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POSITION TITLE

Senior Research Scientist (International) (New York City)

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Principal Research Scientist or Director of International Research

DATE OF POSTING

January 2016

POSITION SUMMARY

A Senior Research Scientist (SRS) is responsible for leading or playing a major role on multiple research projects, including planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis, and manuscript writing. An SRS also contributes to a range of other administrative and institutional activities, serves as a project manager, directs the work of midlevel and junior staff who are working on the projects she or he leads, and acts as managerial supervisor for one or more midlevel and/or junior staffers. We are seeking an individual with international research expertise.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Research responsibilities as project manager/project principal

  • As project principal, lead, organize and oversee the execution of research projects, usually with the support of midlevel and/or junior staff:
    • Review related literature and past work
    • Specify questions to be addressed, data sources, variables to be used, data collection strategies, analyses to be undertaken and analytic techniques, including statistical or qualitative approaches to be applied
    • Carry out primary data collection and primary and secondary analysis
    • Write journal articles and reports
    • Lead work with research partners, depending on the project
  • Present research findings to academic, media and other audiences at briefings, seminars and professional conferences; contribute to the development of communications materials such as news releases and fact sheets.
  • Review and comment on work of other research staff.
  • Stay current on literature related to ongoing projects and core areas of expertise.
  • Maintain informal and formal relationships with colleagues in relevant fields.
  • Participate in various aspects of project development, including idea generation, budget estimates, proposal drafting and review, and interaction with funders; encourage and assist with organization of idea generation meetings.

Administrative responsibilities

  • As project manager (or in partnership with an assigned project manager), develop project activities, timelines and budgets; monitor progress of these; coordinate project activities across divisions; orient, train and oversee midlevel and junior staff’s work on projects; assist with reports to funders; ensure the archiving of completed projects.
  • Supervise and mentor one or more midlevel or junior research staffers; in this capacity, an SRS will be responsible for her/his supervisees’ annual appraisals and provide mentorship to supervisees (broadly defined as providing guidance and support to supervisees on professional development and assisting supervisees with concerns and needs regarding work, time management and personnel-related issues).
  • Manage work with consultants, collaborating organizations, and partner agencies as needed.

Other

  • Represent Guttmacher at conferences, meetings and other events held by external organizations or government agencies.
  • Carry out public education activities (e.g., seminars, university lectures, “brown bags,” etc.).
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries related to one’s area of expertise or work (e.g., responding to reporters’ questions or doing media interviews).
  • Participate in staff recruitment and selection by serving as a member of hiring teams.
  • Perform any other job related tasks as requested by division management or supervisor.
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language, particularly Spanish or French is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctoral degree in the social sciences, public health or a closely related field.
  • Commitment to policy-relevant research.
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, including some of the following areas: fertility, contraception, abortion, sex education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, STIs/HIV, provision and costs of reproductive health services, and health care systems.
  • Experience in carrying out research on sexual and reproductive health behaviors and services, their determinants and consequences, and related program and policy issues.
  • Training and experience in some of the following areas:
    • Statistical, demographic, epidemiological and health economics methods
    • Survey methods, including survey design, fieldwork, data processing and analysis
    • Qualitative research methods
  • Experience in manuscript writing and presentation; prior publication record desirable.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Originality and creativity.
  • Strong project management, planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor midlevel and junior staff as well as engage in timely communication with senior supervisory staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team; interest in working collaboratively within the Institute and with external partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Ability to represent the Institute at external meetings.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, dependability, strong attention to detail.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan 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 (preferred), 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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POSITION TITLE

Senior Research Scientist (Domestic) (New York City)

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Principal Research Scientist or Director of Domestic Research

DATE OF POSTING

January 2016

POSITION SUMMARY

A Senior Research Scientist (SRS) is responsible for leading or playing a major role on multiple research projects, including planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis, and manuscript writing. An SRS also contributes to a range of other administrative and institutional activities, serves as a project manager, directs the work of midlevel and junior staff who are working on the projects she or he leads, and acts as managerial supervisor for one or more midlevel and/or junior staffers. We are seeking an individual with U.S. expertise.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Research responsibilities as project manager/project principal

  • As project principal, lead, organize and oversee the execution of research projects, usually with the support of midlevel and/or junior staff:
    • Review related literature and past work
    • Specify questions to be addressed, data sources, variables to be used, data collection strategies, analyses to be undertaken and analytic techniques, including statistical or qualitative approaches to be applied
    • Carry out primary data collection and primary and secondary analysis
    • Write journal articles and reports
    • Lead work with research partners, depending on the project
  • Present research findings to academic, media and other audiences at briefings, seminars and professional conferences; contribute to the development of communications materials such as news releases and fact sheets.
  • Review and comment on work of other research staff.
  • Stay current on literature related to ongoing projects and core areas of expertise.
  • Maintain informal and formal relationships with colleagues in relevant fields.
  • Participate in various aspects of project development, including idea generation, budget estimates, proposal drafting and review, and interaction with funders; encourage and assist with organization of idea generation meetings.

