National Institute for Reproductive Health - President

Full Time
Senior Executive

National Institute for Reproductive Health and National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund are seeking a fearless and visionary President to lead the organizations in our urgent fight to protect and advance reproductive rights and justice for all. The new President will have a singular opportunity to build on the exceptional legacy that NIRH has forged, working tirelessly in states and cities across the country to ensure that everyone has equal access to safe and affordable reproductive healthcare, including contraception and abortion. 
Today, NIRH’s work is more important than ever: the new President will take the helm as the nation faces unprecedented challenges to reproductive freedom and justice. When the Supreme Court dismantled our reproductive rights, it became clear that going forward we must depend on our state and local elected officials to protect and advance our fundamental freedoms. 
NIRH’s President will serve as a bold, inspirational leader, trail-blazing strategist, dynamic fundraiser, powerful communicator, tireless campaigner, and a passionate defender of every person’s right to control their reproductive freedom. This is an incredible opportunity to lead the next chapter of NIRH as we continue our work to fiercely advance reproductive rights and justice for all.  
NIRH fights for just and equitable access to reproductive health care in states and cities across the nation. NIRH and the NIRH Action Fund take an unapologetic approach to reproductive health, rights, and justice. We work to expand access to reproductive health care, including abortion care, by partnering with communities and campaigns across the country to advance a positive vision of reproductive freedom by passing proactive policies. We don’t just push back against restrictions on reproductive autonomy; we fight for a society in which everyone has the freedom and ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives. 
NIRH’s strategy is to go on the offensive and focus on communities where change is needed and where we can make a difference. We work hand-in-hand with state and local reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations and other groups that are invested in the fight to pass laws that expand access to abortion and contraception and advance health equity. NIRH Action Fund works in parallel to change state and local electoral and policy landscapes.  
NIRH and NIRH Action Fund’s approach to advocacy, policy, and politics strives to center the people who are most impacted by barriers to care: historically underserved and often under-represented communities, including Black women and Black communities, Indigenous, Latine, AAPI and other communities of color, low-income people, and immigrants.

