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POSITION TITLE

Graphic Design Consultant

(New York)

REPORTS TO

Senior Digital Communications Associate and Director of Production

STATUS

Project-based consultancy

JOB DESCRIPTION

Design consulting work will be on a project-based, contract basis, at least to start. The Institute expects to have several projects per month, both large and small in scope, with the potential for growth and a long-term commitment. The Graphics Design Consultant will assist a team of professionals dedicated to producing high quality publications, developing a strong multimedia and online presence, and conducting outreach to a range of stakeholders so as to inform public policies and public debates domestically and internationally on reproductive health and rights. The Graphics Designer will work with the communications team and a range of other Guttmacher staff to conceive, design and produce interactive data visualizations and static infographics based on Guttmacher research and publications, interviews with policy and research experts, or news about sexual and reproductive health trends. S/he will also create graphics and illustrations for online promotional use, events, and in publications (online and print).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brainstorm, draft and design visualization products, incorporating feedback from key stakeholders and authors across the Institute;
  • Design and produce data visualizations and infographics in static, interactive and animated formats for online use using best practices for web publishing;
  • Design and produce interactive graphics and visualizations using Tableau and/or other statistical analysis software and support Guttmacher staff in learning and using the software;
  • Design and produce graphics for print publications;
  • When needed, conceptualize and design simple promotional graphical materials for events, conferences or releases; and
  • Work with staff to design graphics for presentations as needed.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Bachelors degree in graphic design, interaction design, product design, or related field or equivalent and 2+ years of design experience, preferably in data visualization and visual content development;
  • Experience in developing different types of visualizations, including for narrative, interactive data exploration and analytics;
  • Experience creating engaging and sophisticated animated pieces, especially ones that visualize complex concepts for a nontechnical audience;
  • Familiarity with optimizing graphics for online use and for a variety of mobile devices;
  • Strategic understanding of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, particularly the following programs: Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop;
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 preferred;
  • Experience with JavaScript and/or JavaScript frameworks like JQuery or D3 preferred;
  • Knowledge of and basic experience with using content management systems;
  • Knowledge of Tableau and other statistical analysis software such as Excel, Stat or SAS a plus;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint essential;
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, sense of humor, commitment, and professionalism necessary;
  • Self-motivation together with ability to work collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Ability to work under deadlines and juggle priorities and projects;
  • Knowledge of and/or commitment to the field of sexual and reproductive health.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience


Please note that no telephone calls will be accepted
No agencies please


CONTACT

Email consultants@guttmacher.org with brief resume and provide link to online portfolio or attach relevant samples in PDF.

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POSITION TITLE

Human Resources Manager

(New York)

REPORTS TO

Vice President for Public Education

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

DATE OF POSTING

May 28, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY

Manage the Institute’s Human Resources operations, including recruiting, compensation, benefits, performance evaluation, employee engagement and employee relations, learning and development, and special projects, ensuring HR is aligned with Guttmacher culture and strategic plan, as well as future growth prospects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a link between management and other staff by handling questions regarding employment policies and benefits, and helping resolve work-related problems;
  • Manage a custom salary survey and comprehensive review of the Institute’s compensation policy every three years, including salary increase guidelines, competitiveness of benefits and administration procedures; perform yearly salary and benefits analyses in the interim; make recommendations and implement approved changes;
  • Manage an RFP process that assesses benefit broker services every three years; analyze responses from brokers; present analysis and make recommendations to Guttmacher’s Management Team; and manage the implementation of any changes;
  • Maintain information and knowledge of national and local laws, regulations and development in the human resources field;
  • Oversee a comprehensive review of the employee manual every three years and update when new laws are enacted or new Institute policies are implemented;
  • Perform all staffing functions, including job analysis, sourcing, screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, providing recommendations to hiring managers and divisions, conducting reference checks, writing offer letters, on-boarding new employees, sending correspondence to candidates not chosen, and maintaining resume database;
  • Implement ongoing performance management program, training both staff and managers, and overseeing periodic analysis to ensure program is customized for and meeting the needs of the Institute;
  • Counsel staff and management regarding employee relations matters and legal issues related to personnel laws; work with staff to support them in communicating issues to their supervisors/colleagues; work with supervisors regarding staff development and disciplinary procedures/terminations;
  • Administer the Institute’s benefits programs, including but not limited to serving as the liaison between the Institute and benefits brokers and vendors, negotiating health insurance renewals annually, planning and implementing annual open enrollment meetings, retirement plans, vendor monthly billing, and health and wellness programs;
  • Administer on-site language classes and other employee work life benefits;
  • Administer tuition reimbursement program;
  • Be available and visible to staff members, both in the NYC office and the DC office;
  • Manage employee service recognition program;
  • Co-supervise the HR/Finance Assistant; and
  • Serve as the staff member on the Board’s HR and Executive Compensation Committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required (focus on Human Resources preferable); SPHR certification preferred;
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience including managerial experience;
  • Practiced in principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, employee relations and personnel information systems;
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, human resources modeling and strategic planning, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources;
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules;
  • Ability to recognize and solve employment problems;
  • Commitment to the Institute’s mission and values;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact, and professionalism;
  • Self-motivation and pro-activity; ability to work independently and in groups, and to multi-task;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Originality and creativity;
  • Computer literacy: MS Office, HRIS (e.g., ADP Workforce Now), and insurance carrier websites; and
  • Ability to travel to meetings on occasion.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.


Please note that no telephone calls will be accepted
No agencies please


CONTACT

Human Resources Department
The Guttmacher Institute
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Fax (212) 558-6268

If applying by E-mail, please type in the subject line your first and last name, and title of position you are applying for and send Email resume/cover letter to:

applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org

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The Guttmacher Institute is an equal opportunity employer.