The Trustees is the largest conservation and preservation organization in Massachusetts. With an annual budget of $35 million and 10% annual growth, The Trustees is fast-moving, complex and impactful. The organization is ambitious and trend-setting in the way it protects, activates and enlivens places of statewide significance for public benefit.
The Trustees owns and cares for 116 unique and iconic properties for public use and enjoyment. With 125,000+ members and a 126-year history, the organization has an ambitious vision and strategic plan. It has an impressive, engaged Board of Directors and an innovative, forward looking CEO and Executive Team.
The Trustees has a very diverse funding base. Membership dues, philanthropic contributions, admission fees at properties, earned enterprise revenues and endowment income are the major funding sources. Complex M&A activity is part of ongoing organizational strategy and innovation.
The new Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFO) will be a creative, well-rounded leader and manager of financial, administrative and business assets for a growing, complex nonprofit. The CFO will be a valued strategic partner for the CEO, Executive Team and Board, and will provide vision and management of finance and other cross-cutting functions including IT, risk management, human resources, data analysis and legal.
The Trustees is an organization with a rich history and an exciting future. For more than a century, the Trustees has worked in and with communities across the state of Massachusetts, preserving, enhancing and sharing special places.
The Trustees’ origins trace back to 1891, and it was the first private non-profit conservation organization of its kind in the country. Today, the organization is at the forefront of defining conservation in the 21st century, with an expanding profile in and beyond New England.
Headquartered in Boston, The Trustees is recognized as an innovator in protecting the distinctive character of communities and inspiring commitment to special places of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value.
The Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFO) will:
Be a visionary CFO for this complex, ambitious organization. The CFO will be a leader of people, ideas and business functions. The CFO will be a partner for the CEO, Executive Team and Board on strategic financial, administrative and strategic aspects of the work. The CFO will fully embrace the organization’s mission and ambitions, and will contribute in significant ways to the Trustees’ growth, innovation, culture and accomplishments.
Provide financial acumen and management. The CFO will have broad-gauge experience and management skills related to financial and accounting systems, cash forecasting, audits, real estate, the fleet and related issues and contracts, as well as diverse, complex funding streams and investments.
Lead technology transformation. The CFO will have experience and/or involvement with broad-based IT implementation. The CFO’s team will lead a successful Trustees system transformation in the next few years.
Develop a systematic approach to risk management.As the organization continues to expand, the CFO will tackle risk management planning and oversight of legal and compliance issues.
Advance human capital and culture. The Trustees’ culture is collaborative, fast-paced and oriented to growth and innovation. The CFO will provide strategic leadership of the mission-critical human resource function and team. The CFO will thrive in, and foster, a culture that is positive, collaborative and functionally integrated.
Manage a high-performing team. The CFO will be an engaged, enthusiastic manager of individuals and teams who fosters collaboration and cross-disciplinary engagement. The CFO will enjoy coaching, managing and team building and be an experienced grower of accountable, high-performing teams with high job satisfaction.
Additional Salary Information: Mid $200's
Internal Number: Trustees
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The Trustees is the largest conservation and preservation organization in Massachusetts. With an annual budget of $35 million and 10% annual growth, The Trustees is fast-moving, complex and impactful. The organization is ambitious and trend-setting in the way it protects, activates and enlivens places of statewide significance for public benefit