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Deputy Director, Better Life Lab
New America

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Location: USA –  Washington, DC 

Description –

Department: Better Life Lab
Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

New America’s Better Life Lab is seeking a Deputy Director who has a track record of driving policy, practice and culture change around gender equality, the evolution of work, and social policy. This person will manage the Better Life Lab team’s projects, fundraising, and outreach efforts.


  • Managing the Better Life Lab team and providing support to the Program Director
  • Assist in identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors for program sustainability
  • Providing strategy and support to Better Life Lab projects with research, policy analysis, and writing
  • Providing outreach to funders and collaborators on issues related to gender equity, work-life integration across the socioeconomic spectrum, and family-centered social policy
  • May help to coordinate and manage a project related to bringing women, peace and security (WPS) research and concepts into academia


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience in public policy - specifically on issues related to gender equity, work-life integration across the socioeconomic spectrum, and family-centered social policy. Knowledge of women, peace and security (WPS) research and concepts are a plus
  • Demonstrated understanding of the funding landscape for BLL policy issues
  • Proven experience writing successful grant proposals and nurturing funder relationships
  • Excellent organizational experience to manage a team with multiple deadlines and projects
  • Proven ability to grow networks
  • Proven research, writing, and oral communication skills

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter and resume. We will accept applications on a rolling basis, but plan to interview candidates in March.

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization, thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees, and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

To Apply

Apply online
here https://www.newamerica.org/jobs
Visit us here https://www.newamerica.org

Posted on 29 April 2017
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