The diverse, mission driven and hardworking staff at the National Women’s Law Center has led the way for almost every major legal and policy victory for women in the last 45 years. We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions for gender inequity. Every day we work to break down the barriers that harm all of us—especially women of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and low-income women and families—and we need you with us to continue this fight, especially at this critical moment when the Law Center is expanding its reach, its programs, and its staff!

This critical work wouldn’t be possible without our staff. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with generous vacation and sick leave and partially paid family and medical leave, teleworking options, an employee assistance program, 403(b) employer contributions, professional development opportunities, flexible hours and more. Additionally, our compensation framework is specifically designed to ensure transparency and standardization, with clear opportunities for career growth.

Application Instructions

Reasonable Accommodations

NWLC Benefits Summary

Salary Framework FAQ’s

Current open staff positions include:

Education Grassroots and Community Partnerships Manager

Vice President, Strategy & Planning

Temporary Program Manager – TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund

External Affairs Associate

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Counsel, Education & Workplace Justice (State Workplace Policy)

Manager of Philanthropic Engagement

Counsel, Health Equity and Justice

Senior Manager of Research – Income Security and Child Care

Senior Manager of Research – Qualitative

Assistant, Education & Workplace Justice

Director of Educational Equity & Senior Counsel

Director of Federal Government Relations

Senior Manager Campaigns, Child Care

Senior Counsel, Reproductive Rights & Health

Manager for IT

Application Instructions

If you are interested in joining the NWLC team, please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, three supervisory references, and a writing sample (review individual postings listed below for specific requirements). Electronic submissions are preferred. Please include the position title in the subject line. Otherwise, applications may be mailed or faxed to the information below. Applications are accepted until positions are filled.

Email: [email protected]

National Women’s Law Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-588-5185

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. 

NWLC is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization with offices located in historic Dupont Circle. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, all NWLC staff are temporarily working remotely. Our offices will open on a very limited, voluntary basis for small numbers of staff beginning in July 2021. We have not yet decided when the office will reopen more fully, however, when we do the candidate filling this position will be required to be in the D.C. area.

Reasonable accommodations

If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email [email protected].

NWLC Benefits Summary

NWLC is committed to providing staff with a rich and comprehensive benefits package including:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Employees who work at least 20 hours/week and their legal spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children are all eligible for our medical and dental coverage. Our medical insurance includes virtual visits, mental health services, and more. We also offer voluntary vision coverage. NWLC covers the cost of dental insurance at 100%.

403(b) Retirement Benefits

All full-time and part-time employees are eligible for a 403(b)-retirement plan.  Employees are immediately eligible to make voluntary contributions to the plan up to the IRS maximum.  On the first of the month, following three months of employment, NWLC will contribute 3% of an employee’s compensation to the employee’s account. These contributions are vested immediately.  Based on an employee’s years of service, NWLC will increase the contribution to maximum amount of 6%.


NWLC provides annual leave accrued on a calendar year basis, starting with an accrual amount of annual leave up to 20 days and sick leave accrual up to 10 days in the first year. We also offer partially paid family and medical leave.


NWLC recognizes all federal holidays including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous’ People’s Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (with a half day before, and a full day after) and Christmas. We also provide one “floating holiday” which employees can take at any point during the year.

Teleworking and Flexible Working Hours

Staff have flexibility regarding when they start and end their day to accommodate care responsibilities, commuting, and other personal matters. Additionally, employees may arrange to work remotely one day a week with the additional option of limited ad hoc teleworking.

Cell Phone Reimbursement

Acknowledging that cell phones are frequently used for work-related purposes, NWLC adds $50 per month to all benefits-eligible employees’ paychecks.

Professional Development

NWLC offers in-house professional development activities for staff to meet organization-wide goals as well as funds for external training opportunities.

Additional Benefits

Additional benefits include NWLC paid life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance for all employees. We also offer a pre-tax metro/qualified parking and flexible spending account for employees to use for out-of-pocket health care and dependent care. All NWLC staff have access to a state-of-the-art gym and locker room on site for no additional cost

Salary Framework FAQ’s

Recently, the National Women’s Law Center underwent an extensive compensation review process. The goal of this project was to make NWLC’s pay practices simpler and more transparent, and to ensure that they reflected our commitments to internal equity and opportunities for future growth.

The system we have adopted is innovative and aligned with the Center’s decades of leadership in pay equity. Learn more here.