Chief Finance Officer - The National Network of Abortion Funds
About the National Network of Abortion Funds:
The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic and reproductive justice. Together with our members, we advocate for cultural and political change to ensure access for people who face the greatest obstacles to abortion access: people with lower income, people of color, young people, and transgender and gender nonconforming people.
This is an exciting time for NNAF as we grow, nurture new funds emerging in underserved areas, and deepen our support for funds working within the reproductive justice framework. We are working to make access to abortion a reality for everyone, no matter their resources. We are building a movement, mentoring young leaders, and working toward a world in which everyone can shape their own futures and families. We invite you to join us as the newest member of our dedicated and growing team at a time when we are explicitly focused on scaling our network and building the infrastructure of abortion funds to be fully staffed organizations with robust abortion funding budgets.
NNAF is comprised of a multi-racial, multi-religious, gender expansive staff of 70, located across the United States. We know how important it is to support our remote staff to maintain connection and cohesiveness as a team. To this end, we ensure weekly one-on-one supervision, face-to-face virtual staff meetings, quarterly in-person meetings, and more. Read more about us here.
About the Opportunity:
An increasingly hostile legal and political climate over the past decade, coupled with the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, has put abortion funds in the spotlight like never before. The rising visibility is leading to an influx of support and financial donations across our network, and directly to NNAF. As the reverberations of this decision are felt around our network, it is more urgent than ever that we strategically steward and distribute resources.
As a key strategist and advisor, the incoming Chief Finance Officer (CFO) has the unique opportunity to join NNAF during a period of growth and strategic evolution, serving as a partner and co-conspirator to our team, network, and board. The CFO will be charged with defining and leading our financial strategy, in partnership with our talented staff, and with an eye toward advancing our mission and serving our network. They will also assess and evaluate our current systems and processes, and develop and implement a plan to build the financial infrastructure NNAF needs in order to best serve our network and our teams. This is a unique opportunity to apply the rigor and skills of traditional financial practices in an emphatically mission-driven environment to lead our transition towards sustainable, innovative, and values-aligned financial practices for social change.
The CFO will provide direction and oversight to a team of five, directly supervise the Controller, and report directly to the Executive Director. NNAF’s annual budget has grown to $27M, and our staff is fully remote, distributed throughout the United States. Our ideal candidate will bring deep expertise in nonprofit finance and accounting, extensive experience leading at the organization level, and share our commitment to our mission and values.
Areas of Leadership:
Executive Leadership: In partnership with the executive leadership team, envision, build, and implement a strategic finance plan that advances finance understanding and pragmatic financial management across the organization. Centering equity in all decision making, manage financial resources to advance NNAF’s mission and organizational goals. Collaborate and build relationships across the organization in order to drive communication and break down silos. As a member of the executive team, contribute to the stewardship of the organization’s Racial Justice Action Plan.
- Key Qualifications: Significant experience serving as a senior leader in medium to large nonprofit organizations, ideally during times of evolution or growth. Track record of serving as a thought partner and strategic advisor to executive leaders, board members, and team members at all levels of an organization. Proven ability to envision and implement long- and short-term strategy at the organizational level. Demonstrable willingness and ability to engage in day-to-day finance and accounting work when necessary. Leadership practice that actively centers on equity and inclusivity in management and decision-making. Deep belief in NNAF’s mission and approach.
Team Leadership: Lead and build capacity of the finance function, with an eye toward developing individual members of the team, the team as a whole, and system and process optimization. Lead financial collaboration and alignment among staff, leadership, and the board. Provide leadership, vision, and coordination to champion equity within the Finance team’s day-to-day management, the organization’s processes and control systems, and the organization's financial planning and investment.
- Key Qualifications: Proven history of leading, inspiring, and developing cohesive and high functioning teams with diverse identities to effectively deliver outcomes while centering an organization’s mission. Demonstrable orientation toward coaching and mentorship that strengthens relationships and builds skill. Proven ability to cultivate, grow, and manage positive, authentic, mutually beneficial relationships at all levels of an organization, across lines of difference.
Strategic Financial Planning & Capacity Building: Envision and plan for NNAF’s financial future, including systems, processes, and policies to accommodate growth and sustainability. Work cross-functionally to build confidence and skill in financially sound decision making. Ensure that systems and processes related to finance are kept up to date to allow for reporting and decision making that is grounded in real time data.
- Key Qualifications: Experience leading finance strategy and financial operations in a nonprofit setting, including deep knowledge of financial and accounting systems, reporting, and processes; knowledge of GAAP preferred. Proven ability to communicate complex financial concepts to diverse audiences, and a track record of training department leaders to empower sound financial decision making. Experience working in a grantmaking environment is preferred.
Change Management: Assess, evaluate, and update NNAF’s financial systems, processes, and policies to adapt to our current organizational size, with an eye toward future growth.
- Key Qualifications: Demonstrable change management “toolkit,” including experience leading change effectively at the organizational level. Experience scaling systems and processes for growing organizations. Comfort with uncertainty and ability to make decisions or proposals with imperfect information.
Salary & Benefits: $211,000-$234,000. Best in Class benefits package currently including 100% employer paid health insurance plus 50% for dependents/families, a 5% employer retirement match, 32-hour work weeks, 3 weeks vacation, 13 holidays, generous sick time, and a commitment to professional development.
NNAF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual based on any non-merit factor, and is committed to an equitable workplace where everyone is treated as a respected and valued member of the team. In fact, NNAF actively seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation. As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement, NNAF is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of women, young people, people of color, Native people, immigrant and refugees, low-income people, LGBQ+, and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people, people who have had abortions, people with disabilities, young parents, people who were formerly imprisoned, people who have received funding for abortions, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We encourage people from these communities to apply.