Reporting to the President/CEO, the successful candidate for this position will lead a diverse and growing range of communications and publications activities. He/she is ultimately accountable for assuring the high quality of all products carrying the Institute’s brand, not only its publications for academic and professional audiences, but also the factsheets, motion graphics, and social media posts designed to reach a variety of influential lay audiences.
Other responsibilities include:
- Participate in monthly meetings of the senior management staff, which is responsible for oversight of the Institute as a whole, including its multiyear work plan, revenue projections, annual budget, board affairs, project development and fundraising.
- Supervise four direct reports — the Communications Director, the Executive Editors of the Institute’s two peer-reviewed journals (Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health) and the Production Director—as well as other division staff when assigned to special reports or activities.
- Manage the division’s overall work plan and budget to promote an on-time, on-budget completion of project activities under the division’s control.
- Coordinate timing of Institute products with colleagues in the Research and Public Policy Divisions to set priorities in instances of conflicting needs.
- Ensure that all publications and communication materials meet the Institute’s high standards of scientific accuracy and readability, and are consistent with the look and voice of the Guttmacher brand.
The ideal candidate for this position is a proven leader with knowledge of reproductive health and rights. Aside from this, the individual must meet the following requirements:
- Master’s degree in a relevant field.
- Minimum of 10 years of professional work related experience within the nonprofit world.
- Proven ability both to be a strong leader and part of a close knit team.
- Strong management skills with a demonstrated capacity to recruit, lead and marshal the talents of a diverse, competent and creative staff; to balance conflicting demands; and to meet tight deadlines.
- Demonstrated understanding of communications work, including effective interaction with the media (U.S. and international, traditional and new) and other key audiences.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills.
- Strong public-speaking skills.
So do you want to be the next Vice President for Public Education? Apply today through our career center.