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Senior Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Department: Admin-Executive
Location: Washington, DC

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS ;
Share Our Strength has retained the services of the executive search firm Korn Ferry. Applicants should submit a PDF of their up-to-date and detailed resume or CV for initial consideration. Please submit your resume or CV as soon as possible to Dr. Josh Ward at Josh.Ward@KornFerry.com.

Since 1984, Share Our Strength has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Share Our Strength's mission is to end hunger and poverty. Through the No Kid Hungry campaign and programs like Cooking Matters, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in the US and abroad by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. We are also exploring new areas of opportunity and innovation related to family economic opportunity. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will bring significant field expertise to lead our big picture EDI visioning, including how our EDI work will make us a more impactful, stronger, better
performing organization. The SVP will lead this mission by supporting the overarching organizational framework to ensure that a focus on EDI is integrated in every aspect of our work, ensuring that EDI is tangibly reflected and infused in every part of the organization.

The SVP will have the exciting opportunity to join an organization that is eager to become more equitable, diverse, and inclusive, and the organization will be looking to this SVP to provide expertise, guidance, and compassionate leadership. The SVP will provide organization-wide leadership to cultivate and champion an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace culture, centered on our core values. The SVP will partner closely with staff, soliciting and utilizing input from others to support a reasonable, realistic, meaningful, and sustainable approach to EDI. The SVP will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of Share Our Strength’s diversity framework, and subsequent goals, metrics, and assessments that support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace. The SVP for EDI will have the following key responsibilities and essential functions:

Build out the organizational vision, strategy, and framework for EDI

  • In partnership with other executive leaders, Human Resources, and EDI committees, continue developing the overarching vision, strategy, and revising the framework for EDI, identifying areas of need, key components, goals, ways of measurement, and evaluation, creating the pathway to infuse EDI across all work and practices.
  • Partner with the current consultant to develop and implement a holistic and comprehensive EDI learning and training strategy.

Operationalize Share Our Strength’s EDI Strategy:

  • Provide leadership, collaboration, and support to colleagues to differentiate our organizational EDI vision into role-specific actions and performance management / accountability systems.
  • Ensure that our EDI vision is infused into the DNA of the organization through its systems, tools, policies, structures, and practices.

Stay Curious and Build Upon Your Expertise:

  • Stay connected internally and externally, leveraging data, insights, and industry trends to lead, influence, support, and facilitate ongoing organizational change with fresh insights and proposals.
  • Stay current on EDI developments, opportunities, and metrics/trends outside the organization and use that knowledge to fine-tune our EDI goals and direction.
  • Work with outside organizations (e.g., universities, associations, advocacy groups) to research and implement custom and effective initiatives.

Support the Identification and Resolution of Internal Equity Issues:

  • Support and advocate for colleagues who are impacted by EDI issues in partnership with the Chief People Officer, and champion a culture of feedback and training for those who need to develop their cultural competencies.
  • In collaboration specifically with Human Resources and across departments, develop consistent communication and feedback mechanisms and practices to ensure we are able to identify, discuss, and address equity issues internally.
  • Support colleagues in developing cultures of belonging, supportive of diverse perspectives across external partnerships.
  • Manage and champion the network of current affinity groups in fostering belonging and inclusion across the organization.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

Share Our Strength seeks a highly qualified individual who is collaborative, influential, and can work effectively with leaders and staff across all levels. The SVP will have proven success in building, leading, and maintaining EDI strategies and programs. The SVP will possess at least 10 years of progressive, relevant leadership experience. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required and lived experience is also an important consideration. Additionally, highly qualified candidates will possess many of the following experiences, qualifications, and attributes:

  • Mission & Values Alignment: Personally compelled and inspired by Share Our Strength’s mission. Individuals should be specifically interested in food insecurity, poverty, and other relevant social justice issues.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Expertise: Several years of experience in designing, developing, and leading the execution of measurable and scalable EDI programs and initiatives at the organizational level. Deep familiarity with research-based best practices that promote EDI. Experience conducting analysis of data relevant to assessment of EDI practices. Strong understanding and application of EDI issues, trends, and forecasts. Familiarity with legislation and employment law regulations pertinent to EDI.
  • Experience Setting and Implementing Organizational Strategy: Ability to solicit multiple perspectives and engage diverse stakeholders, frequently without direct-line authority, to drive a strategy and framework for an organization. Proven ability to balance strategy and implementation effectively. Track record of successfully developing and implementing partnership-based programs at national, regional, state, or community levels. Strong background working with diverse partners to successfully implement large scale projects and/or build collaboration around specific goals or programs. Successful budget management  experience. Demonstrated ability to initiate, organize, prioritize, and work independently on multi-step, detail-oriented projects in a fluid environment.
  • Relationship Building: Demonstrated ability to cultivate, grow, and manage positive, mutually beneficial relationships within organizations, as well as with other organizations or businesses. Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence. Highly collaborative with an ability to build relationships in a decentralized and geographically dispersed environment.

