Development and Communications Assistant in Cambridge, MA

Ibis is seeking a Development and Communications Assistant to support Ibis’s fund development and communications activities. We are looking for someone with strong writing and organizational skills who is enthusiastic about our mission to improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide.

The Development and Communications Assistant will provide support to fundraising activities, including helping with the preparation and proofreading of grant proposals and reports, assisting with the development of fundraising materials, and managing fundraising tracking systems. This person will also participate in the development, design, and dissemination of communications materials, including writing/editing Ibis’s newsletters; maintaining Ibis’s website; and coordinating social media activities. The Development and Communications Assistant will also periodically provide other administrative support at Ibis. This position will work closely with the Senior Manager of Development and Communications and Vice President for Development and Public Affairs to help to implement development and communications work plans and track progress toward development and communications goals.

Successful candidates will have exceptional administrative/organizational and interpersonal skills as well as a strong commitment to women’s rights and health. Applicants should be adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously and committed to high-quality work.


  • One to three years of experience in fund development and/or communications, with a record of increasing responsibility.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and high energy, with demonstrated problem-solving approach and ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Flexible, responsive, willing to pitch in on a variety of projects, and able to both work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong computer and technological skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Comfort working in Drupal, other website content management systems, and/or email marketing systems preferred.
  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills. Interest and skill in desktop design (print and electronic materials) a plus.
  • Familiarity with and interest in using social media tools.
  • Commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.
  • Sense of humor.      

Ibis is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.

Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. 

Start date: Position available immediately

How to apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to admin@ibisreproductivehealth.org. Please include “Development and Communications Assistant” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though applications received by July 9 will receive priority review. Position will remain open until filled.

Intern in Cambridge, MA

Ibis is seeking a part-time individual who has a strong commitment to women’s health and rights, and who is willing to provide both research and administrative support to Ibis staff in Cambridge, MA. The intern will contribute to ongoing domestic and international research projects. Tasks may include quantitative or qualitative data collection, entry, and cleaning, 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 and interacting with a variety of people, and should have experience with or interest in reproductive health research. This is a fall intern position for two to three business days per week, for 8-12 weeks in our Cambridge, MA office. A modest stipend may be available. We encourage students receiving work study or practicum/school credit to apply.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s sexual and reproductive health
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility, responsiveness, and willingness to contribute to a variety of projects

Preferred qualifications:

  • Quantitative or qualitative research experience

We seek to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, fill out an application online here and send a resume to Yves Young at yyoung@ibisreproductivehealth.org and Carmela Zuniga at czuniga@ibisreproductivehealth.org, including “Fall 2017 Internship” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though applications received by August 23rd will receive priority review. Position will remain open until filled.

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