BACKGROUND: The Center for Family Support is committed to providing support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities, and to family members who care for them. Founded in 1954 by a small group of parents of children with special needs, CFS today provides assistance and support to over 800 individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages in their homes, at their day programs, and in their communities. The organization operates 22 group homes in New York’s five boroughs and 18 in New Jersey, as well as in-home services, case management support, and a program designed for individuals with autism. CFS is committed to providing person-centered support with a focus on self-sufficiency and interdependence in a way that is unique to each person. For more information, please visit cfsny.org.
FUNDING: CFS has a current annual operating budget of approximately $50M. The majority of revenue is provided by the Medicaid Waiver and through local government contracts. Additional contributed philanthropic support is generated through events, board members, corporations, and foundations.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Chief Financial Officer will work with a dedicated leadership team and staff in a collaborative environment to leverage and maximize financial resources for current and anticipated programs and to help ensure a robust, sustainable future for CFS. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Audit & Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, the CFO oversees all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for three corporations and for operations in NY and NJ. The CFO leads a team that includes the Director of Finance, the Controller (staff of 11), and the Fleet and Facilities Manager. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced not-for-profit financial leader to join a well-respected, vital organization that is changing lives for the better.
Successful track record of broad financial leadership experience, ideally in a complex not-for-profit organization with multiple funding sources and revenue of at least $20M.
Experience with government funding models, particularly managed care, is a plus.
History of working with low-income and tax credit supported housing is also a plus.
Experience making financial recommendations to senior leadership on action to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Ability to see the big picture and add value to business development/forecasting and expansion considerations.
Credibility to serve as a trusted advisor institution-wide.
Talented manager, mentor, and team leader.
Skilled and effective communicator.
Collaborative team player.
Highest commitment to professionalism and integrity.
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or CPA is a plus.
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About The Center for Family Support
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