The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New England's largest philanthropic organization focused solely on education, has worked for over 30 years to help our region prosper by preparing all its learners for success. We are proud of the milestones we have set, and the students and educators we have reached, since our founding in 1990. The Foundation has a rich history of partnering with diverse community actors, including grassroots and grasstop organizations, to improve student experience and academic attainment. We continue to champion efforts that prioritize community goals informed by research on practice and policy that challenge racial inequities in education and advance culturally responsive, student-centered public education for all New England youth. Nellie Mae Education Foundation works to ensure that all youth have access to excellent and equitable public education that prepares them to succeed and thrive in community. Headquartered in Quincy, MA, our team is comprised of professionals who share a commitment to putting youth and communities at the forefront of efforts to support and advance schools and school systems that promote racial equity and excellence.
Over the past few years, we have intentionally shifted our focus to work aimed at creating the conditions necessary to achieve educational justice and racial equity in alignment with our mission, vision, and values—ensuring a quality public education for each and every child regardless of race, class, indigeneity, or any other social or cultural construct. The Foundation's multi-pronged strategy includes grantmaking that builds the capacity and sustainability of organizations and schools that work to promote racial equity in public education, together with grants that support broader network and advocacy efforts. Through racial equity lenses, we actively monitor how we amplify and understand voice; collect and analyze data; interrogate and make visible root causes of disparities we seek to eliminate; identify and advance solutions; achieve outcomes; and calibrate our privilege in the pursuit of educational justice.
To learn more about the Nellie Mae Education Foundation visit their website at: https://nmefoundation.org/.
About the Position: Reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer (CFO) is a senior-level position and core member of the Executive Leadership Team. Working closely with other members of the Executive Leadership Team, the CFO is responsible for leading and managing the finance and administrative structures to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic, results-driven philanthropy. The CFO will serve as a thought-partner, strategist, and technician working with and through the staff teams as well as the Board Investment and Audit Committees. This includes managing activities associated with security and investment of the Foundation's assets; ensuring financial practices, policies, and procedures meet the Foundation's short and long-term objectives; and implementing regulatory and operational best practices that advance racial equity principles in grantmaking and administration.
This is a unique opportunity to join an organization that is actively reviewing its strategic focus to deepen impact and seeking to refine its operations to more powerfully address inequities in education, so that all students benefit from an excellent educational experience.
Key responsibilities of the CFO include, but are not limited to:
Financial Strategy and Administration
Team Management and Cultivation
Related work experience:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The annual salary for this role will be based on a range, starting at $215k-250K, commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience. Nellie Mae Education Foundation provides health care, dental, and vision benefits, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with an employer match program, as well as a flexible paid time off policy.
Qualified Individuals, please apply: https://www.on-ramps.com/open-positions/3063
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or current employment status, in alignment with federal, state, or local law.
Both Nellie Mae Education Foundation and On-Ramps are deeply committed to equity. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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