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Chief Finance & Administrative Officer

New York City, NY, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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As our growing organization becomes increasingly more complex, we are seeking a Chief Finance & Administrative Officer (CFAO) to set the vision for the coordination and cohesion of our operational and financial work, ensuring that all of our non-instructional work is as deeply rooted in our mission, equitable practice, student-centeredness, and radical humanity and enhances teaching and learning.

Serving as a member of the senior executive team, and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFAO manages our $38MM budget, leads our finance, operations, and human resources teams, and oversee the day-to-day central operations office of the organization, including the strategic and mission-aligned allocation of resources to best serve organization priorities.

The CFAO also provides strategic leadership, analysis and forecasting on new and creative revenue opportunities, our various legal entities and our long term growth and sustainability. The CFAO partners with the Chief Development Officer to manage philanthropic gifts and grants, capital campaign financing, and donor reconciliation. The CFAO partners closely with the CEO and Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer, works with our boards and finance committees, and collaborates on matters of strategic and operational planning, organizational change, business decision-making, and the overall leadership of EHTP.

What Qualifies You:

You have served in a senior leadership capacity of a similarly complex organization, directly accountable for its finances, operations, and/or administration

You have a significant understanding of budgeting processes, accounting, audits and financial controls

You are a strategist who brings clear vision for how to coordinate an organization’s administrative functions

You have experience conceiving of, developing, and analyzing new revenue opportunities and opportunities for growth

You are an experienced multi level team leader who effectively manages seasoned professionals and with a focus on effective communication, relationship-building, and well-developed organizational systems; you accelerate and amplify the impact of direct reports and their teams

You ideally bring some exposure to negotiation with capital and lenders, and legal entities

You are entrepreneurial, flexible, creative, and resourceful, with the ability to deliver results in a rapidly growing, deadline-driven, fast-paced, dynamic environment

You believe deeply in EHTP’s mission, core values, and racial equity statement 

Areas of Leadership:

Financial Leadership & Strategy

Shape an organization-wide culture of financial and operational accountability, that encourages both growth and innovation and supports equity and anti-racist decision-making in financial planning and budgeting

Partner with the CEO and executive team on key strategic issues and decisions, informed by rigorous financial analyses, risk assessments, "what if" scenario modeling, and due diligence; advise on the organization's financial performance and long-term financial planning; manage cash flow processes in alignment with organizational operations

Partner with the CEO, Superintendent/CAO, and Chief Development Officer to develop and manage a financial plan, including the financial oversight of a current capital campaign designed to increase accessibility and programming; and in the development of creative lines of revenue to support the mission

Report financial information and trends to a range of audiences as well as manage relationships with the boards and senior leadership of EHTP 

Operations Leadership & Strategy

Lead the design and implementation of systems, processes, and services that support EHTP schools and programs in delivering best-in-class educational outcomes; refine and build a sustainable, scalable, cost-efficient operational infrastructure that supports continued growth

In partnership with CEO and Superintendent/CAO, execute the network's expansion strategy, to lead the seamless launch of new (or expanding) schools, OST program sites, and to provide support to existing sites and programs; and ensure operational strategies are translated into specific,aligned objectives and plans across functions, locations 

Develops and organizes ongoing, long range, and preventive facilities maintenance and capital improvement plans and programs for all sites, equipment, transportation, and custodial services 

Human Resources Leadership & Strategy

In partnership with Managing Director, Human Resources, develop research-based, strategic priorities and planning for Human Resources including compelling goals, procedures, and guidelines aligned with the strategic goals of EHTP and all teaching and learning programs

Support the Managing Director, Human Resources in data-informed decision-making to proactively forecast trends and tools for EHTP’s planned growth over the next five years, including adapting structures, reporting, and analysis to measure and monitor performance in induction, compensation, employee relations, and employee satisfaction

Support the Managing Director, Human Resources in continually assessing all policies, programs, and practices, keeping the Senior Management Team informed of new developments; partner with the Senior Management Team to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs and laws 

Team Management

Lead teams across finance, operations, and human resources by communicating a compelling vision and strategy for team-functions and goals

Collaborate with each senior team member to identify and amplify talent across the teams, managing and mentoring individuals to achieve ambitious results, and supporting learning, development, and career growth

Build a team culture that is aligned to organizational core values and guiding pursuits and fosters a high standard of excellence, accountability, and equity

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