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Employment at the National Women’s Health Network

For 40 years, the NWHN’s advocacy efforts and the independent health information we provide have made a difference in the lives of millions of women. The NWHN continues to work on our key advocacy strategies to challenge dangerous drugs and medical devices, raise women’s voices for the health care we need, and ensure the sexual and reproductive health rights of all women.

Despite our successes, however, our work is far from done.

The NWHN has a staff of 6 full-time employees, 2 part-time consultants, and about 9 interns on an annual basis. We wouldn’t be able to accomplish our mission without the dedication and commitment of our staff.

Having an independent voice whose sole constituent is women is important. The Network makes sure that women’s stories, issues, and health concerns are addressed both at a grassroots level and through federal policy. It’s trustworthy, it’s unapologetic, and industry doesn’t silence the Network.

- Caila Brander, 2017 Policy Fellow and Intern & 2018 New Member

Development Associate

Development Associate

The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support women’s decision-making. The NWHN serves as a watchdog, and engages women in policy change efforts through interconnected grassroots organizing, network building and community education. The NWHN remains true to its feminist progressive roots by relying primarily on members and foundations for contributions and does not accept financial support from drug companies, manufacturers of medical devices or tobacco companies.

Development Associate

Are you passionate about women’s health care and advocacy? Do you want in-depth experience in the nonprofit world? Are you interested in helping people all over the country advance women’s health care rights? The NWHN has an opening for an individual who is looking for a place to learn and grow in the world of nonprofits. This position is perfect for someone to jump start their career in nonprofit development in an advocacy setting. 

The Development Associate will report to the Development Director and will have a chance to work at a nationally respected organization. The NWHN is a collaborative environment and you’ll have the opportunity to work with the policy, finance, communication and administrative departments as well. You’ll be able to learn about all the pieces that go into ensuring a nonprofit can fund its work, and interact with a membership of thousands.

Individual Giving 

  • Assist with the monthly giving recognition program, Collective Champions, including stewardship and financial performance
  • Coordinate the Peer-to-Peer fundraising program, including guiding members through the fundraising process
  • Coordinate internal mailings to Major Donors, Planned Giving Donors and/or Mid-Level Donors 
  • Assist the Development Director with the planned giving recognition program, Collective Legacy
  • Process bi-weekly acknowledgements
  • Contribute to the development plan as related to membership program, including member recruitment and retention campaigns; statistical analysis; and list management 
  • Monitor board donations, including pledge status 
  • Respond to member queries in a timely manner 
  • Write Development pieces for the bi-monthly newsletter, blog, and social media
  • Monitor the Network’s participation in workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign 
  • Monitor Network print materials and merchandise inventory 

Annual Awards Benefit & Health Fairs

  • Coordinate sponsorship mailing, including letter and sponsorship form 
  • Assist with event registration and guest list
  • Identify, evaluate and attend outreach events, including health fairs 
  • Coordinate the Network’s presence at health fairs
  • Assist with other Network event planning, as needed 

 

Finance & Administration 

  • Maintain original documentation files for all donations 
  • Ensure deposit accuracy and assure deposits are made within 2 business days 
  • Reconcile member/donor database to accounting reports each month 
  • Submit and monitor matching gift donations 
  • Provide donor and financial information to Finance Manager for annual audit 
  • On an as-needed basis, serve as back-up to Officer Supervisor to process donations
  • Download daily online donations and submit report to accounting 
  • Process donations on a daily basis and enter into membership database 
  • Produce weekly and monthly program reports for the Development Director

 Database & Web Site 

  • Conduct weekly data sync between CRM and database 
  • Draft, as necessary, and monitor, including updating, pages created in RENXT
  • On a regular and scheduled basis, run account clean-up tools including de-duping 
  • Run periodic quality control data checks, ensuring high data quality
  • Add/update/maintain all code tables in database
  • Produce data for renewals, appeals, acquisition, newsletters, and events

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred 
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in an administrative position, preferably with a non-profit organization 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Attentive to details 
  • Ability to multitask, organize and prioritize work 
  • Strong and clear writing skills 
  • Knowledge of database software, Blackbaud (RENXT/Online Express) a plus
  • Knowledge of advocacy, health or nonprofit organizations a plus

Current Internship Opportunities

Development Intern
Position Description

The Network seeks a current college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as a Development Intern and providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to the Network’s development team. In return, the Network will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, women’s health, advocacy, consumer advocacy, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with a national reach. Successful applicants gain experience in the administrative and external roles of the Development Office, from stewarding donors, writing monthly pieces, understanding the importance of quality control in fundraising, interacting with vendors. Past interns have had the chance to explore various avenues of fundraising from grant proposals, event planning and all forms of individual giving. This position will report to the Director of Development.

Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with in entering data into The Raiser’s Edge, the Network’s donor database
  • Conduct research on potential donors and possibly foundations
  • Draft correspondence, copy edit appeals and proofread letters
  • Steward donors through strong and responsive communication, with a key role in Collective Champions, our monthly donor program, and producing gift acknowledgments
  • Assist the development staff in planning events and other activities
  • Maintain donor and department files, including development materials
  • Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects, as needed
Qualifications
  • Interest in fundraising for the nonprofit sector
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ideally familiarity with and/or experience with databases, preferably with Raiser’s Edge
  • Clear written and oral communication abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
Hours, Start Date and Duration

The position is based in Washington, D.C. The Network’s business hours are 9 am – 5:30 pm. A firm commitment of 20 to 30 hours per week is required. The internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue further depending on mutual interest and satisfactory performance.

How to Apply

Email the following to Director of Development Michelle Lockwood, mlockwood@nwhn.org:

  • Your resume
  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the position
  • Include "Development Internship" in the subject line of your email

Note: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. NWHN will work with students and their colleges or universities to complete any documentation required.

Disclaimer: While the above is a description of the essential functions of the position, other duties may be assigned. This internship description is subject to change at the discretion of management. 

Health Policy Intern

**Currently accepting applications for Fall  2021. 

The NWHN seeks a college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as a health policy intern working on women’s health policy and advocacy. The policy intern will report to the Policy Advocacy Department staff but will work closely with all departments within the organization. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with a national reach while influencing state and national policymaking in order to make a real difference in women’s health.

This is a full-time internship opportunity.

Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct research on a variety of topics related to women’s health
  • Draft policy memos, news alerts, letters, and advocacy materials
  • Copy edit and proofread materials as requested
  • Attend meetings with advocates and policymakers
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s health and/or public policy
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
Location, Hours, Start Date, Duration 

This position is based in Washington, D.C. A firm commitment of 32 hours per week is required. The internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue beyond the term based on availability, mutual interest, and satisfactory performance. Interns receive a stipend of $185 per week to assist with commuting to and from the office and additional expenses.

How to Apply

Email the following to nwhn@nwhn.org:

  • Your resume
  • Cover letter
  • 1-2 page writing sample to
  • Include “Policy Internship” in the subject line of your email along with the term (winter/spring, summer, or fall) that you are applying for

Note: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. NWHN will work with students and their colleges or universities to complete any documentation required.

Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all inclusive. The incumbent in the position will be expected to perform other duties as required. Responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only. The National Women’s Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Intern

**Currently accepting applications for summer (May - August) 2021. Spring intern will work remotely and does not need to be based in DC. Stipend will remain the same.**

Position Description

Are you a tech-savvy, social media lover who enjoys writing and is excited to roll up your sleeves and learn about all things digital and communications? Then this is the internship for you! NWHN seeks a college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as our Communications Intern. The Communications Intern will report to the Communications and Digital Media Manager but will have the opportunity to work closely with all departments within the organization. This internship is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference in women’s health while learning more about the day-to-day communications and digital operations of a national non-profit organization.

Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the Communications staff with the planning and evaluation of communication activities
  • Draft correspondence, copy edit and proofread materials as requested
  • Conduct research and write on a variety of topics related to women’s health
  • Assist with media monitoring efforts, metrics collection, and reporting
  • Assist with Google AdWords
  • Assist with email marketing and website management
  • Help boost traffic on the NWHN website and blog
  • Generate regular posts for NWHN social media platforms
  • Pull and interpret analytics on social media performance
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s health
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest)
  • Familiarity with graphic design and photo editing software a plus
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Blackbaud NetCommunity a plus
Location and Hours 

This position is based in Washington, D.C. A minimum commitment of 32 hours per week is required. The internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue further depending on mutual interest and satisfactory performance. The NWHN offers a weekly internship stipend.

How to Apply

Email the following to Evita Almassi at ealmassi@nwhn.org:

  • Your resume
  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the position
  • Include "Communications Internship" in the subject line of your email

Note: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. NWHN will work with students and their colleges or universities to complete any documentation required.

Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all-inclusive. The incumbent in the position will be expected to perform other duties as required. Responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only. The National Women’s Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

Staff: If you are interested in becoming a part of the NWHN team, submit all of the required documents stated in the job announcement to the email address listed. Please include the position title in the subject line. Applications are accepted until the posted position is filled.

Interns: We offer internships in the areas of policy, communications, and fundraising/development. If you are applying for an internship position, please refer to the internships listed above for further instructions. For inquiries about the internship program, email nwhn@nwhn.org.

No phone calls, please.