The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to help CDC extend its lifesaving work. The CDC Foundation supports public health, safety and health equity by connecting CDC with philanthropic, private sector partners and individual donors whose support amplifies the agency’s health protection mission. In the fiscal year ending June 2021, the CDC Foundation expects to raise over $440 million, with approximately $130 million in support of the COVID-19 emergency response. As a few examples of its response to the pandemic, the CDC Foundation rapidly stood up the COVID-19 Surge Corps, hiring 1000+ public health workers placed at health departments nationwide, and distributed more than 8 million pieces of personal protective equipment across the country.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has an important, transformational role. As the CDC Foundation continues to evolve, grow and deliver mission-critical support to save, protect and improve lives, the CFO will partner with the CDC Foundation CEO, Board, Executive Team and staff to manage and optimize growing and diverse revenue streams; ensure fiscal efficacy, accuracy and reporting; and enhance systems, processes, innovation and collaboration across the Foundation. In recent years the Finance team has been led by a Vice President. The Chief Financial Officer position is being reinstated in response to ongoing and anticipated growth in resources, complexity and opportunities.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be an experienced, adaptive, broad-gauge leader with passion for the mission of public health. Reporting to the President and CEO, Dr. Judy Monroe, the CFO will be a valued strategist and thought partner for the CEO, Board, Executive Team and staff. The current Finance staff of 10 is structured in three teams: Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Payroll. An internal audit function is being added.
The ideal candidate is a compelling leader with extensive, relevant experience and passion for the CDC Foundation’s mission.
Personal characteristics being sought include:
An authentic leadership style that inspires and welcomes people and ideas.
Listening, communications and relationship-building skills.
An even-keeled, calming, engaging persona.
An approach that is collaborative, adaptive, solution- and results-oriented.
A proactive, high-energy and positive personality.
A sense of humor.
Ability to operate at both strategic and hands-on levels.
Integrity, fairness and proven commitment to equity and inclusion.
A balance of self-confidence and humility.
Flexibility, innovation and an entrepreneurial streak.
Curiosity and orientation to learning and professional growth.
Ability to build consensus, and courage to take tough decisions.
Ability to thrive in the midst of complexity, ambiguity and change.
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