The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to achieving economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce and society.
IWPR’s mission is to build knowledge and evidence to support policies that help grow women’s economic power and influence in society, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic security and well-being of girls, women, and families. We generate the ideas that build power and economic equity for all women.
Statement on Racial Equity and Intersectionality
At IWPR, we believe social and economic mobility in the United States is determined and influenced by race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other markers of difference. In working to achieve economic equity and to better understand the experiences of all women in the workforce and in society, we use both racial equity and intersectional frameworks in our research and analysis to help generate strategies and solutions that are grounded in the economic realities of women and families.
We also prioritize building an inclusive and welcoming work environment that values the diverse perspectives and experiences of all staff.
IWPR seeks a full-time Managing Director, Economic Security, Mobility and Equity to manage its research and efforts focused on building the long-term economic security working women, their families and communities.
Specifically, the Managing Director will lead a dynamic team of researchers and advocates committed to producing high quality research and policy analysis on issues related to workforce development and the future of work; employment and earnings; income security and equitable workplace policies; economic mobility and advancement for women and younger workers in the labor market; and childcare and the care economy.
The Managing Director will oversee IWPR’s currently-funded work in key areas and fundraise to support new research as well as policy and outreach initiatives. They will also develop a strategic plan and vision for the program, identify opportunities to leverage IWPR’s work and research in the field and with key stakeholders, and help position IWPR as a go-to source for policymakers, advocates, and others seeking to build the long-term economic security and well-being of women and families.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, forward-thinking, experienced, and collaborative leader. They are a trained economist, trained social scientist and/or possess deep knowledge and experience working on issues related to building women’s long-term economic security and well-being. They also have experience with translating high-level research for broad audiences through op-eds, blogs, reports, briefing papers, or other similar mediums. They are a proven fundraiser with a strong interest in the intersections of research, policy, and practice.
They are also adept at building relationships with community partners, national experts, and funders; have experience directing large-scale projects; and have expertise on reproductive health and justice. They will also be detail-oriented, efficient, highly organized, and a strong writer and public speaker. They will hold a strong commitment to gender and racial equity and be driven to generate power and agency for marginalized communities through policy and practice.
This position is full-time and non-exempt, and reports to the Vice President of Research and Policy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategy, Vision, and Leadership
Program and Research Management
· Organize convenings, symposia, and roundtables with national leaders, scholars, and practitioners and other key stakeholders on issues related to race, ethnicity, gender and the economy
Other Professional and Personal Qualities
Education and Experience
10+ years related experience managing high-level projects and programs. A PhD or equivalent experience/expertise in a related field (e.g., economics, sociology, political science, public policy, law etc.) is required.
$115,000 to $150,000 and will be commensurate with experience. IWPR provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.
Please submit a cover letter in addition to your resume. Applications without cover letters will not be accepted. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to achieving economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the…