Chief Financial Officer
MomsRising seeks a seasoned, entrepreneurial Chief Financial Officer to ensure the overall operational and financial health of the organization.
As a key member of the Management Team, the CFO will report directly to the Co-Founder/CEO, will lead the Finance Team, and will play a critical role in the overall strategic leadership of the organization. The CFO will oversee and direct the finance, accounting, operations, and human resources functions. The CFO will also serve as a true strategic partner to organizational leaders, providing strong and accurate financial guidance to inform key decisions, as well as lead long-term financial forecasting, budgeting, and strategy-setting.
This is an ideal opportunity for a proven leader with a track record of successfully managing complex finances and operations for a multi-entity, non-profit organization that includes a 501(c)3, 501(c)4, and a potential political action committee (PAC).
The position can be based anywhere in the U.S. and involves minimal travel, i.e., less than 10% each year. We are hiring for this position immediately, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is full-time, with a salary of $120,000 to $160,000, commensurate with experience. MomsRising provides a robust benefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage and a retirement plan.
What You’ll Do
As MomsRising’s staff, program work, and revenue have grown, our operations have become more complex. The newly created CFO position is in charge of taking the internal side of our operations to the next level of performance during this particularly exciting time in our growth.
The role will evolve over time, and the more you can handle the better, but you’ll start with three major areas of responsibility:
- Lead and manage the MomsRising Finance Team, as well as serve as a thought partner and member of the Management Team (MT), lead on HR and Administrative management for the organization, contribute to organizational vision and strategy, mentoring staff, and providing financial and HR oversight
- Effectively advance strategic budgeting and financial tracking systems, regularly communicate and present critical financial matters and risks to the CEO, the MT, and the board, as well as to key external stakeholders (e.g., funders, partner organizations)
- Develop and implement strategies to nurture an inclusive, healthy work culture that values different viewpoints and provides opportunities for all team members to grow.
Strategic Financial and Accounting Management
- Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short range financial plans, monitoring the budget, advancing monthly financial reports and program spending reports, conferring on financial optimization and compliance, and suggesting wise courses of action to promote our financial health
- Ensure seamless financial operations - including supervising a small finance team and external accounting consultants; cross-training team members so they have the necessary skills to excel in their roles; ensuring that all contracts, grants, and invoices are in order; and making sure that day-to-day financial processing is consistently smooth, transparent, and timely
- Arm senior leaders with regular financial reporting and forecasting in support of transparency and continuous progress towards achievement of goals/priorities
- Work closely with grants management staff to provide timely and accurate grant/proposal budgets and reporting as needed by funders
- Analyze the current technology infrastructure and scope out the next level of information technology and financial systems that support the growth of specific programs and the organization overall
HR and Administrative Leadership
- Lead strategic and operational human resources; developing policies, monitoring employee relations on the Finance Team, provide HR support to supervisors across the organization as needed, managing payroll and benefits, ensuring compliance, and overseeing hiring and performance management
- Monitor changes in legal, regulatory and administrative environments, implementing changes in procedures as needed to maintain compliance, while maximizing operational and financial results
- Manage all compliance and administrative matters, including working closely with external counsel to monitor changes in legal, regulatory and administrative environments; implementing changes in procedures as needed to maintain compliance
- Manage contracts/agreements with vendors, funders, and service providers; maintaining all necessary state and employer registrations; and tracking/reporting political activity, as required
Who you are
To be successful in this job, you will demonstrate the judgment, depth, and wisdom of a senior leader who can garner the admiration of the rest of our team of very smart, innovative, detail oriented individuals. Fundamentally, we want someone who thrives in a world of systems and processes, enjoys figuring out how to make things work more efficiently, and who has the skills and seasoning to do that in our context. You have led teams in the past and genuinely enjoy working with others and helping them succeed.
More specifically, you will have or be most or all of the following:
- Robust understanding of financial accounting within a c3-c4 organization, with proven success managing organization-wide finances in at least 1-2 senior roles within similarly structured organizations.
- Demonstrated experience as a Talent leader who has the ability to diagnose issues, exercise judgment in complex and sensitive HR situations, anticipate HR-related risks to the organization, and influence solutions/outcomes. You are able to balance competing priorities and conflicting opinions, and facilitate the best decisions for employees and the organization in an environment of ambiguity and rapid change.
- Strong people management skills, with the ability to lead and manage a talented, diverse team. You have experience creating equitable and inclusive environments, and are able to build strong, trusting, collaborative relationships with others. People describe you as an excellent people manager.
- A very strong critical thinker and problem solver, with excellent judgment and a strong ability to communicate in writing and in person. People describe you as organized, quick, and sharp.
- Fast-paced and detail-oriented, bringing a passion for making things work well and an ability to handle a large volume of work impeccably, including strategically prioritizing the most important projects while keeping all the others on track as well.
- Relentlessly solutions-oriented and flexible, with the ability to adapt to the evolving needs of our growing organization and to think several steps ahead to ensure things run smoothly, all with a focus on making life easier for our staff.
Prior experience in the progressive advocacy arena is a plus, but not a requirement.
To apply, please send your resume to Claire Cohen from Creative Financial Staffing at firstname.lastname@example.org.