National Partnership for Women & Families
Washington, DC, USA
The National Partnership for Women & Families seeks a Director of Policy for Reproductive Health and Rights.
The National Partnership’s Reproductive Health and Rights Program is notable for its innovative and proactive approach. We are dedicated to promoting a forward-looking vision for abortion, free of shame or stigma, and to pursuing new partnerships to broaden the base of support for reproductive rights. We work to reveal our opponents’ motives and expose their misleading tactics, and to initiate and nurture strategic relationships to de-silo reproductive rights work from the broader progressive agenda. We know that women’s economic security is inextricably linked to meaningful access to reproductive health care, and that abortion and contraception advocacy cannot be segregated from efforts to end sexual harassment, promote fair pay, pursue paid family and medical leave, expand access to quality maternity care, and dismantle the structural barriers that continue to perpetuate racial injustice. We endeavor to tie these critical threads together in pursuit of a fair, just and inclusive society where women are truly equal and their potential knows no limits.
The Director of Policy for the Reproductive Health and Rights Program will manage the National Partnership’s policy and legal work on reproductive health, rights and justice issues, including federal and state policy on abortion coverage and access, contraception and other sexual and reproductive health issues. The Director of Policy will conduct legal and policy analysis across these areas, work with coalition partners and other external stakeholders to address policy questions and advance advocacy campaigns, and collaborate with colleagues across the National Partnership’s core programs to holistically address the barriers that women face and pursue proactive policy solutions.
The Director of Policy will work with, and under the direction of, the Vice President for Reproductive Health and Rights, and will:
Provide strategic, policy and technical assistance to, and facilitate ongoing communication among policy makers, researchers and advocates in the reproductive health, rights and justice field;
Conduct legal and policy analysis to help develop and inform the National Partnership’s Reproductive Health and Rights Program’s federal and state policy priorities and the organization’s position on judicial cases and decisions;
Oversee policy and advocacy research initiatives;
Direct the team’s response to proposed rules from regulatory agencies including by drafting comment letters, template letters and coordinating with coalition partners;
Work with other members of the team on federal and state legislative and policy work including by conducting legal and policy research, drafting legislative testimony and letters, and providing strategic input to federal, state and local advocates and legislators considering or engaged in policy and advocacy campaigns;
Assist the organization’s leadership in determining whether amicus briefs are needed in particular high-interest or high-impact cases and coordinate the National Partnership’s participation as needed;
Represent the National Partnership in select coalitions, at conferences and in other public forums;
Respond to requests from and provide interviews to media outlets;
Participate in senior staff and other organizational meetings and help to shape overall organizational goals and strategies;
Assist in fundraising activities;
Coordinate with other National Partnership programs and departments; and
Supervise staff and interns as needed.
The ideal candidate will have eight to 10 years of professional experience with increasing levels of responsibility, preferably at an advocacy organization, on a political campaign and/or in a public official’s office. S/he will be a creative, self-motivated and strategic thinker with excellent research, policy analysis and written and oral communications skills, strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work well in a team or coalition. Candidates should have the proven ability to work independently, pay close attention to detail, work well in situations with tight deadlines and multiple priorities, and possess a strong commitment to the National Partnership’s mission.
A JD or other graduate degree is required. Knowledge of issues involving reproductive health, rights and justice is strongly preferred.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing samples/links and references to email@example.com (subject line: Director of Policy, Repro). Applications will only be accepted by email, and position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen.
Starting salary for this position will range from $110-125K depending on experience and includes a generous benefits package.
About the Organization
For more than 45 years the National Partnership has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. We work to foster a society in which workplaces are fair, discrimination is a thing of the past, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure, everyone has access to quality, affordable health care and every person has the opportunity to achieve economic security and live with dignity. Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization with the mission of improving the lives of women and families. We are committed to gender equality and social and economic justice, and our focus remains steadily on those with the least, who struggle the most and face the greatest barriers.
The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and seek applications from all qualified individuals without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Women, men, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please see " EEO is the Law " for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.
National Partnership for Women & Families
The National Partnership for Women & Families — a preeminent women’s rights and health advocacy organization with an $8 million operating budget and $18 million dollar endowment — is looking for a senior-level professional to lead our Communications and Marketing team.
For more than 45 years the National Partnership has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. We work to foster a society in which workplaces are fair and family friendly, discrimination is a thing of the past, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure, everyone has access to quality, affordable health care and every person has the opportunity to achieve economic security and live with dignity. Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization with the mission of improving the lives of women and families.
The Vice President of Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing and overseeing the strategies, messages and materials that promote the National Partnership as a powerful force for change and a leading expert on the organization’s core issues. Primary audiences include advocates, activists, state and national media, policymakers, academics, donors and potential donors, and others. These efforts will continue to advance the National Partnership’s reputation broadly as a highly influential institution, and to support and enhance its public policy advocacy in its specific program areas: Health Care (access, coverage, health disparities, maternal health and system reform), Reproductive Rights and Health (access to abortion care and contraception, reproductive justice), and Workplace (paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, pregnancy discrimination, fair pay, sexual harassment and economic security) as well as other issues that cut across program areas with a specific focus on equity, justice, and the ways women of color and low-income women are impacted by the range of discrimination and inequities in our society.
Specific responsibilities include developing and executing long- and short-range brand awareness messaging strategies; coordinating with staff across the organization to plan initiatives that enhance the impact of our advocacy and policy work; overseeing the ongoing development and dissemination of public-facing media and social media materials, including news releases, press statements, media advisories, op-ed pieces, speeches, blog posts and others; managing media and public events; supervising the design, production and publication of print and online materials, including annual reports, newsletters, other institutional publications and web-based material; and developing annual strategic communications plans and timelines.
This senior staff member works closely with the president, vice presidents and other members of the senior leadership team, and supervises a staff of seven to nine, including the communications and digital outreach teams, as well as consultants and vendors.
The ideal candidate has:
at least 12-15 years of progressively responsible experience, preferably at an advocacy organization, on a political campaign and/or in a public official’s office.
in-depth knowledge about the public policy process.
a substantial track record of writing and editing a variety of promotional, media, consumer and/or advocacy-related materials.
a track record of success working with and executing the vision of organizational leaders.
exceptional oral communication and writing/editing skills.
demonstrated experience in staff management and team-based leadership — including coaching, mentoring and motivational skills.
the ability to work well in situations with tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
a strong understanding of women’s, health care and/or other progressive public policy issues, as well as social media, online fundraising and outreach and branding.
COMPENSATION / HOW TO APPLY
Starting salary for this position will range from $140-150K depending on experience. Position includes a generous benefits package. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing samples/links, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Marketing/Communications #3000). Applications will only be accepted by email, and position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen. The National Partnership may choose not to consider incomplete application packages.
The National Partnership is committed to equal employment opportunity. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Please see “ EEO is the Law” for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.