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
  • Excellent quantitative skills (including one or more years of training and one or more years of experience in quantitative data analysis and solid understanding of software packages such as Stata or R or other quantitative software)  
  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related discipline OR equivalent experience
  • At least two years of substantive experience in research in the fields of public health, public policy, or related disciplines 
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to make and carry out decisions independently and a dedication to team building and collaboration
  • Excellent managerial and organizational skills, including self-starter, detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to meet deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to approximately 25% of time 


  •  Exposure to qualitative research methods and software (MAXQDA, Dedoose, Atlas-ti, or other)
  • Experience working on projects cross-culturally
  • Research and/or project management experience in the fields of sexual and reproductive health
  • Dedication to team building and staff development
  • 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: 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 written in Spanish and resume in English to  https://ibisreproductivehealth.org/forms/employment-application. Candidates should also complete this short online survey. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; priority will be given to applications received on or before October 1, 2019. Position starts as soon as filled. No phone calls, please. 


We seek a part-time intern who has a strong commitment to reproductive health and rights, and can provide both research and administrative support to Ibis staff. Interns will contribute to ongoing domestic and international research projects. Tasks may include quantitative or qualitative data collection, entry, cleaning, and analysis; 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.

We seek candidates who can work 12-16 hours a week for approximately twelve weeks beginning in February in our Cambridge, MA office. A modest stipend of approximately $3,000 is available, though the exact amount is dependent on time commitment and experience of the individual applicant. We also welcome applications from students receiving work study or practicum/school credit.

We encourage applications from those who have:

  • Interest in both qualitative and 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

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 “Spring 2020 Internship Application.” No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though applications received by January 10, 2020 will receive priority review.