Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
 

Job Opportunities

POSITION TITLE

Graphic Designer
(New York)

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Director of Production

DATE OF POSTING

January 15, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

The graphic designer will conceive, design and produce data visualizations and infographics for Guttmacher research and policy analysis; interviews with policy and research experts; or news about sexual and reproductive health trends, for use across platforms. The designer will also create graphics (including iconography, charts, figures, tables, etc.) and assist with production of the Institute’s policy publication, special publications and collateral materials.

This position will join a team of professionals dedicated to producing evidence-based, high quality resources, developing a strong multimedia and online presence, and conducting outreach to a range of key stakeholders so as to inform policies and public debates domestically and internationally on a range of issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brainstorm, draft and design visualization products, incorporating feedback from key stakeholders across the Institute;
  • Design and produce data visualizations and infographics in static formats and work with in-house web team to produce visual tools in interactive formats for online use using best practices for web publishing;
  • Design and produce graphics for publications and assist with production of non-journal publications and collateral materials;
  • Conceptualize, design and produce promotional materials for events, conferences or releases; and
  • Work with staff to design graphics for presentations.
  • Perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors degree in graphic design, interaction design or related field or equivalent and 3–5 years of design experience, including visual content development;
  • Experience creating engaging and sophisticated storytelling pieces desirable, especially those that visualize complex concepts for a nontechnical audience;
  • Experience in brainstorming and developing different types of visualizations, including for narrative, interactive data exploration and analytics;
  • Familiarity with optimizing graphics for online use and for a variety of mobile devices;
  • Strategic understanding of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and/or YouTube preferred;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, particularly Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop;
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 preferred;
  • Experience with JavaScript and/or JavaScript frameworks such as JQuery or D3 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 Tableau and/or other data visualization software 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 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 Communications Associate–International
(New York)

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Director of Communications

DATE OF POSTING

January 12, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

Serve as primary communications liaison with overseas partner organizations, advocates and NGOs; plan and execute the release of Guttmacher studies and other communications-related events and activities; conduct international media outreach; develop and disseminate public education materials related to international projects; participate in project development, providing feedback on overall goals and communications components; review drafts of and provide feedback on select research materials; develop project work plans and assist in managing communications budgets as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans and executes the release and dissemination of Guttmacher’s research, policy analysis and public education materials related to 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.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the Institute’s overseas communications partners, including those at international and multilateral organizations.
  • Identifies opportunities and coordinates participation by Guttmacher staff in key multilateral meetings and conferences, including United Nations and regional organizations.
  • 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.
  • Works in collaboration with the Research and Public Policy divisions in developing projects that include communications activities or are focused on communications outreach.
  • Works with Development staff in drafting funding proposals and funder reports.
  • Identifies new overseas communications partners and negotiates partner contracts, work plans and schedule of deliverables.
  • Works with the social media team to develop and implement social media content and campaigns.
  • Develops infographic and short video content and works with designers in their creation.
  • Prepares PowerPoint and other presentations for Institute staff and Web site.
  • Represents the Institute at meetings with overseas donors, country offices of international organizations, conferences and other gatherings as appropriate.
  • Manages communication activities to promote the Guttmacher-published journal International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
  • Perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Journalism or Development preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of media relations/nonprofit experience. Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues highly desirable.
  • Strong support for the mission of the Guttmacher Institute.
  • Experience working internationally in developing countries.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to understand statistical materials.
  • Ability to work effectively with overseas partners, often on a long-distance basis.
  • 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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POSITION TITLE

Research Associate
(New York)

REPORTS TO

Senior Research Scientist/Principal Research Scientist, Director of Research

STATUS

Full-time, regular, and exempt

DATE OF POSTING

January 9, 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Project tasks

  • Implement data analyses using SPSS, Stata or another social science analysis package.
  • Gather and synthesize information.
  • 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 and management of respondent database
    • organizing timetable and activities for initial and follow-up mailings
    • assist with orientation of research assistants to projects, and with training in fieldwork skills
    • monitor productivity and quality of work
    • supervise the tracking of survey respondents
    • supervise activities to follow up with survey nonresponse and item nonresponse and clarification
    • develop coding instructions and training of research assistants in coding procedures
    • supervise checking and coding of questionnaires in preparation for data entry
    • supervise all tasks related to maintaining proper documentation of fieldwork activities and archiving of project files concerning fieldwork
    • monitor that the study’s methodological procedures are properly followed to ensure data quality
    • participate in the analysis of survey data and the writing up of findings
  • 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 and recruitment 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.
  • Maintain collection of questionnaires and fieldwork documents for Guttmacher surveys.
  • Mentoring and training research assistants.
  • 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 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

December 12, 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
  • Experience with quantitative analysis and statistical, spreadsheet, and/or database software
  • Good organizational and communication skills, accuracy and attention to detail, as well as a self-motivated work style and ability to work well both individually and in a group
  • Experience, training, and/or interest in reproductive health issues is desirable
  • Fluency in French is desirable

SALARY AND BENEFITS

$40,000; excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan 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 Public Policy Associate (for Global Affairs)
(Washington, DC)

REPORTS TO

Vice President for Public Policy

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, and Professional Staff

DATE OF POSTING

October 27, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Public Policy Associate will lead an expansion of the work of the Institute using evidence and analysis to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at the global level. Working closely with the policy team as well as with our research staff and coalition partners in the United States and around the world, the Senior Public Policy Associate will be engaged in SRHR advocacy at the global level and here in the United States, through education and advocacy aimed at Congress and the administration regarding U.S. foreign policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Representing Guttmacher in advocacy and outreach activities with United Nations (UN) agencies, Congress, relevant government agencies, key coalition partners and other organizations in the United States and globally;
  • Preparing written materials for a wide range of audiences and purposes, including policy analyses and regular contributions to the Guttmacher Policy Review;
  • Monitoring and analyzing policy issues and related developments around a portfolio of global SRHR issues; and
  • Working with Guttmacher staff in developing, conducting, publishing and communicating policy-relevant research.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in law, public health or public policy required.
  • A minimum of five years work experience in fields broadly related to the Guttmacher Institute’s mission;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; experience in or familiarity with UN and other global processes relating to SRHR;
  • Background in policy analysis and issue advocacy; and demonstrated ability to translate research into compelling and persuasive, issue-oriented information and educational materials.
  • Ability to travel, including internationally.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive and will be 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:

applytoguttmacherdc@guttmacher.org

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