Director of Internal Data and Research

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks a Director of Internal Data and Research who is passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where people of all races, genders, abilities, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds belong and thrive. In this role, you will ensure that we are asking the right questions, collecting the most essential data, conducting strong analysis, and using the insights gained to inform our improvement planning, professional development offerings, workplaces practices, and policies.  You’ll make sure that our data hygiene is good, and that we are able to share accurate and up-to-date information in a timely and easy-to-understand way.  You’ll also ensure our team models the highest standard of data privacy and integrity. 

You will play a leadership role on the DEIB team and across the organization, collaborating most often with our Labor Management Committee, Human Resources department, equity committee, and employee resource groups.  You’ll also formalize a relationship with our workplace justice team to tap into their expertise, ideas, and to collaboratively ensure NWLC’s policies and culture epitomize the values that underpin our workplace advocacy. 

The Moment 

You join NWLC and the DEIB team during a high energy yet heavy time. Our staff are on the frontlines of protecting abortion access in the wake of the recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and to affect positive change for women, girls, and nonbinary folks in the courts, in policy, and in our culture across a range of important program areas. Though the organization has increased its commitment and investment in diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism steadily since its founding 50 years ago, the DEIB team is new and the work you will be part of will be foundational to the way the organization functions in the years to come.  

The Organization 

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.  

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially women of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and low-income women and families.  

For 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight. Find out more at 


  • Lead our internal people data collection, analysis, and reporting to inform DEIB and workplace improvement efforts; 
  • In collaboration with the VP for DEIB, develop and maintain an internal learning agenda  
  • Develop quarterly reports, dashboards, webinars, and other ways to effectively communicate about DEIB progress and learning across the organization; 
  • Design surveys, focus groups, and conduct research in support of the learning agenda;  
  • Provide quality assurance for externally developed surveys of our staff from vendors; 
  • Design pilots to test high investment/impact initiatives before broad organizational rollout; 
  • Stay on top of research around DEIB promising practice and collaborate with DEIB team on research-backed strategy implementation 
  • In collaboration with HR, the Labor Management Committee, and VP of DEIB, create and execute a calendar for all surveys, focus groups, and other insights to streamline information and prevent duplicity; 
  • Provide quality assurance for internal surveys, focus groups, and more ensuring adequate DEIB framing and strong overall methodology; and 
  • Facilitate trainings and professional development internally as needed. 


The candidate must possess:  

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of applicable experience in DEIB, internal data and research analysis, or a related field; 
  • Strong Excel, quantitative and qualitative data skills; 
  • Expertise in pilots, focus groups, surveys, and human-centered research; 
  • Deep commitment to democratization of data; 
  • Commitment to our mission, the organization’s topic areas and priorities, and the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Experience as a facilitator and or trainer; and 
  • Experience coding is a plus. 

Potential Professional Development Areas (non-exhaustive):  

  • Coding languages 
  • DEIB topic areas 
  • Quantitative and or Qualitative methods courses especially as they relate to DEIB 
  • Facilitation and adult learning 

Key Relations 

The Director of Internal Data and Research reports to the VP of DEIB. Additionally, the Director of Internal Data and Research will collaborate closely with teams across the Law Center’s issue areas. 

Compensation & Benefits 

A minimum salary of $122,255 will be provided to the successful candidate with 7 years of applicable experience, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework. 

The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, and four weeks of annual vacation. 

NWLC is a non-profit organization whose headquarters and staff are based in Washington, D.C. However, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, most NWLC staff are temporarily teleworking with the option to work from our office, which is located in historic Dupont Circle (moving to Franklin Square in early 2023). We continue to monitor public health guidance and keep safety, science, and flexibility top of mind as we evaluate what reopening looks like for our team. 

How to Apply 

To apply, please forward a resume and a cover letter outlining how your professional background is a good fit for this position. Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment. Please send application materials via email to: [email protected] and include the position title in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled. 

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities; people of all genders, gender identities and sexual orientations; people of color; and veterans. 

Reasonable Accommodations 

If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email [email protected].