Atlanta, GA

Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, The UPS Foundation

The Organization

A corporation that leads with values, purpose and commitment to service can change the world. United Parcel Service and its more than 500,000 employees exemplify this ideal and make good on this commitment to community impact every day through their work, leadership and philanthropy.

As it celebrates its 70th anniversary, The UPS Foundation (TUPSF) is realizing the philanthropic aspirations of the company and charting an ambitious path to even greater impact. These ambitions are undergirded by the charge for UPS to positively impact one billion lives by 2040 through strategic investments in systemic change organizations, direct service organizations, collaborative partnerships and thought leadership. Channeling Daniel Burnham’s clarion call to “make no small plans”, The Foundation is poised for growth in the pursuit of bold and systemic change through its grantmaking and collaborative partnerships.

Position Overview

TUPSF is seeking a VP of Strategy and Innovation to partner with its President, Nicole (“Nikki”) Clifton, in recalibrating key elements of The Foundation’s systems and structures to achieve its bold goals for the future. This role will work in tandem with the President and a talented senior staff to reimagine and optimize The Foundation’s capacity to make, manage and measure its philanthropic investments and ensure that the outcomes achieved by its grantmaking clearly align with UPS’s strategic goals. Building on the unique culture of the company and The Foundation, the VP will help guide this ambitious change effort through their foundation expertise, a passion for service, imagination and humility.

In partnership with a committed, engaged President, The Foundation board, leadership team and staff, mandates for the VP will include:

• Helping TUPSF grow and advance systems, build data and analysis capacity and clarify grantee roles and accountability to enable
greater impact and return on The Foundation’s investments – increasing brand relevance in key markets globally

• Working with the President and the TUPSF team on Foundation redesign efforts to refine and calibrate the goals and targets for grantmaking and to realize immediate and long-term goals for change

• Bringing, identifying and/or creating the tools that represent best-in-sector innovation to ensure that TUPSF is a model for  corporate grantmaking

• Being a steady and capable change management partner to the President to ensure that culture, internal and external partnerships
and progress is both transparent and graceful

The organization is at a critical inflection point. While The Foundation’s reputation is solid and respected, the future success of TUPSF’s strategic philanthropic investments lies in streamlining its grantmaking, making deliberate choices to support missions and needs that are in concert with its core goals and partnering with grantees to ensure accountability and fidelity between initial aspirations and successful outcomes. The VP will be an essential part of The Foundation navigating these changes and meeting its goals for the future.

How To Apply

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For potential consideration or to suggest a prospect, please email or call Michelle Hall or John Sparrow at 404-262-7392.

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