Senior Policy Associate, Federal Issues (Guttmacher)

Washington, DC
Full Time
Experienced

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About Guttmacher Institute

Founded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of high-quality research, evidence-based advocacy and strategic communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all people worldwide. The Institute is engaged in building a more inclusive, transparent and equitable organization.

Position

The Senior Policy Associate, Federal Issues is responsible for advancing a federal policy agenda for SRHR that is comprehensive, evidence-based and rooted in human rights principles. Reporting to the Director of Public Policy, this position leads the Institute’s work on a portfolio of SRHR issues and engages with partners, policymakers and advocates in person and in a range of written formats to bring an evidence-based perspective to key policy discussions in the United States. The division is currently rebuilding and reshaping its approach, and this position will have the opportunity to work with others in advancing the division’s vision for strategic impact, collaboration and equity as it applies to federal policy.

Top Reasons to Work at The Guttmacher Institute:

  • Generous and flexible time off.
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Parking and Transit Accounts

Work Hours

· Exempt, Full-Time. Standard office hours are 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday – Friday.

Attributes of a Winning Candidate

  • Excellent Communicator: Exceptional analytical, research, writing and oral advocacy skills and ability to articulate well. Needs to handle multiple tasks and bring innovative idea to the department.
  • Socially Aware: A strong commitment to the mission and goals of the organization. Demonstrates a respect for differences and contributes to an organizational culture of inclusiveness through interactions with coworkers and stakeholders.
  • Technical Familiarity: Understanding in computer-based applications like email, and standard applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, and Adobe.
  • Active Teamwork: Work collaboratively with colleagues across departments and functions; coordinate development and implementation of shared plans (internally and externally).

Key Job Duties

  • Lead Guttmacher’s work on a specific portfolio of SRHR issues at the federal level.
  • Track federal policies and identify opportunities to inject data and analysis into critical policy debates.
  • Represent the Institute in advocacy and lobbying with Congress, relevant government agencies and through participation in advocacy coalitions and initiatives.
  • Coordinate with Guttmacher’s research and communications staff to translate evidence into easy-to-digest materials and tools, create messages and shape the narrative.
  • Write original content and policy analysis designed to promote evidence-based policy and shape advocacy strategies.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in the fields of SRHR, immigrant rights, human rights or public health.
  • Understanding of U.S. policy and the policy-making process.
  • Congressional and Executive Branch advocacy experience.
  • Proven track record on collaborative partnerships; understanding the value of mutually beneficial and impactful working partnerships.

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COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Recently, Guttmacher made several institute-wide changes, including centering equity and justice as organizational principles; diversifying our leadership; committing to an inclusive workplace; and pledging to build a culture of learning, knowledge-sharing, innovation and accountability. To continue this period of growth and transition, we’re offering a wide range of job opportunities at our New York City headquarters and our office in Washington, DC. We’re looking for mission-focused, data-driven candidates who, most importantly, seek deeper meaning from their work.



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