Seeking exceptional candidates for the Vice President (VP) of Strategy and Operations at Oxfam America. As the VP, you will play a critical role in shaping the organization's future direction and driving its operational effectiveness. You will lead and support the coordination of cross-functional initiatives to achieve the organization's strategic goals and priorities and ensure that the administrative functions of the organization are aligned with its mission and values.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and strategic leader who is passionate about advancing social justice and human rights around the world. You will be part of a dynamic and dedicated team committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people and communities and have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and cultures. If you are a collaborative and visionary leader with a track record of success in overseeing strategy, HR, finance, and IT, this is a unique opportunity to take your career to the next level and lead a cutting-edge INGO committed to making a difference in the world.
The Vice President of Strategy and Operations (VPSO) will provide strategic and operational coordination, management, and leadership within Oxfam America (OUS). This position reports directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, partnering with the CEO and other members of the Senior Leadership team (SLT) to lead the organization’s fight against inequality to end poverty and injustice and to ensure an equal future for all.
The VPSO will also be responsible for directly overseeing Oxfam’s America functions including Finance, Technology and Information Management (TIM), People and Culture and Human Resources (PCHR), and Strategic Planning and Implementation. They will work to create a culture of functional excellence, improved coordination, and alignment with Oxfam International and affiliates for operational performance, effectiveness, and efficiencies. They will bring a commitment to operationalizing Oxfam’s feminist and anti-racist principles, decolonizing how Oxfam America works in the global system, incorporating agile practices and teaming/adaptation to be effective in a highly volatile context, and a continuous commitment to becoming a digital organization, increasingly effective in working in networks. The VPSO will be responsible for facilitating organization-wide change management and planning processes, and continued improvements of systems and operations with the goals of increased alignment, accountability, transparency, and strategic resources allocation. The VPSO will work with the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to drive cross department collaboration, coordination, and alignment, and play a key role in the development, communication, stewarding and monitoring of the strategy and ensuring alignment of strategic goals across the organization and with Oxfam International and affiliates. The VPSO will lead special projects as directed by the CEO and serve as a primary liaison for Oxfam America with confederation-wide business systems work and Operations and Strategy counterparts.
The candidate will not only have a passion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion but will have a demonstrated record in advancing DEI within an organization. In addition, the VPSO will also be a role model for and demonstrate a commitment to strategic intersectional gender just, anti-racist and decolonial frameworks and ideals into Oxfam America’s culture, strategy and ways of working and with Oxfam International and its affiliates, partners and supporters.
With vision, values and proven management experience in optimizing systems and practices for continuous improvement of organizational performance, effectiveness and efficiencies, they will lead core functional support areas of Finance, PCHR, TIM in support of Oxfam America’s strategy to enable teams who are juggling a high volume of work while providing rapid response to changing politics, humanitarian disasters, or racial and gender justice crises globally and in the United States. They should have a contagious passion that translates into enthusiasm and collaboration with colleagues.
Direct reports: Direct reports include – Heads of Finance, People and Culture and Human Resource (PCHR) and Technology and Information Management (TIM) and the Strategy team, assuring close connection of these functions with the CEO/President and cross divisional support.
Key relationships: All VPs and the Chief of Staff; Oxfam International (OI) and affiliate counterparts including representation in the OI COO group and assuring OUS consistent and high-level engagement in the global Human Resources, Finance and TIM directors’ groups across the federation; OUS Board; Peer NGOs and a diverse range of external stakeholders and functional counterparts.
Oversees Finance, TIM, PCHR, and Strategy: Provide effective, forward-thinking, and inspiring leadership across functional areas by and nurturing a structure for empowered decision-making across teams. The VPSO will develop, empower, and lead high-functioning teams and work across teams to support and coach others for organizational performance, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Strategic and Organizational Leadership: VPSO will work in close partnership with CEO and senior leadership to support the iterative horizon planning, execution and adaptation of OUS’s strategy and liaise and represent strategy and operations with Oxfam confederation counterparts and key coordination spaces.
Foster and sustain a great place to work: Work with the President, Senior Leadership Team and staff to build a positive, safe, and affirming work environment and feminist and anti-racist organizational culture.
Partner with the President and CEO: Serves as a strategic and operational partner to the President and problem solver on a wide range of strategic and operational priorities and issues, sharing the organization’s vision and championing its efforts to increase impact.
Candidates can be located in any one of the following states: MA NH VT RI ME NY CO PA NJ DC VA MD DE NC
Compensation Hiring range: $210,000 - $260,000
Key Qualifications include:
Experience and Core Competencies:
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