Who We Are:
For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential.
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Summary of Opportunity:
The Vice President, JEDI is a direct report of and will collaborate with the Chief People & Culture Officer in shaping the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) strategy for the National Office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) and the network of 230+ affiliated Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. The Vice President will serve as a subject matter expert on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives to guide the Federation’s JEDI commitment across plans and actions including but not limited to community of practice building, engagement, strategy implementation, and learning and development curriculum, to support awareness and sustainability of JEDI practices and principles. This position will both lead and partner with all BBBSA departments to further operationalize JEDI within the national office and network. The VP will lead development of a formal strategy in alignment with the BBBSA strategic plan and oversee the creation of related toolkits, guidebooks, and other materials. A proven collaborator, this role will work with diverse stakeholders to develop best practices in JEDI that can be used to scale immersion of our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion across the Federation.
Location: Full-time Remote in the U.S.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
JEDI Capacity Building & Support for BBBSA Agencies
Community and Partnership Relations & Stewardship
Strategy, Process and Administration
Education & Related Work Experience
Education Level: Bachelor’s degree preferred or relevant experience equivalency.
Years and Type of Related Work Experience: A minimum of 7 years of proven, progressive experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion including leadership in building, operationalizing and working collaboratively to advance an integrated DEI strategy. Experience within a similar, federated or affiliate network preferred, but not required. If your background is relevant to the role and you have a passion for supporting our shared mission, we welcome your application of interest.
At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person [regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status] has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.
Equal Employment Opportunity
BBBSA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial or marital status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Employee must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BBBSA may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is directly recruiting and hiring for this position. We are not engaging any staffing/recruitment firms or agencies for this position. If any candidate profile/resume/identifying information is sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, we will not pay any referral or firm fees in relation to this information.