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VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is the largest reproductive health care and sexuality education provider and advocate in northern New England with 21 health centers across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The mission of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is to provide, promote, and protect access to reproductive health care and sexuality education so that all people can make their own choices about their reproductive and sexual health. When people have the knowledge and resources, they need to make informed and voluntary choices about their sexual and reproductive health, entire communities’ benefit.
To ensure we continue to provide opportunities to the people within our community, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its first VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will serve as a critical member of the executive management team, and a thought partner with the CEO, participating in building and aligning organization-wide vision and strategy. This position will design, lead, and evaluate DEI initiatives while harnessing the energy and excitement of staff to move PPNNE forward in its work to become an anti-racist organization. They will also collaborate with leadership on processes and systems that hold PPNNE leaders accountable for their support, implementation, and ownership of DEI in their departments.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic senior leadership professional who can build and execute thoughtful and ambitious strategies while ensuring operational excellence. The new VP of DEI will evaluate internal DEI goals, identify areas for improvement and direction for future efforts, and assess achievement of annual goals. This person will lead PPNNE’s DEI Committee and facilitate additional opportunities for staff engagement in racial equity work in the organization. They will act as the primary point of contact when working with DEI consultants and other affiliate DEI leaders across the federation. They will be a clear, consistent, and empathetic communicator, someone who excels at relationship building, who naturally absorbs new information, and has a drive for excellence, synergy, inclusion with exceptional interpersonal skills. This position engages current and future staff who have diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. They will help resolve problems and build bridges among staff for matters related to diversity and inclusion. This includes facilitations, mediation and sometimes hard or uncomfortable conversations.
Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.