Administrative responsibilities

  • As project manager (or in partnership with an assigned project manager), develop project activities, timelines and budgets; monitor progress of these; coordinate project activities across divisions; orient, train and oversee midlevel and junior staff’s work on projects; assist with reports to funders; ensure the archiving of completed projects.
  • Supervise and mentor one or more midlevel or junior research staffers; in this capacity, an SRS will be responsible for her/his supervisees’ annual appraisals and provide mentorship to supervisees (broadly defined as providing guidance and support to supervisees on professional development and assisting supervisees with concerns and needs regarding work, time management and personnel-related issues).
  • Manage work with consultants, collaborating organizations, and partner agencies as needed.

Other

  • Represent Guttmacher at conferences, meetings and other events held by external organizations or government agencies.
  • Carry out public education activities (e.g., seminars, university lectures, “brown bags,” etc.).
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries related to one’s area of expertise or work (e.g., responding to reporters’ questions or doing media interviews).
  • Participate in staff recruitment and selection by serving as a member of hiring teams.
  • Perform any other job related tasks as requested by division management or supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctoral degree in the social sciences, public health or a closely related field.
  • Commitment to policy-relevant research.
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, including some of the following areas: fertility, contraception, abortion, sex education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, STIs/HIV, provision and costs of reproductive health services, and health care systems.
  • Experience in carrying out research on sexual and reproductive health behaviors and services, their determinants and consequences, and related program and policy issues.
  • Training and experience in some of the following areas:
    • Statistical, demographic, epidemiological and health economics methods
    • Survey methods, including survey design, fieldwork, data processing and analysis
    • Qualitative research methods
  • Experience in manuscript writing and presentation; prior publication record desirable.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Originality and creativity.
  • Strong project management, planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor midlevel and junior staff as well as engage in timely communication with senior supervisory staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team; interest in working collaboratively within the Institute and with external partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Ability to represent the Institute at external meetings.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, dependability, strong attention to detail.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan 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 (preferred), 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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POSITION TITLE

Administrative Assistant (New York City)

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, and Non-exempt

REPORTS TO

Director of Research Administration

DATE OF POSTING

January 6, 2016

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide administrative support for the staff of the research division, primarily assisting the Vice President for Research and Directors of Research, and archival and data management support for the Data Manager. Administrative responsibilities include scheduling meetings; assisting with travel arrangements; preparing and reviewing expense reports; orienting new staff; copying, PDFing and circulating materials requested by staff; sorting research division mail; filing materials and publications; tracking staff publications and activities; and assisting with research project tasks, if time permits. Archival responsibilities include maintaining select electronic and paper files; and assisting project managers in archiving projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Must have highly developed communication and organizational skills with careful attention to detail, and ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and multitasking
  • Interest or experience in social sciences or women’s/reproductive health a plus
  • One to two years’ administrative assistant experience desirable
  • Sense of professionalism and responsibility, and good judgment in performing tasks and in handling confidential information
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access or other database applications Experience with PowerPoint and reference software a plus

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary; excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan 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 (preferred), 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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POSITION TITLE

Research Associate (New York City)

STATUS

Full-Time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Senior Research Scientist or Principal Research Scientist

DATE OF POSTING

December 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

A Research Associate works with a substantial degree of independence, usually under the direction of a senior research scientist or other senior research staffer, performs a variety of complex research tasks, and often supervises research assistants, especially, but not only, on fielding activities. Tasks may include data processing and/or implementing data analyses, coordinating projects, overseeing fielding of surveys, compilation of information, and writing reports, including publishable products. We are seeking individuals with U.S. and/or international experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Project tasks

  • Implement data analyses using Stata, SPSS or another statistical analysis package.
  • Participate in the drafting and/or review of project reports or articles.
  • Coordinate projects that involve Guttmacher’s partnering with external collaborating agencies in the U.S. or in other countries; includes coordinating Guttmacher meetings of senior staff, coordinating and making logistical and substantive preparations for field visits with both Guttmacher staff and staff of the partner organization.
  • Design, format and proofread questionnaires, with direction from senior staff on content; implement or supervise research assistants on formatting, proofreading and translation of these documents.
  • Assist with IRB-related preparation as needed.
  • Moderate focus groups or conduct personal interviews.
  • Schedule, monitor, manage and coordinate a variety of tasks necessary for the fielding of large, national, mostly mailed surveys, including sample selection, mailings, tracking and follow-up, coding, and overall productivity and quality.
  • Serve as project manager and work closely with project principals to oversee budget and staffing needs, while monitoring project schedules and work plan.

