Position Summary

The Global Communications Manager works both independently and collaboratively to develop a wide range of materials and messages to synthesize the Institute’s research and develop dissemination strategies—in collaboration with in-country, regional and global partners—to most effectively reach key international audiences including policymakers, advocates and media. This position will offer critical, substantive support to senior staff, particularly the Senior Global Communications Manager. The ideal candidate has a passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights issues globally, and is able to synthesize and summarize the Institute’s international research for dissemination to non-academic audiences worldwide.

Responsibilities

  • Works with senior communications staff and international partners to develop and implement dissemination strategies for country-level, regional and global studies and projects;
  • Working closely with other Institute staff, drafts news releases, fact sheets, social media posts, infographic content and website content for the Institute’s international research studies and reports;
  • Conceptualizes and writes letters to the editor, blog posts, OpEds and other materials as needed;
  • Identifies international days of action, conferences, meetings and key events to amplify Guttmacher’s international work;
  • Identifies new overseas communications partners, negotiates partner contracts, work plans, budgets and schedules of deliverables, and coordinates ongoing work with communications partners;
  • Works with senior communications staff to develop and implement dissemination strategies;
  • Assists in drafting and compiling highlights and data for internal updates from the Communications Team, periodic reports for funders and the Guttmacher Board;
  • Sets up and disseminates e-mail messages to Guttmacher email lists via Mailchimp and posts news releases and other materials to website;
  • Assists in web content development and website content curation;
  • Drafts PowerPoint slides and other presentations for senior staff;
  • Assists in managing social media platforms in absence of manager;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Ideal candidate is an early career professional with demonstrated understanding of and capabilities to communicate effectively about international public health, reproductive justice and/or human rights issues;

  • Minimum of three to five years relevant work experience in the fields of public health, reproductive justice, human rights, social justice and/or social science;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to understand statistical materials;
  • An interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and promoting Guttmacher’s mission;
  • Demonstrated experience working efficiently under tight deadlines and juggling multiple priorities and projects;
  • Must possess cultural competence and sensitivity when interacting with a diverse array of partners and audiences;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Ability to travel at least 15% of the year;
  • Knowledge of public health, reproductive health, social science research, and/or human rights and social justice issues preferred;
  • Project management experience preferred;
  • Fluency in French and or Spanish a strong plus, but not required.
  • Experience working with/in low and middle-income countries strongly preferred. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary starting at $69,000 to $80k, commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; vacation, personal and sick time, paid parental leave; tuition reimbursement; commuting subsidy; and 401(k) with employer match. The Guttmacher Institute strives to provide the training and support staff need to be successful in their positions and to grow professionally.