ABOUT NYCLU: New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation’s leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices statewide. NYCLU works in the courts, in the legislature, and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy, and equality for all New Yorkers. This includes planning and development decisions which historically have excluded or intentionally discriminated against Black, Indigenous, and Latinx New Yorkers. For more information, please visit nyclu.org.
DEI VISION STATEMENT: “The NYCLU affirmatively values the humanity and contributions of those we work with, inside and outside of the organization, and will take action to build and sustain an equitable, anti-racist culture that centers the voices and experiences of marginalized and directly impacted people and communities, and an organizational environment where all people feel values, trusted, and respected. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve and actively recruit people of color, women, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people.”
THE OPPORTUNITY: The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will provide strategic financial vision and leadership as the senior finance executive for the NYCLU. He/she/they will ensure the mid- to long-term viability of programming in collaboration with the Executive Director and other senior leaders, and will oversee all financial functions including accounting, budgeting, financial operations, and strategic finance.
The CFO will have the opportunity to build an in-house finance department (currently led by an outside consultant serving as Finance Director) and to work with a passionate and engaged staff and board to ensure the financial health, sustainability, and growth of NYCLU.
The CFO reports to and partners with the Executive Director and will also work closely with the Board of Directors and relevant Committees. Currently reporting to the CFO is a team of two, the Senior Accountant, and Accountant. The anticipated starting base salary is $225,000 plus an attractive benefits package.
FUNDING: NYCLU has a current operating budget of approximately $20 million, of which the majority is received through membership and philanthropy and continues to grow significantly in size and impact. The organization has cash reserves of approximately $47 million.
NYCLU offers an attractive benefits package.
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