Working at Ipas

Our mission

Ipas works globally to improve access to safe abortion and contraception so that every woman and girl can determine her own future. Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, we work with partners to make safe abortion and contraception widely available, to connect women with vital information so they can access safe services, and to advocate for safe, legal abortion. 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 U.S. office 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 office, employees hail from across the United States and around the world. Our country program offices are staffed by local professionals. No matter where they work, Ipas employees are united by their passion and commitment to our mission.

Our values


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

Policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ipas Board of Directors strongly affirms its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Ipas staff and Board members reflect diverse cultures, experiences, and breadths of knowledge. We respect, value, appreciate, and honor the unique heritage, characteristics, experiences, and perspectives that all bring to meeting our mission. Ipas strives to include a multiplicity of voices in the execution of its work and make opportunities accessible to everyone.

The Board will ensure that its membership is diverse, and that Ipas staff have a work environment that is free from all forms of inequity, discrimination, and harassment. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board will practice the following:

  • The Ipas Board Audit and Risk Committee will receive biannual reports on internal anti-racism work and other DEI efforts from management and will share concerns and suggestions with management and Board leadership.
  • The Board, through the Executive Committee, will include specific DEI objectives for the CEO and as part of their annual evaluation of CEO performance. When hiring a CEO, the Board will actively pursue DEI best practices to ensure a fair selection process.  
  • The Board Governance and Leadership Committee will continue to ensure that Board members are diverse and representative of the communities that Ipas serves and that all voices are heard.
  • The Board Governance and Leadership Committee will periodically review this policy and will recommend any necessary changes to the full Board.

 Approved by Board of Directors March 26, 2021