We have partnered with more than 200 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in 43 states. Through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships, we have expanded health equity in states and cities across the country. 
In our work with partner organizations, NIRH and NIRH Action Fund fight for the most important issues in the reproductive rights and justice movement. This includes fighting to protect and expand access to abortion, increasing contraceptive access, decriminalizing abortion, establishing fundamental reproductive rights, advancing birth justice, and funding abortion care. We do this work to create a nation where everyone can determine the course of their reproductive and family lives with dignity and joy.  
Today, NIRH has expanded our fight to new states and cities, helping others across the country push forward to protect and advance reproductive freedom. NIRH is the only national group working hand-in-hand with partner organizations on the ground across the country, expanding reproductive freedom everywhere. 
The next President of NIRH will lead the organization in this time when our work is absolutely essential to advance and expand reproductive rights and justice for all. As a visionary leader, a creative strategist, tireless fundraiser and a political risk taker, the President will ensure that NIRH continues our work partnering with communities and campaigns across the country, fighting on the frontlines for reproductive freedom.  
Reporting to a passionate and strategic Board of Directors, the President will lead an exceptional staff of 22 people and hold overall strategic and operational responsibility for NIRH’s programs and partnerships, campaigns, communications, and growth.   
The President will supervise and provide thought-partnership, direction, and support to NIRH’s talented and dedicated senior leadership team. 
The President will develop meaningful connections with institutional and individual funders and work closely with the Board and the staff to nurture long standing donor relationships and cultivate new funding sources to support NIRH’s operations, programs, initiatives, and strategic goals. 
The President will be a compelling, talented, and persuasive communicator who will serve as a leading voice on reproductive rights in the media and within the reproductive rights and justice movement. 
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader and exceptional strategist who has held high-level leadership roles. This candidate will be deeply committed to NIRH’s mission to fight for legal, affordable, stigma-free, patient-centered abortion and contraception, and to end racial and economic disparities in reproductive health. They will have a proven track record of successful fundraising, a demonstrated commitment to racial equity, and a talent for communicating bold and ambitious ideas.  
Vision and Strategic Leadership 
  • Provide courageous and ambitious leadership to advance and protect reproductive freedom, bravely fighting forward with passion and energy 
  • Articulate a strategic vision for the organization and the movement that galvanizes partners, funders, allies, and advocates  
  • Embody NIRH’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion  
  • Raise the profile of NIRH through thought leadership, strategic partnerships, and relationships  
  • Serve as a compelling spokesperson and storyteller for NIRH’s work in the reproductive rights and justice movement in a variety of settings 
  • Lead NIRH’s fundraising with overall responsibility for funding all programmatic initiatives, operations, and strategic goals 
  • Spearhead the planning and implementation of ambitious strategies to both increase multiyear revenue growth and to diversify funding sources
  • Develop and expand trusted relationships with current and potential funders 
  • Inspire confidence in NIRH’s work and continue to engage a network of committed supporters 
Organizational Management  
  • Lead, manage, empower, and support NIRH’s staff 
  • Align NIRH’s mission, vision, and strategic planning with programmatic priorities and organizational goals 
  • Drive the organization’s strategic vision and high-level organizational responsibilities, including management of the leadership team  
  • Oversee and work closely with NIRH’s leadership team as they manage the day-to-day operations which ensure that NIRH’s priorities are met  
  • Continue to develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors, building board relationships and engagement through strategic leadership and financial oversight 
External Leadership and Communications 
  • Develop bold, proactive, forward-thinking strategies for NIRH’s work with partners and coalitions to advance reproductive freedom and justice 
  • Serve as a leading voice on reproductive rights and justice with the media, partners in the reproductive rights and justice movement, elected officials, and political candidates 
  • Develop deep and trusted relationships with external stakeholders in strategic multi-organizational spaces and partnerships 
  • Collaborate with partners and allies in campaigns and coalitions to fight for reproductive freedom 
The next NIRH President will be:  
  • Unwavering in their commitment to protect and advance reproductive freedom and justice  
  • A powerful, creative strategist 
  • A fearless campaigner and ground-breaking leader who can articulate NIRH’s vision and strategy, build partnerships and coalitions, and organize people around that vision and strategy 
  • A relentless and effective fundraiser with a history of securing large contributions and building meaningful relationships with donors  
  • An inspiring and dynamic communicator, comfortable in front of a variety of audiences who understands the role storytelling plays in creating culture change 
  • A thoughtful, effective, and inspirational manager for the NIRH staff 
  • Deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the organization and the larger movement 
  • Dedicated to applying a lens of racial equity to all NIRH’s work and centering historically underserved and under-represented communities.
  • Unafraid to hold politicians and policy makers accountable  
  • Compassionate, empathetic, courageous, and someone who brings joy to their work 
  • A trusted and thoughtful colleague who has built and maintained relationships with a variety of stakeholders  
NIRH recognizes that the next President could bring a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds to the role.  We are seeking candidates with a compelling leadership background and who will bring a majority of the following to the role:  
  • A solid understanding of the reproductive rights and justice movement, as well as electoral and legislative politics and ballot initiatives 
  • Meaningful, high-level experience in leading teams, programs, or organizations with a proven track record of setting, supporting, and achieving impactful goals 
  • A genuine excitement for fundraising and a track record of success raising money and building successful relationships with funders  
  • Staff management expertise, with a talent for empowering and supporting staff 
  • Experience working with and supporting an engaged Board of Directors 
  • Expertise developing successful strategies for winning campaigns and public policy victories  
  • Superb interpersonal skills with an extensive history of forging strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Outstanding communications skills, both written and verbal, and excellent public speaking skills 
  • Ability to develop bold, ambitious ideas and be able to communicate them powerfully in a variety of media  
  • Ability to navigate high-level politics and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to negotiate, build consensus, and resolve conflicts
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging 

NIRH believes that fair and competitive compensation is not just a practice but a reflection of our values and mission. The annual anticipated salary range for the role of the President is $250,000-$300,000; exact salary will be determined based on experience.

Benefits include: 
  • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance  
  • Generous time off package including vacation days, paid holidays, sick days, and personal days  
  • 401k with employer match  
  • Flexible Spending Account for transit, healthcare, and dependent care  
  • Employer-paid life insurance  
  • Employer-paid parental leave 
  • Employer-paid supplemental Short-Term and Long-Term disability 
  • Employee Assistance Program  

This position can be located anywhere in the U.S. The President will be expected to travel frequently. 
NIRH is partnering with Grossman Solutions in this search. To make recommendations or express interest in this opportunity, please email [email protected].  
To apply for this role, submit a resume and cover letter to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 
NIRHis an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. NIRH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under local, state, or federal law. 


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