Job Opportunities

Program Associate for Archives and Knowledge Management

Posted on February 9, 2022

Deadline for Applications:  Rolling; open until filled

Job Description

The Program Associate (PA) position is based at the WLP secretariat office in Bethesda, Maryland. We are looking for a creative team player and self-starter, with excellent writing skills; a strong background in knowledge management, library sciences or a related field; and commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality.


The PA will be primarily responsible for managing WLP’s archival project, “Women Making History: Archives of Changemakers in the Global Women’s Movement” (WMH Archives). There are three primary objectives to the WMH Archives:

  1. Preserve the historical records of feminist activists in the global women’s movement by digitizing and categorizing important photos and documents;
  2. Increase international awareness of the impact of women leaders from the Global South on women’s rights advancements across the globe by developing and sharing digital archives and websites that make the stories and content engaging and relevant to those in the country of origin and to a global audience; and
  3. Provide other local women’s rights organizations with the skills and tools to add to our feminist archives and to develop their own.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing relationships with multiple stakeholders, such as archives and copyright consultants, women leaders from the Global South, and partner staff;
  • Organizing, digitizing, cataloging, and describing archival materials;
  • Developing and maintaining WLP’s metadata tracking system;
  • Managing the development of digital archives for individual women leaders by coordinating with women across the Global South and their staff; 
  • Conducting research on archives to ensure WLP meets international standards and abides by international copyright law; and
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with experts in the international archival community.

Knowledge Management

As a secondary area of responsibility, the PA will support WLP’s knowledge management processes. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the ongoing creation and maintenance of WLP’s online Learning Center and multimedia digital library and of video, audio, documents, and training materials pertaining to organizational programs and the broader global women’s movement;
  • Overseeing cataloging of multimedia files. Ensuring item metadata adheres to standards and practices outlined in WLP’s metadata strategy, website guidelines, and controlled vocabulary lists. Update metadata strategy documentation periodically to reflect the ongoing evolution and expansion of the project; and
  • Supporting the Program Associate for Communications and Advocacy to develop social media and other communications content based on or using materials in the Learning Center and archives.

Additional Areas of Support

Based on the interests and background of the candidate, the PA may also support additional areas of WLP’s work, including: (1) as a partner liaison, providing communications, program coordination, and evaluation support to select WLP partner organizations, and (2) managing WLP’s technology and digital assets.


  • Commitment and dedication to women's rights and empowerment. 
  • Graduate degree in a related field (Library Science, History, International Relations, Women’s Studies, etc.).
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant professional experience, preferably with at least 2 years in the non-profit sector.  
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  
  • Proficiency with standard professional software for word processing, database management, multimedia editing, etc. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Experience researching, testing and adopting new technology and/or platforms to meet project objectives

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: with the subject line “Program Associate for Archives and Knowledge Management.” 

No calls please. 

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.