Empire Health Foundation (EHF) believes communities hold the solutions to the most pressing issues they face, and the foundation is dedicated to a community-centered approach to building healthy and thriving communities in eastern Washington. EHF is a private health conversion foundation formed in 2008 with philanthropic assets of approximately $103M, including $20M designated as a 501(c)(4). At an exciting moment of organizational transformation, EHF now seeks aSenior Finance Director to provide leadership and oversight to a strong finance department that supports long-term, organizational sustainability and mission impact.
Reporting to the President, the Senior Finance Director will manage and supervise a team of three staff focused on all financial, risk, and compliance matters across the foundation’s entities. They will work closely with the President and Finance Committee to ensure best-in-class financial operations and support collaborative efforts to develop and implement impact investing initiatives. They will regularly assess the finance team structure to ensure alignment with the strategic plan and organizational capacity and will ensure a robust partnership with impact investing consultants and the foundation’s investment managers. They will manage and develop innovative systems, processes, and policies to enable the strategic use of resources and investments to catalyze and sustain positive change in partnership with the communities EHF serves.
The Senior Director will be a hands-on, proven financial leader drawn to EHF’s mission of advancing health equity among BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and rural and tribal communities. They will be a strong people manager and collaborative leader who is committed to robust financial operations, transparency, and balanced risk and compliance in a 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) organization and will understand and convey how mission and impact are reflected in effective budget and financial management. The new Senior Finance Director will join a fantastic team at a moment of transformational change and will be an important contributor to leveraging the entirety of the foundation's resources in support of communities most impacted by inequities and injustice.
Financial and Sector Leadership
At least seven years' experience in strategic financial management and people leadership for an organization of similar complexity. Familiarity with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations and expertise in navigating the tax compliance landscape for tax-exempt organizations.
Demonstrated experience in financial budgeting, reporting, and analysis, preferably focused on nonprofit accounting and administrative management.
Experience presenting and communicating financial risks to senior leadership and developing, collaborating on, and executing mitigation strategies.
Strong knowledge and skills related to financial accounting and reporting standards such as defined by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or equivalent entities.
Familiarity with financial management in philanthropic organizations, endowment or investment management, and impact investing is highly desirable but not required. CPA, finance, business, accounting, or nonprofit management degree preferred.
Thoughtful manager and collaborative team member with experience managing, training, developing, and directing finance and accounting staff and functions in a nonprofit or philanthropic setting; ability to motivate a diverse staff team in achieving goals through individual and team supervision, performance management, coaching, and professional development.
Familiarity with the oversight of complex public and private funding streams and the correlating compliance and regulatory requirements.
Experience building the kinds of controls, reporting, and forecasting capabilities that will support the creative programming strategies EHF will pursue.
Experience effectively managing relationships with investment consultants and asset managers is highly desirable.
Ability to communicate the organization’s fiscal position, history, and outlook in a manner that is clear, concise, and set in context for a diversity of audiences.
Personal Qualities and Attributes
Commitment to working in a mission-driven, collaborative, and community-focused environment and an unwavering commitment to quality and excellence in financial management.
A demonstrated appreciation for being part of a diverse and inclusive team and connection to the communities served by the organization.
An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment.
Comfort making strategic decisions amidst ambiguity, anticipating challenges, and seeking diverse perspectives. Resilience, adaptability, and clarity required to advance informed, constructive solutions.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities.