Manager, LARC Project
Deadline: Until filled
Location: New York, USA
Organization: The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH)
The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local level to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception.
Using a partnership model, we provide state and local advocates with strategic guidance, hands-on support, and funding to create national change from the ground up. We are a force multiplier – we form strategic partnerships with a wide range of organizations to directly impact the reproductive health and lives of women across the country. Since 2008, NIRH has provided direct grants and hands-on support to more than 145 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in 37 states and 50 localities across the country.
At the national level, we go where others don’t, engaging in groundbreaking public opinion research, proactive policy initiatives, and innovative advocacy campaigns to shape a new national conversation about reproductive freedom.
Our political arm, the NIRH Action Fund, works in parallel to change state and local electoral and policy landscapes.
The LARC Project Manager will be part of the National Institute’s Policy and Strategic Partnerships Team and will coordinate and provide strategic guidance and technical assistance to organizations across the country working to increase access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) by addressing policy, regulatory, and systems barriers. The Manager will be a key member of our team, helping to shape our portfolio of work to increase access to LARCs with the ultimate goal of achieving access to the full range of contraception for all people.
The LARC Project Manager is grant funded position that is anticipated to last for a year.
- Provide strategic guidance to state partners to support their efforts to increase access to LARCs.
- Review and prepare analysis of progress and final reports from partners to highlight achievements and lessons learned, provide administrative support throughout the grant process, and help maintain relationships between NIRH and state partners.
- Help develop and implement strategies for sharing learning and best practices.
- Coordinate and manage consultants supporting the LARC Project.
- Participate in coalitions and develop relationships with allies and other organizations to further project goals.
- Assist with the conception, development, and distribution of resources for the field, including presentations, toolkits, and advocacy materials.
- Stay current on emerging trends related to LARCs.
Experience and Qualifications
- Demonstrated commitment to NIRH’s mission and values.
- Three-five years of experience, including project management, policy analysis, and advocacy.
- Solid understanding of health policy issues, particularly related to reproductive health, public and private payer policy related to coverage and reimbursement, the social determinants of health, and challenges to LARC access. Experience working with physicians and/or public or private payers a plus.
- Understanding of the history of reproductive coercion and the reproductive justice framework.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders or a coalition to achieve a shared goal.
- Strong communication, research, writing, and analytical skills. Highly organized and detail-oriented with a proven ability to work on multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, and work independently, while also collaborating in a team setting.
- Sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Some travel required.
Salary will be commensurate with background and experience. The National Institute for Reproductive Health offers an excellent benefit package.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, person with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals to apply.
How to apply:
Email a thoughtful cover letter, writing sample, and resume in one PDF to email@example.com with “LARC Project Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications must be received via email. No phone inquiries please.