Chief Administrative and Financial Officer

Scion Executive Search
September 10, 2019
San Francisco, California
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Braden Busch
576 Sacramento St., 2nd Fl.


The Position

Scion Executive Search ( has been retained to lead a search for Chief Administrative & Financial Officer for a national social justice nonprofit organization.

The Chief Administrative & Financial Officer (CAFO) serves on the President’s Leadership Team and reports to -- and partners with -- the President. The CAFO oversees a team of approximately 20 staff, with direct supervision of the Senior Director of Finance, Director of Operations, and Director of Talent & Human Resources.

The CAFO leads the Finance and Operations Teams at our client consisting of Human Resources, Finance, Compliance, Operations, Facilities, and IT.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Active senior leadership; Relationship-building across our client; Active senior leadership; Financial leadership and oversight; Compliance, legal, and facilities oversight; Talent and human resources management; Annual planning and goal-setting; Relationship-building across our client.

Position Location: NYC

Salary and Benefits:

The salary for the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) position is $180,000-$200,000 based on experience. This is a full-time exempt position. Our client also offers a competitive benefits package.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Our client prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.



  • 10-15 years of experience as a senior leader (including strategic planning, fiscal management, risk management, staffing/people management, revenue generation and business operations)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA or CPA highly preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice

  • An inspiring and experienced leader, team-builder, and people manager; able to serve as a mentor and role model of excellence for staff, and to ensure a culture of innovation, collaboration, and accountability

  • Strong experience with Intacct, Adaptive Insights, or similar systems.

  • Superior communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation); ability to communicate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels in the organization and to finance and non-finance positions

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of inter-company accounting preferably relating to 501c3/501c4/PAC regulations.

  • Demonstrated ability to think quickly, think strategically and work in a fast-paced environment; must be flexible and adaptable in a rapid response environment

  • Ability to work effectively and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines and manage competing priorities

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal – with a passion for collaborating with people and teams based in various office locations and/or working remotely


  • Experience in a nonprofit organizational environment with an annual budget in excess of $15 million (strongly preferred)

  • Experience creating, building and scaling systems

How To Apply

How to apply:

Scion Executive Search ( has been retained to lead this search. For immediate consideration please send your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter in a Word.docx format to the attention of Braden Busch, Managing Partner - Scion Executive Search via email to with the subject line:  “CAFO.”

About our firm:

Scion Executive Search is a retained executive search firm connecting executive nonprofit leadership to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across the country. Cultivated in the nonprofit sector, we provide expert search strategies and leadership for your organization. Our executive candidates are true agents for change, and we are experts at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization’s mission. Scion Executive Search has led hundreds of successful executive searches. Information about our firm and successes can be found online at

Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Scion Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.

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