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POSITION TITLE

Vice President for Finance & Administration
(New York)

REPORTS TO

President & CEO

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

DATE OF POSTING

August 5, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY

The Guttmacher Institute seeks an experienced and skilled financial leader who will provide strategic direction relating to all matters of the organization’s financial management including: audit and tax preparation; budgeting; financial reporting; business planning; strategic cash management; analyzing opportunities for growth and capital investment; and oversight of the finance, accounting, facilities and IT departments. This position will report to, and work closely with, the President & CEO. The ideal candidate will bring an understanding of nonprofit accounting, as well as experience managing the finances of a complex organization with multiple funding sources, both domestic and international, including funding from the U.S. and other governments. This is a senior leadership position that involves active collaboration with other members of Guttmacher’s Management Team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as part of the Institute’s Management Team, overseeing the strategic direction of the organization, planning for its fiscal health, and ensuring a financial plan that is consistent with the organization’s goals and funding projections;
  • Oversee the organization’s operating budget and forecast development, modification and management;
  • Work with project managers in preparing departmental budgets, as well as project-specific budgets; review and approve budgets before entering into Guttmacher’s budgeting system and assist staff with accessing financial information necessary for monitoring specific grant and project budgets;
  • Oversee timely preparation for and production of financial reports for Management Team, Board of Directors and other audiences as needed;
  • Serve as key staff liaison with the Audit, Finance Committees and Investment Subcommittee of the Board of Directors; attend all Guttmacher Board meetings (3 times per year) and generate, develop and deliver financial presentations;
  • Oversee the Institute’s annual audit and tax functions: supervise the preparation for annual audits and ensure all required IRS and state filings are up to date; serve as the primary contact to external auditors;
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and that effective internal controls are in place;
  • Work with the Investment Subcommittee of the Board to oversee investment of the organization’s endowment, maximize the return on investments and ensure that Guttmacher’s investment policies are followed; serve as primary contact with investment managers and banks;
  • Source and manage all business insurance including property and liability, professional liability, and Director and Officer Insurance;
  • Oversee grants and contracts management systems including cost allocation plans and integration of the organization’s annual budget and restricted funding;
  • Monitor cash flow and supervise wire transfers;
  • Supervise IT staff to assess existing technology infrastructure and properly plan to meet Guttmacher’s changing technology needs;
  • Supervise the administration manager to ensure oversight of the physical plant and equipment, including leasing of appropriate space and acquisition of furniture and equipment;
  • Manage the day-to-day financial and administrative functions, including oversight of seven staff members, in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws (responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; motivating and building a sense of teamwork; appraising performance); and
  • Represent Guttmacher at meetings with government officials, funders and donors as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum required:

  • BA/BS degree
  • 5 + years as CFO of a non-profit organization (preference given to organizations with budgets of at least $15M) or 10 + years experience in senior finance positions more generally, preferably in the non-profit sector;
  • Well-honed analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to be adaptable and revise strategies as necessary;
  • Demonstrated excellence in financial management, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting;
  • Strong overall communication skills; ability to present clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; ability to communicate financial matters to a non-financial audience;
  • High integrity;
  • Experience in risk management and compliance;
  • Excellent Excel skills and overall proficiency with Microsoft Office programs; and
  • Strong values-based leadership qualities, including the ability to supervise and mentor staff so they perform at the highest possible level.

Preferred:

  • MBA and/or CPA
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP as applied to non-profit organizations;
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting, including grant and fund administration;
  • Working knowledge of software program(s) commonly used by nonprofit organizations (Abila (MIP) a plus); and
  • Experience in Facility and IT management.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 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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POSITION TITLE

Senior Research Associate - Domestic
(New York)

REPORTS TO

Director of Domestic Research and Vice President for Research

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, and Salaried/Exempt

DATE OF POSTING

July 25, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY

A Senior Research Associate (SRA) is responsible for leading or playing a major role in one or more research projects, including managing, planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis and manuscript writing. SRAs also serve as project managers and supervise midlevel and junior staff as they assist in the implementation of research projects. They also assist in proposal development and represent Guttmacher in a range of professional contexts.

