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sVP Enterprise Culture


  • IN, Indianapolis
  • IL, Chicago



Position summary

The Staff Vice President Enterprise Culture (Staff VP) is a highly visible and accountable position, serving as a key member of the organization’s leadership.  This leader has accountability to drive the vision, strategy, development and execution of our cultural transformation while integrating the desired culture into the organization’s core practices to support the success of business priorities.

The Staff VP will work collaboratively to establish desired outcomes and define the critical success criteria, review current programs and processes for improvement and outline an implementation and transition plan.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience leading through others (and from the front) in heavily matrixed organizations with a diverse collection of internal stakeholders. 

In addition, this leader will engage strategically with business partners, gaining a better understanding of the cultural barriers at Elevance Health, and will propose and implement solutions that will help achieve results.

Position outcomes

  • Diagnose the most critical behavioral barriers to achieving our strategy, applicable to all associates

  • Identify effective behaviors to overcome these barriers at the organizational level, aligned to our strategy

  • Define what each organizational behavior looks like in action at the individual associate level

Position responsibilities

  • Lead development and implementation of culture strategic plan in alignment with the Culture Steering Team; make key decisions, socialize with senior leadership, HR and other internal stakeholders

  • Quantify the culture model into measurable ratings and outline implementation and transition plan

  • Support leaders to navigate and lead through change, including partnering with business leaders for successful M&A culture assessment, due diligence, and integration

  • Create and deploy culture toolkits, workshops, content and other strategies that advance enterprise strategic culture priorities

  • Lead the Culture Council and grow the culture champion network; implement strategy to identify and invest in culture promoters as active supporters of our culture and change efforts

  • Partner internally to enable the delivery of diverse content/engagement opportunities for associates (such as engagement opportunities and digital assets) and implement communication plans/campaigns that drive engagement and change aligned with culture priorities.

  • Partner with HR by providing input to the HR strategic plan, identifying integration points with the culture strategy and working closely with HR stakeholders to build and execute strategic roadmap with particular focus on:

    • The talent life cycle;

    • Performance management strategy; and

    • Associate value proposition and talent brand

  • Partner with internal and external communications teams to embed strategy across channels. (Pulse, social media strategy and presence, careers section of the website, etc.)

Position competencies

  • Organizational change agent who cultivates diverse talents and viewpoints to better the organization

  • Growth and change oriented mindset

  • Contemporary leader who uses personal influence to develop, inspire and collaborate with peers, leadership and team to achieve organizational goals and make a difference in the community

  • Strategic thinker who creates a vision and sees the big picture – authentic and transparent in their vision

  • Personal agility to work across a wide array of businesses and stakeholders to develop the credibility to achieve results

  • Empowers and encourages employees to perform at their best and grow professionally

  • High integrity and values ethical behavior

  • Superior oral/written interpersonal communication, persuasion, and negotiation skills

Position requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible leadership experience

  • Demonstrated success leading change and culture transformation

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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