Upstream USA is a fast-growing, national nonprofit working to expand opportunity by reducing unplanned pregnancy across the U.S. We envision a future where patient-centered contraceptive care is an integral part of primary care in all settings, for all people. In this future, patients are screened for their contraceptive needs; are offered patient-centered contraceptive counseling, free from bias and coercion, provided by knowledgeable providers and support staff following evidence-based guidelines; and can receive any contraceptive method of their choosing, during the same visit if they want, without logistical barriers.
Upstream promotes health equity by partnering with health centers to provide training and technical assistance to increase access to contraception, and address disparities and biases in contraceptive care. Surveys of patients getting care at Upstream-trained health centers consistently show that patients feel listened to, heard, and are able to access the contraceptive method of their choice. Our work empowers patients to decide if and when they want to become pregnant, a critical step towards improving maternal health, as well as positive outcomes for
parents, children, and their families.
Upstream is growing rapidly and is well positioned for national scale and impact. After launching our program in Delaware in 2014, we have since partnered with health centers in Washington state, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Mississippi and Missouri. By 2023, Upstream will have partnered with health centers that serve over one million women of reproductive age annually across these states and more. Our work has been independently evaluated and has led to significant changes, including a 25% reduction in
unplanned pregnancies in Delaware in just three years.
Upstream is funded primarily through philanthropic individuals and foundations, and does not accept funding from pharmaceutical companies. Upstream’s budget has grown from $1.7 million just four years ago to approximately $40 million in 2022. Upstream’s work has also garnered attention from many leading publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN, Vox, Forbes, and Marie Claire.
As Head of our People Team, the Vice President of People and Culture is a vital leader within the organization overseeing all aspects of human resources and our talent strategy, positioning Upstream as an Employer of Choice. This strategic leader is customer-centric and will create a best-in-class people experience through progressive HR programming and talent management strategies including; but not limited to the following portfolio: talent development, talent mobility, blended (hybrid) learning, performance management, culture development, recruitment and retention, labor and employee relations, human resource information systems and total rewards compensation and benefits, in compliance with multi-state labor laws and regulations.
We’re looking for an energetic leader with strong business experience who understands how to build and map talent to our mission, readying the organization to meet future workforce and market demands. This leader has a proven track record of helping organizations integrate strategy, policy, communications and best practices of equity, diversity and inclusion into operational excellence. The role will serve as a trusted strategic advisor and is ultimately responsible for developing and executing HR strategies that helps the organization reach its
organizational goals and KPIs while building a trusting, compassionate, mission-driven and effective team who feel invested and satisfied in their work.
A Few Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Define, oversee and continue to refine the organization’s talent strategy.
● Continue to build, lead and develop the People Team as an integral partner and subject
matter expert for a comprehensive portfolio of HR services; delivering results through people strategies, policies and processes that align with organizational goals, priorities and core values.
● Provide high-level HR support and direction for the organization’s senior and operational leadership team
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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
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.