Center for Reproductive Rights
  • 09-May-2017 to 08-Jul-2017 (EST)
  • Office of the President
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title: Associate, Office of the President

Department: Office of the President

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to

The Center seeks an Associate, Office of the President who will support and report to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President (OOP). 

The position will be based in New York City.


Primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support the Chief of Staff in Management of Board Operations

  • Manage logistics, and follow-up for Board and Board Committee meetings including venue/dinner location selection for three Board meetings per year (one outside of New York), technological support for video conferencing, attendance tracking, and compliance with bylaws including minutes approval, archiving, and email drafting of meeting notices and materials dissemination;
  • Support Governance operations including Board recruitment process (prospect tracking and report generation in Raiser's Edge, priority grid management), research and drafting of briefing memos, committee work planning and calendar management; and
  • Support the Chief of Staff in the timely development of materials for Board and Board Committee meetings, including development and dissemination of Board books and minutes preparation.

Advance Office of the President-led projects and initiatives

  • Oversee information management systems to enhance OOP effectiveness, including department intranet libraries and Raiser's Edge database for managing Board prospects;
  • Support the creation and management of a central, interdepartmental calendar of organizational activities and milestones to guide Executive Team agendas;
  • Maintain a comprehensive department manual to institutionalize OOP operations and procedures;
  • Oversee OOP internship program, through vetting and hiring summer interns in conjunction with the OOP staff, developing and supervising intern goals and projects, and organizing lunch-n-learns and recreational events; and
  • Special projects in conjunction with Chief of Staff (i.e., drafting RFP for consultants, management of deliverables timeline for consultant work; correspondence, and research).

Operational and other support

  • Build and maintain the department's annual budget in conjunction with the CoS and Finance & Planning department, through monitoring and reporting expenses, conducting quarterly re-projections, and supporting annual planning;
  • Support bi-monthly all-staff meetings through managing all technical and logistical needs, setting meeting agendas with the CoS, and coordinating presentation materials and participation of international offices;
  • Manage logistics for internal and external OOP events, including staff toasts, receptions, and parties;
  • Support calendar management for Chief of Staff, assistance with meeting preparation, assisting with research in preparing background materials as requested;
  • Serve as a positive outward-facing member of the Office of the President, who works well with other support staff and executives throughout the organization; and
  • Other tasks and special projects as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the Center's mission, purpose, and values;
  • 2+ years of progressively responsible work experience preferred; prior support of a senior official or executive preferred;
  • A. Degree required;
  • Ability to organize and drive projects to timely completion;
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills;
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, technological savvy, and comfort with learning new platforms;
  • Familiarity with Raiser's Edge;
  • A self-starter, steadfast attention to detail, and good judgment;
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with sensitive information;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor when working within strict deadlines and regularly shifting priorities; and
  • Positive attitude, self-confidence, self-awareness, and sense of humor required.

Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.

Deadline for Applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

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