Responsible for major program or operations financial functions and processes, serves as the key interface between the program and other Finance and Strategy functions. Collaborates with the foundation CFO on foundation-wide initiatives and functions. Supporting the foundation’s current growth and vision, this role will strengthen Finance and Strategy capabilities and provide an enhanced level of service and accountability to program teams, internal clients, and foundation leadership. Acts as a leader for all financial management work and also creates a deeper alignment between Finance and Strategy and program strategy leads, operations, and business support staff.
Uses analytics to inform financial decisions for program leaders/President; oversees complex projects that require financial expertise; facilitates program capital allocation process.
Supports origination of complex investments across program (grants, and/or PRI); manages program financial risks; owns financial due diligence for complex transactions.
May serve as bridge and primary source of program input to Finance and Strategy COEs; co-creates policies and processes that impact program; insures program policies conform to foundation-wide standards and provide appropriate deliverables.
Builds and maintains relationships with President and other program leadership as thought partner and to make sure financial needs are supported; leads team of diverse program financial managers and associates that provide global financial support across the foundation.
This role manages people and is responsible for hiring the talent needed to achieve our goals, ensuring successful onboarding, communication performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievements and lessons learned.
Acts as a critical thought partner, provide functional expertise to program teams on investments.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with senior leadership to ensure overall success of the vision.
Leadership and Culture
We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.
Core Knowledge and Skills
Ability to effectively inspire and direct staff (including cross-functional teams): professional development, recruitment, termination, time management and portfolio management.
Strong financial and analytical background with focus on skills that facilitate decision making (budgeting, forecasting, modeling).
Ability to design and manage efficient process to deliver budget.
Project management skills.
Knowledge of business and or public health principles and processes, with ability to navigate complex environments.
Demonstrate excellent leadership, intellectual quickness, creativity, curiosity, discipline and resourcefulness.
Education and Experience
Advanced degree with 15+ years of experience, or equivalent experience.
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