About National Women’s Law Center
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. Please visit: https://nwlc.org/about/ for more information about NWLC’s history, impact and leadership.
National Women’s Law Center is entering a new phase as an institution, crafting an updated vision and strategy for impact. The organization seeks to enhance and leverage its expertise, multi-issue approach, relationships with movements and influencers, and status within the legal community to drive a bold gender justice agenda. Working meaningfully at the intersections of race, gender, LGBTQ+, disability, age, national origin, and income, the National Women’s Law Center aspires to be recognized and trusted by a broad range of stakeholders.
About the Opportunity
National Women’s Law Center has been deeply engaged in its own journey to become an anti-racist organization and a leader in prioritizing, centering and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in its work and culture. This first-ever Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at NWLC, has the exciting opportunity to make a transformational impact on the organization’s broader work. This new leader will design and help the organization live up to its commitment to creating the conditions for a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace grounded in gender, racial, and economic justice.
Reporting directly to, and partnering with, both the President & Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff, the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging will serve as a member of the senior leadership team. The incoming VP-DEIB will bring significant expertise to develop the vision and strategy for the next phase of NWLC’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work, operationalizing it throughout the organization.
Critical to this role and its work is a leader who has a deep familiarity with and understanding of the historical underpinnings of racism and how it intersects with and is magnified by misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, ageism, xenophobia, poverty, and other forms of oppression, as well as how to create diverse, equitable and inclusive cultures within organizations that are themselves trying to create more diverse, equitable, inclusive and justice-driven outcomes through their vision, mission and impact.
Areas of Leadership
Executive Strategy & Leadership: Serve as a member of the senior leadership team, partnering with the President & CEO, COO & Chief of Staff, General Counsel, and other Vice Presidents to shape the organization's strategy, priorities, and resource allocation and integrate work across teams and functions, fostering healthy communication and collaboration.
Organizational Culture Leadership: Develop, build upon, and steward the NWLC culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion - one that helps retain and attract staff of all backgrounds - and foster authentic and genuine belonging.
Mission & Values Alignment:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Expertise:
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Compensation & Benefits
National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework is based on role and years of relevant work experience. A minimum salary of $213,639 will be provided to the successful candidate with up to 20 years of experience directly relevant to this role.
The Law 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. This role will be based out of NWLC’s D.C. headquarters.