Project Manager, preference for Cambridge

We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice, with a strong quantitative background and fluency in Spanish. The Project Manager will provide research support to the Free the Pill Campaign and the Oral Contraceptives Over-the-Counter Working Group to help build the case for making oral contraception available over the counter in the United States, and will also contribute to research focused on destigmatizing abortion around the world, and understanding the safety and effectiveness of out-of-clinic models of abortion care. The Project Manager will work with multiple study teams on other new and ongoing research projects, potentially including our global work on later abortion care, access to abortion and contraception care for transgender and gender-expansive individuals. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: management and oversight of ongoing research projects in the United States and Latin America, quantitative data management and analysis in English and Spanish, development of study instruments, management of institutional review board protocols, coordination of fieldwork, clear communication of research results in multiple formats, supporting development of grant proposals, organizing meetings, and more.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • At least two years of substantive experience in research, preferably in reproductive health
  • Excellent analytical, managerial, organizational, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills in English and Spanish
  • One or more years of training and experience in quantitative data analysis and solid understanding of software packages such as Stata or R (or other quantitative software)
  • Ability to make and carry out decisions independently; creativity and flexibility; dedication to team building, staff development, and collaboration, particularly cross-culturally
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to meet deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to approximately 25% time
  • Sense of humor


  • Exposure to qualitative research methods and software (MAXQDA, Dedoose, Atlas-ti, or other)

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: The starting salary for this position is typically $58,000-$62,000 USD, depending on experience. Starting salaries vary based on geographic location of the position and the qualifications/experience of individual candidates.

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 upload a cover letter and resume to https://ibisreproductivehealth.org/forms/employment-application. Candidates should also complete this short online survey. Priority will be given to applications received by July 29, 2019. Position starts as soon as filled. No phone calls, please.


We seek up to four part-time interns who have a strong commitment to reproductive health and rights, and who are willing to provide both research and administrative support to Ibis staff in Cambridge, MA and Oakland, CA. Interns will contribute to ongoing domestic and international research projects. Tasks may include quantitative or qualitative data collection, entry, cleaning, and analysis; developing project protocols; literature reviews; and overall project support, as well as assistance with administrative, development, and communications activities. Applicants should be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, and have experience with or interest in reproductive health research. The available positions are for part time positions for 8-12 weeks, based in our Cambridge, MA or Oakland, CA office. Interns should be available for a regular schedule or work, and will be expected to work between 16-20 hours a week. A modest stipend of $2,000 - $4,000 is available. The stipend amount is dependent on time commitment and geographic location. We also welcome applications from students receiving work study or practicum/school credit.                                                      

We encourage applications from those who have:

  • Interest in qualitative/quantitative research
  • Commitment to sexual and reproductive health
  • Experience with quantitative software (R or Stata) or qualitative software (i.e. Atlas.ti, Dedoose)
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Curiosity and ability to problem solve independently
  • Flexibility, responsiveness, and willingness to contribute to a variety of projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Required qualifications for one Oakland, CA position include:

  • Fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in Spanish

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.

To apply: Please complete an online survey here and send a curriculum vitae or resume to intern@ibisreproductivehealth.org with the subject line “Fall 2019 Internship Application.” Please indicate your location preference (Cambridge, MA or Oakland, CA) in the body of your email. No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though applications received by July 19, 2019 will receive priority review.