COMPENSATION:
Share Our Strength offers outstanding benefits and compensation arrangements are competitive and commensurate with both experience and achievement.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS ;
Share Our Strength has retained the services of the executive search firm Korn Ferry. Applicants should submit a PDF of their up-to-date and detailed resume or CV for initial consideration. Please submit your resume or CV as soon as possible to Dr. Josh Ward at Josh.Ward@KornFerry.com.

COVID Vaccination Requirement: 

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safety, we have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all staff. This position is subject to the policy (on the website). If selected for the role you will be required to present proof of full vaccination prior to your start date.

Diversity:

At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results. This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that every individual can live a healthy and productive life.

All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email from @email.clrco.com, @hrmdirect.com, or @clearcompany.com - please monitor all of your email folders for messages from those domains!


Recruitment Scam Warning

Unauthorized individuals claiming to work for Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) have extended fake, and often unsolicited, employment offers to individuals. These scams use legitimate job boards, networks, and social media platforms and may use an unauthorized Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners logo, employee name, and/or title.

 

Share Our Strength does not extend offers of employment without application to positions on our careers website or without interviews. Share Our Strength posts all career opportunities (contract, full- and part-time roles, Youth Ambassadors, internships) on our careers page and on recognized industry-specific websites, including LinkedIn, Idealist, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Handshake, and a few others. Offers of employment from Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) never come from free or personal email domains (gmail.comlive.comyahoo.com, hotmail.com, etc.). Share Our Strength does not require individuals to release personal data—personal contacts, social security number, tax documents, or banking information—early in the interview process. Share Our Strength will never request financial information for an applicant to secure a job as an employee or a contractor. 

 

If you’re unexpectedly offered a position with Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners that raises a red flag:

 


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

Purpose 

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safe workplace, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our partners and visitors; and the community at large. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable. 

Scope 

Except as set forth below in the section titled “Exemptions,” all Employees (which, only for purposes of this policy, include full and part-time regular staff, AmeriCorps, temporary employees, and interns) must be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Share Our Strength may also require that employees receive any booster shots ultimately recommended by health authorities. 

Procedures 

Employees will be notified by HR as to the timeframe(s) for having the vaccine(s) administered. Only vaccines that have received an Emergency Use Authorization or have been fully approved by the FDA or World Health Organization shall qualify. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are generally available free of charge, regardless of whether an individual has health insurance or not. Share Our Strength can provide informational resources where Employees without insurance may receive the vaccine at no charge. 

All Employees will be paid for time taken to receive vaccinations. Employees are to work with their managers to schedule appropriate time to comply with this policy. 

Before the stated deadlines to be vaccinated, Employees must provide proof of vaccination or have been approved for an exemption pursuant to the section below. For virtually all Employees, documentation will consist of the Employee's vaccination card. If other documentation is used, it should only include proof of vaccination and not other medical or genetic information (e.g., family medical history). 

If an Employee is unable to provide proof of vaccination or a reasonable accommodation cannot be provided, the Employee may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. 

Exemptions 

Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or as otherwise required by law, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to HR. 

Employees who plan to request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation should submit the Request for Accommodation form at least ten days before the stated deadline to be vaccinated in order to avoid becoming non-complaint with this policy. Share Our Strength will assess whether such Employees are eligible for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Organization’s policy as well as federal, state, and local law. Share Our Strength will also keep any medical information obtained in connection with a request for a reasonable accommodation confidential in accordance with, and to the extent required by, applicable law, regulations and guidance. 

Additional Information 

This policy is an essential component of Share Our Strength’s overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is designed for use together with, and not as a substitute for, other measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. Additional information regarding the Organization’s COVID-19-related health and safety policies and procedures can be found on StrengthNet (an internal resource).

This policy will remain in effect until further notice. The Organization reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion. Please direct any questions regarding this policy to HR. 

Last revised October 15, 2021

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