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Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

at Volunteers of America

Posted: 6/27/2020
Job Reference #: 3398/5975

Job Description

Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Development


Come make a difference! Volunteers of America is one the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. We are one of the nation's largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for low and moderate-income households and persons with special needs.

Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge was established in 1921 and now serves a 19-parish area that includes the Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles areas. We provide life-changing services to abused and neglected children, early childhood education providers, low-income seniors, families in crisis, individuals living with mental illness, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Summary of Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

The SVP of Strategy and Business Development serves as a transformational executive and key business partner to the CEO and drives the overall strategic direction of the agency. The SVP of Strategy and Business Development will identify and develop growth opportunities that generate positive change for our clients and communities, raise the agency's profile, and ensure overall superior agency performance. Additionally, as the innovation champion for the agency, will assist the CEO to develop and innovate new market opportunities for the agency.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead the Strategic Direction of the Agency

  • Develop inclusive strategic plan and strategy by collaborating with leadership team and board
  • Identify strategic risks and provide analysis for potential start-up and sunsetting of programs and operations
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of what makes the agency successful and how it will continue to be successful in the future
  • Oversee and manage all strategic business, proposal development and responses

Drive New Growth Opportunities

  • Look for opportunities to expand existing programs based on need or launch new ancillary programs, including but not limited to alternative funding via grants, operations, or other viable funding vehicles
  • Develop and lead implementation of strategic initiatives to leverage emerging technology, innovative service models, and trends in the non-profit social service field
  • Anticipate and incorporate changes in social service and social entrepreneurial practices
  • Identify joint ventures, potential merger and acquisition targets, and other strategic partnership opportunities in coordination with executive team

Build and Grow Innovative Capabilities

  • Promote a culture of innovation across the agency
  • Lead solution design teams to generate and develop innovative ideas to propel the agency's mission and improve the quality of services for clients
  • Identify trends and current research that supports best-practices in the field
  • Pilot innovative initiatives and evaluate impact

Community Liaison & Behavioral Health Expert

  • Partner and closely collaborate with VOA National and other VOA affiliates regarding strategic and innovative program development and research
  • Provide external leadership, visibility, and expertise regarding all Behavioral Health capabilities, acumen and programs
  • Develop relationships with community stakeholders, government officials, service providers, funders, and other experts in the field to advance the mission and raise the agency profile
  • Establish the agency as a recognized innovation leader to build brand
  • Will perform other duties as assigned

Experience, Competencies and Education

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in a Human Services field
  • Eight (8) years of experience is strongly preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Our primary service lines include work with behavioral health, children and family, child education and development, HIV-AIDS, homeless services, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, veterans and senior living - Experience with one or more of these populations is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience developing business and achieving financial growth
  • Experience with an understanding of local, state, and federal funding streams and managed health care
  • Other Certificates and Licensures: Current clinical licensure preferred

Language Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong ability to effectively communicate verbally, in public settings
  • Strong ability to communicate in writing

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Application Instructions

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