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Our Guiding Principles: 

  • Bold ideas and bold actions are embraced
  • Collaboration is central to our success
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of our culture
  • Funding is an enabler, not a driver
  • Innovation is necessary to propel us forward
  • Building trust with the women we serve and between each other is paramount
  • Our approach is holistic and long team
  • Difficult conversations make us better.

Organization Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-profit organization. The organization invests in women leaders who are tackling the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. As “venture catalysts,” Vital Voices is 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 they make long-term, holistic investments in leaders with bold ideas for change — providing them connections, capacity, a network of their peers, financial support, and visibility for their work. Vital Voices has 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, the organization has 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 80 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years, the organization plans to dramatically scale their impact. In early 2022, Vital Voices opened the first-ever GlobalHeadquarters for Women’s Leadership, a 30,000+ sq. ft. historic building just blocks from the White House on 16th Street. An Embassy for women and hub of activity, events, and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

Vital Voices provides connections, increased capacity, a peer network, financial support, skills training, and increased visibility for leaders work, which ranges from gender-based violence and climate justice to economic inequities and political disempowerment, and more. In 2020, $2,586,982 was awarded by VitalVoices to different organizations through grants, and 1,653,782 people were reached via direct services, resources and/or products via these grants. The VP, Tech Innovation & Impact has the ability to come in and give back with their skills and talents to better the world and unlock underrepresented voices through innovative technology solutions. By further implementing technology within the organization, the VP, Tech Innovation & Impact will help build the connective tissue around all of the different networks around the world and bring Vital Voices’ programming into the digital world, thus accelerating the organization’s core initiatives.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the CEO, Alyse Nelson, the VP, Tech Innovation & Impact will oversee the organization’s technology, network digital innovation and digital security strategy. Managing a growing team of passionate, collaborative, entrepreneurial technologists, this technical VP will lead the identification, development, and maintain the Vital Voices technology and technological resources including the Vital Voices Innovation Lab, online network hub,, and other technology infrastructure with a focus on developing and improving Vital Voices technology resources to support the Vital Voices network programming and support.This individual will sit on the Vital Voices Senior Leadership team and serve as a subject matter expert and strategist for the growing organization. As a small organization with national prominence, Vital Voices is looking for someone with the ability to be both a strategist and individual contributor in areas ranging from system administration to product development. This individual will be largely focused on product development while having broader oversight for the dedicated IT support.

Additional responsibilities include:

●Embrace and Model the Vital Voices guiding principles, values, investment and leadership models with the goal of supporting Vital Voices organizational culture and success.

●Participate as a member of the Senior Leadership team providing performance management, guidance, coaching, collaboration, and support to Vital Voices employees across cross-functional matrix teams.

●Oversee all Technology & Innovation team members.

●Support the CEO and COO in effectively communicating the organization’s technological goals and milestones.

●Manage the Vital Voices Innovation Lab, including recruiting new members and organizing Lab project cycles.

●Build Vital Voices network of partners in the technology sector.

●Support fundraising efforts to meet the organization’s technological needs and identify opportunities to empower women leaders in technology.

●Identify and implement the organization’s technology strategies and ensure that technological resources are aligned with the organization’s short-term and long-term needs.

●Oversee the product development of the Vital Voices Community Hub and Digital Headquarters and network hub to connect, support and scale our programs, network and reach.

●Manage external contractors and consultants as it relates to software development and deployment.

●Communicate technology strategy to team, funders, Board members, and network members.

●Implement program improvements to reduce technology costs and increase efficiency.

●Build data science capacity of Vital Voices and monitor analytics for VV platforms (such as theWebsite and Hub) to assess technical performance, user experience, and implement improvements.

●Enhance and enforce digital security and data protection processes.

●Stay informed of new trends and best practices in the technology landscape to ensure the organization is continuously innovating its technological offerings.

Professional Qualifications:

●Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a technical field (e.g. ComputerScience, Math, or similar). Graduate degree preferred; or equivalent practical experience.

●7-10 years of experience leading technology teams, including building/scaling products with a focus on user experience.

●Experience coding in one or more of the following languages: Java, Python, Go, JavaScript, C++,Bash, PowerShell.

●Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e. Salesforce).

●Strategic leader able to partner with the executive leadership team to formulate a technology strategy and roadmap.

●Experience attracting talent and recruiting leaders, externally and internally.

●Ability to work effectively in a regional team environment and work closely and communicate clearly with all offices, departments, and affiliates.

●Deep problem solving and analytical skills.

Personal Characteristics

●Mission-driven with strong values and commitment to social good.

●Technically accomplished with knowledge and presence that will inspire the organization and establish credibility.

●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.

●Demonstrated ability to adapt your message to the technical level of the audience and comfort presenting technical materials to groups of any size and background.

●Empathic leader able to guide teams through periods of rapid change.

●Smart and agile problem solver, with low ego and high integrity.

The salary range for this position is $200,000.00-$235,790.00 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, earned sabbatical time and volunteer leave as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, HSA, EAP, and a professional development stipend.

This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC.  This position requires the ability to travel (varies depending on location) 10-30%. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

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.

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Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.