Chief Finance and Administrative Officer - Amnesty International USA

(Multiple states)
Full Time

About Amnesty International USA

Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. AIUSA is part of the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. All people have fundamental human rights. But those rights are abused or denied every single day. When that happens, Amnesty International finds the facts, exposes what’s happening, and rallies people together to force governments and others to respect everyone’s human rights.

And we get results. Last year alone, Amnesty International helped free 153 people who were wrongfully imprisoned because of who they are or what they believe – and we changed laws in dozens of countries on refugees, reproductive rights, LGBT equality, free speech, the death penalty, and other critical human rights issues. Amnesty International’s uniquely effective approach for protecting human rights uses a three-pronged approach: research, mobilization, and advocacy.

From start to finish, our work focuses on the individual – people whose human rights are abused, and people who have the power to change the world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work. For more information about Amnesty International, please visit our website

About the Opportunity

Joining the organization during a time of unprecedented fundraising success and financial stability, the incoming Chief Financial and Administration Officer (CFAO) will have the exciting opportunity to lead the finance and admin team to the next level of strength and operational efficiency. Over the last few years, Amnesty International USA has continued to develop its administrative infrastructure in support of its human rights work, and has also welcomed a new Executive Director, and evolved its executive leadership structure to promote internal growth and development. To support the organization in its evolution of organizational growth, AIUSA seeks a collaborative, relationship-driven leader adept at strategic financial management, board management, IT modernization, and planning as its Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO). The CFAO is a member of AIUSA’s Executive Team, and will be responsible for agency wide leadership and vision, as well as a strong partner to AIUSA’s Board of Directors to advance strategies that ensure sound fiscal policies and proper infrastructure and systems are in place.

Areas of Leadership

The CFAO will be responsible for all financial, accounting, administrative, and technology matters for AIUSA. The CFAO will also provide functional oversight of the administration of Amnesty’s physical offices and its Information Technology function.

Executive Leadership & Board Financial Oversight: Partner with the executive team to inform strategic decision-making. Enhance Board members’ fiscal oversight by serving as a liaison, trainer, and partner to AIUSA’s elected board. Establish clear communication pathways between Audit & Finance committees. Lead, implement, and communicate changes to systems, processes, and policies across the organization. 

  • Key Qualifications: Demonstrated senior leadership experience in finance, which includes team leadership, strategic financial planning, setting vision and direction, and advising executive leaders from a finance perspective. History of productive partnerships with boards. Proven ability to work well with senior leadership to support organization-wide policy planning and communication. History of successfully leading organization-wide change initiatives in an equitable and inclusive way. Demonstrated commitment to stewarding the financial management in mission-driven organizations to maximize impact.

Strategic Financial Management: Provide ongoing oversight of internal control policies and procedures for all financial activities. Strategize, recommend, and implement ways in which AIUSA can improve fiscal efficiency and effectiveness. Direct the preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, and other reports required by the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and external regulatory agencies. 

  • Key Qualifications: Experience leading finance strategy and financial operations, preferably in the global nonprofit space, including finance, accounting, budget, control, and reporting functions along with the ability to translate a strategic plan into a financial model. Demonstrable technical accounting background, and hands-on involvement in finance and development.

Administration, Facilities, & IT: Ensure effective, efficient technology and communication infrastructure and service delivery across the organization. Leverage automation and technology solutions to drive higher-level accounting functions and departmental efficiencies. Align strategic technology and space planning, ensuring physical and digital security of AIUSA assets and facilities. Assess the current tech infrastructure to improve operations and enhance communications across departments. Participate in contract negotiations on behalf of AIUSA. 

  • Key Qualifications: Experience providing functional oversight to IT, facilities, operations or administration teams. Experience in strategic technology, space planning, and data planning at the management or executive level.

People Leadership & Development: Provide functional management of Finance, IT, and Facilities/Admin, teams. Build upon a positive team culture to develop, motivate, lead, and inspire credible, trusted, engaged team members. Build a “culture of team” within the finance, admin, and IT teams, creating an equitable and inclusive environment that promotes cross-functional collaboration and unity. 

  • Key Qualifications: Track record of team building and retention, with a history of creating equitable, inclusive cultures and teams. Demonstrable strength in mentorship, coaching, individual and team development, and enhancing workplace culture. History of rallying a team around a vision and leading them through organizational evolution and change.

Salary, Location & Benefits

The salary range for this role is $200,000 - $225,000, based on experience. This is a full-time, exempt role, with a possibility of remaining entirely remote, and a preference for candidates based in Washington, DC or NYC. AIUSA staff are currently fully remote but will transition to a hybrid/remote model when our offices re-open, expected to be in early fall 2022. Once AIUSA offices re-open, occasional travel and weekend/evening work will be required, e.g. Board meetings, annual Amnesty general conference, all staff retreats. View an overview of our benefits here.

Amnesty International USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply. Our employment decisions are made solely on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, indigenous status, immigration status, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected and non-merit factors.



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