Senior Director, Research

Who We Are

TIME’S UP emerged from an international moment of reckoning when women, up and down the wage scale and across industries, came together and decided to turn their pain into action. We don’t just want to hold employers accountable when sexual harassment happens — we are committed to building a world where workplaces are safe, fair, and dignified for all women, across our complex and multi-faceted identities. We are led and guided by a diverse and committed board of directors and community of leaders working to achieve our mission by:

  • Preventing sexual harassment, abuse, and other forms of discrimination before it starts and protecting workers when it happens; 
  • Removing barriers so that women have a fair shot at success and security;
  • Pioneering solutions that create more safe and equitable work conditions; and 
  • Challenging racist and sexist norms, policies, and practices that deepen existing inequities.

Role Summary

TIME’S UP is hiring a Senior Director for the Research team. This role reports to the Chief Executive Officer and President and leads the strategic research agenda at TIME’S UP. The Senior Director, who is a part of the senior leadership team, develops new and innovative data and research to drive change across companies, culture, and laws in service of safer, more equitable workplaces.


Vision and Strategy

  • Work with organization leadership to set the vision for long-term work that explores the structural barriers that harm women, particularly women of color and low-paid women; 
  • Develop research strategy to support private sector, public policy, and cultural change that results in a more equitable economy and society;
  • Develop a plan for execution of the research strategy and lead a team to ensure that plans are put in motion;
  • Oversee our signature Time’s Up, Measure Up initiative and engage with our outside research advisory board on a regular basis; and 
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with research partners and projects to serve organizational goals. 

People, Partnerships, and Project Management

  • Manage and support a five-person research staff, including supporting staff development, onboarding and hiring, as well as mentorship of junior staff; 
  • Build policies and processes for the research team to ensure smooth workflow; 
  • Build and maintain relationships with potential and existing research partners, including participating in coalition efforts and reviewing papers for external partners;
  • Function as a proactive communicator across internal and external stakeholders;
  • Build, cultivate, and retain funder relationships in partnership with the Chief Development Officer;
  • Manage the research team budget;  
  • Ensure research deliverables meet deadlines and quality standards; 
  • Participate in rapid response efforts, including data releases and providing support to ensure that our public facing products are credible; 
  • Serve as an external thought leader by representing TIME’S UP publicly at conferences and other gatherings, writing by-lined pieces, and authoring reports; and
  • Serve as an internal thought-partner and connector across internal teams, providing recommendations on other strategic initiatives led by the policy and advocacy teams. 

Minimum Requirements

  • 7-10 years of relevant experience working in a non-profit, advocacy, or government setting, preferred
  • Experience with research in service of policy or advocacy goals; you hold existing relationships in the policy/research space
  • Strong commitment to the intersectional values of TIME’S UP
  • Training experience as a labor economist and/or in feminist economics, preferred
  • Demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit with an ability to come up with big ideas, execute, and report back on results
  • Innovative, creative, and bold thinker
  • Strong analytical and research skills; you understand complex concepts quickly and can communicate them clearly and concisely within a fast-paced work environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation skills and presentation skills to various groups and stakeholders
  • Results-driven and flexible; you respond brilliantly to the needs of a rapidly-evolving organization and work as a team player in a fast, high-stakes environment
  • Manage effectively up, down, and across to motivate a diverse set of colleagues, stakeholders, and teammates; you create an environment of gratitude and support that inspires staff and partners alike. 
  • High EQ; you possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, diplomatically, honestly, and sensitively with all
  • Demonstrated passion for activism, community building, and advocacy
  • A relentless commitment to a world that insists on safe, fair, and dignified work for all everywhere

Additional Information

  • Based in Washington, D.C. or New York.
  • A salary range of $150,00-$180,000 will be considered for a successful candidate that meets the organization’s requirements.
  • Some travel may be required.

Where We Work

  • Women-inspired workplace 
  • Great team with new mission & energy 
  • Generous benefits package
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Work from home options

About Us

TIME’S UP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The ambitions of TIME’S UP are realized by TIME’S UP Now, an independent, nonpartisan, and not-for-profit 501(c)(4) charitable organization, and the TIME’S UP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 

To apply, please send a ​resume​ and ​a cover letter that details your relevant experience​ to ​ by March 31, 2021. Thank you!