UWBA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. UWBA is committed
to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that values equity. We
welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ applicants, and people with lived
experience in poverty.
United Way Bay Area (UWBA) mobilizes the Bay Area to dismantle the root causes of poverty
and build equitable pathways to prosperity UWBA brings together partners from the nonprofit,
business, and government sectors to address Bay Area poverty. We partner across sectors,
develop solutions, capture the data we need, and use those insights to support public policy and
create research-backed community initiatives. These initiatives include:
UWBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that
values equity. We particularly welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ+
applicants, and people with lived experiences in poverty. To foster an open and impartial
application review process that minimizes the potential for bias, please remove any reference to
academic institutions from which you obtained a degree, if applicable. For example, simply list
“Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.” Not having a degree will not preclude you from being
considered; applicable work experience is equally considered.
UWBA seeks a strategic and entrepreneurial Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead the finance
and infrastructure teams during a time of opportunity, challenge, and transition.
Reporting to the CEO, the CFO is a valued member of the Executive and Leadership Teams. The
CFO staffs two board level committees—Finance (which also serves as the Investment
committee), and Audit committee. As an organizational leader, the CFO works across the
organization to insure sound financial management and a strong infrastructure. The CFO leads
and supervises staff who manage the finance, human resource, information technology, and
facilities teams within an organization that raises approximately $20 to $30 million dollars
annually. The CFO has two direct reports – a VP of Finance/Controller and a VP of Operations.
Additionally, the CFO acts as the primary legal liaison with pro bono and paid counsel and is
responsible for operational risk management activities. Finally, the CFO plays a crucial role in
ensuring the success of UWBA’s Strategic Plan and DEI Action Plan, particularly the Operations
and Culture Pillar of the Strategic Plan which focuses on ensuring our systems and internal
culture is effective and equitable. As a nonprofit committed to centering equity on our pathway
to becoming a more anti-racist organization, the CFO will need to have personal commitment to
these goals as well. View information about our Strategic Plan and DEI Action Plan
As CFO, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in creating, maintaining, and expanding
transactional, financial, legal, and operational excellence.
What you’ll do:
The CFO will oversee the financial and accounting operations of the organization, through
supervision of the VP of Finance/Controller, who supervises the accounting and finance team.
Partner with members of the executive team to establish financial and strategic objectives,
to implement organizational strategy, and to oversee mission critical projects and
Create a culture of excellence and customer service within the finance department,
ensuring high level performance of accounting and gift processing staff.
Legal and Risk Management
Oversee review of all contracts, sponsorship agreements, and grant compliance
documents, revising and negotiating as necessary.
Management of Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities, Systems Change
Human Resources, IT, Facilities, and Systems Change Management are managed by the VP of
Operations, who reports directly to the CFO, and supervises multiple directors and staff in
performing these functions which include:
Who you are:
The CFO position calls for an entrepreneurial spirit, bold leadership, and financial savvy.
Specifically, the successful candidate will have:
Salary: $200,000 to $240,000.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required
to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived
gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious
affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any
other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider
qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the
San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply
for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may
ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.
Download Chief Financial Officer Opportunity (PDF)
Please include salary requirements in cover letter. Please send inquiries to Mary Law