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Job Title: Senior Associate, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative
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Organization: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Posted: 10/18/2017
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
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Position Description: The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.

We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.

Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.

With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.

Project Description: The substance use prevention and treatment initiative works to develop and support policies that 1) reduce the inappropriate use of prescription opioids while ensuring that patients have access to effective pain management and 2) expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders, including through increased use of drug and non-drug therapies for withdrawal management, treatment, and long-term recovery. The substance use prevention and treatment initiative team provides state-based technical assistance to expand access and improve the quality of substance use disorder treatment. To inform this work, the team also conducts and publishes research and other information on the evidence-based and emerging practices. The team comes from a wide variety of professional backgrounds with policy, advocacy, and research experience.

Position Overview: The Senior Associate, based in Pew's Washington, DC office, will report to the Manager, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative. Working closely with the Director, and staff from State Strategy, Government Relations, Communications and other Pew departments, the Senior Associate will manage technical assistance for a state. The work will include participating in the development and implementation of Pew's state campaigns to expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders by completing policy analyses, conducting key informant interviews, and planning and facilitating stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events designed to achieve projects goals. The Senior Associate will also assist with special assignments, including identifying and analyzing emerging issues related to substance use disorders.

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.

Qualifications: • Lead strategic state issue campaigns and initiatives with full ownership of the technical assistance plan, evaluation, and implementation of a state. This includes assessing the readiness of selected states for reforms and working toward the achievement of measurable goals and deadlines for state campaigns. To successfully accomplish this work, the senior associate may travel to meet stakeholders approximately five (5) days per month, often with multiple trips. This role will be done in collaboration with a project lead from Pew's State Strategy Group. • Define and research key policy and scientific issues related to substance use disorders, including topics such as coverage for evidence-based treatment, treatment systems and infrastructure, and funding. • Plan, organize, and implement stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events to gain insight into opioid use and misuse in each state to provide the state's leadership with technical assistance on the epidemic; develop and edit reports, fact sheets, and other materials generated from these events. • In collaboration with the Director and Manager, evaluate project budgets, identify and vet consultants and firms, and negotiate contracts that clearly achieve program objectives and are cost effective. • Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders from the public health, public safety, research, and policymaking communities at the national and state level to advance the goals of the project. Where appropriate, assist in the development of plans and materials to integrate state and national partners in project work. • Evaluate national and state initiatives related to prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and have a thorough understanding of the existing and emerging models and evidence surrounding the impact of these programs. • Participate in the development of presentations and talking points to support internal and external communications. • Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed.

• A bachelor's degree in a policy, or health-related discipline required. Professional or advanced degree in public health, public affairs, or related field preferred. • Minimum of four years' directly related professional experience in substance use disorders or related research or health care policy area. • Experience in developing and implementing state-based policy campaigns and initiatives preferred. • Knowledge of health insurance programs, including private and public (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare) plans a plus. • Ability to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives. • Strong ability to write clearly and cogently for internal audiences, policy makers, the media, and the public with examples of previous documents available upon request. • 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. Compensation and Benefits: As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete 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 help you maintain a good balance.

Travel: Up to 50% overnight travel for meetings and conferences. 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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Closing Date: 1/18/2018
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Senior Associate, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative
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