Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Preble Street is seeking a Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer to lead the operational functions that provide essential support to the agency in its work toward ending poverty, hunger and homelessness. Preble Street has a $13 million budget, with 250 staff and multiple federal, state and private funding sources. Responsible for the agency’s financial management strategy, compliance efforts, and overall operational management, the COO has a tactical and strategic role within the organization, is a key member of the senior management team and works closely with the Board of Directors.



To be successful in this position, the COO/CFO must be a mission-driven, strategic and tactical thinker and leader, with the ability to create and support sustainable, effective operational systems and processes, and must be adept at responding to and managing change.  The ideal candidate must have nonprofit finance experience and competency in regulatory, legal and grant compliance.


The desired combination of education and relevant experience for this position includes a graduate degree in business, finance or related field, and 5 years of experience working in the nonprofit, social services sector; however, candidates with any combination of experience and education likely to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful in the position will be considered.


This exempt position offers a competitive salary, as well as paid health, dental, life, and disability insurances for the employee; an employee assistance program; a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match; and generous paid vacation, sick, and personal time benefits.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to:

You may also send your application materials via postal mail to: Preble Street, Human Resources, 38 Preble Street, Portland, ME 04101

Please note: Automatically-generated confirmations of receipt will be sent in response to applications sent via email. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be otherwise contacted.

Preble Street, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, has been working since 1975 to provide best practice social services that meet urgent needs and end hunger and homelessness for individuals and families in Maine living in poverty. Operating from seven sites in Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor, Preble Street programs include the Resource Center, Health Services, Food Programs, Maine Hunger Initiative, Advocacy, Veterans Housing Services, Logan Place, Florence House, Huston Commons, Teen Center, Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, First Place, Anti-Trafficking Services, and Homeless Voices for Justice.

Preble Street is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, military status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all of Preble Street’s hiring practices, and all terms and conditions of employment.