Senior Associate, Women and the Future of Work

40 · New York, New York
Department 40
Employment Type Full-time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Department: Development  
Reports to: Senior Director, Women and the Future of Work 

Location: Virtual/Remote position in the US  


Summary of Team 

The Women and the Future of Work team leads the cross-departmental efforts focused on establishing Catalyst as a thought leader around building more equitable and inclusive workplaces where women can thrive in 21st century workplaces. Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Women and the Future of Work, the team collaborates across the organization with executives and program leaders to conceptualize cutting-edge data-driven research, actionable insights and solutions, and create a powerful platform for Catalyst’s visibility in this space. The team also develops and manages relationships with donors to the pillar through convening events, working groups, and strategic meetings.  The team reports to the Vice President of Development and Strategic Initiatives. We are based around the US and operate as remote-first. 

Summary of Responsibilities 

The Senior Associate supports and manages cross-departmental efforts focused on Women and the Future of Work. The Senior Associate contributes to project-team activities, including donor relations and engagement; examining global trends; contributing to Women and Future of Work projects such as newsletters and/or a podcast; developing learning and advisory tools and solutions; collaborating on occasional future of work research projects, assisting with corporate engagement activities around the future of work; and participating in the development of Women and the Future of Work content across the organization.   


Essential Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Works across Catalyst departments to write and create new products and tools that align Future of Work content into new platforms and audiences. 
  • Works with the Catalyst development team to perform donor relations, engagement, and stewardship, building a community around Women and the Future of Work. 
  • Coordinates and plans virtual events and convenings around Women and the Future of Work priority areas. 
  • Collaborates on creating slide decks and presents Women and the Future of Work strategy, content, and priority areas to internal and external audiences. 
  • Reviews and summarizes Women and Future of Work articles across societies, systems, diverse populations, and academic subfieldsannotates and summarizes articles; organizes information thematically; and presents findings to the FoW content leaders and/or others at Catalyst.  
  • Builds, manages and cleans databases and tracking systems.  
  • Assists Development team with project work, as available and applicable. 


Knowledge and Skills 

  • Knows how to review and translate applied social science research; has considerable experience crafting materials and presentations for business audience; and understands basic principles of sound research methodology. 
  • Has the ability to build and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders, donors, executives, and experts in organizations and communities connected to Women and the Future of Work.  
  • Coordinates and plans events and convenings, including identifying potential speakers, coordinating with appropriate teams, organizing materials, and communicating effectively with stakeholders.  
  • Organizes information effectively; can manage multiple projects, solve problems, and meet firm deadlines. 
  • Applies creative problem-solving and analytical skills to various projects. 
  • Has the ability to generate new ideas and creative solutions. 
  • Has the ability and flexibility to work effectively with colleagues across various departments and job levels.  
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills. 
  • Functions effectively in a team-based virtual working environment as well as independently. 
  • Has knowledge in Future of Work topics, or diversity, equity, and inclusion related to Catalyst’s work. 


Working Conditions 

  • Virtual teamwork and collaboration within highly flexible and remote teams. 
  • Work with confidential issues and data.  
  • Meet tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities. 
  • Heavy computer use, including teleconferencing and videoconferencing. 



  • M.A. or M.S. (or equivalent), preferably in social science, counseling, career development, nonprofit management, psychology, or business is a must. 
  • Content expertise in the future of work or diversity, equity, inclusion is strongly preferred.  

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