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Job Title: Executive/Research Assistant
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Organization: Ibis Reproductive Health
Posted: 10/18/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Cambridge,  MA    USA
Compensation: $44,000-48,000
Position Description: We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice; and 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, work closely with the President and senior staff to support the Ibis Board of Directors and Board committees, and help plan and execute Ibis Board meetings and staff meetings/retreats. Additionally, the Executive/Research Assistant will work with and provide support to multiple study teams on new and ongoing global research projects. Research tasks will include but are not limited to study team coordination; literature reviews and desk research; data collection, 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.

Qualifications: Minimum: • Demonstrated commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice and/or intersecting movements (racial justice, economic justice, immigrant justice, environmental justice) • Interest in nonprofit management/effectiveness • Proficiency in Spanish (able to read, write, and speak Spanish; comfortable working in Spanish) • Exposure to, training in, or experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research • Excellent computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) • Excellent writing and proofreading skills • Organized and detail-oriented, with demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to meet deadlines • Flexible, responsive, and able to manage multiple responsibilities on a range of projects

We particularly welcome those who have: • Fluency in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking)

• Experience supporting a senior manager or executive in a professional capacity • Experience using quantitative software (R or Stata) and/or qualitative software (e.g., ATLAS.ti, Dedoose, NVivo, MAXQDA) • Sense of humor

Organization Description: Ibis Reproductive Health is a global nonprofit driving change through bold, rigorous research and principled partnerships that advance sexual and reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. We believe that research can catalyze change when the entire research process is viewed as an opportunity to shift power, is undertaken in partnership with the communities most affected, and includes a focus on how data can be most effectively used to make change. We focus on increasing access to quality abortion care, transforming access to abortion and contraception through technology and service innovations, and expanding comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services. Ibis works with partners in more than 30 countries on six continents. Our staff is located in Cambridge, MA and Oakland CA, USA; and Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information, visit:

Closing Date: 1/18/2020
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Contact Name: Courtney Firestine,  Executive/Research Assistant
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How to Apply: Deadline for applications: Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and resume to mployment-application. Priority will be given to applications received by October 29, 2019. No phone calls, please.

Additional Information: Ibis is an equal opportunity employer. Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first- generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.

Salary: The starting salary for this position is typically $44,000 to $48,000 depending on experience. Starting salaries vary based on geographic location of the position and the qualifications/experience of individual candidates.

Start date: Position starts as soon as it is filled.

Benefits: Ibis’s generous benefits package includes: medical insurance, with most of the premium paid by Ibis; dental, disability, and life insurance; paid sick leave; a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer contributions after the first year; four weeks of vacation per year; transit benefits; and professional development opportunities.

Web Site Delete Date: 12/2/2019