Working at Ipas

Visit the Ipas Career Center to view and apply for current openings. 

Our mission

Every minute of every day, women who do not have access to safe abortion care take great risks to end unintended pregnancies. Many lose their lives. Others suffer serious, often permanent injuries. Ipas is dedicated to saving women's lives by preventing unsafe abortion. Working with local partners around the world, Ipas works to improve women's access and right to safe, high-quality abortion care and reproductive health services. Learn more about What We Do.

Our staff

We employ more than 400 diverse professionals across program offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America and in our headquarters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our employees embody a wealth of varied professional and academic experiences, and many staff members are highly regarded contributors to their specific fields of research and reproductive health work. In our Chapel Hill headquarters, employees hail from across the United States and around the world. In each of our country program offices, the staff consists entirely of local professionals. But no matter where in the world Ipas employees work, their passion and commitment to Ipas's mission unites them.

Work environment

At Ipas, we believe that our employees are our most important asset—and they know it's true. Ipas employees enjoy a friendly, flexible work environment that fosters a strong sense of community. We routinely celebrate long-term staff members' 10- or even 20-year anniversaries with the organization. Lunch-and-learn activities, wellness initiatives and holiday celebrations are just some of the many ways employees come together to have fun and strengthen relationships.

"It is very refreshing to work with a group of people so passionate about advancing women's rights and saving women's lives. I also feel that Ipas does a good job showing appreciation to staff and valuing ideas and feedback from staff members at all levels. Most importantly, through my work here, I know that I am helping women."

Ipas Coordinator



Ipas offers competitive salaries, an employee-friendly workplace and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Long-term care insurance
  • 401k retirement plan with employer contribution that is immediately 100% vested
  • Medical- and dependent-care reimbursement accounts
  • Extraordinary family care leave: 6 weeks of paid leave for qualifying events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation leave starting at 3 weeks per year
  • Sick leave: 12 days per year
  • 14 paid holidays
  • Flexible work hours: 37.5-hour work week with option to flex time

"Working at Ipas gives you a feeling that you're making a difference in the world… making lives better for women in the world who suffer because of lack of reproductive healthcare. We all want work that uses our talent and gifts to make a difference. I've found that the people who work for Ipas are mature, committed and very supportive of each other."

Ipas Senior Associate