Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) will be the key steward of CMC’s financial management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the DFO will be charged with developing key tactical policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience, and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join a high-growth, mission-driven organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Advise the ED and other key members of senior management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.
Compile and present monthly financial reports to monitor and guide regular operations and any special projects.
Serve as a key liaison to the board of directors its finance committee; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at board and committee meetings.
Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking, asset management, and facility negotiations.
Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance and operations teams including human resources, information technology, facilities, and accounting for a majority of our regional groups.
Strengthen and monitor administrative and operational accounting services, such as treasury management, 403-B plan, grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing.
Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process.
Provide analytical support to CMC’s internal management team, including development of internal management reporting capabilities.
Strengthen, implement, and monitor an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
Ensure that CMC is adhering to the strategic plan, monitor progress on strategic initiatives, and deliver periodic reports to the board.
Oversee human resource support for the entire staff.
Work with the ED to establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
Manage information technology development, including support staff and contractors.
Contribute to the development of CMC’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the ED informed of all critical issues.
Proven passion for outdoor recreation in wild spaces and regularly active in one or more human powered categories, including climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, etc.
Business or Accounting degree mandatory, a master’s in business administration is a plus.
Minimum 5-7 years of experience in a senior management role, ideally with both external audit and in-house financial management experience gained in a high-growth organization.
Knowledge and experience in managing human resources functions including employee benefits, training, and performance standards.
Knowledge and experience with small business information technology solutions including software, hardware, could-based solutions, and database development/management.
Experience either as an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations.
Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.
Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution.
Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise.
Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
Self-reliant, great problem solver, and results oriented.
Ability to utilize and implement predictive analytics across department and programs to improve operational planning and performance.
Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives and their financing.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Additional Salary Information: CMC will offer the successful candidate a competitive compensation and benefits package, comparable to a nonprofit our size.
About Colorado Mountain Club
The Colorado Mountain Club is the state’s leading organization dedicated to education, recreation, and conservation. Founded in 1912, the CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events, and schools centered on the outdoors. To ensure the continued enjoyment of Colorado’s pristine places, the CMC also leads efforts to protect wild and public lands with its conservation and stewardship programs. We are your Colorado outdoor community.
The Mission Statement for the CMC was adopted in 1912 and has remained unchanged for over 100 years:
• To unite the energy, interest and knowledge of the students, explorers and lovers of the mountains of Colorado;
• Collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, literature, art, and recreation;
• Stimulate public interest in our mountain areas;
• Encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna and natural scenery;
• Render readily accessible, the alpine attractions of this region.
For more information about the Club, please visit www.cmc.org.