Additional tasks

  • Assist with interviewing, recruitment, training and mentoring of research assistants and senior research assistants.
  • Assist in various aspects of proposal development, for example by developing budget estimates (staffing and direct costs) for fieldwork activities.
  • Responsible for appropriate (confidential if required) storage, archiving or disposal of survey questionnaires.
  • Perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant social science, health or demographic field.
  • Five years of relevant work experience (for new employees); minimum of two years of employment as a senior research assistant at Guttmacher (for current employees).
  • Demonstrated experience in performing and understanding data analysis procedures using statistical packages such as SPSS, Stata and SAS.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate work of a team.
  • Ability to train and supervise research assistants.
  • Ability to be the liaison with, and to professionally manage communication with, consultants, collaborators, and/or organizations.
  • Ability to travel and represent Guttmacher at external meetings and conferences.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to plan ahead and foresee needs and problems.
  • Effective communication, organizational and management skills.
  • Efficiency, accuracy, high productivity and professionalism.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Low $70Ks, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.


Please note that telephone inquiries will not be acknowledged.
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 (preferred), 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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POSITION TITLE

Drupal Developer (New York City)

STATUS

Full-Time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Web Master and Director of Production

DATE OF POSTING

December 22, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

As part of the Institute’s three-person web team, the Drupal Developer will maintain and extend the Institute’s new Drupal site that will launch in late January 2016. Specifically, the Drupal Developer will troubleshoot and fix issues, work with the Communications and Production teams to update the site for changing needs, and help design, develop and deploy new web products and functionality.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the maintenance and management of the Institute’s Drupal site.
  • Coordinate with the Communications and Web teams to design, develop and deploy new web products and functionality.
  • Run diagnostics, recommend fixes and help implement those fixes.
  • Manage and update modules as required.
  • Performs other job related tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum two years of Drupal development experience.
  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Drupal including Views module.
  • Self-motivated with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and autonomously.
  • Git, jQuery, MySQL, Google Analytics, custom module development experience a plus.

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 telephone inquiries will not be acknowledged.
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 (preferred), 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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POSITION TITLE

Senior International Communications Associate
(New York City)

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Director of Communications

DATE OF POSTING

August 20, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

Develop and coordinate the dissemination of a broad spectrum of materials (e.g. press releases, fact sheets, social media, web content, infographics) related to international Guttmacher studies and other international work; serve as primary communications liaison with overseas partner organizations, advocates and NGOs; conduct international media outreach; participate in project development, providing feedback on overall strategy and goals, as well as communications components; develop project work plans and assist in managing budgets as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans and executes the release and dissemination of Guttmacher’s international work.
  • Develops media relations strategies and materials, including news releases, opinion pieces, letters to the editor, blog posts, and web content, or supervises others in these tasks.
  • Conducts outreach to and fields inquiries from journalists in developing regions, Europe and the U.S. to promote Guttmacher's international work and other activities.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the Institute’s overseas communications partners, including those at international and multilateral organizations.
  • Identifies new overseas communications partners and negotiates partner contracts, work plans and schedule of deliverables.
  • Identifies opportunities and coordinates participation by Guttmacher staff in key multilateral meetings and conferences, including United Nations and regional organizations.
  • Works in collaboration with Research, Public Policy and Development divisions in project conceptualization and development, and in drafting funding proposals and funder reports.
  • Works with the social media team to develop social media content and implement campaigns.
  • Develops infographic and short video content and works with designers in their creation.
  • Prepares PowerPoint and other presentations for Institute staff and website.
  • Represents the Institute at meetings with overseas donors, country offices of international organizations, conferences and other gatherings as appropriate.
  • Manages communications activities to promote the Guttmacher-published journal International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
  • Performs other reasonably related job duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years of relevant experience. Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues highly desirable.
  • Strong support for the mission of the Guttmacher Institute.
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Journalism or Development preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand statistical materials.
  • Ability to work effectively with overseas partners, often on a long-distance basis.
  • Experience working internationally in developing countries.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Strong computer skills, including PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with a variety of social media platforms.
  • Self-motivated and team player.
  • Ability to work under deadlines and juggle priorities and projects.
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish highly desirable.
  • Supervisory experience desirable.

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 (preferred), 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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