Posted on December 4, 2012
National Women's Law Center
National Women's Law Center - Senior Counsel
The National Women’s Law Center is seeking a senior counsel for its women’s health and reproductive rights program. This position provides a qualified candidate a unique opportunity to participate in the Center’s legislative and administrative women’s health policy and legal issues of importance to the Center’s program, including access to health care and health insurance, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and general women’s health. Responsibilities include research and development of written materials to advance the goals of the Center, participation in a variety of federal health care coalitions, as well as work with federal policymakers.
For four decades, the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) has led the way in expanding possibilities for women and families in the United States. NWLC uses the law in all its forms to protect and advance the progress of women and families at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. NWLC takes on the issues that cut to the core of women’s lives in education, employment, family economic security, and health and reproductive rights, with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
The ideal candidate will be a creative, self-motivated, strategic thinker with excellent research, written, and oral communications skills. A JD degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience are required; legislative experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess proven initiative and follow-through, the ability to work quickly and well under pressure, and a commitment to women’s rights and reproductive health.
To apply, please send: (1) a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements; (2) a current resume; (3) names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to email@example.com and include position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. No calls please. EOE.