Program Associate, Legal Network for Gender Equity/TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund

The Position  

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Program Associate to respond to requests for assistance from individuals facing sex harassment and other forms of sex discrimination and to provide program and administrative support to its Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The Legal Network for Gender Equity connects individuals experiencing sex discrimination in education, health care and in the workplace with attorneys willing to take on sex discrimination cases.  The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund provides financial support to defray the costs of legal representation and public relations assistance in select workplace sex harassment cases. Both the Legal Network and TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund are housed and operated by the National Women’s Law Center Fund, LLC. 

The Program Associate plays a key role in the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.  The Program Associate is the first person with whom survivors of sexual violence and other forms of sex harassment speak as they seek legal help.  The Program Associate also provides critical support to both projects, including by creating and updating content for the website and helping to maintain relationships with individuals seeking help and attorneys in the Legal Network.   

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. Learn more at NWLC.org. 

Responsibilities   

  • Respond, in a trauma-informed, survivor-centered manner, to individuals seeking help through the Legal Network and TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, and timely document outcomes and next steps; 
  • Coordinate monthly surveys to individuals who have sought help through the Legal Network to better understand their experiences and the results of their interactions with the Legal Network; 
  • Routinely review, update, and expand list of resources for survivors posted on the NWLC website; 
  • Draft and maintain up-to-date internal procedures, scripts, and templates for engaging with individuals seeking help through the Legal Network; 
  • Assist with organization, scheduling, and technical and logistical support of webinars/trainings, conferences, events, and meetings; 
  • Assist with drafting, editing, proofreading, and formatting of newsletters, mass e-mails, and other correspondence for the Legal Network and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund; 
  • Post and update content on the NWLC website related to the Legal Network and TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund; 
  • Provide administrative support to the Legal Network and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund team; and 
  • Other projects as assigned. 

Qualifications  

The candidate must have: 

  • A bachelor’s college degree or at least two years of college and two years of work-related experience; 
  • Experience with providing direct services to individuals in need, and ideally to survivors of sex harassment and/or other sexual violence;  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to show compassion and empathy; 
  • Flexibility, good judgment, and the ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner; and 
  • Strong computer skills and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Strong office skills including attention to detail, proofreading, and excellent written and oral communications skills, and experience with managing spreadsheets in Excel and scheduling meetings using Outlook; 
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and complete work independently; 
  • Experience with low-paid workers; communities of color, immigrant communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, and/or individuals with disabilities;  
  • Experience with InDesign, WordPress, and/or comparable graphic design software;  
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish, both orally and in writing; and 
  • A demonstrated commitment to gender justice and the mission of the National Women’s Law Center. 

Key Relationships 

The Program Associate will report directly to the Program Manager and will work closely with other members of Legal Network for Gender Equity/TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund team, which is a part of the Center’s Education and Workplace Justice team. 

Compensation & Benefits 

A minimum salary of $61,540 will be provided to the successful candidate, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework, which is based on role and years of relevant experience. 

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. 

Classification 

NWLC recognizes a staff bargaining unit, NWLC United, affiliated with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union/IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in NWLC’s bargaining unit. Specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining. 

How to Apply 

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume outlining your interests and qualifications, and three supervisory references. Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment. Please send application materials via e-mail 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]