Global Communications Manager

New York City/ Hybrid
September 2022
Full time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to
Senior Global Communications Manager

Founded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of high-quality research, evidence-based advocacy and strategic communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, and promote sound policy and program development; its overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all people worldwide. The Institute is engaged in building a more inclusive, transparent and equitable organization.  

Position summary

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.  

  • Work closely with international partners, communications, policy, and research staff to develop and implement dissemination strategies for country-level, regional, and global studies, and projects.
  • Develop and draft a full range of communications products, including news releases, fact sheets, blog posts, infographics, op-eds, explainers, and social media content.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to amplify Guttmacher’s global work, including international days of action, conferences, meetings, and other relevant events.
  • Work closely with senior colleagues to identify potential in-country communications partners; negotiate partner contracts, work plans, budgets, and schedules of deliverables; and coordinate ongoing work with the above-mentioned partners.
  • Assist in drafting highlights and compiling data for internal updates from the Communications team, as well as periodic reports for funders and the Guttmacher Board of Directors.
  • Develop, draft, and disseminate messages to Guttmacher email lists and post news releases and other materials to Guttmacher’s website.
  • Assist in digital content development, including social media, website and multimedia content creation and curation.
  • Draft PowerPoint slides and other presentations for in-country partners and senior staff.
  • Perform other job-related tasks and projects as assigned.  
Qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate is a versatile professional who is ready to take the next step in their career. They will possess a well-rounded global communications and media relations skill set, strong writing skills, and the initiative and flexibility necessary to succeed in a fast-paced and demanding position.

  • Minimum of three to five years of relevant work experience required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills: adept at consistently sharing information to keep colleagues and partners informed.
  • Ability to read and correctly interpret complex policy and research materials, while taking the initiative to ask questions for clarity.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize effectively, including experience managing multiple priorities and projects and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to display cultural competence and sensitivity with a diverse array of partners and audiences.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with colleagues, partners, and other stakeholders, to achieve organizational goals.
  • Ability to travel at least 15% of the year.
  • Knowledge of global sexual and reproductive health issues a strong plus.
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Experience working with Mailchimp, Drupal and Asana a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish a strong plus.
  • Experience working with/in low- and middle-income countries preferred.  
Salary and benefits

Salary starting at $69,000 to $80,000, 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.  

Please note that telephone inquiries will not be acknowledged. No agencies, please.

The Guttmacher Institute seeks to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment, where every employee’s unique talents are valued and recognized as an asset to the achievement of our mission.

How to Apply

To apply, submit resume and cover letter here.

Please note that telephone inquiries will not be acknowledged. No agencies, please.

Guttmacher is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer  

The Guttmacher Institute seeks to foster a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment, where employees’ talents are valued and recognized as an asset to the achievement of our mission. We endeavor to make the application process accessible to all users. If you need assistance learning about or applying to our employment opportunities, please contact our human resources department at (212) 248-1111 or r[email protected].