SWHR is committed to attracting a creative, talented and energetic staff that represents the diverse communities that we advocate for. In addition to an open, friendly and flexible work atmosphere, we offer employees a comprehensive health insurance package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and other benefits.
To apply for a position in one of the departments below, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: jobs@swhr.org
 Office Coordinator

STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: President & CEO

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a highly motivated, proactive Office Coordinator, successful in prioritizing competing demands while working with minimal supervision. The Office Coordinator will serve as the first point of contact for callers and visitors, maintain office equipment, coordinate office operations, and provide administrative and project support to the policy, science, and communications departments to ensure effective and efficient operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain President & CEO’s calendar: schedule appointments and meetings with staff and external contacts; serve as general informational contact on organization’s activities
  • Coordinate with staff in scheduling and managing programmatic events
  • Assist the Board of Directors including Board meeting logistics, materials, and maintaining records
  • Assist with updating all operations and policies of the organization
  • Responsible for providing administrative and project support to ensure workplace productivity
  • Administer telephone answering system: responsible for ensuring that phone is answered, calls are screened and transferred in a professional manner
  • Handle day-to-day administrative operations
  • Greet and receive visitors and guests

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED

  • At least two years office administration experience
  • College degree required
  • Experience working effectively with board members preferred
  • A reliable team player with the ability to prioritize and proceed without supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Solution oriented with polished problem solving skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Familiarity and interest in women’s health and/or scientific issues a plus

To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to the attention of Yonas Fsahaye at jobs@swhr.org.

 Intern for Communications Department

SWHR is now accepting applications for a Communications Intern. This unpaid internship is a great opportunity to make a real difference in women’s health,  while making contacts in the health, sciences, marketing and communications fields. The position requires an energetic, social media savvy individual with confidence in interpersonal communication, excellent writing skills, and an interest in women’s health. Click here to see the full job description.

To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to the attention of Yonas Fsahaye at jobs@swhr.org.

Director of Development

STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
SUPERVISES: Development Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

This senior level position is an integral member of the team, responsible for securing the funds necessary to support scientific programs, policy activities, and educational materials that further the mission of SWHR. The Director of Development designs, oversees, and implements fundraising campaigns and appeals. S/he also identifies opportunities to collaborate with like-minded organizations to further the mission of SWHR.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute a strategic three-year development plan
  • Generate and grow revenue for SWHR programmatic efforts and to further the SWHR mission
  • Cultivate relationships with existing corporate sponsors, as well as identify and connect with new corporate partners
  • Supervise and solicit funding for the annual fundraising awards dinner
  • Establish new development strategies, including a planned giving campaign and a matching gifts program
  • Identify and engage with foundation partners
  • Create compelling, competitive grant proposals
  • Analyze gift reports and donor statistics
  • Aid in determining feasibility, as well as revenue forecasting for programs
  • Supervise departmental staff
  • Work across the organization to develop and implement marketing efforts

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Proven experience in generating revenue through a variety of streams including corporate partnerships, foundations, and major donor giving
  • Sophisticated experience working effectively with board members, corporate funders, and the health care community
  • A reliable team player with the ability to prioritize and proceed without supervision
  • Capability to successfully handle many simultaneous responsibilities
  • Solution oriented with polished problem solving skills
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Facility with Microsoft Office Suite, content management systems, and fundraising software
  • Familiarity and interest in women’s health and/or scientific issues a plus

To apply, please email a resume, letter of interest, and writing sample to the attention of Yonas Fsahaye at jobs@swhr.org.

 

Intern for Fundraising Department
  • Responsibilities – assisting with tracking invitations to and pledges for annual gala, liaison with vendors, entering and processing donations, preparing acknowledgment letters and reports, updating donor files, and researching potential sources of support.
  • Learning Objectives – basics of non-profit fundraising and event management.
  • Requirements – excellent communication skills, including strong writing and proofreading skills with knowledge of basic English grammar, punctuation, and style, and completion of college-level courses in English, communications, or public relations.

To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to the attention of Yonas Fsahaye at jobs@swhr.org.

Intern for Government Affairs  

Responsibilities – Assists in all government affairs activities, including:

  • Maintains databases and the collation of public policy information for SWHR’s Congressional scorecard.
  • Assists in the development of written appropriations testimony that is consistent with SWHR’s advocacy priorities.
  • Responds to requests for technical assistance including researching particular policy issues.
  • Assists in the monitoring, tracking, and analyzing of legislative issues that have an impact on women’s health research.
  • Attends Congressional visits for learning purposes when appropriate.
  • Attends meetings, hearings, or briefings as assigned on behalf of SWHR.
  • Assists with maintaining copies and files.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Objectives –  Assist Director of Public Policy with government affairs issues, grassroots efforts, briefings and other tasks.

Requirements – A preference for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in political science, government relations, international affairs or related fields.  Knowledge and a basic understanding of the federal legislative processes required. Position-holder must be able to follow written and oral communication directions, while simultaneously coordinating a variety of complex projects and work within deadlines. Effective oral and written communication skills, creative approaches to problem solving and the ability to be flexible and work under pressure also required.

To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to the attention of Yonas Fsahaye at jobs@swhr.org.

Intern for Science Department

Responsibilities  – reviewing scientific publications and conducting online research, reviewing current web material and suggesting updates and/or changes to webmaster, drafting material to be posted online, assisting with member prospecting and other membership society fundraising, and office support.

Learning Objectives – how to do secondary research on women’s health and sex differences, how to manage citations and execute basic office support tasks, the basics of website maintenance and composition, and the basics of fundraising for professional societies.

Requirements – strong writing and research skills, completion of college-level courses in life/health sciences.

To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to the attention of Yonas Fsahaye at jobs@swhr.org.

Disclaimer:  These descriptions are intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all inclusive. The position-holder will be expected to perform other duties as required. Responsibilities are subject to change. This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract.