The Joint Center is seeking a Vice President of Finance and Operations.
The Joint Center’s Vice President, Finance and Operations (VP) is a new leadership position created at a pivotal moment in the organization’s growth and maturity as America’s Black think tank. As a strategic partner to the President, leadership team, and Board of Directors, the VP will ensure that the organization has the internal leadership, infrastructure, and culture to achieve its goals.
The VP will co-create a vision of success for building the organization that inspires staff and creates holistic and flexible systems that support the Joint Center’s growth plan and are aligned and in service of the organization’s mission and values. The VP will serve as the senior most financial management officer and will be responsible for ensuring that the Joint Center continues to innovate and adapt in order to achieve its goals most effectively. They will be a manager and coach to other team members supporting the organization’s finance, operations, and HR activities. At the same time, the VP will be instrumental in stewarding culture – investing in the growth of the Joint Center’s internal leaders and ensuring that the organization’s systems and processes reflect its cultural values of rigor and commitment to excellence, impact and accessibility, collaboration and respect, and accountability and a growth mindset.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience as a cross-functional leader with exceptional strategic, financial, and operational acumen and a demonstrated talent for the continuous improvement of organizational teams, systems, and processes in growth environments. They are a collaborative leader with strong interpersonal skills and a deep commitment to developing effective teams and building organizational capacity. Finally, the VP should embody The Joint Center’s cultural principles, including a deep commitment to healthy, growing, and empowered Black communities in the United States and an unapologetic focus on prioritizing Black people, and disseminating accurate data, research, and solutions that reflect Black interests.