VP Work Force Initiatives

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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

LeadingAge Washington, DC

Washington, DC
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge s membership touches 4 million lives every day and includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners. We are also a part of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, whose membership spans 30 countries. LeadingAge is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on education, advocacy and applied research www.LeadingAge.org.

We seek a Vice President of Workforce Initiatives to lead our strategic initiatives focused on workforce issues in aging services, working to advance one of LeadingAge s highest priorities.

Under the direction of our President & CEO and our Senior Vice President of Research, the Vice President will be responsible for coordinating a diverse set of activities with states, members and other LeadingAge staff. He/she will provide strategic direction, identify priorities, measure results, establish and manage strategic partnerships. The Vice President will oversee implementation and serve as a primary spokesperson on these issues, including educating members; relaying timely information; and representing LeadingAge among other workforce related organizations, coalitions and individuals.

The position requires a college degree in gerontology, labor relations, business, public policy or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and a minimum of 10 years of management experience in a leadership capacity. A graduate degree is preferred. Prior experience in aging is also preferred.

Successful candidate must have a deep knowledge of workforce issues in the field of aging services, with particular understanding of the concerns of providers; familiarity with policy options to advance workforce solutions; and, excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and public speaking skills, including the ability to foster cooperation and maintain effective relationships with members, state association executives, staff and other key leaders and stakeholders.

Other requirements include strong leadership, customer service, negotiation and coalition-building skills. Must have demonstrated use of excellent judgement, integrity and creative problem solving; must be a team player with ability to manage multiple projects in a timely and efficient manner, working across departments. Must have prior experience being accountable to goals, including setting milestones and reporting outcomes. As needed, must be able to engage in local and in overnight travel.

LeadingAge is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and maintaining a diverse work force. We are always looking for talented, dedicated professionals who have a genuine interest in helping us fulfill our promise to: Inspire. Serve. Advocate. LeadingAge provides a dynamic and collegial w