We are the largest nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. We believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve.We provide an exceptional benefits package to employees and their families which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with no premiums, generous paid time off, paid family leave, foundation-paid retirement contribution, regional holidays, and opportunities to engage in several employee communities.As a workplace, we’re committed to creating an environment for you to thrive both personally and professionally.
The foundation’s U.S. Program (USP) works to ensure that people navigating US education systems and job markets can develop the knowledge, skills, and agency needed to thrive in their communities such that race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status are no longer predictors of educational attainment and economic mobility and security.
Our mission is to work with partners to:
1. Generate insights by using data, research, and evidence to illuminate inequities in education, workforce, and social systems and evaluate potential solutions;
2. Accelerate innovation of digitally enabled solutions and high-impact practices and supports that help educators and community leaders eliminate disparities;
3. Strengthen capacity of institutions, intermediaries, and leaders to implement these solutions, practices, and supports in their contexts to further test and prove their effectiveness and impact;
4. Improve enabling conditions including data infrastructure, policy, and funding, so that proven solutions, practices, and supports can scale to ensure equitable outcomes; and
5. Engage partners to ensure that community voices, student voices, and other key stakeholder voices are included, heard, and incorporated into our work.
Our mission reflects our belief in the power of evidence, data, technology, and innovation as essential and high potential inputs to support educators and system leaders to deliver equitable impact for students and communities.
USP works on five goals:
1. increased kindergarten readiness and school and life success;
2. increased academic and socio-emotional outcomes for K-12 students, with a focus on mathematics, to ensure they are on-track for high-school graduation and college preparedness;
3. increased successful transitions for K-12 students between high school and postsecondary systems;
4. increased completions of quality, affordable postsecondary credentials that offer value through economic mobility and security; and
5. increased outcomes for adults experiencing poverty with regards to economic success, power and autonomy, and being valued in their communities.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024
You are responsible for leading the strategic and operational planning and execution of multiple division priorities and integrated program areas. You lead specific business processes, such as oversight of strategic planning, annual planning and budgeting, ongoing pipeline and portfolio management, business analysis, and the coordination of business and program strategies across the division. You also oversee, as an advisor to team and program leadership, research, measurement and evaluation functions, the identification and implementation of process improvements, and policies and procedures.
What You’ll Do
Develop and lead critical initiatives and monitor progress for division priorities and OOP programmatic efforts, including development of materials and deliverables that effectively communicate progress and status to key audiences.
Partner with DDSPMs, strategy officers, project leads and business partners to drive and implement division processes and programs, including relating to strategic rhythm of business
Develop and implement grant portfolio management approach that fosters great stewardship, planning, and resource allocation.
Design analytical models to define progress metrics and set targets/goals; continuously refine data, metrics, and models; leads refresh of strategies.
Drive alignment of team's work to strategy and implementation plans.
Support continuous improvement and organizational change initiatives.
Provide feedback and advisory support on development and management of major initiatives, investments and contracts.
Cultivate insights to support portfolio, resource allocation and progress.
Oversee overall rhythm of business across team including key operational processes such as headcount and space planning and management, and talent-related processes.
Design and facilitate retreats and cross-organizational collaboration; may monitor and manage succession planning, team performance, and development.
Responsible for hiring, leading and developing the talent needed to achieve the foundation’s goals.
Foster enabling conditions for talent to thrive and be accountable for inclusive team culture.
Model and coach equitable decision-making, inclusive behaviors & actions; address escalated issues in a timely fashion.
Collaborate strongly with peer deputies to ensure program, learning, and culture objectives are met within the team and division.
An advanced degree or equivalent demonstrated experience.
Comprehensive experience leading complex initiatives with budget responsibility at the institutional or organizational levels.
Experience in developing and managing strong partnerships and relationships inside and outside the organization, managing conflicts, and building consensus.
Comprehensive experience in strategic and operational planning and the execution of business strategies.
Mastery knowledge of strategy development and implementation, design of performance management system of goals, targets, and monitoring process.
Mastery ability in portfolio design and management to create an optimal investment mix to drive to a set of outcomes.
Mastery of structured problem solving and strategic business planning with the ability to easily identify and communicate frameworks to analyze issues.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to identify and communicate external and internal dynamics, as well as articulate implications for strategy, priorities, and team evolution.
Demonstrated track record of developing big picture vision and translating that vision to a strategic plan, implemented with excellence and inclusion, with key partner alignment along the way.
*Must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.
The salary range for this role is $229,100 to $355,200 USD. We recognize high-wage market differences where our offices are located, in Seattle, Washington D.C., and Boston (Cambridge). The range for this role in these locations is $249,600 to $386,900 USD. As a mission-driven organization, we strive to balance competitive pay with our mission and new hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint. Actual placement in the range will depend on a candidate’s job-related skills, experience, and expertise, as evaluated during the interview process.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request here.
We are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We strive for a global and cultural workplace that supports ever greater diversity, equity, and inclusion — of voices, ideas, and approaches — and we support this diversity through all our employment practices.
All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.