Chief Finance & Operations Officer

Date Posted: 
Tue, June 16, 2020
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, Michigan
Company Name: 
Council of Michigan Foundations
Job Description: 

The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), Michigan’s leading resource for philanthropy, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Chief Finance & Operations Officer (CFOO). Stewarding finance, operations and investments, the CFOO will report directly to the CEO and serve as an important senior leader in a dynamic, evolving leadership organization.

Over the next few years, CMF will advance a new vision that will change the way CMF engages and supports Michigan’s philanthropic community. The next chapter will include an updated business model, a new organizational footprint, a modern talent agenda, and new policies that support CMF’s values and aspirations as a 21st century leadership organization. The CFOO will play a critical role in the success of this transformation of one of the nation’s leading philanthropy-serving organizations.

The CFOO will be a strategic and innovative thinker who understands the complexities of a membership organization serving the philanthropic sector. She/he will partner closely with the CEO and provide support to the board finance and investment committees in the strategic stewardship of the organization. The CFOO will lead and work closely with a group of seasoned directors responsible for finance, grants and information management, reception and facilities, information technology, membership administration, and talent and culture to adapt CMF’s internal systems for impact, agility, and sustainability. Leadership experience, transparency, and emotional intelligence in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders are crucial along with the ability to inspire and manage high-performing teams. The CFOO will embrace and help to advance CMF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and foster a culture of curiosity, innovation, excellence, and purpose in a time of transformation.

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How to apply: 

This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen, Katherine Jacobs, and Vanita Bhargava of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in PDF or Word format) and where you learned of the position, should be submitted to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The Council of Michigan Foundations recognizes the incredible benefits of a diverse and inclusive team and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.