Posted on May 10, 2019

The National Women’s Law Center is seeking a college or master’s graduate with excellent quantitative, research, and communications skills for a one-year paid research fellowship, with the possibility of an extension. The fellow will work on the research team on issues spanning the Center’s Income Security, Child Care, Workplace Justice, Education, and Reproductive Rights and Health programs.

Overview of NWLC

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 those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For more than 45 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.

Job Description

The fellow will support program teams by conducting research and data analysis for a variety of issues, which may include:

  • Tax and budget policy
  • Anti-poverty programs
  • Education policy
  • Health care and reproductive rights
  • Equal education and employment opportunity
  • Sexual harassment
  • Equal pay
  • Minimum wage
  • Fair scheduling
  • Child care
  • Retirement security

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with NWLC program teams to update, develop, and implement quantitative research projects;
  • Compiling and organizing large datasets from a variety of government and other sources;
  • Using Excel and SPSS to analyze quantitative data, examine changes over time, and determine demographics of populations affected by policy proposals;
  • Updating and drafting fact sheets, reports, and other written materials;
  • Producing charts and other graphics that present data in a visually appealing, meaningful, and accessible way;
  • Writing blog posts, social media content, and other communications;
  • Representing NWLC in conferences, briefings, and other events;
  • As needed, providing other program and organization-wide support.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

 

  • A bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years post-college research experience doing quantitative data analysis OR a master’s degree in statistics, economics, public policy, or related field.
  • Exceptional quantitative research skills and experience conducting data analysis.
  • Proficiency in Excel and SPSS, STATA, or related statistical software.
  • A commitment to being detail-oriented and an ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience with women’s issues or other progressive issues a plus.
  • Experience analyzing Census or other government datasets a plus.

 

Salary and Benefits

$60,000 first year annual salary; excellent benefits, including four weeks of vacation.

 

To Apply

If able, submit cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample (up to 10 pages, research or policy paper preferred), and three references with current contact information electronically to researchfellow@nwlc.org and include position title in the subject line. Otherwise, send to Human Resources Department, NWLC, 11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. No calls please.

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, women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals. 

Reasonable accommodations

As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at humanresources@nwlc.org or you may send the request by mail to the address noted above.

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, women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals.

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