Senior Policy Manager

Guttmacher Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 11

Position description

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 Senior Policy Manager will help lead the Guttmacher Institute’s efforts to engage in the policy process to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally. Under the supervision of the Vice President for Public Policy and the Director of Public Policy, the senior policy manager will engage partners, policymakers and advocates in person and in a range of written formats, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy. The position involves some travel, both domestic and international. 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze issues related to U.S. policy on international sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Develop written materials in a range of formats and for a range of audiences, including as a regular contributor to the Guttmacher Policy Review and short-form analyses.
  • Represent the Guttmacher Institute in advocacy and outreach activities with Congress, relevant government agencies and key coalitions.
  • Collaborate with staff across the Institute to bring a policy perspective to the range of our communications and research activities. 
  • Serve as a leading voice on international sexual and reproductive health and rights issues with the media and other external audiences.
  • Participate as part of a team to conceptualize policy-relevant research projects.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the fields of public health, reproductive health and rights, reproductive justice, human rights and/or social justice. 
  • Passion for social justice and working toward a U.S. foreign policy that will lead to a world in which all people are able to exercise their rights and responsibilities regarding sexual behavior and reproduction freely and with dignity.
  • Skilled at communicating about how policy affects individuals’ sexual and reproductive health and rights in a range of in-person and written formats and to a range of audiences including policymakers, advocates and the media.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and capabilities to advance complex social justice issues, to engage diverse people and contexts, and to unify diverse perspectives in service to our shared mission.
  • Interest in advancing reproductive health and rights in a rapidly changing policy environment while retaining a constant focus on longer-term strategic goals.
  • Dedication to working collaboratively, thinking strategically, engaging new partners and advancing an inclusive workplace.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally 10-20% of the time.

Salary in the low $100ks, 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.

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