Project Manager, Gender Point

Washington, DC
Full Time


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.


The Gender Point is a collaboration between the Women’s Funding Network and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The project provides on-going support and original research to Women’s Funding Network members on a range of economic and social indicators at the state and federal levels, as well as produce high-quality research reports and briefs to better understand the impact of Women’s Funds on the economic security and well-being of women, their families, and communities.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Research and Action Hub, the Project Manager, The Gender Point is responsible for managing the project and serving as the primary liaison to the Women’s Funding Network and its members. They will manage and fulfil rapid research requests, produce high-level evidence-based briefs and reports; conduct webinars and identify opportunities to engage WFN member centers; and work across departments to ensure the success of the project. They will also write and submit progress reports for the project.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, forward-thinking, experienced, and collaborative leader. They 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 blogs, reports, briefing papers, or other similar mediums.

They are also adept at building relationships with community partners, national experts, and funders. They will also be detail-oriented, efficient, highly organized, and a strong writer and public speaker.

For this position, candidates must have demonstrated working experience with statistical programs such as STATA, SPSS or other related programs. They should also be familiar with major national databases and be able to interpret data, analyze results, acquire data from primary or secondary sources, and filter and clean data. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Research Experience

  • Familiarity and experience conducting research and/or policy analysis on issues related to women’s economic security and well-being, educational and employment outcomes for women, and civic engagement and political participation.
  • Manage and fulfil rapid research requests and respond to technical assistance needs of WFN member Funds and the Women’s Funding Network;
  • Ability to perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis of large datasets and trends, utilizing network science and/or other statistical methods, including creating data visuals; and conducting interviews and focus groups;
  • Ability to write high quality working papers, briefs, fact sheets, blog posts, reports and presentations based on the data work and analysis;
  • Guide publications through fact-checking, review, design, and release processes; and
  • Experience using and integrating racial equity and intersectional frameworks and analysis in research study designs, written reports, and briefs.


Program Management Experience:

  • Strong program and project management skills, and ability to manage multiple deadlines and competing demands;
  • Manage relationship with the Women’s Funding Network and WFN member Funds, including grant reporting, adherence to grant requirements, administrative tasks, and technical support and assistance as needed;
  • Supervise project assistants and interns, and coordinate with other senior researchers;
  • Work with IWPR’s communications department to maintain and update website, and publicize findings from the project;
  • Organize meetings, webinars and symposia on topics related to the project and IWPR research for WFN member Funds; and
  • Represent IWPR at related conferences and meetings.

Fundraising and Resource Management

  • Work in partnership with the Managing Director to nurture and maintain the funding relationship with the Women’s Funding Network; and
  • Produce grant reports and help manage project budgets, as necessary.

And other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Other Professional and Personal Qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including presentation skills;
  • Superior problem-solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills;
  • Effective, versatile, and action oriented; and
  • Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple priorities.


Education and Experience

Master’s Degree preferred, with three years of experience managing high-level projects and programs, in a related field (e.g., women’s studies, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, law etc.).

The salary for the Project Manager, Gender Point Project is $58,000-72,000 per year. IWPR offers a competitive benefits package.




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