Posted on January 12, 2022

The Role

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a temporary Program Manager for the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and Legal Network for Gender Equity. The Legal Network for Gender Equity connects individuals experiencing sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, in the workplace, education, or healthcare with attorneys willing to take on these types of cases.  The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund provides financial support for legal fees and costs in cases that involve workplace sexual harassment or related retaliation, as well as public relations assistance for individuals sharing their stories of sexual harassment at work. The Legal Network and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund are both housed and administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund, LLC.

This temporary role is expected to start in mid-February 2022 and is not expected to exceed 6 months. 

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:

Responding to Requests for Assistance

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Legal Network for Gender Equity intake process, including solving problems as they arise.
  • Respond in a trauma-informed manner to individuals seeking attorneys through the Legal Network and manage the communications to connect individuals with attorneys.
  • Regularly draft, review, update, and improve external materials explaining the work of the Fund and the Legal Network, website information, and forms and email used in the intake process.
  • Conduct outreach to lawyers and law firms to increase the number of attorneys in our Legal Network.
  • Coordinate the work of other NWLC staff as they review and respond to intakes.
  • Respond to questions from Legal Network attorneys.
  • Assist Program Associates and Legal Network correspondence for those seeking assistance from the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.

Data Analysis

  • Run monthly reports in Legal Server to analyze intake information.
  • Send monthly surveys to those who have used the intake system and analyze responses.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience with Legal Server or another similar database program.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the work of the Center.
  • Experience in providing direct services to clients in need, and ideally experience working with survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

  • A college degree.
  • Experience reviewing requests for legal help.
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with careful attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to manage multi-faceted projects and perform well independently with grace under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment;
  • Strong computer skills, including database management and Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Collaborative and collegial approach, and an ability and desire to work in a team-based environment.

Key Relationships

The Program Manager will report directly to the Director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and will work closely with the attorneys in our network and the individuals reaching out for assistance.

Compensation

For this six-month, role, NWLC will pay a minimum salary of $36,956 based on an annualized, full-time minimum salary of $73,913 to the successful candidate who has at least 2 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 prorated vacation leave.

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

If you are interested in this position, submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, and three supervisory references.  Please send application materials via e-mail to: Program[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 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]

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