The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF, the Foundation), the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health, seeks an impactful and thoughtful leader for the inaugural role of vice president of Equity & Culture (VPEC). The VPEC will join RWJF at a critical juncture as it seeks to foster a culture of inclusion excellence through the encouragement and implementation of antiracist practices rooted in intersectionality, belonging, and social justice. With the support of an engaged board, president, and senior staff, the VPEC will design systems and policies that ensure the Foundation centers equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in decision making, while imbuing a high degree of transparency and accountability in all aspects of the work.
RWJF is interested in transformational and sustainable change. Reporting directly to the president and CEO, Dr. Richard Besser, and working with leaders across the Foundation, the VPEC will foster and lead institutional efforts to build an inclusive community, establish antiracist practices, and actively promote social justice and equity. This requires an EDI subject matter expert, a talented communicator and facilitator of intergroup dialogue, and someone who has a track record in managing substantial change within complex organizations. The successful candidate will possess the intellect, energy, and diplomacy necessary to generate buy-in and guide colleagues toward the equitable management of power, privilege, and inclusion.
The Foundation’s inaugural VPEC will be an exceptional EDI strategist and diligent listener known for their reputation as a champion for fairness and empathy, and as someone who models humility and inspires deep trust and collegiality.
RWJF is partnering with the Diversified Search Group in this recruitment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Expressions of interest from candidates of all backgrounds are welcome. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications (consisting of a résumé and letter of interest) should be sent in confidence toRWJF_VPEC@divsearch.comClick here to view the full job description.