Posted on December 10, 2012
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
REDF - Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
The CFAO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 10 years of broad financial management experience, and significant experience in information technology, and talent development/human resources. S/he will have participated in planning and managing organizational change in a high velocity innovative organization focused on unparalleled levels of excellence internally and externally. S/he will have actively engaged in strategy development and decision-making in a business environment.
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REDF creates jobs that change lives. For individuals facing life’s greatest barriers, access to gainful employment can seem impossible. REDF has pioneered a venture philanthropy model to employ those who are overcoming chronic poverty, homelessness, criminal history, substance abuse or mental illness by investing in nonprofit-run businesses called ‘social enterprises.’
Since 1997, REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) has provided funding and business assistance to a portfolio of social enterprises and has helped employ more than 6,700 people in two of the most diverse regions of the country – the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Now we’re taking our model to scale and working across our state’s innovative business environment. We will create jobs for thousands more Californians while developing a replicable social enterprise model to bring adults and young people into the economic mainstream throughout the country. In order to accomplish these ambitious goals, REDF is embarking on a significant fundraising effort.
The CFAO is a business partner to the President and division leaders in assessing organizational performance against both the annual budget and the strategic plan. S/He will develop systems, tools, make recommendations on both strategy, and operations, provide financial modeling, and lead the annual business plan process, incorporating mechanisms to drive high performance throughout the organization.
S/He will provide leadership and direction to the organization and provide financial and other reports on operational matters to the Board of Directors. S/he will engage the senior leadership around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery.
The CFAO provides oversight and strategic direction for financial management and budget, information technology, administrative services, including property and office facilities management, grants management and compliance, and human capital management services, and manages records and risk management. While the CFAO will be involved in elements of day-to-day transactions, s/he will primarily focus on managerial oversight, and operational strategy to achieve efficiencies and results.
The Chief Financial & Administration Officer should have the following experience and skills
Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) – prefer Business, Management, Finance, or a related discipline; a CPA license would be a plus.
Proactive decision-maker, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the chief executive
Experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic work environment
Effective communicator at all levels within the organization, with strong oral and written skills and the demonstrated ability to share information and use information to guide decision-making..
Demonstrated progressive experience in financial management and accounting
Demonstrated experience with information technology and people management
Resourceful in the setting of priorities, creation of efficiencies, and guiding of strategy
Exceptional people leader capabilities
Able to think strategically, but act with a small team -- hands-on, roll up your sleeves collaborative leader
Position is considered sedentary and no unusual physical requirements are necessary to perform most daily tasks. Position requires extended period of sitting, with much of the work done at a computer workstation and telephone. Certain computer applications, programs, and documents may require an ability to differentiate colors, shapes, and symbols. Position requires the ability to drive an automobile independently (must have a valid CA driver’s license).
Ability to help craft REDF’s next 15 years of impact
Work with passionate, dedicated people
Apply your passion for social change in your career
Operate with a high degree of autonomy in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Competitive, comprehensive benefits package
Please submit resume and cover letter as one file through REDF’s online portal.
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REDF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with staff members and prospective employees, and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. REDF encourages employment applications from people who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities REDF serves.