Job Details

Project Director Civil Justice Innovation Project

Company name

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

May 22,2018

Posted on

Dec 14,2017
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Project Director, Civil Justice Innovation Project Duties: Leadership and success of all aspects of the initiative, ensuring all aspects of the project, ensuring they are well coordinated and strategically focused. Manage and mentor project staff. Contribute to professional development, providing constructive feedback on performance. Design and monitor state technical assistance efforts, ensuring they are well-conceived and effectively implemented. Oversee the development of a diverse coalition of stakeholders to support the project’s goals. Oversee an evaluation effort that will determine the impact on cost efficiency, timeliness and accessibility, user satisfaction, and return on investment of online dispute-resolution systems. Oversee a research agenda that will fill important knowledge gaps in the field and be relied upon to guide continued reform. In conjunction with communications team, develop a communications strategy to support the project’s goals. Manage the initiative’s budget, ensuring compliance with all internal procedures, including those for entering into and managing contracts. Collaborate with Philanthropic Partnerships to engage external funders.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; law degree preferred. 10+ years of experience in public policy that demonstrates a high level of understanding of issues including: the civil justice system; the use of technology to help address fundamental government services; experience working with senior state policy makers, researchers, advocates and other stakeholders strongly preferred. Excellent understanding of current trends, leading thinkers and climate for change in states and court systems. Minimum of three years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience overseeing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel. Experience convening groups of policymakers, researchers, and other professionals, and supporting their efforts to reach consensus and move toward a desired outcome. Proven success in overseeing complex projects and achieving measurable results. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be flexible, creative, and consistent and assume high accountability for all areas of responsibility. Strong and diplomatic interpersonal skills, demonstrating strong collaborative spirit and ability to make decisions. Seasoned judgment. Ability to creatively solve problems, justify recommendations, and be responsive to colleagues and partners. Superb oral and written communications skills. Ability to articulate complex ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively. Ability to thrive in a creative, fast-paced and highly professional corporate culture that emphasizes excellence, collegiality and teamwork. Acute political awareness and non-partisan perspective and approach.

Additional info

Job ID: 2017-5300

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The Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20004-2008

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