Posted on February 23, 2021

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center seeks an experienced organizer and communicator to develop and implement issue campaigns and other initiatives that focus on health care and reproductive rights and freedom, and that advance progress for women and girls at school, at work, at home, and in their communities. The Senior Manager should know how to move supporters to action, ideate from a justice perspective, have a keen sense of humor, and be able to blend both digital and offline tools to develop and implement compelling, creative, and effective advocacy campaigns for their specific portfolio.

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, and we need you with us to continue this fight.

Responsibilities

  • Work with program team partners, translate policy, legislative, and legal reforms into actionable content – campaign plans, advocacy alerts, social media content, toolkits, rallies, and other related materials – for NWLC’s base of supporters.
  • Lead campaign design and execution from start to finish, incorporating multi-channel strategies and working with colleagues across press and creative teams.
  • Supervise, manage, and develop 1-2 portfolio-related staff, providing strategic oversight, day-to-day guidance, and fostering staff’s professional growth.
  • Represent NWLC at coalition meetings and manage and nurture relationships with peers at partner organizations.
  • Produce campaign success reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively and closely with colleagues on the communications team and with relevant program teams.
  • Manage relationships with consultants and other vendors.

Qualifications

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • At least five years’ experience running issue advocacy and/or local campaigns, organizing, and/or digital advocacy.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising or managing other staff.
  • A talent for grasping key policy messages and effectively communicating them to a variety of audiences, especially across digital channels.
  • Strong organization and project management skills, with a keen eye for detail. A sense of humor, and ability to work independently and with a collaborative approach.
  • The ability to be self-directed, work well with competing priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong writing skills and experience writing across platforms and for diverse audiences.
  • Experience in planning rallies, protests, and other events.

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Specific experience working on reproductive rights, health, or justice from an intersectional lens.
  • Experience with other issues related to gender justice, including racial justice, health equity, or LGBTQ+ equality.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working on gender and racial equity and centering communities of color in their approach to work.
  • Experience working in a legal and policy-heavy field or on local or national political campaigns.
  • Hands-on experience with communications tools such as social media platforms and analytics, eCRMS, webinars, action alerts, listservs, and databases.

Key Relationships

The Senior Manager role is on the Marketing & Communications team and reports to the Director of Campaigns.  In addition to collaborating with members of the Marketing & Communications team, the Senior Manager will also work closely with members of the Reproductive Rights & Health team. The Senior Manager will supervise 1-2 staff members and/or interns.

Compensation & Benefits

A minimum salary of $75,618 will be provided to the successful candidate who has at least 5 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 located on Metro’s Red Line in DuPont Circle.

To apply, please submit a resume, three references from supervisors, a short writing sample, and a cover letter to SeniorCDS@nwlc.org.  In your cover letter, please describe how your professional background is a good fit for this position. Resumes should include exact start and end dates of employment specifically month and year. 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 HR Manager-Talent, Danielle Abrams Lloyd at dabrams@nwlc.org

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