We are currently seeking an individual with a focus on and experience with SRHR in the United States or other developed countries.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Research

  • Lead, organize and carry out research projects:
    • 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 or reports
    • Work with research partners, depending on the project
  • Present research findings to academic, journalistic, and other audiences at briefings, seminars, and professional conferences; help prepare communications materials such as news releases and fact sheets
  • Review and comment on work of other staff

Administrative

  • As project principal (responsibilities described above), coordinate project activities with project manager in situations where the roles of project principal and project manager are shared by two people
  • As project manager, develop project activities, timelines and budgets; monitor progress of these; coordinate project activities across divisions; orient, train and supervise midlevel and junior staff on project work; assist with reports to funders; archive completed projects
  • Manage work with consultants, collaborating organizations, and partner agencies as needed

Other

  • Represent Guttmacher at conferences, meetings, etc., held by external organizations or government agencies
  • Carry out public education activities (e.g., seminars, university lectures, “brown bags,” etc.)
  • Respond to external inquiries in 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
  • Participate in various aspects of project development, including idea generation, budget estimates, proposal drafting and review, and interaction with funders
  • Stay current on literature related to ongoing projects and topics
  • Maintain informal and formal relationships with colleagues in relevant fields
  • Participate in other tasks as requested by division management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctoral degree in social sciences, reproductive health or closely related field
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, especially in the U.S., 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, presentation, and proposal development; prior publication record desirable
  • Originality and creativity
  • Interest in policy-relevant research
  • Project management and planning skills; adherence to schedules and budgets
  • Effective management and supervision of midlevel and junior staff as well as 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 writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time-sensitive manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, dependability, strong attention to detail

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match and employer discretionary contribution, 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 Associate - International
(New York)

REPORTS TO

Director of International Research and Vice President for Research

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, and Salaried/Exempt

DATE OF POSTING

July 25, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY

A Senior Research Associate (SRA) is responsible for leading or playing a major role in one or more research projects, including managing, planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis and manuscript writing. SRAs also serve as project managers and supervise midlevel and junior staff as they assist in the implementation of research projects. They also assist in proposal development and represent Guttmacher in a range of professional contexts.

We are currently seeking an individual with a focus on and experience in developing-country work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Research

  • Lead, organize and carry out research projects:
    • 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 data collection and analysis
    • Write journal articles or reports
    • Work with research partners in countries, depending on the project
  • Present research findings to academic, journalistic, and other audiences at briefings, seminars, and professional conferences; help prepare communications materials such as news releases and fact sheets
  • Review and comment on work of other staff

Administrative

  • As project principal (responsibilities described above), coordinate project activities with project manager in situations where the roles of project principal and project manager are shared by two people
  • As project manager, develop project activities, timelines and budgets; monitor progress of these; coordinate project activities across divisions; orient, train and supervise midlevel and junior staff on project work; assist with reports to funders; archive completed projects
  • Manage work with consultants, collaborating organizations, and partner agencies in the U.S. or internationally as needed

Other

  • Represent Guttmacher at conferences, meetings, etc., held by external organizations or government agencies
  • Carry out public education activities (e.g., seminars, university lectures, “brown bags,” etc.)
  • Respond to external inquiries in 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
  • Participate in various aspects of project development, including idea generation, budget estimates, proposal drafting and review, and interaction with funders
  • Stay current on literature related to ongoing projects and topics
  • Maintain informal and formal relationships with colleagues in relevant fields
  • Participate in other tasks as requested by division management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctoral degree in social sciences, reproductive health or closely related field
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health globally, especially in the developing world, including some of the following areas: fertility, contraception, abortion, maternal health, STIs, HIV/AIDS, sex education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, 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, presentation, and proposal development; prior publication record desirable
  • Originality and creativity
  • Interest in policy-relevant research
  • Project management and planning skills; adherence to schedules and budgets
  • Effective management and supervision of midlevel and junior staff as well as 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 writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Written and verbal proficiency in French or Spanish is highly desirable
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time-sensitive manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally
  • Initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, dependability, strong attention to detail

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match and employer discretionary contribution, 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 Assistant I (2 openings)
(New York)

REPORTS TO

Research Associate, Senior Research Associate

STATUS

Full-time, regular, and non-exempt

DATE OF POSTING

July 25, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY

Assist with social science research pertaining to reproductive behavior and access to health care services (principally sexual behavior, family planning, unintended pregnancy and abortion) in both domestic and international contexts. Depending on qualifications and workflow, duties may include assisting with survey fielding, participant recruitment, phone follow-up of survey responses, questionnaire coding, data processing, table construction, library work and other research assistance.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • Good organizational and communication skills, accuracy and attention to detail, computer aptitude, as well as a self-motivated work style and ability to work well both individually and in a group;
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and/or statistical analysis software is desirable; and
  • Experience, training, and/or interest in reproductive health issues is helpful, as is fluency in Spanish or French.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

$40K; Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match and employer discretionary contribution, 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

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, Stata 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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