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associate in cambrudge, ma or oakland, ca

We seek to fill a senior research position—in either the Cambridge, MA or the Oakland, CA office. The ideal candidate for the Associate position will be committed to work on women’s reproductive health, rights and justice, improving access to high-quality reproductive health care, and interested in building a body of research and leadership in the field. A competitive candidate for this position will be a researcher with bold ideas for research projects that will lead to real change and have a positive impact on people’s lives and health. They will be organized and able to manage/oversee a number of projects simultaneously, an excellent writer, a strong team player, and committed to participating in staff and organizational development at Ibis.  The Associate will be responsible for development/management/oversight of research projects and will participation in Ibis activities in the US and around the world.

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.

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop new quantitative and qualitative research on reproductive health in the US and around the world
  • Manage implementation of new and ongoing projects including staffing, budgets, and funding proposals/reporting 
  • Secure funding for research, both independently and in collaboration with other staff 
  • Represent Ibis in professional settings, the media, and policy discussions 
  • Clearly communicate research results in peer-reviewed journals, blogs, op-eds, and other venues and link them to policy and programmatic recommendations 
  • Supervise research staff 

Qualifications: 

  • Doctoral degree in demography, public health, sociology, epidemiology, or related field; Master’s degree with relevant experience; OR professional experience exemplifying the skills necessary to successfully manage the responsibilities of this position.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research/data; training in qualitative research methods, statistics, survey research, and/or epidemiological methods required
  • Proven publication and fundraising track records
  • Experience overseeing research projects
  • Substantive experience in reproductive health research
  • Excellent analytical, managerial, organizational, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills 
  • Ability to make and carry out decisions independently; creativity and flexibility; dedication to team building, staff development, and collaboration, particularly cross-culturally
  • Supervision experience 
  • Willingness and ability to travel 
  • Enthusiasm for working with advocacy organizations 
  • Spanish and/or French language skills and international experience desirable 
  • Flexibility 
  • Sense of humor 

Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.

Deadline for applications: Interested candidates should send a cover letter along with a CV to admin@ibisreproductivehealth.org. Please note the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. Positions will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received before May 15, 2017. No phone calls, please.

senior project manager in cambridge, ma

We seek to fill a Senior Project Manager position in the Cambridge MA office. The ideal candidate for the Senior Project Manager position will be committed to work on women’s reproductive health, rights and justice, improving access to high-quality reproductive health care, and interested in building collaborative relationships and developing a leadership role in the field. A competitive candidate for this position will be organized and able to manage/oversee a number of projects simultaneously; an excellent writer, a strong team player, and committed to participating in staff and organizational development at Ibis.  The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for management/oversight of research projects and participation in Ibis activities in the US and around the world.

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.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage/oversee ongoing research projects in the US and internationally
  • Collaborate with and manage across partners in advocacy, healthcare, legal, academic, and policy organizations
  • Represent Ibis in professional settings, the media, and policy discussions 
  • Clearly communicate research results in peer-reviewed journals, blogs, op-eds, and other venues and link them to policy and programmatic recommendations 
  • Manage implementation of new and ongoing projects including staffing, budgets, and donor reporting 
  • Supervise research staff 

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree with five years experience; Doctoral degree in demography, public health, sociology, epidemiology or related field; or professional experience exemplifying the skills necessary to successfully manage the responsibilities of this position.
  • Strong quantitative training in statistics, survey research, or epidemiological methods required 
  • Experience with qualitative research desirable
  • Experience overseeing research projects
  • Substantive experience in reproductive health research
  • Excellent analytical, managerial, organizational, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills 
  • Ability to make and carry out decisions independently; creativity and flexibility; dedication to team building, staff development, and collaboration, particularly cross-culturally
  • Willingness and ability to travel 
  • Enthusiasm for working with advocacy organizations 
  • Spanish and/or French language skills and international experience desirable 
  • Flexibility 
  • Sense of humor 

Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.

Deadline for applications: Interested candidates should send a cover letter along with a CV to admin@ibisreproductivehealth.org. Please note the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. Positions will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received before May 5, 2017. No phone calls, please.

Executive/Research Assistant in cambridge, ma

We seek an individual with a strong commitment to women’s health and rights and/or a keen interest in nonprofit management to provide administrative assistance to the Ibis President as well as research support to multiple study teams. In their administrative role, the Executive/Research Assistant will manage the President’s calendar and travel, and work closely with the President and senior staff to support the Ibis Board of Directors and Board committees. Additionally, the Executive/Research Assistant will work with and provide support to senior staff on multiple new and ongoing research projects in the US, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Tasks will include team coordination; literature reviews and desk research; data entry and management; manuscript development; meeting and presentation preparation; and overall project support, including data analysis. Applicants should be adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously, committed to high quality work, able to exercise discretion with sensitive information, and skilled at communicating with tact and diplomacy.

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.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice, and/or interest in nonprofit management/effectiveness
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or 4 years of applicable work experience
  • Exposure to, training in, or experience with quantitative or qualitative research
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills essential; experience with SPSS, Stata and/or Atlas.ti a plus)
  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills
  • Must be organized and detail oriented, with demonstrated problem-solving approach and ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, responsive, and willing to pitch in on a variety of projects
  • Spanish language skills highly preferred
  • Experience supporting a senior manager or executive in a professional capacity preferred
  • Sense of humor

Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.

Start date: Mid-May or early June; overlap with current Executive/Research Assistant required.

Deadline for applications: Interested candidates should send a cover letter along with a resume by April 28, 2017, to admin@ibisreproductivehealth.org. We will begin reviewing applications on that date but the position will remain open until filled. Please note the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; no phone calls, please.

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