The Vice President (VP) of External Affairs is a key leadership position at the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA). This position creates and implements strategies for WFSA’s advocacy, growth, and relationship management priorities and overall initiatives with policy makers by using a variety of systems and tools to help WFSA solve complex problems, build relationships, and implement policy, communications and marketing strategies based on research to help steer conversations and decision making. This position focuses on establishing and achieving WFSA’s bold ambitions through strong and innovative leadership and is the public-facing role of WFSA, in partnership with the CEO. This role works closely with WFSA’s C-Suite and supervises the Director of Communications and Director of Research & Advocacy to ensure a positive, creative, and collaborative working culture for staff.
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with an annual salary of $80,000 with regular opportunities for review and enhancement.
This position may require some in-state travel throughout Arizona. All WFSA staff are required to attend in-person monthly staff meetings, annual staff retreats, annual Board retreats, and other occasional in-person meetings as directed.
The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona offers a dynamic, supportive and collaborative environment. We value the whole person, both in those we aim to serve and those on our team.
Self-care, work/life balance, flexibility, and the personal and professional well-being of our staff is a priority. We offer an excellent benefits package, including a professional development fund, 100% coverage for medical, dental, and vision for staff, as well as 50% coverage for dependents, 11 paid holidays, 20 days of paid time off, long term disability, paid parental leave, retirement plan match, and much more.
WFSA staff engages in ongoing DEIA training, centered in our desires to be better informed as we use an intersectional approach in our work, and to be culturally competent as we enter new communities in the state.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, and will continue to be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please email a complete application consisting of a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) references to email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered, but alternative formats of the application are accepted to best represent your skills and abilities.
At WFSA, we have a bold ambition: Live & breathe the equity work that makes WFSA the place everyone wants to be. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of under-represented communities to apply. WFSA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, if reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the application or interview process, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA), we respect employee choice and privacy. Due to the nature of our work, WFSA may have in-person meetings and events. For the health and safety of our employees and community, we request employees be either fully vaccinated or follow the venue’s health / COVID-19 protocol which may include providing a negative test one day prior to an event.