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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Director of Federal Policy is a senior position responsible for managing all aspects of the Institute’s work to advance a federal policy agenda for sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice (SRHR). Reporting to the Vice President for Public Policy, the Director works with a broad range of stakeholders to bring the Institute’s data, analysis and strategic expertise to bear on federal policy discussions. Working closely with the Vice President and the other Directors in the division, this position will have an important role to play in rebuilding the division and leading and shaping a culture aligned with the division’s vision for strategic impact, collaboration and equity. The Director must be committed to supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment and managing relations with a diverse staff, including staff under their own supervision.
A FEW ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Vision and strategy of the division
• Work with the Vice President for Public Policy to translate the Institute’s Strategic Framework into actionable policy initiatives with measurable milestones and results.
• Serve as a member of the division’s Management Team responsible for managing the division’s
work in pursuit of the Institute’s vision, goals and priorities; collaborate with the Executive
Leadership Team and other division Management Teams to create a high-performing, impactful
and collaborative organization.
Direct the Institute’s federal policy agenda for SRHR
• Direct all aspects of the Institute’s advocacy agenda at the federal level; maintain a substantive grasp of U.S. policy issues; and provide (directly or indirectly) technical expertise to policymakers and advocates.
• Build trust and strong partnerships with a broad base of progressive allies; seek their input to help shape the Institute’s priorities; and ensure they are equipped with timely evidence and incisive analysis in support of their policy goals.
Division management and supervision
• Guide and supervise policy staff at all levels, including setting clear direction and performance expectations, building individual skills and assessing progress.
• Work with division leadership and Finance and Administration staff to coordinate budgetary and administrative work of the division.
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice
Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion & justice (EDIJ) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize EDIJ and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.