Vice President of Health Equity

Any Health Center Community OR Remotely in MT /
Administration /
Full Time
Planned Parenthood of Montana (PPMT) is the most trusted provider of women’s healthcare in the state and the leading expert in sexual and reproductive education and advocacy.  For 50+ years, PPMT’s health centers have offered compassionate and high-quality healthcare, advocacy, and education to all Montanans.  And over that time our health centers have evolved from just a place to receive services - they are a hub of empowerment, community engagement, and patient advocacy.  We are seeking talented and enthusiastic individuals who want to join our team and make a difference in people’s lives and in our communities.

The Vice President (VP) of Health Equity will be a transformative leader who is responsible for the direction of PPMT’s equity and belonging work and for developing, implementing, and supporting a framework to build PPMT’s capacity to positively impact the public health in Montana. The position will lead PPMT to operate with health and racial equity as guiding principles in its efforts to improve health outcomes in the communities we serve.
 
The VP of Health Equity will cultivate PPMT’s collective ability to utilize an equity lens that prioritizes racial justice, and justice-related to other aspects of identity, across the organization. The VP ensures that sexual health education and training are medically accurate, comprehensive, and rooted in PPMT’s equity and community-driven approaches. The VP of Health Equity will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as a strategic thought partner to the CEO, and as a member of PPMT’s Senior Staff.  

SALARY: $114,755- $155,993

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY

    • As a member of Senior Staff, works with the CEO, VP of External Affairs, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to implement PPMT strategies and policies.
    • Works collaboratively with affiliate leadership and staff to advance PPMT’s equity and cultural transformation, and embed equity in all strategic work across the organization. 
    • Identifies areas of overlap and coordination between Equity, Inclusion & Justice (EIJ) and health equity efforts, and develops collaborative solutions.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: EQUITY, INCLUSION, & JUSTICE

    • Leads and oversees organizational EIJ initiatives, working with all departments to implement EIJ training and create equitable policies to dismantle white supremacy and other institutionalized inequities in the organization.
    • Serves on EIJ Committee.
    • Supervises equity staff.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: HEALTH EQUITY

    • Participates and provides leadership in Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and external reproductive health and sexuality education networks, equity and belonging networks, and organizational culture networks, including representing PPMT on task forces and committees within PPFA and externally. 
    • Provides leadership on PPMT’s health equity and public health impact initiatives in alignment with the strategic plan, and in collaboration with senior leadership, by using a data-driven approach to clearly define PPMT’s health and race equity objectives.
    • Ensures accountability to internal health equity goals, including experience and clinical goals, by providing technical expertise to team members and by assessing, evaluating, and reporting on PPMT’s progress toward those goals.
    • Creates, implements, and evaluates external health equity strategies and programming, including education and outreach programs, in collaboration with equity staff and external partners.
    • Collaborates with PPMT Leadership to identify emerging and strategic opportunities for PPMT to develop initiatives that improve health outcomes, thoughtfully address social determinants of health, and align with PPMT’s strategic plan.
    • Works creatively to engage people and communities most impacted by inequities to participate in solution development and decision making. 
    • Partners and works in coalition with those who have an interest in improving health outcomes, including but not limited to,  public health, social services agencies, education institutions, sexual and reproductive health providers (including Title X providers), tribal health, and Indian Health Service, community organizations including those who advocate for LGBTQ2SP+ people, community members, stakeholders, and local, tribal, county, and statewide elected officials, to improve health equity and public health outcomes.
    • Works in coordination with the VP of External Affairs to achieve advocacy goals related to health equity, and to center and amplify voices in communities most impacted by health disparities and systemic racism.

Qualifications

    • Relevant education, training, work experience, and/or lived experience preferred.
    • Supervisory experience required, experience supervising remote staff preferred.
    • Experience managing and motivating team members across departments and reporting structures. 
    • Strong knowledge of best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care with prior experience in developing and fostering an inclusive work environment.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing programs that understand the role racial inequity plays in our society and address the impact of inequities in health care, education, and organizational culture.
    • Demonstrated ability to work, communicate, and build trust with community partners across cultural differences related to race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or ability.
    • Proven ability to lead strategic initiatives with demonstrable performance improvement while utilizing effective change management, process, and communication skills.
    • Experience managing departmental budgets, financial decisions, and grants.
    • Desire to learn, seek professional development, and motivate others to do so.
Planned Parenthood of Montana does not discriminate against or allow harassment of any individual based on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, reproductive health decisions, military service, other non-merit based factors, any other characteristic protected by applicable law, or retaliation.
 
Planned Parenthood of Montana is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity, inclusion, respect, integrity, customer focus, and innovation.