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Join our team to help advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. At Guttmacher, you’ll work with some of the field’s most talented researchers, policy analysts and thought leaders to make positive change on issues related to reproductive autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Recently, Guttmacher made several institute-wide changes, including centering equity and justice as organizational principles; diversifying our leadership; committing to an inclusive workplace; and pledging to build a culture of learning, knowledge-sharing, innovation and accountability. To continue this period of growth and transition, we’re offering a wide range of job opportunities at our New York City headquarters and our office in Washington, DC. We’re looking for mission-focused, data-driven candidates who, most importantly, seek deeper meaning from their work.


The Guttmacher Institute proudly offers a variety of excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; generous vacation, personal and sick time; paid parental leave; tuition reimbursement; a commuting subsidy; and a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an employer match. We strive to provide the training and support our staff members need to be successful in their positions and to foster employees’ professional development.

COVID-19 vaccination requirement

The health and safety of our team is our highest priority. As such, we require all staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized or -approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious or other reasons in accordance with applicable law.

President's Office

  1. Executive Assistant

    New York City/Hybrid
    Guttmacher is hiring for 2 Executive Assistants - One Executive Assistant will be assigned to primarily support the Research division, and the other will support the Development and Communications & Publications division. The Executive Assistant will have primary responsibility for and assist with scheduling, calendar management, travel management, expense reimbursement, vendor payments, routine correspondence, phone and email support, meeting coordination, impact tracking and note taking. The Executive Assistant is expected to serve as liaison between the division’s senior management team and a variety of audiences, including the organization’s executive office, vice presidents of other organizational divisions, staff across the Institute, grant-makers, vendors, and peers in external organizations.


  1. Senior Research Administrative Assistant

    New York City/ Hybrid
    Reporting to the Research Administrative Manager (RAM), the Senior Research Administrative Assistant (SRAA) works closely with the RAM, the Director of Research Operations (DRO), and the Research Administrative Team (RAT) to support the success of division administrative functions. The primary responsibility of the SRAA is to support various day-to-day administrative functions of the RAT and Research Division, process and approve Research division expenses, track Research staff activities and publications, support Guttmacher library functions, assist RAT documentation and archiving efforts, and support project management on the RAT. The Senior Research Administrative Assistant, working collaboratively with key internal staff, will provide administrative support to the Research Administrative Team and within the Research Division.
  2. Senior Research Associate

    New York City / Hybrid Work Schedule
    A Senior Research Associate (SRA) is responsible for a variety of research and management tasks. Research tasks may include collection of quantitative data (often by overseeing fielding of surveys), collection of qualitative data, data processing and analysis, contributing to or leading the writing of articles and reports, and coordinating with staff in other divisions, particularly in getting products to publication. An SRA typically will serve as project manager (i.e., managerial lead) on one or more projects and may also serve as project principal (i.e., substantive lead) on projects or project components. SRAs on international projects will often work extensively with in-country partners. SRAs contribute to training Research Associates, and often train and oversee Research Assistants. A Senior Research Associate works with a substantial degree of independence, usually under the direction of a Senior Research Scientist or other senior research staff. Although an SRA carries out many of the same substantive and management tasks as a Research Associate, she or he must have additional qualifications and must take on additional responsibilities by virtue of greater experience and longer tenure.

Public Policy

  1. Senior Global Policy Associate

    New York City or Washington D.C/ Hybrid
    The Senior Global Policy Associate is part of a growing global policy team and is responsible for advancing global policy and advocacy priorities that promote and protect sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice (SRHRJ) worldwide. Reporting to the Director of Global Policy, this position brings policy analysis and Guttmacher data to bear on global policy discussions by engaging with key stakeholders, developing written materials and providing technical expertise to partners, policymakers, and advocates, and bringing global policy perspectives into Guttmacher’s data and research efforts.

Finance & Administration

  1. Controller

    New York City/Hybrid
  2. Director of Finance

    New York City/ Hybrid
    Reporting to the Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Director of Finance (DFA) is part of a Division that includes 5 operating units—Administrative Services, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Meeting & Events and serves on the Management Team for the Division. The DFA is responsible for overseeing and managing the Institute’s accounting and budgeting functions, grants management, financial reporting, audit and tax preparation, treasury and strategic cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and month-end closings. The DFA serves as a thought partner on financial matters to the VP of F&A and supervises a 5-person team of junior and senior-level accounting staff, the budget and grants administrator and the contract specialist.
  3. Payroll and Benefits Coordinator

    New York City/ Hybrid
    The Payroll and Benefits Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of payroll processing, managing employees’ benefits and inquiries in accordance with Guttmacher’s policies as well as any state, local and Federal laws.

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