Los Angeles, CA

Vice President, Strategy & Culture, First 5 LA

The Organization – First 5 LA

First 5 LA is an independent public agency with a mission to support, promote and optimize early childhood. The organization is one of the state’s largest funders of children prenatal to age 5 and their families, having invested more than $2B since 1998. Estimated revenue for FY 23/24 from Prop 10 is $53.9 million. More about First 5 LA here.

Position Overview: Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Strategy & Culture (VPSC) is a key leadership position responsible for advancing First 5 LA’s culture and strategy, embedding diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) across the organization, and communicating the organization’s work effectively internally and externally. This VP is one of four members of the Senior Leadership Team reporting directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer. The VPSC will be responsible for strengthening our inclusive and collaborative results-based culture to advance First 5 LA’s vision and strategic plan, embrace our values, and foster organizational effectiveness. They will ensure that the organization amplifies its commitment to DEI through review and on-going stewardship of our priorities. Working closely with the President & CEO, they will guide how the organization engages with the Board of Commissioners, adding a strategic lens to the curation of the annual calendar, meeting agendas, materials and follow-up. The VPSC will ensure that the organization builds and executes a consistent internal and external communications strategy, and messaging that inspires our team and communities. The VPSC serves as the point person for strategic planning and implementation. The VPSC oversees the Center of Strategy & Culture which consists of the Communications (Internal & External) department and the following functions: Board Relations, Organizational Culture & DEI, Strategic Planning & Implementation, as well as outsourced Legal Services.

Qualifications: If you have: 1) at least 15 years in a senior leadership role with a track record of leading and implementing successful strategy planning and implementation, and internal communications, 2) a track-record effectively managing teams of professionals that you mentor and grow, 3) demonstrated expertise in implementing culture-building and DEI strategies, promoting cultural competency, and fostering effective and strategic collaboration across organizations to build inclusive and results-focused workplace practices, 4) a track-record of effectively partnering and engaging with a board of directors or similar experience to effectively govern an organization, 5) deep humility and respect for the communities with which First 5 LA partners, 6) proven experience in using data and metrics for evaluation, continuous improvement, and decision making, and 7) you have experience in management consulting or strategic advisory services for non-profits, or have a legal degree this opportunity may be a great match for you.

Salary/Benefits: The full salary range for this position is $187,000-$280,400. The target starting salary is $225,000. Final offers are commensurate with experience. The generous First 5 LA benefit package includes payment of 100% of the premiums for employee and their dependents for medical HMO, dental, vision benefits, and for employee’s life and long-term disability insurance policies and a retirement program. First 5 LA offers a 9/80 or 5/40 work schedule and flexible work hours between 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. They require a minimum of two 8-hour days per week in the First 5 LA offices near Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. See full description for more details about comprehensive benefits.

Full description of the opportunity, and details about generous benefits package and hybrid work HERE.

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter as specified on last page of Position Announcement.

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