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Vice President of Economic Empowerment

Easterseals Redwood
2901 Gilbert Ave
Cincinnati OH 45206

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $110,000 - $130,000
Posted Date: 04/19/2024
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Vice President of Economic Empowerment

Job Description

As a vital member of the Easterseals Redwood team, the Vice President of Economic Empowerment leads programmatic strategy and execution designed to build equitable economic opportunities that enable individuals in our community with disabilities and economic disadvantages to thrive. We do this by providing innovative, equity-centered opportunities for individuals to build a career pathway with transferable skills and meaningful employment aligned with their goals, emphasizing in-demand industries.

The VP of Economic Empowerment is a senior leadership team member who sees the interconnectedness of our equity, access, and inclusion strategy for all across multiple demographic groups. Responsible for a $7MM budget, this role brings a strategic “act like an owner” mindset by ensuring execution excellence in program design/delivery and community partnership, outstanding fiscal stewardship, and superb people management.

The VP of Economic Empowerment is actively identifying and tracking emerging trends that create new opportunities for developing and delivering programs and services that enhance Easterseals Redwood’s ability to fulfill its mission.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, set expectations, and monitor outcomes of the Economic Empowerment program portfolio to maximize programming and partnership strategies, financial resources, and community relationships to ensure individuals achieve their full potential.
  • Coordinate and implement strategic plans for new and existing programs and provide ongoing evaluation of their effectiveness.
  • Partner with executive leadership to ensure integration and alignment of program plans with the overall agency strategy and vision of the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Set budget expectations and performance targets and monitor and ensure targets are met.
  • Analyze data, identify and share trends, and elevate concerns.
  • Collaborate with the advancement team and program management to identify, develop, and nurture potential funders and donors.
  • Respond to changes in economic and market conditions that impact our communities.
  • Provide insight and feedback into policy issues.
  • Identify and pursue areas of opportunity and growth.
  • Build solid and trusted relationships with partner organizations, businesses, and government entities.
  • Knowledge of workforce funding systems, including TANF, WIOA, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Department of Labor.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and agency policies, procedures, and compliance programs.
  • Represent ESRW at meetings, events, and the community in a way that aligns with the mission, vision, and values.



  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, social services administration, MBA, public administration, or a related field is required.
  • Significant strategic and leadership experience, of eight to fifteen years at minimum, is required with demonstrated success in recognizing when organizational behaviors and attitudes are growing stale, work patterns and practices are becoming outdated; opportunities exist for enhanced efficiencies and effectiveness across all program and service areas; talent development and succession planning.
  • With a clear understanding of financial reports, business acumen is required to apply data findings to assess business effectiveness and efficiency and help ESRW grow to scale. The role must possess keen insights into reimagining the big financial picture and the minute details of strategy, financial management, budget oversight, leadership, and follow-through requirements. In-depth understanding and practice of critical business competencies relating to budgeting, marketing, staffing, workforce trends, and competitive & data analysis.
  • Experience in the human services sector in program development and management in the areas of the workforce is desirable.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to network with existing and prospective funders and all other stakeholders are needed.


Skills & Abilities

Strategy, Innovation, & Execution (20%)

  • Develop strategies in alignment with the overall organization-wide strategic priorities to support the expansion of existing programs and the development of new programs.
  • Provide leadership and strategic input to program teams to maximize programming and partnership strategies, financial resources, and community relationships.
  • Plan and meet deadlines to meet/exceed expectations of agreed upon goals with executive management; act appropriately with a sense of urgency and work as a team player.
  • Partner with executive leadership to ensure integration and alignment of program plans with the overall agency strategy and vision of the CEO and Board of Directors.

Program Development, Quality Management & Outcomes Assessments (25%)

  • Grow and develop a portfolio of Economic Empowerment programs that align with the agency’s strategy and mission.
  • Develop meaningful, appropriate, and accurate data and supporting documentation relating to new and existing program development activities to meet the agency’s decision-making and risk assessment needs.
  • Regularly demonstrate proactive initiative; Coordinate the process for systematic review and outcome evaluation of all programs to share lessons learned and best practices across the enterprise.

Financial Leadership & Budget Management (20%)

  • Develop accurate annual operational budgets inclusive of revenue and expense projections, while effectively managing those projections throughout the year and managing associated risks/opportunities through a reforecast process in partnership with finance team.
  • Proactively analyze results regularly to ensure fiscal accountability across the team in ways that align with strict adherence to internal budgetary policies.
  • Review all expenses, contracts, and other financial obligations to maximize our resources available for community investment.
  • As a part of continuous improvement identify productivity opportunities to optimize program costs.
  • Understand the enterprise-wide impact of fiscal decisions and how overhead supports program impact.
  • Partner with the advancement team to develop funding proposals, including associated budgets for new and existing programs.

Talent Management (20%)

  • The capability to develop and unleash individual and team potential is essential.
  • Coach team members as they set goals, prioritize, deliver programs, and evaluate impact.
  • Develop an inclusive, equitable team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goal by clearly communicating agency vision and implementing yearly staff development plans.
  • Value cultural diversity and best utilize individual abilities, skills, and characteristics when collaborating with others to complete work tasks.
  • Build a learning culture using ongoing feedback to help teams grow professionally and build new competencies.
  • Training, informal mentoring, and coaching contribute to developing program leadership teams’ capacities to effectively develop, expand, and track program outcomes, external communications, grant writing, and other client-driven service delivery activities.

External/Internal Relationship Builder (15%)

  • Identify and invest in building solid and trusted relationships with partner organizations, businesses, and government entities.
  • Coordinate with Marketing in the collection of compelling member experience stories that capture the essence of the work of ESRW.
  • Support the CEO in the execution of board management through board committees.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary.
  • PTO and Extended Illness Time.
  • Health Insurance options.
  • 401 K Retirement Plan with a company match.
  • Dental and Vision Insurance options.
  • Disability Insurance options.
  • Education and Professional Development Assistance.
  • Free daily lunch (Kentucky campus).
  • Employee Assistance Plan.
  • 10 Paid holidays.
  • PSLF Eligible Employer.
  • Employee Committees: Culture and Engagement, Young Professionals, Veterans Resource Group.
  • Opportunities for advancement, an inclusive environment, and a supportive senior leadership team.


Application Process

If you’re passionate about making a difference and want to do just that daily, a career at Easterseals Redwood may be for you. We are hiring and encouraging anyone interested in becoming part of an organization with a mission-driven, relationship-focused, joy-filled culture to apply.


About the Organization

Here at Easterseals Redwood, we believe that uniqueness is power. We change the way the world views and defines disability by making profound and positive differences in people’s lives every day. In Greater Cincinnati, we do this with a focus on building a more diverse and inclusive workforce and community. We break down barriers for people with disabilities, veterans, and people with economic disadvantages. Easterseals Redwood is an engine for opportunity. It is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive human services providers.


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