Job Title: Chief Financial Officer /
Chief Operating Officer (CFO / COO)
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial
Officer / Chief Operating Officer (CFO / COO) serves as a key
leadership team member and an active participant in making
strategic decisions affecting Community Foundation Boulder County
In partnership with the CEO, this position is responsible for
oversight of all financial aspects of the foundation’s business.
The CFO has four direct reports, an accountant, a grants
administrator, and an operations manager. The CFO / COO will also
be able to hire for a full-time controller.
As a finance and operations leader, you maximize and strengthen
the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact
organization. The Foundation has an extremely well-connected and
dedicated Board of Trustees and volunteers that serve on its
governing board and its various committees. In addition, the
Foundation owns the Spruce Street Mansion (the building where the
Foundation is located), which operates as a separate entity and
rents space to local businesses.
Over the past two years, Community Foundation Boulder County has
stepped up to lead the philanthropic aspects of multiple
disaster-recovery efforts, not only collecting millions of dollars
in donations but also convening community leaders and deploying
resources quickly. Coupled with CFBC’s ongoing efforts to respond
to COVID and its impact on Boulder County, CFBC has increased its
role as an integral connector between private funding, public
actors, and the nonprofit sector. It is now essential that the
fundraising and donor relations work of the Foundation expand to
meet our critical role in the community as well as exceed donor and
fund holder expectations. This is an exciting time to join
the team, as the organization grows, creates these new positions,
and positions itself to respond to so many incredible
About Community Foundation Boulder
Community Foundation Boulder County is a community catalyst,
responding to immediate needs and anticipating future challenges.
Through informed‐decision‐making, we inspire ideas and action and
mobilize diverse resources to improve the quality of life for
everyone in Boulder County. As a collaborator and convener, we
promote inclusivity and provide leadership on key issues, working
with community‐ minded individuals and organizations that want to
make a difference.
Established in 1991, Community Foundation Boulder County
currently has assets totaling more than $100 million. In 2021, the
foundation received over $15 million in contributions and
distributed over $10 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.
CFBC has granted more than $120 million to nonprofit organizations
since its inception and recently raised over $43 million to support
fire recovery efforts in Boulder County.
Financial Management (70%:
- Oversee accurate and timely financial records including but not
limited to accounting, payroll and related taxes and benefits, tax
and regulatory compliance, insurance, charitable gifts, grants,
earnings and investments and reconciliation of accounts.
- Effectively lead and oversee the contract and relationship with
the technology provider, Bromelkamp.
- Oversee gift entry, gift acknowledgement and grant transactions
including ensuring due diligence of donor grant recommendations and
audit confirmations for agency funds.
- Maintain oversight of existing accounting policies and
- Ensure all necessary internal accounting controls are in
- Manage annual budget development and oversight in cooperation
with the CEO and Controller.
- Lead the development of the budget and financial planning which
requires education of the board and staff.
- Monitor budget progress and changes; and keep senior leadership
team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
- Manage production of monthly, quarterly and annual financial
reports and communicate financial information on a timely basis to
the Board of Trustees and others as needed.
- Oversee process for preparation and distribution of financial
statements for donors.
- Manage annual audit and financial reporting to state and
federal agencies including tax returns and completion of 990s.
- Primary liaison with all investment managers in contact with
- Ensure compliance with asset allocation.
- Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
- Support donor and departmental needs, as necessary.
- Effectively communicate and present the critical financial
matters to the board of directors.
- Overall responsibility for operations including building
operations, administration, IT, and human resources.
- Effectively lead the operations manager who manages all
building related operations and relationships and supports all
- Negotiate and oversee the property management contracts.
- Maintain communication with lenders and ensure compliance with
- Supervise the human resource’s function including enhancing
professional development, compensation and benefits, performance
evaluation, training, policies and procedures, and ensuring there
is a consistent and streamlined recruiting process. Partner with
outsourced PEO to deliver in these areas.
- Oversee payroll, tax documents and corresponding reports.
- Manage and implement employee benefit program. Oversee contract
with benefit broker and vendors maintaining regular and frequent
- Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to
educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and
- Maintain adequate business insurance by conducting annual
reviews of insurance policies and risk management and ensures
necessary insurance coverages are up to date.
- Work closely and transparently with all external partners
including third-party vendors and consultants.
- Oversee administrative functions to ensure efficient and
consistent operations that support the strategic goals of the
Qualifications and Personal
- Proven responsibility for the quality and content of all
financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a
division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a
human resources function previously.
- At least 7 to 10 years of overall professional experience;
ideally 6-plus years of broad financial and operations management
experience; non-profit experience highly desired.
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and
- Ability to translate financial concepts to - and to effectively
collaborate with - programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do
not necessarily have a finance background.
- Experience with grants management.
- Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing
software installations and managing relationships with software
vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
- Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and
organization goals across the organization including best practices
in human resources activities.
- A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic,
organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable
sound decision making.
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills with
an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of
internal and external stakeholders.
- The ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to
the mission of The Community Foundation Boulder County.
This is a full-time position (100% FTE) or 40 hours a week. The
salary range for this position is $150,000 – $170,000, commensurate
with experience. CFBC offers a competitive benefits package
including health insurance, paid time off, retirement contribution
and match, parking pass, and Limited Health Reimbursement Account
(employer funding of $2,000 per year).
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume in a
single file PDF to Hannah@commfound.org with the
subject line “CFO/COO”. Applications should be submitted by 5pm on
February 27, 2023. No calls
Community Foundation Boulder County is dedicated to the
principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term,
condition, and privilege of employment. We do not discriminate
against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color,
religion, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information,
disability, or any other status protected by state or local
Community Foundation Boulder County practices and champions
inclusiveness in our community. We honor the diverse strengths,
needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community.
Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are
especially encouraged to apply.