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Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-profit organization. We invest in women leaders who are tackling the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying leaders with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. What sets Vital Voices apart is that we make long-term, wholistic investments in leaders with bold ideas for change — providing them connections, capacity, a network of their peers, financial support, and visibility for their work. We have provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Laureates, US Youth Poet Laureates, Prime Ministers, award winning innovators and breakthrough social entrepreneurs. Over the past 24 years, we have directly invested in more than 20,000 change-makers across 184 countries, who in turn have improved the lives of millions of people in their communities and countries.

Today, Vital Voices has a staff of nearly 70 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years, we plan to dramatically scale our impact. In early 2022, we will be opening the first-ever Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, a 30,000+ sq. ft. historic building just blocks from the White House on 16th Street. It will be a hub of activity, events, and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

In early 2022, Vital Voices will launch a new Crisis Response Team, to respond to the emergency support needs of global women leaders and activists facing persecution due to their voice and leadership. Informed by ongoing consultations with experts and members of the impacted communities, the Crisis Response Team will provide training, casework support, and direct funding to nonprofit and political leaders, journalists, businesswomen, lawyers, judges, teachers, and other activists who are being targeted because they are women changemakers.

The Vice President of Crisis Response is a newly created leadership role within the Crisis Response Team and will work directly under the supervision and guidance of the CEO. This leader will play an entrepreneurial, formative role in shaping the work of the team for its launch year and beyond.

Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Develop and implement Crisis Response Team strategic and operational roadmaps, and develop and monitor programmatic goals, budgets, and objectives
  • Manage Crisis Response Team personnel, and develop and implement staffing recruitment, support, and retainment strategies
  • Provide crisis-related technical expertise to the Crisis Response portfolio, leveraging extensive subject matter expertise to identify and address security risks, provide analyses of ongoing security and crisis situations, and make recommendations to mitigate risks to staff, clients, and programs
  • Develop and implement Crisis Response programmatic plans and systems, including but not limited to policies, standards, procedures, and casework management tools and templates
  • Ensure adherence to organizational policies and procedures related to security, crisis response, emergency management, and duty of care
  • Develop an appropriate grant pipeline in collaboration with Vital Voices regional experts and development team, including drafting and development of development outreach materials to fund Crisis Response Team programming;
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team and other key internal/external stakeholders to ensure the Crisis Response Team is strongly advocated for and supported
  • Provide direct support and case communication coverage when in-country or regional crisis response staff is on leave or increased support is needed
  • DE&I Commitment: Model the Vital Voices commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to disrupt and evolve systems and behaviors that negatively impact women and BIPOC employees and network
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. Graduate degree preferred;
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in crisis response, emergency management, or humanitarian services, with strong demonstrated experience in global women’s issues and human rights. Legal, international social work, or other global case management experience is a plus;
  • Prior crisis management experience in humanitarian relief or conflict response preferred, including demonstrated understanding of humanitarian principles and their practical application;
  • Experience in developing crisis and risk management plans and evaluating their impact, including the ability to develop and administer crisis response training;
  • Demonstrated experience with crisis support services contract and vendor negotiations and management;
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and work in a dynamic team environment with tight deadlines, sometimes under difficult or challenging circumstances;
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and self-awareness;
  • Ability to work effectively in a regional team environment and work closely and communicate clearly with all offices, departments, and affiliates;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e. Salesforce).
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.

This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. If and when it is safe to travel, domestic and international travel up to 10% may be required for the position.

The starting salary range for this position is $134,010.00-$163,790.00 based on experience and ability to have broad impact early. The compensation package includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k match, and generous PTO including wellness flex days, generous parental leave, sabbatical time and volunteer leave as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, HSA, EAP, and a professional development stipend.

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Staff may experience secondary trauma due to exposure to descriptive and/or graphic gender-based violence content in their work on the urgent assistance program.

Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

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Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:
·       Resume and cover letter
·       Salary expectations
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.