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; its 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.


The Principal Policy Associate, State Issues is responsible for advancing a state policy agenda for SRHR that is comprehensive, evidence-based and rooted in human rights principles. Reporting to the Director of Public Policy, State, this position manages the Institute’s state policy tracking program; serves as a resource to policymakers, advocates and donors; ideates and generates policy analyses and other reports; and represents the Institute in the media. This position does not include any formal supervisory responsibility.


  • Establish and maintain expertise of state-level policy developments and trends in sexual and reproductive health and rights and generate internal and external analyses that reassert the importance of facts and evidence in support of a progressive SRHR vision.
  • Serve as a resource and technical expert on state-level issues with colleagues, advocates, donors, policymakers and other stakeholders.
  • Manage the Institute’s program of tracking and analyzing state legislation, regulation and litigation related to SRHR, including balancing priorities across projects and problem-solving.

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