The March of Dimes – now headquartered in Washington, DC – is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. From the creation of five March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers to the many campaigns to lower the pre-term birth rate, the organization is poised to continue to be a leader serving women and their newborns and to make a significant impact. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes has a rich legacy and history. President Franklin Roosevelt's personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at a time when polio was on the rise. Better known as the March of Dimes, the Foundation established a polio patient aid program and funded research for vaccines developed by Jonas Salk, MD and Albert Sabin, MD. These vaccines effectively ended epidemic polio in the United States. These efforts spawned the creation of the Salk Institute in 1960.
Its original mission accomplished, the organization turned its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Prematurity is the number one killer of babies to age five in the world. The March of Dimes is working to change that and to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. From polio to prematurity, the March of Dimes has focused on researching the problems that threaten children and finding ways to prevent them.
The Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the head of strategic accounting and finance functions of the organization. The CFO's responsibility is to have strong analytical, planning, and communication skills necessary to work with the CEO, Board Members, and senior officers. The CFO will play a critical role in developing and implementing the overall financial strategy and be responsible for the financial stewardship of the MOD. The CFO is responsible for the long-term financial plan of the MOD; management of the accounting, budget, compliance, internal audit and bank relationships. The CFO is responsible for chairing the Finance Committee and preparation of all Board materials related to finance. The CFO will manage an extremely diverse and experienced staff of 34 employees which includes Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Internal Audit and Budgeting.
We require an undergraduate, four-year college degree or equivalent experience with a Master's degree in Business Administration and/or Certified Public Accountant as highly desirable. We seek 15 or more years working in the finance area with direct in depth knowledge of accounting in the nonprofit or corporate sector. For short-term, understanding JDE World 9.2 would be desirable.
The March of Dimes has retained the services of Diversified Search to assist in this search process. Confidential nominations, recommendations or expressions of interest and should be directed electronically to: MarchofDimesCFO@divsearch.com