The Associate Vice President for Equity and Learning

Manhattan, New York - Admin Offices /
Equity and Learning – Equity and Learning /
Full Time
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is seeking an Associate Vice President for Equity and Learning  for our Manhattan location. This position will be on our Equity and Learning team, and will be based 26 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012.

This is an exciting and important time at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York . We are building on our strength with dynamic new leadership, talented staff members, engaged donors and activists, and amazing community partners.  We are determined to thrive and grow in these times of transition and resistance.  
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) stands strong as a trusted provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care, an accurate source of sexual health information, and a steadfast partner in the ongoing fight to achieve sexual and reproductive justice, especially health and racial equity. Working at PPGNY is more than a job. It is an opportunity to help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, high-quality sexual and reproductive health care and evidence-based education programming so they can lead healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. We approach our work through a reproductive justice lens, seeking to break down the barriers that prevent individuals from accessing the health care and information they need and deserve.
Working in close partnership with the Chief Equity & Learning Officer (CELO), the Associate Vice President for Equity & Learning will co-create and implement internal equity and inclusion strategy as well as support integration efforts consistent with an intersectional race equity and reproductive rights and justice lens across PPGNY.
The Associate Vice President will work flexibly and collaboratively across PPGNY regions and organizational functions, including but not limited to Executive Office, Research and Evaluation, Clinical Services, Project Street Beat, Human Resources and Public Affairs to ensure equity priorities are foundational to the work of the department and the mission of PPGNY. This is an ideal opportunity for a committed leader and change agent with experience and a track record of creating more equitable and effective organizational cultures and systems.
This is a full-time position located in New York City, and involves travel about 15% of the time across New York State (including the following counties: New York, Nassau, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Bronx, Duchess, Sullivan, Orange, Ulster, Fulton, Warren, Schenectady, Saratoga, Schoharie, Montgomery, Allegany, Tompkins, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, and Otsego). 

What the Associate Vice President for Equity and Learning does:

    • Responsibilities include partnering closely with the CELO to set strategic direction for equity across PPGNY; develop appropriate plans and programs to ensure all employees have skills, knowledge and experience to apply an intersectional equity lens in their respective functions; design and implement systems of accountability including enhanced / new policies; develop equity strategies for learning, evaluation, and report across all departments; and identify and pursue strategic partnerships to support organizational learning.
    • Learning and Training: The Associate Vice President will partner closely with the CELO, Regional Directors for Equity & Learning, and the Equity Initiatives Manager to create innovative internal equity and inclusion curriculum to ensure staff within the region are growing their skills, knowledge, and experience to integrate equity, especially race equity, in their work. This entails identifying and managing relationships with external partners as needed to deliver training and support to implement the organization’s equity priorities.
    •  Equity Systems and Supports: The Associate Vice President will provide direction and leadership in the development and implementation of equity-related change management processes across key stakeholders, in partnership with senior managers. The Associate Vice President will work closely with others in the Equity & Learning department to develop and put in place ecosystem supports such as affinity groups, caucuses, cross-department work teams, and consulting practice to senior leaders and teams. Additionally, the Associate Vice President will consult, coach, and support department leadership and teams with achieving annual equity goals and implementation of equity action plans. The Associate Vice President will also contribute to the development of reports and internal communications to the Board, Senior Leadership Team, Senior Management Team and wider audiences on PPGNY’s equity initiatives.
    •  Assessment and Accountability: Partnering closely with the CELO, the Associate Vice President will develop organization-wide systems to collect ongoing input, analyze data (both qualitative and quantitative), and monitor/report on progress to ensure accountability to equity priorities, developing a comprehensive vision and plan for the organization to meet staff, managers, and board needs. This includes supporting the implementation of dedicated equity-related surveys and assessments; collaborating with other departments to analyze Press Ganey data with an equity lens; and gathering, tracking and reporting data across departments that measure organizational performance on equity, especially race equity. 
    •  Community Building: The Associate Vice President will network effectively across complex organizational structures, building relationships across key stakeholders in order to ensure that equity, especially race equity, is centered in service delivery, programs, and operational functions.
    •  Complete all responsibilities according to established protocols, policies and standard practices in the areas of ADA and regulatory compliance programs such as HIPAA.  

Minimum Qualifications:

    • A demonstrated commitment to PPGNY’s mission related to bodily autonomy, health equity, and gender and racial justice
    • 8 years of work experience in nonprofits or healthcare and leading internal in leading internal equity and inclusion initiatives, organizational development and/or change management efforts either as a staff leader or consultant and trainer
    • Deep knowledge and experience with applying anti-oppressive and equity frameworks in service delivery and organizational practice, including cultural responsiveness related to race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability, with a particular focus on dismantling and structural and institutional racism
    • Excellent relationship building and communication skills, including a strong ability to work across cultural difference, build trust with culturally diverse teams, and reflect on one’s personal identity with humility
    • Experience managing and mentoring a culturally diverse team, including a strong ability to create and sustain an organizational culture that fosters inclusiveness and equity, and to provide positive and developmental feedback and accountability related to practices including but not limited to equity 
    • Track record of collaborating with and influencing diverse groups of stakeholders to achieve outcomes, including when no direct reporting relationship exists.
    • Ambitious, tenacious and results-oriented in the face of resistance and adversity  
    • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Work experience in reproductive health care/sexuality or social justice organizations
    • Experience in training healthcare clinicians
    • Experience leveraging data to shape programs and strategies 
PPGNY's benefits package includes:
Generous PTO and holiday schedule
Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds
Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D
401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment
All positions at PPGNY require:
Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.