Position Summary

The International 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 International 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
  • In collaboration with communications staff and other Institute staff, drafts news releases, fact sheets, social media posts, infographics and website content for the Institute’s global, regional and country-level research studies and reports
  • Conceptualizes and writes op-eds, blog posts and other materials as needed
  • Identifies new overseas communications partners, negotiates partner contracts, work plans, budgets and schedules of deliverables, and coordinates ongoing work with communications partners
  • Working closely with other staff, develops, adapts and conducts workshops for international partners on how to effectively communicate research to non-academic audiences
  • Identifies international days of action, conferences and other opportunities to promote Guttmacher’s work
  • Assists in drafting and compiling highlights and data for internal updates from the Communications Team, periodic reports for funders and the Guttmacher Board
  • Assists in web content development and website content curation
  • Drafts PowerPoint slides and other presentations
  • Assists in managing social media platforms and posting materials to the website as needed
  • Represents Guttmacher at international events, meetings and conferences
  • Performs other job-related tasks as assigned

Qualifications

The 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.

  • 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 communication skills
  • Interest in international sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and promoting Guttmacher’s mission
  • Ability to travel internationally at least 15% of the year
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity when interacting with a diverse array of international partners and audiences
  • Demonstrated experience working efficiently under tight deadlines and juggling multiple priorities and projects
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience working with/in low- and/or middle-income countries strongly preferred
  • Competency in French and/or Spanish a plus
  • Experience in project management preferred

Salary and Benefits

Salary in the mid $70k’s to $80k, commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy and generous time off.