The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to winning economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce and society seeks a new Vice President of Research and Policy.
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.
How does IWPR achieve its Impact:
Policymakers, news media, and advocacy groups rely on IWPR to bring clarity to local, state, and national dialogues about the impact of policy issues on women. Our research and analysis are cited in over a thousand news stories each year, including in international, national, and local media and in digital media outlets, and its staff appear regularly before local, state, and federal policymakers and at policy-oriented research conferences.
IWPR has five core research and programmatic areas:
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.
IWPR seeks a Vice President of Research and Policy to set and guide the research strategy and policy agenda for the Institute. They will play a critical role in ensuring that IWPR is leveraging its research for maximum impact and influence at the local, state, and national levels, and that it lands in the hands of citizens, changemakers, key stakeholders, and others who can use it to accelerate change in the lives of girls, women, and families. They will manage research and policy related fundraising efforts, and work to expand IWPR’s portfolio of Foundation, corporate, and government partners.
They will also oversee and manage the research and policy programs and staff, and will collaborate with the senior leadership team, the Board of Directors, and external stakeholders to advance the mission, vision, and values of IWPR.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, forward-thinking, experienced, and a collaborative leader. They are an innovative and respected scholar with excellent writing and editing skills. 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 and a deep commitment to racial and gender equity. Specifically, they have experience using and integrating racial equity and intersectional frameworks and analysis in research study designs, publications, technical assistance, and other resources.
The ideal candidate for this position will be an inspiring, pragmatic, resourceful, and strategic leader who has a strong commitment to economic and gender equity and expanding the power and influence of women in society and in the workforce; a deep understanding of the complex public policy issues at the local state and federal levels impacting the economic security and well-being of women and families and the research methodologies and policy strategies (qualitative and quantitative) that can illuminate those issues; and the managerial acumen to lead a research and policy strategy to achieve IWPR’s mission.
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional experience and expertise, as well as personal competencies and characteristics:
Research Strategy, Vision, and Leadership
Program and Research Management
Other Professional and Personal Qualities
A PhD or equivalent experience/expertise in a related field (e.g., economics, sociology, political science, public policy, law etc.) is required.
$130,000 to $160,000 and will be commensurate with experience.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Naree W.S. Viner and Tenley Bank. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Tenley Banks at the following: [email protected]
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.
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