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Executive Vice President – Chief Finance Officer

NARAL Pro-Choice America seeks an exceptionally talented and dedicated executive as the Executive Vice President - Chief Finance Officer for this dynamic, mission-driven organization that has been at the forefront of the fight for reproductive rights since its founding in 1968. The Executive Vice President – Chief Finance Officer will lead the Finance and Administration operations of this $15 million/year organization that is the political leader of the pro-choice movement. 

In a country that grows increasingly diverse ethnically and racially, in a world that tweets, blogs, and friends, and in which younger generations no longer know the meaning of Roe v. Wade, NARAL Pro-Choice America is undertaking major initiatives internally and programmatically to embrace change, and to advance women's reproductive health priorities with a new generation of voters, activists, and donors. 

The Executive Vice President – Chief Finance Officer will be responsible for ensuring NARAL Pro-Choice America's continued effectiveness by maintaining and ultimately growing financial resources to fulfill the organization's ambitious and robust program goals. The Executive Vice President – Chief Finance Officer will supervise the Director of Finance and Administration and oversee the financial management of NARAL Pro-Choice America, NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, and NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC. Enhancing current efforts to build the organization's capacity to manage its finances as it grows, bringing a strategic, high-level perspective to the organization's finance and accounting needs; partnering with the President and COO to make decisions through a financial lens; and balancing or supplementing the skills of the finance team members will be a priority.

An individual with superior accounting, financial management and strategic skills, and possessing enthusiasm to apply these skills within a mission-driven, politically significant national organization will find exciting opportunities at NARAL Pro-Choice America. With these opportunities come challenges: we are building resources to shepherd NARAL Pro-Choice America through this difficult economic environment, while keeping an eye clearly focused on future opportunities.

The next Executive Vice President – Chief Finance Officer will be an active partner to the President and Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer, bringing a forward-looking and proactive stance to managing the organization's finances.  S/he will bring at least five years experience as a CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million (non-profit experience may include serving on a non-profit board of directors). The ideal candidate will also bring at least 10 years experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies. The Executive Vice President – Chief Finance Officer will lead by example; set high performance standards for self and staff; foster an environment of achievement and ensure staff accountability through clearly defined and measurable goals.

The Executive Vice President – Chief Finance Officer must contribute to an atmosphere in which diversity in all its dimensions is valued and supported. S/he will possess a demonstrated track record of strategically positioning an organization for long-term fiscal stability, and will establish and maintain financial accountability among operating and program personnel.  A collegial style, innovative approach, strong work ethic, proven management skills, and enthusiasm for working in a positive workplace environment are key.

Responsibilities:

This senior management level position has responsibility for the financial management of NARAL Pro-Choice America, the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, and NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC.  The Executive Vice President – Chief Finance Officer plays a key role in the leadership of the organization as part of the Executive Team and serves as the lead financial liaison with the Board of Directors. This position is responsible for oversight of all administrative policies and procedures, including human resources, facilities management and management information systems. Also serving as a part of the Management Team, this position integrates and coordinates budget and finance functions to meet the overall goals of the organization.

Finance

  • Responsible for long and short term fiscal plan and financial forecasts; evaluates organization's financial performance with a bottom line orientation.
  • Facilitates the preparation of annual budgets, and budget revisions for all three organizations,
  • Establishes and maintains financial accountability among operating and program personnel; meets regularly with dept/program heads to review financial results and budget variances.
  • Monitors cash flow, supervises wire transfers, responsible for management of banking relationship, and oversee NARAL Pro-Choice America's investment policies.
  • Responsible for analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual statements and cash flow projections.
  • Responsible for tax and financial reporting compliance.
  • Responsible for implementation of best practices and organizational transparency.

Administration

  • Serves as primary liaison to Treasurers and Finance and Budget Committees of NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation board and NARAL Pro-Choice America board for all finance and budget matters.  Prepares and presents monthly financial reports for the Finance and Budget Committees, and other reports as required.  Develops good working relationship with the Treasurer of each board.
  • Develops and monitors the organization's administrative and fiscal policies. Supervises human resources operations including personnel policies, hiring procedures and employee benefits evaluation.
  • Supervises M.I.S. and office operations including evaluating, updating and maintaining data base and all information systems. Responsible for integrity of systems security.
  • Oversees salary administration and responsible for periodic compensation surveys.
  • Represents Management on contract negotiations.
  • Manages office facility, including lease negotiations; furniture and equipment requirements and related leasing or financing.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Interviews, selects and supervises Director of Finance and Administration.
  • Leads by example; sets high performance standards for self and staff.  Fosters an environment of achievement and ensure staff accountability through clearly defined and measurable goals.
  • Builds a sense of teamwork and ownership and empowers staff through active communication and delegation - promotes intradepartmental and interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Creates an environment that welcomes differences of opinion, promotes respect for others, and fosters trust and cooperation.
  • Oversees relationships with outside vendors and consultants; plays an active role in planning and execution, sets clear expectations for achieving goals and accountability, and maintains clear and consistent communication.

Qualifications:

Core Competencies:

Decision Making/Judgment - Strategically positions the organization for long-term fiscal stability. Forecasts opportunities and problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others.

Communication - Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations in a compelling manner, is able to translate and educate staff and board members on financial literacy, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.

Leadership - Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others. Builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, and understands others' roles and perspectives.

Additional Qualifications

  • Degree in accounting or business administration with strong financial management background.  CPA and/or MBA required
  • At least five years experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.  Non-profit experience may include serving on a non-profit board of directors.
  • At least 10 years experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Strong management skills and experience, both strategic and operational, and a demonstrated ability to build, motivate, mentor, and supervise a team of 8 or more staff.
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team building, management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
  • Commitment to NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission and goals.
  • A commitment to contributing to a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported.

Contact/Other Information:

NARAL Pro-Choice America is the nation's leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose. With more than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to building the base of pro-choice voters engaged in the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices.  These choices include preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

NARAL Pro-Choice America is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and a substantive cover letter to:

Ms. Shaki Bello-Botts
NARAL Pro-Choice America
1156 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
Fax: (202) 973-3096
Email: resumes@prochoiceamerica.org

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