Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Director for Administration
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago seeks a full-time Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Director for Administration. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Director for Administration (CFODDA) plays a critical role in ensuring the preservation of assets and leading the financial and administrative functions. The CFODDA will have day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all finance and administrative activities of the Museum, including direct responsibility for accounting, information technology, human resources, and property management. In addition, CFODDA will ensure that all financial and administrative policies, plans, procedures and protocols are followed.
As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFODDA will be an advisor to the other divisional leaders, evaluating and assisting them with budgeting, financial monitoring and analysis, and human resources management. S/he will provide financial information to the Director, Deputy Director and Board in order to make actionable recommendations on both strategy and implementation. Also serves as staff liaison to Finance, Investment, and Audit committees of the board and provides financial reports to the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
B.S. in Accounting – or equivalent required. CPA or MBA a plus. Minimum ten years of broad finance and administrative experience, demonstrating progressively responsible leadership roles. Must have extensive knowledge of non-profit accounting in accordance with GAAP, as well as experience monitoring and tracking investments. Experience required in overseeing administration and human resource activities and regulations. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical problem solving skills and proven experience gathering and evaluating administrative and financial information for making recommendations to senior leadership. Must also have experience with managing technology systems to support a growing organization. Proficiency in computer spreadsheets, presentation software, modeling, and report writing are essential. Demonstrated ability to forge mutually-respectful and effective relationships with diverse groups, including trustees, committee members, staff, supporters, auditors, and vendors. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with the presence to serve as an effective spokesperson for the museum in all financial and administrative matters. Museum experience a plus.
Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Application for Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Director for Administration position by email to email@example.com. Applications are also accepted by fax at 312.397.4095 or by mail at Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Please use only one format when sending your application. The Museum of Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.