Chief Financial Officer

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 23, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Empire Health Foundation (EHF), a private health conversion foundation formed in 2008, takes a bold and innovative approach to investing in ideas and organizations that improve access, education, research, and policy to transform the health of communities in eastern Washington. With philanthropic assets totaling approximately $96 million, including the recent addition of $20M designated as a 501c(4), and a talented team of 17, EHF’s investments go beyond traditional grantmaking to leverage innovative public-private collaborations in its commitment to measurable health improvements through work in four primary Focus Areas: Care Coordination, Families Together (family resiliency), Workforce Development, and Innovation.  Additionally EHF partners with four other community organizations, including the provision of some shared administrative services, focused on regional health transformation, increasing Washington-based cancer research, improving family-based supports for foster children, and increasing health care providers in eastern Washington. 

EHF believes strongly that solving today’s toughest social problems relies on much more than just writing a check. Through collaborative partnerships with community, tribal and government leaders, government agencies and third-party funders, EHF seeks to move the dial measurably and sustainably on health outcomes through an innovative approach to philanthropy that focuses on systems-level change. In contrast to traditional reactive grantmaking and top-down theory-of-change models, EHF’s approach is adaptive and collaborative, leverages partnerships, and is accountable for results. Following the recent hire of President Zeke Smith, Empire Health Foundation now invites applications and nominations for its next Chief Financial Officer to steward and build on the strong existing financial resources to support the long term sustainability of the Foundation so that it can continue its impactful work of advancing health in the region.

Reporting to the President, the CFO will manage and oversee a team focused on all financial, risk, and compliance matters across a multi-entity organization. They will serve as a member of the executive leadership team and be a critical advisor and resource for the President, Board of Directors, and various boards of EHF’s affiliate entities. The new CFO will be a hands-on, strategic leader with a passion for EHF’s mission of advancing the health and well-being of rural and underserved populations. Drawing upon their experience and expertise working with tax exempt organizations, the ideal candidate will build on the strength of the finance department and ensure 501(c)3 and (c)4 compliance associated with EHF’s mission. In collaboration with the Foundation’s leadership, the CFO will play an integral role in executing EHF’s strategic goals. They will develop innovative systems, processes, and policies to enable the strategic use of resources and investments to catalyze and sustain positive change for the communities that EHF serves. The ideal candidate will also be a strong people manager, with a passion for nurturing team members and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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Empire Health Foundation is partnering with Linh Nguyen, Carolyn Ho, Julian Jackson and Chris Cannon of NPAG on this search. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team of board members, staff members, and partners is an essential component of Empire Health Foundation’s work to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.