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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.

  1. Principal Digital Strategist

    New York City
    The Principal Digital Strategist leads and mentors Guttmacher’s digital communications team and is responsible for developing an effective digital communications strategy to promote the mission and visibility of the Institute among key audiences via social media, web and email platforms. Monitoring public policy and research developments on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, the Principal Digital Strategist identifies opportunities for engagement on all of the Institute’s channels, with a primary focus on social media. This position manages efforts to improve the Institute’s website performance and usability, with a focus on user experience, and coordinates with other teams within the Communications & Publications division and across the Institute to maximize outreach and dissemination efforts while maintaining brand and message consistency across platforms.
  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.
  3. Executive Assistant

    New York City / Hybrid Work Schedule
    Reporting to Supervising Executive Administrator, the Executive Assistant provides administrative support to senior management teams (directors and vice presidents) across the organization’s divisions. The Executive Assistant will be assigned to primarily support one or two divisions and assist with administrative workflow across divisions, as needed, under the direction of the Supervising Executive Administrator. The Executive Assistant will have primary responsibility for calendar management, travel management, 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, reporters, vendors and peers in external organizations.
  4. Director of Institutional Giving

    New York City/ Hybrid
    This position represents a unique leadership opportunity to advance reproductive health, rights and justice at a pivotal time for the movement. Reporting to the Vice President for Development, the Director of Institutional Giving oversees and plays a key role in managing the Institute’s grants portfolio, which includes foundations, foreign government and multi-lateral organizations and accounts for a significant portion of the organization’s $30+ million in annual revenue. The position supervises and mentors three of the four members of the institutional giving team, including two Senior Development Associates and the Senior Development Manager. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player and innovative thinker who will serve as a thought-partner for the Vice President for Development, an inspiring leader for the Grants Team, and a productive member of the cross-divisional Management Team. 
  5. Contracts and Compliance Specialist

    New York City/ Hybrid
    The Contracts and Compliance Specialist will design and administer the Institute’s contract review and approval process and will serve as the subject matter expert for compliance-related business practices for the Institute. Responsible for working with professionals in the Divisions and coordinate the various threads of contract and compliance activities. The Contracts and Compliance Specialist will stay abreast of changes in the regulatory regimes that govern contracts with agencies of the U.S. government, foreign governments that fund the Institute, U.S. based foundations and donors, and multilateral organizations, to develop policies and processes to ensure that the Institute is in compliance at all times. This position will oversee compliance audits and ensure that compliance policies and procedures include best practices and risk mitigation.
  6. US Communications Assistant

    New York City or Washington DC/ Hybrid
    The US Communications Assistant works collaboratively with other members of the US Communications team and staff across all levels and divisions to help inform and shape public debate on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in the United States. This position works closely with the rest of the Communications and Publications division, as well as the domestic research and policy teams, by assisting in the creation and dissemination of communications materials across various channels (including the Guttmacher website, email list and social media accounts), monitoring and documenting the impact of these efforts (including compiling daily media clips), and providing other project support (such as media list building and other research support). This position reports to the Director for US Communications.
  7. Director of International Research

    New York City / Hybrid Work Schedule
    The Director of Research oversees a portfolio of policy-relevant domestic or international research by overseeing the work of multiple highly skilled research teams responsible for carrying out individual projects and large programs comprised of multiple studies. Directors bring substantive expertise in one or more research areas while providing input on all areas of Guttmacher’s work. This role leverages Directors’ research acumen to support delivery of outputs aligned with Guttmacher strategic objectives to create policy and advocacy impact in the SRHR field. Directors create synergies and integration between various areas of work and facilitate collaboration and communication among project teams and communication and policy internal partners. This individual also represents the investigative team with organizational management. This position requires the ability to build and maintain strong, trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders in the sexual and reproductive health field and in affiliated fields. Directors serve on the Research Management Team developing and executing the division’s strategic priorities.
  8. Senior Policy Associate, Federal Issues

    Washington, DC / Hybrid Work Schedule
    The Senior Policy Associate, Federal Issues is responsible for advancing a federal policy agenda for SRHR that is comprehensive, evidence-based and rooted in human rights principles. Reporting to the Director of Public Policy, this position leads the Institute’s work on a portfolio of SRHR issues and engages with partners, policymakers and advocates in person and in a range of written formats to bring an evidence-based perspective to key policy discussions in the United States. The division is currently rebuilding and reshaping its approach, and this position will have the opportunity to work with others in advancing the division’s vision for strategic impact, collaboration and equity as it applies to federal policy.
  9. Global Communications Manager

