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 attributes: 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 reporting. 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 environment. 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.
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