Position Summary

The Senior International Communications Manager is a key part of Guttmacher’s international communications team, working both independently and collaboratively to develop and implement strategies to maximize the reach of Guttmacher’s international research. This position oversees the creation of a wide range of materials designed to communicate the Institute’s work to key audiences, including media, policymakers, advocates and service providers at country, regional and global levels. The Senior International Communications Manager also serves as the primary liaison with the Institute’s overseas communications partners. This position leads the Institute’s international communications work, which includes partnerships work and resource planning, and budget management.


  • Plans and executes the release and dissemination of Guttmacher’s international work.
  • Oversees the development of communications strategies and materials, including news releases, opinion pieces, social media campaigns, infographics, PowerPoint presentations and web content.
  • Works in collaboration with colleagues in the Communications, Research, Public Policy and Development divisions in project conceptualization and development, and in drafting funding proposals and funder reports.
  • Identifies new overseas communications partners and negotiates partner contracts, work plans and schedule of deliverables. Manages the partnership throughout the contract and cultivates the relationship post-contract.
  • Conducts outreach to and fields inquiries from journalists worldwide to promote Guttmacher's international work and other activities.
  • Reviews research articles and reports prior to journal submission or internal publication to provide language, message and framing guidance.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the Institute’s overseas communications partners, including those at international and multilateral organizations.
  • Manages communications budgets for international research projects.
  • Supports media tours  and/or site visits for Guttmacher leadership when deemed necessary
  •  Organizes and conducts workshops on how to effectively communicate research for advocacy purposes for international communications and research partners.
  • Identifies opportunities and coordinates participation by Guttmacher staff in key multilateral meetings and conferences, including United Nations and regional organizations.
  • Represents the Institute at meetings with overseas donors, country offices of international organizations, conferences and other gatherings as appropriate.
  • Perform other job-related tasks and projects as assigned.


The ideal candidate is a versatile, experienced communications professional with demonstrated understanding of and capabilities to communicate effectively about international public health, reproductive justice and/or human rights issues.

  • Minimum of seven years’ relevant work experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in international development and partnership experience, specifically working with/in low- and/or middle-income countries strongly preferred
  • Interest in international sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and promoting Guttmacher’s mission
  • Experience in project management
  • 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
  •  Supervisory experience (formal or informal) preferred; commitment to undergoing management training a must
  • Passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the Institute’s mission
  • Competency in French and/or Spanish a plus

Salary and Benefits

Minimum salary of $96,000 to the low $100ks annualized, 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.