• Vice President of Organizational Development

    Location US-WI-Milwaukee
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/8/2018 11:00 AM)
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  • Overview

    The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is one of the country’s premier providers of integrated HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget in excess of $100 million and more than 300 employees in multiple states. The unique, nationally renowned ARCW HIV Medical Home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, pharmacy, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. ARCW also provides aggressive HIV preventions services to gay men, people who inject drugs and others at the highest risk for HIV infection. ARCW has retained Spano Pratt Executive Search to lead this search. Feel free to contact Jamie Pratt directly at jpratt@spanopratt.com

    Position Profile
    The Vice President of Cultural & Organizational Development is responsible for sustaining a multi-faceted, high performing culture that contributes to operational and financial success by assuring well-prepared, high quality human capital is positioned and retained to drive ARCW performance. The Vice President will lead the ARCW focus and efforts related to organizational culture, employee engagement, assessment of organizational needs and human capital, and personnel planning and development for current operations and future growth. He or she will also assure cultural integration of newly acquired organizations, a key component of the success and growth of the merged entity.

    ARCW continues to experience dynamic business growth that will require systemic development of a culture driven by high performance and high-quality outcomes. As we merge with organizations across the country as part of our National Strategy, the promulgation of this culture into newly acquired organizations is key to our success. This position will implement innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to sustain and enhance:

    • A patient-focused culture that assures the highest quality patient experience with all services provided with dignity and respect in order to meet the difficult challenges ARCW patients confront.
    • An organizational market culture that assures unfettered access to care, the pursuit of the highest quality clinical outcomes, and financial success to assure our services remain available until the very final day of the AIDS epidemic.
    • A philanthropic culture that supports the generation of private funds to support our vision and mission.
    • A culture of employee engagement and commitment that embraces collaboration, integration, and alignment across all roles, service areas and locations.


    1. Develop and lead a formal culture and organizational development program that addresses the patient focus, market, philanthropic, and staff alignment elements of the ARCW culture that includes employee engagement, organizational assessment for human capital, personnel and succession planning and organizational culture.

    2. Ensure effective integration of newly acquired sites/staff into the ARCW culture; to create alignment with the mission and vision, the market culture ideals and the collaborative teamwork necessary to deliver the integrated care model which is key to our success.

    3. Organizational Culture: Training and continuous focus, education and support of the ARCW patient centered, market and philanthropic elements of the ARCW culture.

    4. Patient-centered: Development and implementation of initiatives in collaboration with program and clinical leadership to assure an excellent patient experience for individuals accessing ARCW services.

    5. Employee Engagement: Annually administer the Gallup or similar employee survey, evaluate results and identify strategies to improve all employee and key performers satisfaction.

    6. Organizational Assessment: Identify current and future human capital needs of the organization to support all aspects of operations with a focus on key positions.

    7. Personnel Planning, Assessment and Development: Identify key performers who can meet current and future needs, assess the need for professional development and establish, implement and monitor progress of professional development plans.

    8. Succession Planning: Assessment of need, identification of candidates and succession planning for leadership and key health care positions.

    9. Employee Development: Strategically develop, build and implement management training modules for employees, key staff and management positions, and provide coaching to leaders on priority management and leadership topics.

    10. Participate with department directors and executive management in the development of ARCW’s services and programs as a strategic partner, particularly from the perspective of the impact on employees and volunteers and on succession planning, recruitment, and retention of talent matched to ARCW’s evolving strategy.

    11. Develop assessment models to identify competency, knowledge and training gaps, and develop and deliver programs to fill the educational shortfalls, and enhance effectiveness of employee performance in achieving ARCW’s goals and objectives.

    12. Assume shared responsibilities of ARCW’s top management team including participation in government relations and fund development, strategic planning, advocacy efforts, attendance at ARCW events, and serving as a media spokesperson as appropriate.

    13. Any and all other duties as assigned by ARCW’s President and Chief Executive Officer.


    1. A combination of post-graduate study and experience in organizational development, organizational culture, human services, administration, or related field.
    2. Minimum of 5-7 years management or administration experience, with strong interpersonal and team-building skills.
    3. A record of success within an organization where innovation, collaboration and superior customer service are high priorities.
    4. Ability to work with a variety of key stakeholders.
    5. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive issues, including adherence with issues governed by HIPAA rules.
    6. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related issues.
    7. Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective written and oral communication in formal and informal situations.
    8. Demonstrated ability in relationship building with a passion to establish and implement successful strategies.

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Milwaukee is 90 minutes north of Chicago, yet in recent years, it’s evolved into a hip sister, infusing art, nature, mixology, craft beers, and farm-to-table foods into its landscape. Neighborhoods—like the Historic Third Ward, with warehouses converted to condo lofts and cutting-edge restaurants and boutiques; and Brady Street, with Italian-immigrant roots still cropping up in bakeries, restaurants, and markets—are vibrant and welcoming. Milwaukee‘s first-ring suburbs—places like Shorewood and Wauwatosa—boast adorable bungalows and pedestrian-friendly "main streets" with indie-boutique shopping, coffee shops, ethnic dining, and art galleries.

    Spano Pratt Executive Search is searching to identify the Vice President of Culture & Organizational Design. For a confidential conversation and to learn more about the opportunity please contact Jamie Pratt.

    Jamie Pratt, Partner
    Spano Pratt Executive Search
    414-807-8472 mobile
    414-283-9533 office


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