Job Details

Senior Counsel, Education

Company name

National Women's Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 09, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 22, 2020

Posted on

Feb 17, 2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Education >> Education
  Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)


Senior Counsel, Education
Duties: Engage in federal advocacy on issues affecting women and girls before Congress and relevant administrative agencies; Build coalitions and partnerships to identify and advance policy goals; Research and analyze policy and legal issues and draft a variety of written materials; Represent clients in negotiations and litigation addressing issues of educational equity; Manage staff on the education team and supervise cross-cutting projects using project management strategies; Seek to advance progressive state and local policies; Help shape program strategies and priorities; Monitor legal trends in the Supreme Court and lower courts; Represent the Center in the press and in public speaking opportunities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A law degree and 5+ years of legal experience, with a preference for more; Membership in the D.C. Bar or ability to waive into the D.C. Bar; Experience in education policy and/or antidiscrimination law; Commitment to centering diversity and equity in executing key responsibilities; A demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Center. The ideal candidate will have: Significant experience in education policy and advocacy, teaching, and/or Title IX litigation; Demonstrated passion for the mission of ensuring that girls and women are able to benefit fully from their education and are not pushed out of school on the basis of sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), race, disability, English language proficiency or other aspects of their identity; Proven ability to influence and engage diverse audiences and to build long-term collaborative relationships with key organizational and individual partners; A collaborative and collegial approach; an ability and desire to work in a team-based environment; and an orientation to the work that recognizes and values the contributions of all team members; A high degree of self-motivation and an entrepreneurial ability to identify and seize opportunities; Expertise in antidiscrimination law and policy; Creativity and strategic judgment; Excellent legal reasoning and analytical skills; An ability to communicate persuasively and clearly, in writing and orally; An ability to mentor and develop talent; Attention to detail; Experience working with communities of color, immigrant communities, and/or LGBTQ communities; Flexibility and a sense of humor; Spanish language ability a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
National Women's Law Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-588-5185

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