VP of Programs & Strategy

Our Mission

To improve the lives of people affected by cancer, now.

Your Role in Our Mission

The VP of Programs & Strategy will plan, develop, and execute a comprehensive strategy to fulfill the mission and vision of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Additionally, this key member of our Leadership Team will serve as an advisor on the development of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, own our Impact Funding Strategy, and oversee the staff and day-to-day operations of the Mission Team.

  • Serves as a key member of the Foundation’s Leadership Team, providing oversight of organizational strategy and contributing to high-level decision-making, including strategic planning activities and execution of operating plans.
  • Oversees the administration of the Foundation’s impact funding and grant-making portfolio, including contributing to the internal review processes, development of strategic funding partnerships, and fostering learning and development opportunities for grantees.
  • Create, realize, and lead a visible strategy that positions LIVESTRONG as a national leader for achieving innovations and improvements in person-centered cancer care.
  • Build, sustain, and enrich strategic partnerships with national organizations, government, and other sectors and industries to advance patient care, quality, and value.
  • Strategizes with the Mission team to address gaps and needs within the cancer community in alignment with organizational strategic priorities.
  • Flexibility in moving between the roles of “player” or “coach”; taking part in programmatic projects and providing strategic oversight to staff as needed.
  • Represents the Foundation externally and serves as a thought leader on cancer survivorship and person-centered care with all levels of stakeholders at programmatic, development, and policy events.
  • Identifies and owns strategic relationships with programmatic and policy partners for Foundation priorities.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated track record of taking a hands-on approach in leading a variety of initiatives in the cancer and/or patient-centered care space.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of progressive experience in a nonprofit or similar organization with core responsibilities related to mission, programs, grants and relationship management.
  • Direct leadership experience of a successful programs team and/or strategic planning process.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, business, communications, non-profit relations, or related healthcare field. Master’s Degree preferred and considered a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • PC proficiency and skills in MS Office specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.

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