We are the largest nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: that people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. By building a global and cultural workplace that supports greater diversity, equity, and inclusion \u2014 of voices, ideas, and approaches \u2014 together with our employees and partners, we can help all people improve their lives from poverty and health to education. As an organization we offer hybrid work arrangements, generous PTO, 15% contribution to your retirement fund, a diverse and inclusive workplace backed by 11 Employee Resource Groups and embed DEI in everything we do!
The USP Office of the President (OOP) aims to amplify US programs\u2019 impact by aligning and delivering cross-team strategic and operational resources and insights while fostering a high integrity culture.
Our mission is to:
Ensure optimal impact of division programs and operations, and high standards of stewardship through performance management and the strategic allocation of resources.
Deliver division-wide supports to bolster capacity and drive the implementation and associated change management of programmatic and operational initiatives.
Partner with program teams to ensure alignment of strategic priorities and actively establish understanding of USP progress and learning across USP and foundation leadership.
This position is a limited-term position for 12 months. Relocation will not be provided.
We are seeking a Senior Advisor to provide leadership, strategic advice and guidance on key division initiatives associated with talent development and DEI work. This role will also provide programmatic expertise to select program strategy teams (PSTs) and functional strategy teams (FSTs).
What You\u2019ll Do!
The Senior Advisor, OOP, is primarily responsible for three key things:
1. (50%) Providing leadership on USP talent development initiatives, including division-wide approach to:
a. Program Officer Development - support the INVEST(ED) pilot and future cohort work with colleagues
b. Other key division talent priorities, which could include building manager capability (design and implementation of how we will bolster the skill and capacity of supervisors in alignment with our DEI talent pillar)
2. (40%) Supporting divisional DEI work, including:
a. Actively engaging and contributing to the USP DEI Working Group work as a coordinating team member with a specific focus on change management, ensuring coherence between program strategy team and division DEI efforts, supporting effective alignment and prioritization of working group and coordinating team resources, supporting the engagement of the USP Leadership team around strategic issue resolution, and thoughtful engagement with leaders and other stakeholders;
b. Acting as an active and hands-on thought partner to the division and foundation-wide DEI initiatives., in close collaboration with the DEI & Gender Lead.
3. (10%) Providing programmatic expertise and support to PSTs and FSTs in developing, modifying and implementing its strategy through coaching and advising of USP program strategy team members and providing support for USP PST and FST work (TBD)
Position reports to Director, Strategy Planning & Management & Chief of Staff (DSPM/CoS) and is a limited-term position for 12 months. Relocation will not be provided. Candidates must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.
Your Experience! (i.e., Qualifications and Education)
Advanced degree with 10+ years of experience or equivalent experience
Proven track record of developing strategy, driving effective communication, alignment and collaboration across multiple teams or business units and leading through ambiguity
Demonstrated ability to lead through influence rather than authority
Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency, diplomacy, creativity and flexibility particularly as part of a team and with strong judgment and discernment.
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively facilitate, manage and summarize divergent points of view to advance the thinking of the group, synthesize and effectively communicate key takeaways for diverse audiences
Demonstrated program management skills and a successful track record of leading multiple projects at a time. Provide thought partnership on project definition, planning / scoping the work, organizing and designing appropriate solutions.
Prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion and acts on these priorities by fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive practices to create a work environment where everyone can do their best work in contributing towards our impact.
Excellence in using informal influence and non-positional leadership to accomplish work, ability to build trust, is a team leader and player who motivates and educates other team members and understands the value of and excels at interpersonal relationship building.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Depending upon your work location, we may require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and any recommended booster doses. All employees based in the United States are to provide proof of full vaccination upon hire and any recommended boosters, subject to applicable laws.
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We are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We\u2019re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve\u2014in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs\u2014and we support this diversity through all of 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.