities.


Oversee the Partnerships community engagement strategy including events in a diverse range of sizes and formats for external and internal audiences.

Manage partnership’s engagement activities and calendar in coordination with partnerships, external affairs, program colleagues, and conference and events services.


Develop a best practice method to all events internal or external, allowing for the use of modern and captivating event formats while also creating repeatable templates so that all projects have a familiar feel around excellence, execution, and presentation.



  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, required.
  • Generally, eight years of professional experience, including staff, project, and/or consultant management experience.
  • Experience in event management and execution is expected, with a track record of running small and medium-sized events.
  • Experience identifying and selecting vendors.
  • Budget management and balancing experience preferred.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to understand and translate an organization’s mission and interests; experience managing important constituents and colleagues with tact and diplomacy, and managing confidential information with discretion.
  • A commitment to working in a team environment with shared goals; possess sound judgment, integrity, willingness to try innovative approaches, and a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the mission and objectives of the institution.
  • Strong collegial interpersonal skills with experience communicating diplomatically and effectively in person, in writing, and by phone.
  • Collaborative thinker and strategist with experience effectively responding to complex situations involving multiple and sometimes competing organizational constituencies.



Occasional travel as 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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Job posted: 2023-09-15