Policy Manager

Guttmacher Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 03

Position description

The policy manager is responsible for advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, bringing research to bear on the policymaking process through a diverse set of interrelated activities, including policy analysis, policy-related research, oral and written communications (both formal and informal) and representing the Institute before Congress, administrative agencies, the media and vis-à-vis other organizations. The position includes working with senior policy staff on a portfolio of issues, centering on U.S. foreign policy related to family planning and abortion.


Work with senior policy staff on an issue portfolio primarily focused on abortion worldwide and international family planning, including U.S. government funding and related policy.

  • Develop and maintain expertise on the issue portfolio, including keeping abreast of the substantive literature as well as ongoing political and policy developments;
  • Participate in policy-relevant research and analysis activities; and
  • Serve as internal resource to bring the Public Policy perspective to the range of Institute activities.

Represent the Institute to external audiences.

  • Work closely with key partners, including members of the International Family Planning Coalition;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (Congress, executive branch agencies, coalition partners and other organizations) to develop, guide and implement strategies for advancing portfolio of issues; and
  • Serve as an external spokesperson for external audiences on issue portfolio.

Develop written materials for a wide range of audiences and purposes.

  • Develop, research and write articles for publication in the Guttmacher Policy Review;
  • Prepare comment letters on federal regulations or guidelines, testimony for federal agencies or congressional committees, letters to members of Congress or the executive branch; and
  • Work with Institute staff to develop communications messages and materials; and
  • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned.


  • Advanced degree in public health, public policy or related field.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in fields broadly related to Guttmacher’s mission, preferably including policy analysis and issue advocacy. Experience with sexual and reproductive health and rights policy, and especially with issues related to international family planning and abortion, preferred.
  • Experience in interpretation of social science research findings as well as data analysis, preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in a time-sensitive manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with diverse internal and external persons and audiences.
  • Must be self-motivated, adaptable, resourceful, detail oriented, dependable and able to meet respective deadlines 
  • Must be highly collaborative and work well as a member of a team.
  • Able to travel at least 10% of time, nationally or internationally.


Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off. 

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