Chief of Finance and Administration

Department/Agency of position: 
First 5 Santa Clara County
Location of position: 
San Jose, CA
Up to $162,000 DOQ and DOE
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Job Description: 

ORGANIZATION FIRST 5 makes a difference for children in Santa Clara County by investing millions of Proposition 10 tobacco tax dollars each year toward effective programs in early education, health, and family support. FIRST 5 is committed to achieving real and sustainable community-based results focused on forming a successful future for young children and their families.

POSITION The Chief of Finance and Administration is an executive-level position that reports directly to the CEO. The position oversees the divisions of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Contracts. The successful candidate will possess broad knowledge of the methods and practices of public-sector accounting as well as the ability to communicate financial data and information in an accessible manner to executives, stakeholders, Commissioners and the public. This position works with a variety of stakeholders; therefore, the ability to collaborate, partner and develop solutions, networks and alliances that represent the agency’s interests and foster an inclusive, diverse and engaging workplace is critical.

The Chief of Finance and Administration is directly responsible for supervising a team of employees that manage the business operations of the organization. The individual must have the ability to analyze and interpret financial information and systems; make recommendations for improvements in efficiency and effectiveness; provide sound financial guidance for the organization; oversee the creation, timely submission and dissemination of financial reports; manage contracts and complex funding streams; and understand Human Resources practices and Information Technology systems.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge and experience in the following areas: • The principles and standards of government accounting, government funding streams and budget management; • Internal control systems and the development of efficient financial policies and procedures; • The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and make recommendations that support the strategic direction of the organization; • Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyze issues and opportunities utilizing feedback from stakeholders; • Working knowledge of Information Technology systems; • Knowledge of Human Resources practices and principles; • Contract management including planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and • Federal and State laws governing funding contract regulations and requirements.

TO BE CONSIDERED Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive resume and letter of interest by December 15, 2017 to:

Management Partners Attn: Nancy Hetrick

Please contact Nancy Hetrick at (408) 437-5400 or with any questions.