    New York City/ Hybrid
    The Global Communications Manager is a vital part of the Global Communications team who works closely with senior staff and international partners to develop communications and advocacy plans designed to implement the Institute’s research dissemination and policy strategies. The successful candidate will be an organized self-starter, with the ability to develop and draft a full range of communications products. This Global Communications Manager will offer critical support to policy and research staff. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to read and comprehend complex research material and summarize this material into tailored communications products designed to reach a variety of audiences, including policymakers, advocates, and media.
  10. Senior Policy Associate, State Partnerships

    Washington DC/ Hybrid
    The Senior Policy Associate, State Partnerships works with other policy division staff, as well as other internal divisions, to help develop and expand a new program in collaboration with state advocates. Our initiative on State Partnerships for Policy Impact will support state advocates with resources that the Institute–as an action-oriented think tank–can provide. This includes supporting an agenda that reasserts the importance of facts and evidence, while centering equity and justice, through a program that emphasizes equitable partnerships, evidence-based advocacy and strategic communications. This position’s success relies upon superior collaboration skills to create cohesive, strategic partnerships in line with the Institute’s short- and long-term goals. The division is currently rebuilding and reshaping its approach, and this position will have the opportunity to work with others in advancing the division’s vision for strategic impact, collaboration and equity as it applies to state policies in particular.
  11. 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.
  12. HR Generalist

    New York City / Hybrid Work Schedule
    The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing human resources (HR)-related duties on a professional level and works closely with the Director of Human Resources to ensure smooth daily operations of the HR department. They will independently perform responsibilities and provide support, as appropriate, on staffing, recruitment, on-boarding, employee engagement, compensation and benefits administration, compliance, and HRIS management.
  13. Content Officer for Policy Analysis

    Washington, DC / Hybrid Work Schedule
    The Content Officer for Policy Analysis works collaboratively with other policy division staff and with cross-divisional teams to provide content for the Institute’s policy blog and other policy resources. One main goal of this role is to target policymakers, stakeholder groups and thought leaders with policy analysis grounded in evidence and informed by insights from partners. The position coordinates the content creation team of public policy experts, who analyze sexual and reproductive health policymaking in Washington, state capitals and the globe to supply readers with information critical to understanding the policy landscape and to anticipating and effecting changes. This relies upon strong collaboration skills to create cohesive, strategic and consistent content in line with the Institute’s short- and long-term goals. The division is currently rebuilding and reshaping its approach, and this position will have the opportunity to work with others in advancing the division’s vision for strategic impact, collaboration and equity as it applies to policy analysis and other policy-related materials.
  14. Research Associate/ Data Manager

    New York City/ Hybrid
    Under the direction of the Senior Data Manger, the Data Manager (DM) will support the Data Management Core by providing expertise and support for the Research Division’s data management needs (including data acquisition, storage, analysis, and archiving) and IT functions. In addition, under the direction of senior project staff, the DM will perform a variety of complex research tasks across research projects, including supervising junior research staff. In this role, the DM works with a broad range of individuals within the division and across divisions to ensure data integrity and that project management milestones are achieved.
  15. Vice President for Public Policy

    Washington DC/ Hybrid
    The Vice President for Public Policy will oversee the development and execution of the Institute’s public policy work. The VP will provide leadership, guidance and supervision to the policy staff working on a wide range of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice (SRHRJ) issues at the state, national and global levels. The VP will play a crucial role in determining, coordinating and providing strategic direction to the Institute’s policy analysis and policy advocacy efforts. It is essential that the VP actively champion, model, and advance the organizational commitment to racial and gender equity - an overarching value and a core principle underpinning our work. The VP will have broad oversight responsibilities for projecting and managing division budgets, allocating resources and determining staff assignments to support the production of high-quality, relevant, and timely products. While the Public Policy Division has its home base in the Institute’s Washington DC office, the VP for Public Policy, in collaboration with all the VPs and CEO, will be expected to foster and actively embrace an organizational culture whereby staff across Divisions and regardless of primary office location work seamlessly toward a shared vision and mission. Currently there are some policy division staff based in NYC office, and some staff from other divisions based in the DC office. The VP will supervise, mentor and guide public policy staff, including utilizing tools and available resources to support staff development. The role will manage administrative functions of the Washington office, including interface with Finance & Administration staff, building management and vendors.
  16. Audio-Visual Specialist

    New York City/ Hybrid
    The Audio-Visual Specialist is essentially the communication, broadcasting and production point person whose focus on the effective, high-quality operation of the audio-visual systems and technology. He/she should have the ability to handle all technological needs for integrated conference room systems as well as supporting meetings, events and conferences. Reporting to the Director of Board Affairs/ Meetings and Events; the A/V specialist will be in charge of maintaining, troubleshooting, improving systems and suggesting systems that are right for the Institute. He/she will work as part of a team to prepare for internal and external meetings and events and manage related projects as assigned. The ideal candidate is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment where prioritizing and multi-tasking are the norm. Initiative, exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills are key.

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