The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Senior Manager of Research for Income Security and Child Care to undertake quantitative research to support the work of the Income Security and Child Care team. The Senior Manager will be an integral member of the Research Team which is situated on the Center’s cross cutting Strategy & Policy Team. The Senior Manager will be responsible for conducting research and using data to analyze tax policy, childcare and early learning policy, income security programs, social insurance programs and housing policy.
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.
- Work with the Research and Income Security and Child Care teams to assess existing research gaps and innovate new quantitative research projects.
- Lead independent and collaborative research projects with the Research and Income Security and Child Care teams.
- Conduct literature reviews that interpret, critique, and explain academic and other research.
- Collect and analyze data to describe the impact of policies on women and families.
- Gather and analyze large datasets from a variety of government and other sources using Stata and Excel.
- Respond to internal and external technical assistance requests.
- Draft and fact check written products for publication, including reports, fact sheets, blog posts, and other written materials.
- Work with marketing and communications team to develop social media content, press releases, and other communications for research projects.
- Review and fact check other Research team members’ data and research projects.
A candidate must possess:
- A strong statistics competency and understanding of econometric techniques.
- Five years’ research experience using data to analyze tax policy, childcare and early learning policy, income security and/or social insurance programs, housing policy, or a related issue.
- Demonstrated quantitative research skills and experience with large datasets, microdata analysis, and statistical software.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate complex research findings clearly and effectively.
- Training and experience with microdata analysis using Stata.
- High level of organization and ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
- Ability to approach research questions creatively.
- Demonstrated commitment to and experience working on gender and racial equity and centering communities of color in their approach to work.
- A bachelor’s degree
Additional preferred skills and knowledge:
- A master’s degree in economics, statistics, public policy, or related field.
- Experience in statistical analysis and training in a statistical program such as Stata or SPSS to analyze survey findings.
The Senior Manager reports to the Director of Research. In addition to collaborating with members of the Research team, they will work closely with members of NWLC’s Income Security and Child Care team and its Marketing and Communications team.
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.
Compensation & Benefits
A minimum salary of $79,020 will be provided to the successful candidate who has a minimum of 5 years’ experience directly relevant to this role, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework.
NOTE: Please note that experience earned while taking part in a part-time bachelor’s or advanced degree program (to include Masters and Ph.D.) cannot be considered unless the total hours worked in the given role meets or exceeds 30 hours per week, in accordance with the Law Centers equitable framework. Please see here for more information.
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
[email protected] 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.
If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at [email protected]