Posted on June 24, 2021

The Position

The Director of Nominations and Cross-Cutting Policies for Strategy and Policy is an integral member of the Strategy and Policy team and will lead and manage the Law Center’s work on strategies surrounding judicial nominations and cross-cutting policy work.  In partnership with the VP for Strategy and Policy, the Director will lead and manage NWLC’s Supreme Court and Executive nomination campaigns work along with internal and external partners.

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center 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, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For almost 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women. Find out more at NWLC.org.

Responsibilities

Judicial Nominations:

  • Steer judicial nominations strategy, collaborating with Vice President for Strategy and Policy and coordinating with program teams;
    • Review all judicial nominations content, including letters, memos, blogs, and digital/email content;
    • Lead the work with Fair Courts Task Force;
    • Maintain regular communication with Hill, White House and other stakeholders
  • Oversee the Center’s Supreme Court nomination preparation and campaign approach;
  • Manage research and pre-nomination advocacy of prospective administrative personnel and judicial applicants
  • Manage table of women’s organizations engaged in judicial nominations work;
  • Manage and lead on issues related to the federal judiciary.

Cross Cutting Policy Work

  • Lead cross-cutting policy projects, bringing together internal leadership, program, and communication staff;
  • Collaborate with Vice President of Strategy and Policy to develop portfolio and strategy for cross-cutting policy work;
  • Coordinate the Center’s cross-cutting executive nominations campaigns in partnership with colleagues on the Marketing and Communications team
    • Review all content, including letters, memos, blogs, and digital/email content;
    • Steer overarching programmatic strategy and prioritization
    • Coordinate with other program teams to track and maintain executive nominations campaign
  • Support policy work with women’s community, including representing the organization in coalition work;
  • Develop new resources and policy products.

General:

  • Represent the organization at external coalition tables, Hill meetings, briefings, conferences, media appearances, and other speaking engagements;
  • Conceptualize, draft, and lead the development of written products, legislative testimony, talking points, letters, and other materials;
  • Lead legal and policy analysis in response to requests from policy makers;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A law degree and admission to a state bar with the ability to waive into the DC Bar if not already admitted;
  • A minimum 7 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience in program management, building and/or staffing coalitions, leading advocacy campaigns;
  • Demonstrated ability to build long-term collaborative relationships with key organizational and external partners;
  • Ability to work closely with a diverse group of external partners including coalition partners, community leaders, Hill staff and other stakeholders;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated meeting facilitation skills;
  • Strong understanding of congressional process and procedural rules to inform legislative strategies.

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

  • Existing network of relationship on Capitol Hill, executive agencies, or state legislatures
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working on gender and racial equity and center communities of color in their approach to work.

Key Relationships

The Director will report to the Vice President of Strategy and Policy and will work with members of the Strategy and Policy team, the Marketing and Communications Team, colleagues across NWLC, and a diverse group of external partners.  The Director may supervise semester interns.

Compensation & Benefits

A minimum salary of $116,433 will be provided to the successful candidate who has at least 7 years of experience directly relevant to this role, 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., with our office located in historic Dupont Circle. However, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, all NWLC staff are temporarily working remotely. 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 for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications as well as contact information for 3 references. Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment. Please send application materials via e-mail to: NominationsDirector@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Electronic submissions are preferred. 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 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 us at ldiala@nwlc.org.

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