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Senior communications manager in cambridge, ma

We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice to join the team in Cambridge, MA, as a Senior Communications Manager. The Senior Communications Manager will play a key leadership role in developing and executing Ibis Reproductive Health’s communication strategies across all mediums and in the countries we work in. This position is a key member of the Free the Pill campaign team, a multi-year effort to bring an oral contraceptive over the counter in the United States; approximately 50% of the individual’s time will be spent on this project. A competitive candidate for this position will have experience communicating research and leading evidence-based advocacy communications to a wide range of audiences. The Senior Communications Manager reports to the Vice President for Development and Public Affairs.

Strategic communications planning

  • Works with Ibis colleagues and our communications consulting firm to develop and implement a strategic communications plan designed to raise awareness about Ibis and our work. This includes raising the public profile of Ibis, strengthening our brand, and communicating our research results and recommendations to a global audience.
  • Develops and implements an editorial calendar that leverages key communications moments and ensures the full range of Ibis’s work is shared in a variety of media and formats. 
  • Develops clear, consistent, and compelling language that communicates our research results and makes the connection to policy, product, and service delivery change. Uses this language and key messages to connect our work across the globe, through different movement spaces, and especially the larger human rights, social justice, and reproductive health, rights, and justice spaces. Works with staff to incorporate this language into organizational communications. 
  • Works with the Ibis Senior Management Team and other staff to build Ibis’s organizational profile. Informs board members and staff of progress and provides talking points, training, and other tools so they are well-equipped to be effective ambassadors for Ibis in the media and other venues.
  • Works with the Director of Southern Africa Programs and other staff to develop and support an effective communications strategy in South Africa and the Southern Africa/sub-Saharan Africa regions.
  • Oversees implementation of strong and effective social media strategy.
  • Oversees maintenance of Ibis websites, also ensuring they remain up-to-date and reflect current technological trends.
  • Supervises the creation of electronic and printed communications materials, including working with outside vendors. Ensures communications follow guidelines and best practices for 501(c)(3) organizations.

Media relations

  • Collaborates with communications and program staff to cultivate relationships with key media outlets. Prepares press materials and organizes press events as necessary.
  • Tracks impact of press outreach and oversees maintenance of media contacts and files.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with key communications staff at partner organizations and in the reproductive health, rights, and justice community.
  • Supervises the work of Ibis communications consultants.

Program communications

  • Works with research and project staff to identify communications opportunities to advance programmatic goals and prioritizes competing needs appropriately. This includes mapping out strategies, messages, and tools and drafting and reviewing briefs and infographics.
  • Works with the Free the Pill team to develop and execute an ambitious communications strategy that builds awareness of and support for the campaign and supports the regulatory, research, policy, and field strategies.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • 5 or more years of communications experience
  • Familiarity and comfort with social science research, particularly sexual and reproductive health research
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities on a range of concurrent projects with attention to detail, flexibility, and creativity
  • Demonstrated interest in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice
  • Experience with and enthusiasm to work collaboratively with teams and partner organizations in a wide range of  contexts
  • Ability to make and carry out strategic decisions independently, and to seek input when needed
  • Excellent writing and editing skills

We particularly welcome those who have:

  • Experience working with advocacy organizations to translate research
  • Work experience in multiple country and cultural contexts
  • Sense of humor

Ibis is an equal opportunity employer. Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.

Salary: Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Ibis’s generous benefits package includes: medical insurance, with most of the premium paid by Ibis; dental, disability, and life insurance; a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer contributions after the first year; four weeks of vacation per year; and professional development opportunities.

Deadline for applications: Interested candidates should visit https://ibisreproductivehealth.org/forms/employment-application. Priority will be given to applications received by June 27, 2018. Position starts as soon as filled. No phone calls, please.

senior project manager in oakland, ca

We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice to join the team in Oakland, CA as a Senior Project Manager. The Senior Project Manager will take a leadership role on study teams conducting policy evaluation in restrictive states in the United States and research addressing quality of care in abortion services and abortion stigma in Latin America, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. A competitive candidate for this position will have experience in research management across a diversity of geographic contexts, overseeing multiple projects simultaneously, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and communicating research findings to a range of audiences. Senior Project Managers are responsible for coordinating research portfolios, supervising project staff, managing budgets, building and strengthening project partnerships and contributing to grant-writing, donor reporting, and study design. The person in this position will also represent Ibis in professional settings, the media, and policy discussions. Senior Project Managers should expect to travel up to 30% of the time.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Six or more years of work experience and/or education (advanced relevant degree such as master’s or doctorate) in the fields of public health, demography, epidemiology, or related field
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience managing quantitative and/or qualitative studies with demonstrated leadership in recruitment, data collection, and analysis
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities on a range of concurrent projects with attention to detail, flexibility, and creativity
  • Quantitative training and applied experience in statistical analysis, survey research, or epidemiological methods and use of analysis software such as Stata or R
  • Demonstrated interest in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and/or justice
  • Experience with and enthusiasm to lead collaborative research teams in multiple cultural contexts
  • Ability to make and carry out strategic decisions independently, and to seek input when needed

We particularly welcome those who have:

  • Experience with qualitative research and exposure to qualitative analysis software such as Atlas.ti or Dedoose
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience working with advocacy organizations to translate research
  • Publication track record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Sense of humor

Ibis is an equal opportunity employer. Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.

Salary and benefits: Salary based on qualifications and experience. Ibis offers a generous benefits package and professional development opportunities.

Deadline for applications: Interested candidates email a cover letter and resume to admin@ibisreproductivehealth.org. Priority will be given to applications received by June 10, 2018.  Position starts as soon as filled. No phone calls, please.

Research assistant in oakland, ca

We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice who is interested in providing both research and administrative support in Oakland, CA. The Research Assistant will work with multiple study teams on new and ongoing research projects, such as our global work on quality abortion care, access to safe abortion in restrictive settings, and mobile health interventions. Tasks include, but are not limited to, data collection, entry, and management; data coding; protocol development; study team and meeting coordination; and overall project support. The research assistant will also support staff with administrative, development, and communications activities as needed.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Exposure to quantitative and/or qualitative research
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience working in teams with individuals of varying work styles
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities on a range of projects
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, highly organized, hardworking, and able to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Sense of humor

We particularly welcome those who have:

  • Experience working on projects related to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice
  • Spanish/French language skills
  • Experience using quantitative software (R or Stata) and qualitative software (i.e. Atlas.ti, Dedoose)
  • Experience searching for and identifying scientific literature, especially in public health  
  • Willingness to travel

Ibis is an equal opportunity employer. Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Ibis offers a generous benefit program including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, retirement contribution fund, and professional development opportunities.

Benefits: Ibis employees are eligible to participate in programs including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, retirement contribution fund, professional development opportunities, among others.

Deadline for applications: Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and resume to https://ibisreproductivehealth.org/forms/employment-application. Priority will be given to applications received by June 13, 2018.  Position starts as soon as filled. No phone calls, please.