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One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 3rd Floor
Washington DC 20004-3027

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WC-15-13T Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI)

The Wilson Center is looking for a Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) Director.The Director will serve as the manager and executive of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, which houses the Women in Public Service Project. As such, the Director will ensure the mission of increasing the participation of women in public service globally. Women taking part in leadership and decision-making positions across all sectors of public service, especially public administration and governance, is a priority. The Director will drive the GWLI to meet these goals. The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) is one of fourteen constituent programs of the Woodrow Wilson Center and is a unique platform for change-- connecting current and emerging women leaders, raising the profile of critical issues, advancing inclusive policies, and bringing new research to the forefront.The Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) is the GWLI’s premier program and constitutes the primary responsibilities for program management and staff. Launched by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and five leading women’s colleges – Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley -- the WPSP is housed at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars as of June 2012. Founded in 2011, the WPSP has grown to include Scripps, Mills, and Mount St. Mary's colleges, the City College of New York, and other partner institutions around the world.

WC-15-14T Director, Executive Office

The Executive Office Director will have overall responsibility for the smooth operation of the executive office and will directly support the Center’s Director and Executive Vice President. This position is primarily responsible for ensuring that communication and continuity exist within the executive office.

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Human Resources Office
Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027