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

No listings currently available.

 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


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.


  • 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


  • 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.

No listings currently available.

No listings currently available.

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.