Project Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.




United States


Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Our core activity is clinical and social science research on issues receiving inadequate attention in other research settings and where gaps in the evidence exist. Our agenda is driven by women’s priorities and focuses on increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. We partner with advocates, health care providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders who use our research to improve policies and delivery of services in countries around the world, and further reproductive justice and equity. Our staff is located in Cambridge, MA and Oakland CA, USA; and Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information: 

Ibis is seeking an individual to fill a Project Assistant position in the Cambridge, MA office. The ideal candidate will be committed to work on sexual and reproductive health and rights and is willing to provide administrative support to the team working to move an oral contraceptive (OC) over the counter (OTC) in the United States. The Project Assistant will work closely with the Free the Pill team and the OCs OTC Working Group. 


* Coordinate and document internal and external meetings; 

* Manage contact lists; 

* Manage campaign materials including products and mailings; 

* Contribute to tracking media coverage, policy developments, and new research on the topic; 

* Participate in the development, design, and dissemination of communications materials, including writing/editing working group and Free the Pill newsletters, maintaining websites, and social media activities; 

* Contribute to the team’s research activities including conducting literature reviews and tracking ongoing data collection; 

* Support the Free the Pill Project Director in other duties as necessary. 



* Self-starter, detail-oriented, highly organized, with demonstrated problem-solving approach and ability to meet deadlines 

* Excellent writing and proofreading skills 

* Strong computer and technological skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 

* Flexible, responsive, and willing to pitch in on a variety of projects, and able to work both independently and as a team 

We particularly welcome those who have: 

* Experience working on projects related to sexual and reproductive health and rights 

* Comfort working in WordPress, other website content management systems, and/or email marketing systems preferred. 

* Familiarity with and interest in using social media tools 

* Experience searching for and identifying scientific literature, especially in public health 

* Sense of humor 

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.


Ibis employees are eligible to participate in programs including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, retirement contribution fund, professional development opportunities, among others. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Please note the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. Priority will be given to applications received by April 30, 2018. Position starts as soon as filled. No phone calls, please.