Vice President of People and Culture

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $125,000.00
Maximum: $130,000.00
Details: Commensurate with education and experience




United States


Position Overview

The Vice President of People and Culture develops, leads, and implements strategies that enable all employees to perform their best work so that Jumpstart can build a more equitable education system for young children. This includes leading our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, strengthening a sense of belonging and community, accelerating the development of innovation capabilities across the organization, and recruiting and developing high performing talent.


Specific Responsibilities 

  • Drive organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, and measure progress against defined objectives
  • Integrate and embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into talent management processes, tools, etc.
  • Improve recruitment, development and retention of a high-performing diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Oversee and evolve organization culture, practices and norms from the application process to succession planning
  • Lead and develop a high functioning team dedicated to Jumpstart’s talent management
  • Develop and implement compelling strategic initiatives that position Jumpstart as an employer of choice
  • Contribute to Jumpstart’s Leadership Team, bringing a voice, experience and passion for diversity, equity, inclusion and organization culture


•     Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience required

•     Commitment to Jumpstart’s core values: learning, connection, determination, joy, and kindness

•     Experienced professional: at least 7 years of professional experience in successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

•     Strategic agility: able to maintain focus on long-term strategy while successfully adapting to changing environments and conditions

•     Innovative thinker: can challenge the organization to be curious, question the status quo, and adopt new approaches

•     Inspiring and influencing: connects with people in ways that generate enthusiasm and commitment

•     Communication: encourages direct and open discussion, and capable of modeling such a style

•     Managing change: understands the impact of change and new activity on the wider organization

•     Competency in Microsoft software, especially Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point

About Jumpstart

Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national organization with operations in 13 states plus Washington, DC, Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all. Learn more at


Occasional travel possible to one of more of the following states: AZ, CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MO, MS, NY, NJ, PA, RI, WA, and Washington DC


Excellent benefits package, including health, dental, and vision plans; generous PTO and sick time; paid holidays; and a 401k plan with an employer match, along with a great work environment! 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please complete an online application. Both a cover letter and resume are required to complete your application. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered. Candidates will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Please upload/attach your resume to your applicant profile as well as your cover letter.