At Greentown Labs, we see with clear eyes the universal challenge that climate change poses. Founded by entrepreneurs, we are a climatetech incubator bringing together startups, corporations, investors, politicians, and many others to shape the best future. We believe each solution becomes greater when combined with others in a community of changemakers who are driven by the possibilities to power the climatetech revolution.
Since 2011, Greentown Labs has steadily grown from an initial lab in Cambridge, to a 100,000 square foot campus in Somerville, and a newly opened 40,000 square foot facility in Houston, Texas. During a time of rapid growth, Greentown Labs is looking for a mission-driven, growth-oriented Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to take its financial operations to the next level, as the organization expands its impact over the next critical decade for climate action.
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you will serve as a key leader on Greentown Lab’s senior leadership team, playing a central role in setting financial and operational strategy to support Greentown’s strategic growth and impact nationwide. In addition to managing all aspects of the finance and accounting functions for the business, you will be a business partner to the company’s CEO and executive team, making significant contributions to the strategic planning process and organization-wide problem solving, particularly as it relates to organizational growth and maintaining our strong track-record of financial health.
As CFO, you will manage the financial, accounting and reporting functions of the company and will be key to continuing to build and scale Greentown Labs, including supporting the organization in regional growth. You will have the opportunity to build a team in line with Greentown Labs growth plans and to redesign the structure of the organization’s financial systems and processes for our next stage of growth as a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with three or more physical locations. You will oversee the preparation of forecasts and budgets and monitor the ongoing financial performance of Greentown Labs. You will drive results, which will include financial modeling of new business opportunities, profitability analysis and business improvement plans, and the review and negotiation of customer and partner contracts. Through this role, you will also provide quarterly financial reports to the CEO and Board of Directors and maintain effective working relationships at both the Board level and across the senior management team.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The CFO role will encompass three key elements: 1) financial operations leadership and reporting 2) financial and accounting staff management, and 3) executive leadership and planning for growth.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Greentown Labs seeks to fully represent our community and constituencies—particularly low-income communities and communities of color—to amplify those voices and provide opportunities to participate in the direction and leadership of the organization. We actively encourage candidates from broad, diverse backgrounds to apply.
Greentown Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
At Greentown Labs, we see with clear eyes the universal challenge that climate change poses. Founded by entrepreneurs, we are a climatetech incubator bringing together startups, corporations, investors, politicians, and many others to…
Greentown offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position begins at $160,000 and is commensurate with experience. This role can be based in either Greentown’s Headquarters in Somerville, MA or in their new office in Houston, TX. Travel 1-2 week per quarter will be required for this role. In addition to a competitive salary, Greentown Labs also offers:
Greentown offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position begins at $160,000 and is commensurate with experience. This role can be based in either…
To apply to this position, please have an updated resume ready and a thoughtfully written cover letter to the attention of Greentown’s Executive Search Committee. All applications should be submitted through Positively Partners' online application portal. For confidential inquiries or for assistance in completing the application, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will follow up.
TIMELINE AND HIRING PROCESS
We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect two interviews with Positively Partners, an interview with members of the Search Committee (representatives of the Greentown staff) and for finalists, an interview day with Greentown staff, including a robust and holistic reference check process. Expected start date is January 2022.
To apply to this position, please have an updated resume ready and a thoughtfully written cover letter to the attention of Greentown’s Executive Search Committee. All…