Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial
Officer will provide executive-level leadership and strategic
direction for financial and administrative affairs of the
organization. The Chief Financial Officer oversees accounting,
finance, investments, risk management, business systems (technology
and process) and human resources.
JCCSF programs and businesses co-exist within for-profit and
not-for-profit marketplaces, with a current mix of 80% earned and
20% contributed revenue. The CFO and team will lead and support the
organization to optimize revenue for a dozen unique businesses and
services, ensuring sustainable growth of a complex organization.
Seeking a senior leader with experience, keen observations, and
insights into external conditions across many sectors to inform
business development, as well as to develop best-in-class goal
setting and accountability metrics to evaluate success and
The CFO builds and maintains the confidence of the Board of
Directors through impeccable organization, astute data-driven
observations, clear and informative communication, mastery of
financial levers, long-term financial modelling, trend analysis and
data-driven recommendations and decisions.
As an organizational leader, the CFO will contribute
significantly as a change agent to rebuild and optimize business
practices, KPIs, processes, and systems. Strategic, supportive, and
collaborative, the CFO will be a people-driven leader,
collaborating on strategies to build an inclusive and welcoming
great place to work.
At the JCCSF, we recognize the diversity of our staff and
participant communities. Our Jewish values (Re-ut - Friendship;
Tikkun ha-Olam – Repair the World; Tzedek – Justice) compel us to
be inclusive and to work for equity and a more just world. The
Board of Directors is currently engaging in a Strategic Planning
process which includes examination and prioritization of diversity,
equity, and inclusion (DEI). An internal staff-led DEI Task Force
is working to advance a culture of belonging in the workplace. We
seek a leader to be a champion of these values and initiatives.
- Develop and implement strategies to meet the financial
objectives established by the Board of Directors and CEO. Working
closely with the CEO, Executive Team members and Board of Directors
to develop, assess, implement, measure, and communicate strategic
initiatives, with a focus on long-term organizational
- Serve as the lead staff liaison to the Finance, Investment, and
Audit committees, building and maintaining the confidence of the
Board of Directors and lay leaders.
- Bring experience, keen observations, and insights into external
conditions across many sectors to inform business development,
mentoring staff along the way.
- Partner with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Program
Officer to optimize revenue and resource allocation for a dozen or
more unique businesses and services (i.e., fitness, summer camp,
preschool, arts and culture, facilities rentals, enrichment
classes, etc.). Determine the financial feasibility of prospective
new business ventures, ensuring sustainable growth of a complex
- Work with the Chief Strategy and Communications Officer to
ensure alignment with 5-year strategic vision and to build
transparency and nuanced communications for Board, staff, and the
community about our decisions.
- Serve as a change agent to rebuild and/or optimize business
practices, goal setting, KPIs, processes, and systems to support
the nimble development of our programs and exceptional customer
experience and service.
- Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing
new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people
- Strategic, supportive, and collaborative, the CFO will be a
people-driven leader, collaborating on strategies to build an
inclusive and welcoming great place to work.
- Supervise the Senior Director of Finance and Accounting, who
oversees a team of
- Oversee all financial operations of the JCCSF, including cash
flow, banking, accounting, billing, and accounts receivable,
payables and related systems.
- Oversee the investments of the organization and work closely
with the Investment Committee to ensure that the assets of the
JCCSF are properly invested based on the Investment Policy
Statement approved by the Board.
- Provide high-level oversight of financial planning and
analysis, ensuring an annual operating budget that is in alignment
with organizational strategies.
- Monitor and report on financial performance relative to budget
and forecast Work in close partnership with the Senior Director of
Finance and Accounting to ensure that staff responsible for
managing budgets are informed, trained, and mentored.
- Ensure processes and controls in place to provide timely and
accurate financial statements and the successful output of a yearly
audit and tax returns.
- Work with COO to evaluate and approve capital improvement
projects from a financial
- Negotiate and administer leases and contracts; train staff and
create procedures to minimize
- Manage insurance and risk management activities including,
partnering with the COO on managing the relationship with legal
- Supervise and partner with the Senior Director of HR, who
oversees a team of
- Analyze and optimize the number of people employed at the JCCSF
to meet the needs of the programming and operation of the
organization while maintaining manageable workloads.
- Partner with HR leadership on the development of workforce
strategies that increase retention and bolster recruitment.
- Support the union contract negotiation process led by the
Senior Director of
- Oversee the team responsible for integrity and utility of key
transactional systems for all areas of activity including but not
limited to Salesforce CRM and other business enterprise
- Ensure that all business enterprise systems meet the unique
business and departmental requirements in order to provide
excellent customer service and user experience.
- Champion a culture of data tracking and reporting to support
- Oversee strategic and tactical execution of the annual and
- A minimum of 6 years’ experience as CFO or role with similar
level of leadership and accountability for finance operations,
investment, and business strategy
- Minimum 10 years of experience of progressive responsibility in
finance, operations, or non- profit management roles.
- CPA designation or master's in business, management, or
finance; or equivalent work
- Experience in oversight of human resources and business
- Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and
- Technologically savvy, with demonstrated experience working
with technology system staff to develop and implement new processes
and systems to increase efficiency in a fast-moving
- A track record of leading in a growing organization to meet
future growth and sustainability
- Experience working in, or serving as a key lay leader of, a
non-profit organization; and/or experience working in a sector that
aligns with one of our core businesses is a plus.
- Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting
of complex organizations with multiple revenue sources, ideally in
the non-profit sector.
- Proven ability to present complex ideas and concepts orally and
in writing in a clear and compelling way that can inform strategic
- Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a
multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
- Up-to-date knowledge of current financial and accounting
computer applications, Salesforce strongly preferred.
- Experience should include legal, audit, compliance,
contracting, budget, and resource
- Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment