The National Woman’s Party offers full-time and part-time employment.
The National Woman’s Party employs full-time, part-time and hourly professionals, and also offers volunteer opportunities. Current employment opportunities are listed below.
The National Woman’s Party (NWP), located at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument on Capitol Hill, seeks an innovative, visionary leader with a passion for women’s equality to serve as Executive Director at a pivotal time in the NWP’s history. This is a full-time position.
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, April 20 to Susan Carter, National Woman’s Party President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please.
About the NWP:
Founded in the crucial final years of the suffrage movement by Alice Paul, the historic National Woman’s Party (NWP) played a courageous and groundbreaking role in securing the right to vote, and later in ensuring legal and legislative advances for women. Today, the NWP is a non-profit organization that owns, maintains, and curates the priceless collection of banners, photographs, scrapbooks, artwork, organizational records, and other artifacts created by the organization throughout the twentieth century women’s rights movement. Through the collection, the NWP tells the compelling story of a community of women who dedicated their lives to the fight for women’s rights. The innovative tactics and strategies these women devised became the blueprint for women’s progress throughout the twentieth century.
The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument serves as one of the most important women’s history sites in the country, in large part due to the unique and extensive archival collection chronicling the suffrage and equal rights movement. Following its designation in 2016 as a national monument, the NWP and the National Park Service have formed a partnership to help extend the reach of this important history. The NWP continues to interpret its unparalleled collection of women’s history artifacts and focus efforts on a vision that empowers women and raises the level of civic participation in our communities. One of only 9 national park sites focused specifically on women, the monument is central to the 21st century effort toward women’s equality and is a focal point for dialogue and civic engagement, promoting a history that remains relevant today.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which constitutionally guaranteed voting rights for women in the United States. The NWP and its partners will commemorate this pivotal moment through robust nationwide programs, exhibitions, and new digital resources.
Building on the Centennial Anniversary and the energy of the current moment, the NWP board recently approved a bold new vision to tackle the unfinished business of full equality. The two-pronged strategy includes:
- Inspiring and coordinating efforts among like-minded organizations and individuals to move the NWP’s mission of full Constitutional equality.
- Expanding public awareness of the importance of the fight for women’s suffrage for all women and of the historical significance of the NWP’s innovative strategies and tactics for organizing and advocacy.
The Executive Director will:
- Report to and work closely with the leadership of the NWP Board of Directors in strategic direction, fundraising, and specific initiatives. The Board’s executive committee provides strong leadership and is actively involved in supporting every aspect of the organization.
- Help launch and guide innovative, groundbreaking programs resulting in long-term funding and stable revenue streams.
- Seek collaborative opportunities that continue to enhance the NWP’s partnership with the National Park Service.
- Lead a three-person staff and a small core of part-time staff, interns, and volunteers.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
- A proven track record in leading a non-profit, significant fundraising or campaign effort, and developing sustainable financial and operating strategies within a nonprofit, business or public organization.
- Demonstrated successful fundraising leadership in acquiring major gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, individuals and/or the public sector.
- Experience building partnerships nationally with other organizations, donors, policymakers, the business community, and others.
- The ability to engage staff, board members, donors, government officials, corporate executives, members, volunteers and other stakeholders to advance the NWP’s mission.
- Excellent communications skills including media and public speaking.
- A leadership style that promotes collaboration, respect, creativity, accountability and results.
- An understanding of the women’s movement, women’s issues and/or advocacy experience.
The National Woman’s Party is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The National Woman’s Party is committed to cultivating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity.