Chief People and Culture Officer
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with SAGE in the
search for a Chief People and Culture Officer.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Chief People and Culture Officer will ensure organization-wide alignment, cohesion, and impact in the planning and implementation of organization priorities. The Chief People and Culture Officer will lead the intentional development and sustaining of a healthy and coherent organizational culture that aligns with SAGE’s core values and strategic directions including SAGE’s commitment and accompanying strategy to be a diverse, anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive organization. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, the Chief People and Culture Officer will set and implement an overarching vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the programmatic and at the administrative level that works to eliminate systemic organizational marginalization and promotes inclusive and equitable practices. In addition, the Chief People and Culture Officer will oversee the team that manages Human Resources. SAGE is headquartered in New York City. Metropolitan New York City area is preferred. SAGE will consider compelling candidates that are based elsewhere but able to travel to New York City as needed.
SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) older people. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT+ older people, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT+ life in later years. SAGE has worked tirelessly for over 40 years on behalf of LGBT+ older people. Building off the momentum of the Stonewall uprising and the emerging LGBT+ civil rights movement, a group of activists came together to ensure that LGBT+ older people could age with respect and dignity. SAGE formed a network of support for LGBT+ elders that’s still going and growing today. SAGE is more than just an organization. It is a movement of loving, caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support to older members of the LGBT+ community.
SAGE operates at the intersection of LGBT+ and aging experiences. Its work ensures that all LGBT+ older people have just and fair access to the opportunities they deserve and are free from ageism. SAGE is a learning organization rooted in community. It values collaborative teamwork internally and partnership externally. It places a premium on robust communication, and on listening to and learning from each other. It is committed to transformative change for LGBT+ older people. As such, SAGE values courageous creativity, openness, thoughtful risk-taking, and flexibility. SAGE is grounded in the spirit of "nothing about us without us." It listens respectfully to the full breadth of voices of LGBT+ older people and seeks to positively impact all LGBT+ older people. Its work is data-driven, disciplined, and responsive to change. It works hard, continually improves, and is accountable for excellent outcomes.
SAGE believes that it has a responsibility to make the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion a centerpiece of its purpose, its people, and its work. Such principles will allow it to continually grow its relevance to SAGE's stakeholders in a diverse world; utilize the contributions of diverse individuals to strengthen all aspects of SAGE's work as the country's leader on LGBT+ aging; provide it with a larger pool of shared understanding thus enabling it to make better decisions; and increase its ability to recognize its biases and thus reduce the likelihood that it will be influenced by those biases. SAGE is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in providing services to its constituencies; in creating its Board; in hiring, training, and advancing its staff and volunteers; and in all that it does.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of related experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization with at least 100 employees. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of SAGE and express a commitment to a diverse, anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive organization.