Founded in 2007 by Whitney Kroenke and Mark Johnson to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music, Playing for Change Foundation (PFCF) is a global nonprofit with a mission to create positive change through music and arts education. We currently serve over 3,000 young people via a consortium of 15 schools and programs in 11 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia. PFCF offers creative opportunities for young people and their families. We aim to reduce conflict, increase self-esteem, promote freedom of expression, provide a safe and supportive environment in which young people can develop, and strengthen the communities we serve.
We seek an individual with experience in nonprofit accounting and operations management and a passion for music and social change to join the board as VP of Internal Affairs.
The VP of Internal Affairs is an officer position, serves as Treasurer, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the PFCF board. This position is elected annually by the board with no term limits. The VP of Internal Affairs will offer guidance to the executive director in ensuring good fiscal planning, serve as an active thought partner on the organization’s operational strategy, and provide oversight at a governance level.
- Facilitate the preparation of the annual budget and its presentation to the board for approval
- Attend quarterly board meetings and provide finance updates alongside the executive director
- Work with the executive director and contract accountant to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis
- Keep the board apprised of key financial events, trends, and concerns related to the organization’s fiscal health
- Manage the board’s review of and action related to the board’s financial responsibilities
- Facilitate and encourage the board to strategically think of the short-term and long-term financial vitality of the organization in relation to the advancement of its mission
- Maintain a calendar for filing requirements and deadlines to ensure timely completion and submission (e.g., IRS Form 990, CA RRF-1, CA SI-100, CA FTB Form 199)
- In partnership with the executive director, ensure strong internal controls and financial management policies (i.e., check signing authority, expense reimbursement, credit card usage, etc.)
- In partnership with executive director and contract accountant, oversee the management of the organization’s financial affairs (i.e., reconciling bank statements, managing cash flow, investments are consistent with applicable laws, etc.)
- Serve as thought partner and board liaison to executive director for operational strategy
Qualifications and Requirements
- An understanding of nonprofit financial management and reporting practices (CPA or other professional accounting designation preferred)
- At least five years of nonprofit finance, bookkeeping, and accounting experience
- At least five years of nonprofit operations experience and familiarity with IT and human resources functions
- Commitment to continuously educating oneself on applicable laws, which may relate to charitable solicitations, earned income, unrelated business tax, appropriate expenditures, and prudent investments
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
- Commitment to the organization’s mission and strategic direction
In addition to the board commitment of approximately 4-6 hours a month, we anticipate this position to require an additional 10 hours a month. All meetings are conducted virtually, although travel and attendance to an in-person annual retreat is expected.
Board Meeting Schedule
- Committee Meetings - early January
- Annual Meeting (Q1) - late January
- Committee Meetings - February/March
- Q2 Meeting - April
- Retreat - Spring 2021 (based on COVID-19)
- Committee Meetings - May/June
- Q3 - August/September
- Committee Meetings - October/November
- Q4 - November
Individuals from identities traditionally underrepresented on nonprofit boards are strongly encouraged to apply.