Prosper Portland, the City of Portland’s economic development agency, is seeking a proven financial executive with the skills and experience to guide the agency’s financial and internal operations that will enhance our ability to be an equitable, innovative, and financially sustainable organization.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience in both public and private sector finance and administration. They will possess excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills along with the flexibility and willingness to exchange and encourage new ideas. They will be a dynamic leader and consensus builder who can collaborate with all levels of the organization in a way that embraces Prosper Portland’s cultural values of learning, innovation, putting people first, inclusion and excellence.
The CFO reports to the Executive Director and leads the managers and professional staff of the Finance and Business Operations Department. The team is responsible for the agency’s overall fiscal, budget, procurement, administrative, and risk management; information technology systems; and compliance with applicable laws, professional standards and internal policy.
The CFO serves as the Chair of the Financial Investment Committee and works closely with the Development & Investment departments to steward and structure investments through business lending and real estate focused public/private partnerships. The CFO establishes and maintains strong working relationships with business leaders, Prosper Portland Commissioners, government agencies, auditors, consultants, attorneys, and lenders.
The selected candidate will oversee implementation of the 10 Year Financial Sustainability Plan – including updating internal practices and annual adjustments in return targets and budgetary adjustments. They will help the agency identify, deploy and monitor new funding and financing sources for capital investments and operations.
This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of applications will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.