Vice President of Talent and Culture


The Vice President of Talent and Culture is responsible for developing and leading the strategic direction of talent management and talent acquisition in support of the Foundation’s mission. This role will partner with the Executive Team to ensure proper alignment of a values-driven culture to actively anticipate, plan for, and address the talent and culture needs of the Foundation. Will assist in driving the Foundation’s equity work, reinforcing the strategy that embeds equity in our work and values.


  • Provide overall leadership in organizational development and executing a human resource strategy in support of the Foundation’s future direction, specifically in the areas of policy development, talent acquisition, retention, diversity, inclusion, staff training, professional development, compensation, benefits, performance, and succession planning.
  • Lead the Foundation’s organizational culture and development work to fully develop an inclusive, empowering, and equitable work culture and environment; actively work toward an energized and engaged culture focused on collaboration, identifying potential solutions, and implementing them into practice; organizes, develops, and leads quarterly all-staff meetings
  • Act as a strategic thought partner in collaboration with the Executive Team developing the Foundation’s effectiveness in equity, develop and implement tools and approaches that lead to equitable outcomes; participate and assist with internal practices to foster implementation equitably. Serves as a champion for equity to both internal and external audiences.
  • Direct human resource management including legal and policy compliance, employee relations, and communication; provides leadership guidance on complex policy issues; implement reporting for key performance indicators for data-based decision making to drive organizational change.
  • Set organizational goals and priorities. Communicate goals and priorities to teams to develop tactics and action plans. Ensure successful execution of tactics to meet organizational goals while remaining responsive to environmental changes that call for action or change strategies.
  • Seek out, develop, and maintain relationships with appropriate external partners. Be an ambassador for MFH by demonstrating integrity, professionalism, commitment, and humility. In your actions and decisions, demonstrate that you value diversity and equity. Instill those values in your team and its work.
  • Ensure staff are effective, productive, and supported in their work and development. Create an environment in which all staff feel appreciated for their unique contributions to the work of the Foundation. Model and create an environment centered on MFH culture and workplace values including actively supporting a culture of collaboration with, and respect for, internal partners.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility, critical thinking, and sound judgment in all matters to safeguard MFH resources—financial, reputational, and human.
  • Engage appropriately with the Board of Directors and Board committees to accomplish the mission and goals of the organization. Support board members as they individually and collectively fulfill their legal, governance, and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Contribute to the development and evolution of Foundation strategy and effectively implement such strategy within the area of responsibility. Clearly articulate Foundation strategy to internal and external audiences.
  • Contribute to board education on various levels—understanding of the field, the nature of the work of the Foundation, and behaviors of effective Board members.


  • Participate in team activities and complete diverse assignments in support of team goals.
  • Perform general Foundation support activities and conduct special projects as required.
  • Adhere to the Foundation’s core and staff values.


Education: Graduate degree or demonstrated competency in equity, human resources, organizational development, talent management, or other related area.

Experience: Ten (10) years of relevant experience demonstrating progressive responsibility, preferably in philanthropic sectors or nonprofit organizations.

Understanding and experience in creating, planning, and implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies and programs.

Possess fundamental knowledge of the day-to-day management of human resource functions.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build trust and communicate concepts accurately, effectively, and in ways that are suited to the Foundation’s various stakeholders.


The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the job.


MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. MFH is committed to salary equity, and compensation will be determined based upon an independent assessment of qualifications relative to the position’s responsibilities. For more information, read the Foundation's compensation philosophy .

Missouri Foundation for Health is building a more equitable future through collaboration, convening, knowledge sharing, and strategic investment. Working in partnership with communities and nonprofits, MFH is transforming systems to eliminate inequities within all aspects of health and addressing the social and economic factors that shape health outcomes. To learn more visit

Starting Salary

$149,000 to $174,600