June 20, 2022

Deputy Director II

  • Deadline: 16/06/2023
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Organization: Public Health Institute
  • Salary: USD $ 111,568 to 141,342 per year
Full Time

Deputy Director II

Posting Number: 1301

Closing Date:

Location: Remote, USA

http://www.riseuptogether.org/, based at the Public Health Institute, partners with women, girls, and allies who are transforming their communities and countries as part of a global movement for gender justice and equity. We build power with these local leaders as they work for equity in education, health, and economic opportunity to create a better future for all. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of over 750 leaders have successfully advocated for 120 new and improved laws and policies impacting the lives of 135 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S.

Rise Up is at an exciting time of growth and expansion — we are implementing a new strategic plan that will maximize the organization’s impact to support Rise Up Leaders to create large-scale change, and we recently received our largest gift ever from Mackenzie Scott. The Deputy Director will play a critical role working in collaboration with Rise Up’s Executive Director and Leadership Team to ensure Rise Up’s continued success and growth.

Rise Up is committed to advancing social, gender, and racial justice. Our team brings a wide range of perspectives and identities including ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, language, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and abilities. We believe that the lived experiences of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions and strengthen our work. As such, we especially seek applications from people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+, and people living with disabilities.
Position Summary
The Deputy Director plays a key role responsible for enhancing the internal organization and infrastructure necessary for Rise Up’s continued success and growth. The Deputy Director is primarily an internal facing leader, coach, and planner who works with the Leadership Team to achieve organizational goals. They will play a critical role within the team to improve internal systems with an eye toward future strategic needs and budget realities, and act as a sounding board and strategic partner across departments. Essentially, this position is responsible for keeping Rise Up running smoothly so the Executive Director can focus on the impact model, thought leadership, fundraising and external concerns. Rise Up’s Deputy Director will support an inclusive culture at Rise Up built upon trust and integrity as we partner with local leaders to build movements for gender justice globally. The Deputy Director will directly supervise three department leaders of Programs, Operations Finance & Administration, and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning.

Pay: $111,568 to $141,342 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $111,568 to $141,342 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Employment Type: Full Time
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Strategy & Planning (40%)

• Partner with the Executive Director and Leadership Team to determine and implement the overall strategic direction of Rise Up (currently, implementing its 2021-2025 strategy)
• Steward the implementation of Rise Up’s strategic framework through an inclusive, equitable, accountable, and transparent process
• Partner with the Monitoring, Evaluations & Learning team to develop, plan and manage goal and objective-setting across the organization; monitor and report on progress against organizational objectives and milestones; and ensure alignment with organizational impact metrics and programmatic learning loops
• Plan and facilitate Rise Up’s planning and monitoring cycles, including an annual global planning retreat, as well as ongoing cross-functional team discussions
• Ensure that Rise Up’s strategic organizational priorities and team/departmental planning goals align and cascade to individual goal setting and performance management process
• Perform risk management planning and crisis management, if needed

Operations & Management (40%)

• Align annual budget and fundraising goals in partnership with Directors of Finance and Development.
• Establish procedures for setting priorities, managing workloads, and improving project management practices. Work with department leaders to monitor and allocate staff time to projects to ensure organizational priorities are met in a timely manner.
• Ensure processes and practices are well aligned and communicated across Rise Up.
• Collaborate with department leads to guide timely program implementation and expansion in focus countries with country-based partners, consistent with strategic objectives and informed by learning loops and other monitoring & evaluation metrics.
• Ensure that hiring plans are coordinated across the organization as aligned with the Rise Up strategic direction & DEI commitments.
• Mentor, coach, and supervise leaders of Programs, Operations Finance & Administration, and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning departments.
• Determine organizational capacity for implementation of new projects and directions, and lead on special projects as needed.

Executive Communications (10%)

• Advise ED on internal communications and ensure transparent decision-making processes and clear direction setting.
• Engage staff/teams as appropriate in decision-making processes.
• Strengthen communication and collaboration platforms for global team interactions and information sharing, working closely with the Operations & Programs teams.
• Strategically represent Rise Up with key partners and donors, as needed.

Organizational Leadership Team (10%)

• Serve on Leadership Team with department managers to direct Rise Up towards impact, foster team morale, and strengthen management processes.
• Lead a collaborative process to design global team meetings and sessions with leadership and staff input, coordinating and/or delegating various roles for meeting content preparation and execution.
• Assist ED in prioritizing issues and agenda setting for leadership and all staff discussions.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• A minimum of 7 years of experience in a senior management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or social justice field, including experience with organizational strategy and team management.
• Background in two or more of the following: organizational strategy, nonprofit global operations, global program development, executive/internal communications.
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.
• Bachelor’s degree, or 4 additional years of related work experience.

Other Qualifications

• High level of integrity, transparency, initiative, creativity, and problem-solving capacity.
• Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks and proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor.
• Cultural competency and demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people from diverse backgrounds.
• Outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal/relationship building skills.
• Passionate about Rise Up’s mission and impact.
• 10-15 years of experience in a senior management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or social justice field preferred.
• Graduate degree in related field preferred.


This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.


Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

EEO Statement

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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ADA Statement:

The Public Health Institute is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruitment Team at least 48 hours in advance at mailto:Recruitment@phi.org.


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We’re so pleased the Public Health Institute is an organization you would like to work with. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at mailto:Recruitment@phi.org.

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