LCWINS

LCWINS JOB OPENINGS

Spring Fellow 2021

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) is seeking a part-time fellow to support the Executive Director.  

LCWINS’ mission is to improve national security by ensuring that women, in all their diversity, have equal space at the policy-making table. LCWINS is an organization of women and allies from across the political spectrum working to advance gender inclusion at the highest levels of the U.S. national security and foreign policy workforce.  The Executive Director of LCWINS is seeking a fellow to help her ensure the success of the organization’s substantive work, while also handling the day-to-day administration of LCWINS.  

The LCWINS Fellow will undertake the responsibilities listed below, and will also have the opportunity to do research in support of the organization and draft written products for internal and external audiences.  Some potential areas for research and writing include: women and diversity in leadership, employment law, law related to non-profit organizations and political activities, policies that improve women’s hiring, impacts of COVID on women in the national security workforce,  retention, and promotion, and diversity and inclusion in national security.  

The Fellow will also be responsible for managing the LCWINS Intern, with guidance from the Executive Director.  This fellowship is an incredible opportunity for exposure to LCWINS’ vast network of senior women leaders, as well as an opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of nonprofit management and to gain supervisory experience.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Event management: help coordinate speakers, outreach to partners, email out invitations, receive and track RSVPs for LCWINS events
  • Manage LCWINS Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Record-keeping: attend at least two weekly Committee meetings (1 hr each, via phone/Zoom); take notes during meetings and disseminate to committees after the fact
  • Draft correspondence for LCWINS
  • Research and draft White Papers and website content on policy and/or legal issues as they arise
  • Support Executive Director with tasks as they arise
  • Manage the LCWINS Intern
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • Passionate about national security in general and the advancement of women as leaders in national security
  • Reliable and trustworthy with sensitive information
  • Exceptional judgment in interpersonal interaction and engaging with senior leaders
  • Basic understanding of national security issues, foreign policy issues and federal government workforce composition
  • Know how to use/track/update social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Experience with G-Suite Products (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets)
  • Experience specifically with formatting, tracking and manipulating information in spreadsheets.

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous CRM experience (e.g. MailChimp, Salesforce)
  • Data management experience
  • Previous federal government work experience in national security
  • Previous experience in nonprofit management
  • Communications experience

The fellow is expected to work up to 15 hours/week; specific hours and weeks worked are flexible and negotiable.  This fellowship is expected to be conducted entirely remotely, based out of the Eastern Time Zone.  Pay is $17.50/hr. Graduate students in related fields of study are encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should send a resume or CV, cover letter and one letter of recommendation to apply@lcwins.org.  Applications will be accepted only until December 1.  

LCWINS seeks and values diversity and inclusion in all its activities, and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically underrepresented groups to apply. You can find LCWINS’s Action Plan to Address Institutionalized Racism here. LCWINS does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.  


Spring Intern 2021

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) is seeking a part-time intern to support the Executive Director and the Fellow.  

LCWINS’ mission is to improve national security by ensuring that women, in all their diversity, have equal space at the policy-making table. LCWINS is an organization of women and allies from across the political spectrum working to advance gender inclusion at the highest levels of the U.S. national security and foreign policy workforce.  The Executive Director of LCWINS is seeking an intern to help her and the LCWINS Fellow to ensure the success of the organization’s substantive work, while also handling the day-to-day administration of LCWINS.  

The LCWINS Intern will undertake the responsibilities listed below. Primarily, the intern will aid in the administration of LCWINS, including: helping to organize the Google Drive, tracking organizational data in spreadsheets (such as event RSVP information, donor information, database nominee information, Leadership Council member information), drafting correspondence for the organization, and keeping the LCWINS website updated.  The intern will work under the direction of the LCWINS Fellow and also aid in the research, writing and policy projects the Fellow is undertaking, as the Fellow directs.  

This internship is an incredible opportunity for exposure to LCWINS’ vast network of senior women leaders, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the fields of national security and nonprofit management.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help coordinate speakers, outreach to partners, email out invitations, receive and track RSVPs for LCWINS events
  • Keep LCWINS Google Drive organized and help manage data in spreadsheets
  • Monitor LCWINS Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Draft correspondence for LCWINS
  • Support the LCWINS Fellow and the Executive Director with tasks as they arise

Job Qualifications:

  • Passionate about national security in general and the advancement of women as leaders in national security
  • Reliable and trustworthy with sensitive information
  • Know how to use/track/update social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Experience with G-Suite Products (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets)
  • Exceptional judgment in interpersonal interaction and engaging with senior leaders

The intern is expected to work 5-10 hours/week; specific hours and weeks worked are flexible and negotiable.  This internship is expected to be conducted entirely remotely, based out of the Eastern Time Zone.  Pay is $15/hr. Students in related fields of study are encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should send a resume or CV, cover letter and one letter of recommendation to apply@lcwins.org.  Applications will be accepted only until December 1.  

LCWINS seeks and values diversity and inclusion in all its activities, and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically underrepresented groups to apply. You can find LCWINS’s Action Plan to Address Institutionalized Racism here. LCWINS does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.