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Chief Financial Officer/Vice President, Finance
O V E R V I E W:
Turnaround for Children, Inc. is a rapidly-growing organization with a powerful and innovative
approach for dramatic improvement of low-performing, high-poverty public schools. Turnaround
has designed a targeted intervention to mitigate the impact of poverty on child development and
learning. In each partner school, Turnaround creates a student support system, trains teachers in
proven classroom management and instructional strategies, and works with school leaders to build
a high-performing culture. This allows every child to develop the social, emotional, and academic
skills to succeed in school and in life.
Turnaround has grown over the past decade from an idea to an organization with a $13 million
budget and over 50 employees. Currently, Turnaround partners with 18 schools in New York City,
Newark, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. serving over 7,000 students in high-poverty, low
performing schools. Turnaround is entering an exciting period of strategic growth that will
involve serving more schools, expansion to more districts, and leadership of an emerging
movement to “fortify” school environments with research-based strategies, systems, and
practices essential to success for students growing up in high-poverty communities.
P O S I T I O N:
The Chief Financial Officer/ Vice President of Finance will play a crucial role in ensuring that
Turnaround for Children realizes its mission. S/he will serve as a strategic partner to senior
leaders providing guidance, information, and support to make sound financial decisions and steward
organizational resources for a sustainable future. She/he will act as thought-•‐partner, problem
solver, and change-•‐agent to internal and external stakeholders with an unwavering commitment
to getting the job done. This is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing, driven self-•‐starter to play
a key role in Turnaround’s present and future success.
R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S:
Turnaround for Children is deeply committed to partnering with schools, districts,
communities, policy makers, and other stakeholders to transform the educational
experience of children growing up in poverty. To execute on our strategic plan and realize
our vision, Turn around is seeking a Chief Financial Officer/Vice President with a sense of
possibility and responsibility to lead:
 Financial Strategy – Partner with the executive leadership team to develop a financial
strategy and leadership to support our strategic plan and progress towards our
organizational mission. Establish long-term plans, goals, financial metrics, and policies.
Regularly evaluate organization’s performance against goals and the annual budget.
Budget Planning and Management – Design and lead the process to build organizational
annual and multi-year budget. Work closely with departmental leaders to understand
their goals and provide support to build and manage budgets necessary to realize those
goals. Establish frequent review processes to maximize investment of resources.
Fiscal Operations and Reporting – Supervise day-to-day fiscal operations to ensure
efficient and effective use of funds. Develop tools and systems to provide critical
financial and operational information to the executive team, departmental
managers, and the Audit and Finance Committees of the Board. Ensure successful
completion of annual audits, IRS filings, and other mandated financial reports as
well as represent the organization to financial partners, including financial institutions,
investors, foundations, auditors, public officials and Board members as appropriate.
Work closely with other departments to inform reports for key stakeholders.
Team Management – Lead, manage and develop finance, teams in the execution of all
financial functions. Hire, train and develop additional finance staff as necessary, in order
to ensure a robust infrastructure across the organization as it continues to grow.
Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S:
The CFO/ VP Finance will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least eight to fifteen years of
professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a high-growth $10
million to $20 million organization (preference given to nonprofit experience) . S/he will have
experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable
recommendations to senior leadership in a highly entrepreneurial organization.
The Chief Financial Officer/ Vice president of Finance will have the following experience and
 Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance.
 Seasoned and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to
leaders of a multi-state and network-based entity. If coming from the for-profit world,
nonprofit board experience preferred.
 Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and
 Skill in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending policies and procedures.
 A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as
a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
 A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven
 Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating
efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
 Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
 An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.
 Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to TFC’s mission.
How to apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements
for the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity using the following link here.
Compensation is competitive based on background and experience and includes excellent benefits.
Turnaround for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.