Vice President of Programs

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Converge: Partners in Access is dedicated to ensuring all people can access high quality reproductive and sexual health care services when they need it, how they need it and where they live.

WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2018, Converge: Partners in Access is dedicated to ensuring all people can access high quality reproductive and sexual health care services when they need it, how they need it and where they live. As the Mississippi and Tennessee grantee of Title X – the only federal Family Planning Program – we collaborate with each state’s public health agency, health care providers, insurance companies, and community partners to build a health care system that places people at the center of reproductive and sexual health care. We also deliver training and technical assistance to providers and conduct policy, advocacy, and research activities that promote increased access to quality care. While our work is in the deep South, the principles, vision, and work of Converge are universal and transferable well beyond our region.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • At a time of exciting growth, the Vice President of Programs will provide leadership for core program areas, sit on the senior management team, build and develop a growing team, and contribute to the overall strategic direction of the organization. Specifically, the Vice President will:
  • Provide strategic and operational direction for Converge core program (Title X) with responsibility for the smooth delivery of programming across Mississippi and Tennessee.
  • Ensure full compliance with federal expectations for Title X programs, working closely with Vice President of Finance & Operations and Title X Directors to build and implement clear policies and procedures that align with compliance standards.
  • Manage Converge’s $8.2M program budget and resource allocation, ensuring sound stewardship of the Title X grant.
  • Supervise, develop, and retain a remote team of two Directors and their staff, providing ongoing coaching, sharing timely feedback, and creating the conditions for staff to do their best work.
  • Keep a big-picture perspective on program and project activities; identify and implement opportunities for program efficiency and effectiveness, surfacing and resolving problems quickly.
  • Work in partnership with the Vice President of External Affairs to promote Converge on a community and regional level, recruit more clinic sites, and disseminate knowledge to relevant audiences.
  • Work in partnership with the Vice President of Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) to ensure that key project outcomes are evaluated and leveraged for maximum community and organizational impact.
  • Play an active role in Converge’s expansion into other regions and oversee the roll-out of new programs.
  • As a member of the senior management team, operate from a place of collaboration, curiosity, and openness to doing things differently.
  • Be available for regional and national travel approximately 25% per month.

WHO YOU ARE

  • You are a healthcare champion who is motivated by Converge’s mission and values. You are inspired to work towards a healthcare system where all people have access to quality, affordable, person-centered family planning care. You thrive in a rapidly growing organization that values humility, collaboration, high-performance — and above all — putting people first.
  • You are a senior nonprofit leader with experience overseeing health-related programs. You bring at least 10 years of work experience in public health, with at least 3 in a management role, with skills in program strategy, operations, and compliance. Knowledge of Title X and reproductive healthcare and/or experience with federally funded programs is a plus.
  • You are a “big picture” thinker with the ability to implement tactically. You take a hands-on approach to operationalizing strategies that reflect an organization’s overarching goals. You have a track record in setting priorities and creating processes, procedures, and success metrics that foster programmatic excellence and measurable impact.
  • You are a collaborative people manager who leverages others’ strengths and promotes teamwork. You have experience in recruiting and hiring talent, building strong teams, and coaching direct reports for high performance and accountability. Experience managing remote teams is a plus.
  • You are an effective communicator and relationship builder who conveys information clearly and inspires trust. You possess a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that results in strong interpersonal connections. You communicate with directness and clarity, listen deeply to others, and foster information sharing across groups.
  • You are a well-organized doer and expert project manager. You have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under deadlines. You are proficient in project management methodology and tools and use them to keep multiple workstreams on track. Experience with Microsoft Suite, Sharepoint, Slack, and project management tools is desired.
  • You are an adaptable, agile, and resourceful team player. You thrive in a lean nonprofit setting with the ability to stay focused and nimble in the face of growth and change. You are a self-starter with a willingness to jump in and help out where needed. You are open to trying new things and learning from experiments.

LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time position that can be performed remotely anywhere in the Southeast or from Converge’s office located in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The starting salary for this position is $136,800. Benefits include:

  • Health insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Dental insurance through Delta Dental
  • Vision insurance through Eye Med
  • Life insurance
  • Insurance premiums for employees and dependents covered 100% by Converge
  • Vanguard SIMPLE IRA plan with a 3% match from Converge
  • Paid vacation (15 days) and sick (10 days) leave per Employee Manual, with additional days based on length of time at Converge
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible work schedule and remote or hybrid work environment

TO APPLY
Please apply with 1) your resume and 2) a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in Converge and the VP of Programs position. Address your cover letter to Danielle Lampton, Co-Executive Director. We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.

Converge is an equal opportunity employer. Converge prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants, and other covered individuals with regard to hiring, assignment, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment because of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin or ancestry, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender identity), disability, genetic information, veteran status or service in the uniformed forces, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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