Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: Law Administration Salary/Grade: RES/
The Gender Initiatives Fellow, also referred to internally as the Assistant Director of Gender Initiatives, is a one-year, full-time, flexible position.
Responsibilities include assisting the Director in research, design, implementation and expansion of programs that help all women lawyers succeed in the legal profession, but particularly Northwestern Law School alumnae.
Assist in researching, designing and implementing new programs within the Gender Initiatives. This currently includes a potential leadership program for students and a pipeline program for high school students.
Support the Gender Initiative’s partnership with the Move the Needle Fund and Diversity Lab. Responsibilities include interacting with the Community Leaders, preparing materials for presentations at MTN Fund events, working with the Director and the Law School to evaluate the Fund’s pilot programs from the perspective of gender equity, and helping to expand the Fund’s programming as it develops.
Assist the Director in developing a consulting practice dedicated to helping law firms implement gender equity programming that is data-driven, effective and sustainable. Responsibilities include market research, outreach, and communications.
Assist the Director in running and expanding the Step Forward On-Ramp Program by formalizing the curriculum and materials, preparing for and participating in the monthly meetings, supporting the Step Forward candidates, and improving the curriculum based on Candidates’ experiences.
Research expansion of the Step Forward program to alumnae of other law schools.
Administrative work necessary to accomplish the above.
Candidates should have a JD, and experience working in a law firm, legal department or public service legal organization.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, as is a demonstrated ability to work flexibly with multiple teams.
The successful candidate will be expected to work independently on whole aspects of various projects and demonstrate ownership of those projects.
Experience creating and implementing programs is a plus.
Hours and in-office time are flexible, but candidates should expect to work on average 35 hours per week.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40049
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.