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Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Friends of the Children, Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/21/2020

Friends of the Children – Portland has a rare and exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader to serve as our Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFOO). Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with paid professional mentors for 12 + years no matter what. We put children first; build relationships on love; commit to empowerment; pursue goals relentlessly; and demand equity. The ideal candidate will have a smart head for business and a soft heart for kids. They will be equally skilled at leading budgeting and forecasting as they are at leading, managing and collaborating with employees.

This is a key role that will be responsible for the overall management and daily operations of Friends of the Children - Portland, with direct oversight of Finance, HR, Operations and IT.

Our CFOO will:

Work closely with the executive director in setting the strategic direction for the organization and to foster a healthy organization culture.
Ensure there is a consistent internal message around organizational goals, culture, and key actions for employees.
Ensure financial excellence with the responsibility for the organization’s financial operations.
Be a strategic partner on the Leadership team and will work closely with the team to ensure they are meeting goals, continuing to look for ways to make the team and the organization more efficient and successful.
Be a strong communicator who can partner with anyone across the organization. Mentor and support Friends of the Children - Portland employees across all departments; have direct communication with Friends of the Children - Portland staff; and consistently encourage them to have direct conversations with other staff.
The right leader will be fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of the organization’s mission is executed with full engagement of the communities impacted by our work.

Are you this amazing leader? Here’s what we have to offer you:

• Opportunity to contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of an organization that is committed to innovation and integrity.

• A team of talented employees who are passionate about working together to create an extraordinary organization.

• A strong track record of revenue growth and balanced budgets.

• A comprehensive benefits package.

• Most of all, you will lead teams in a strong organization that helps children facing incredible odds change their life story every day.

The ideal candidate will have a smart head for business and a soft heart for kids. They will be equally skilled at leading budgeting and forecasting, ensuring compliance in our accounting systems, policies and practices, and managing high preforming teams of finance, facilities, IT, and human resources professionals. The ideal candidate will thrive in a working environment that is multi-cultural, collaborative, fast-paced, and mission-driven.

At Friends of the Children - Portland you get to think globally and act locally. We are the founding chapter of a growing national network including New York, Boston, Seattle, Klamath Falls, Central Oregon, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, Fargo, Austin, Chicago, Southwest Washington, Charlotte, Tampa Bay, Detroit, Utah and Cornwall, UK.

Curious to learn more? See the position details below.

Essential Functions:

Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.
Support the execution of internal operational goals to ensure the annual objectives are achieved; works with the Executive Director to develop and implement financial processes to meet strategic goals.
Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; keeping the leadership team, committees, and the Boards of the Portland Chapter and the Foundation abreast of the organization’s financial status.
Direct and collaborate with the accounting team in providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial information in order to make informed financial decisions.
Serves as the primary liaison to the Finance Committee, 401k Committee, and Portland Foundation Board.
Continuously improve internal controls and efficiencies to protect organizational assets.
Work with Program, Development and other Administrative departments on finance-related projects that add additional value and efficiency to the organization
Support and convey Friends of the Children - Portland mission and values in financial and non-financial communication.
Guide and support the HR Manager in effectively designing, developing, implementing and administering Human Resources strategies, programs, processes, and policies to serve and strengthen the organization’s diverse workforce.
Guide and support the Operations team in setting of standard operating procedures and performance measures with including maintenance of four properties, and vehicles, vendor management, and safeguarding of assets.
Ensure adequacy of staff, processes, and policies and procedures in maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations and providing service to the organization.
Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related area (advanced degree or CPA preferred).
CMA or MBA preferred
Five to seven years of finance leadership experience
Two or more years managing HR, facilities, and IT functions
Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for non-profits
Proficiency using cloud-based collaborative document sharing and editing.
Exceptional communication and people skills for dealing with a wide range of stakeholders
Exceptional MS Office skills, particularly advanced skills and utilization of Excel for problem solving
Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge or similar accounting software package
Excellent management skills; able to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers; demonstrates leadership in a collaborative, inclusive team environment
Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including the ability to interface with staff, board of directors, and community partners.


Full benefits (401k, Health, Dental, Vision, Life)

Interested in applying?
Use the link provided to complete your application, including a cover letter, resume and any letters of reccommendation.

Friends of the Children - Portland is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children - Portland provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children - Portland hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Friends of the Children - Portland is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child's story: One Friend. One Child. 12 ½ years. No matter what. #ThePowerOfOne

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