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Chief Financial Officer, Urban Alliance

Remote, Flexible
Chief Financial Officer
Urban Alliance

About Urban Alliance
For more than 25 years, Urban Alliance has provided thousands of young adults with the skills, social capital, and career exposure needed to overcome systemic barriers to equal employment and educational opportunities. Urban Alliance’s programming serves as a bridge between young people, employers, and schools by providing high school students with comprehensive soft skills and digital literacy training, paid internships with local employers, individualized mentoring, case management, and ongoing post-high school planning support. Urban Alliance is one of the few youth workforce development organizations to have its impact proven by a six-year randomized controlled trial and has been recognized as a leader in the field by the book Moneyball for Government, as well as the Chronicle of Philanthropy, NPR, Forbes, the Urban Institute, and the Obama Foundation.
Position Summary
Reporting to the CEO and serving on the executive team, the CFO will drive key financial and administrative functions to ensure that UA has the financial model needed to continue the organization’s success and impact.
Overseeing and directing the finance and administration of a $12M nonprofit with 65 staff in a redesigned role, the CFO will have responsibility for Finance, IT, and Compliance in the national office. The CFO will possess strong financial acumen, enabling them to serve as a partner, coach, and manager to departmental leaders responsible for playing a role in the organization’s finances.
The ideal candidate is an experienced leader with strong interpersonal skills and an eye for the continuous improvement of organizational finances. They will be deeply passionate about empowering at-risk youth and will have a track record of success coaching diverse teams to a common goal. The ideal candidate will also operate with a strong equity lens, ensuring that this is reflected in the organization’s lived values and culture.  
Strategic Financial Leadership
  • With the CEO, Chief Development Officer, and Chief Program Officer, senior leadership team, and Board, support the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan with a particular focus on financial sustainability
  • Lead, mentor, and coach a team of 3 finance and administrative professionals, developing strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Lead ongoing strategic financial planning and analysis effort; provide analysis and guidance to the CEO and Board to enable good decision making, ensure sustainability, and mitigate risk
  • Lead the financial evaluation and due diligence of potential growth opportunities, bringing in the CEO and Board members as necessary
Finance and Development
  • Co-direct the development and implementation of short- and long-term fiscal planning and budgets, with a focus on the overall financial success of the organization
  • In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, review compliance on major grants for the regional and national offices and provide oversight of expenses, predicting needs, and ensuring fiscal responsibility
  • Prepare budgets and financial reports for large grants in partnership with the Development team and Grants Manager
Financial Oversight
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of financial reports and projections to the CEO, Board, Treasurer, staff, investors, and auditors
  • Oversee the preparation of department budgets and regular department/region expense reports
  • Analyze and interpret financial results and trends
  • Oversee cash forecasting and management, oversee annual budgeting process and annual audit process
  • Ensure financial controls, policies, and procedures are in place and updated
  • Ensure effective management of relationships with financial institutions, investment advisors and other vendors
  • Serve as a key liaison to the Board for all financial matters and participate in monthly Board and Finance Committee meetings
Administration and Operations
  • Ensure that UA’s systems, processes, and infrastructure enable the top performance of national and regional offices
  • Manage the vision and accountability for the annual performance of the organization’s finance team, promoting best practices that enable UA to deliver on its mission
  • Oversee Finance, IT, and Compliance
  • Lead, develop, and empower the team to foster a culture of collaboration, learning, and support
  • Oversee UA’s risk management and compliance responsibilities, implementing policies and systems that ensure the organization is in full compliance with national, state, and local requirements
  • Oversee compliance across UA including contract review, reporting requirements, business licenses and investor relations
  • A passion for the mission of Urban Alliance
  • A minimum of seven to 10 years of non-profit financial management experience overseeing a team
  • Skilled at financial models and analysis
  • Record of financial stewardship and leadership in a nonprofit organization
  • Keen analytic 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 diverse stakeholders
  • Experience managing a geographically disparate team or organization is a plus
Compensation and Benefit Package:
At Urban Alliance one of our core values is taking care of each other, and this includes offering competitive benefits, paid time off, and options for remote work.
The total compensation package for this position is between $175,000 – $195,000 based on experience. In addition to having paid time off between December 25th and January 1st, we provide 18 days of paid time off plus 10 paid federal holidays, as well as birthday and diversity paid holidays. Additional days are provided to staff after three years.  Depending on the calendar, additional paid closure days and early closure days are established each year.  Our benefits include a comprehensive health plan with 90% individual healthcare coverage for employees, 403(B) retirement plans with a 3% match, whole life insurance and pre-tax commuter benefits. In addition, this position can be either remote or based in one of our four locations.  If it is at one of our four locations we offer hybrid work schedules. Work hours are 35 hours per week and determined based on program needs to allow for both flexibility and work-life balance. 
Urban Alliance Vaccination Policy
As established by the Urban Alliance Board of Directors, all employees are required to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved. If offered a job, the candidate must be able to prove that they have been vaccinated with one of the CDC-authorized vaccines, including either Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson / Janssen or request and be granted an accommodation before their start date.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Urban Alliance is a racial and social justice organization committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Urban Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Applicants from all underrepresented groups, including people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and DACA recipients are encouraged to apply. 
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