Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) seeks an experienced and strategic Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee and safeguard RCAC’s financial position to advance its mission to create vibrant, healthy, and enduring rural and Indigenous communities by providing training, technical assistance, economic resources, and advocacy so those communities can achieve their goals and visions.
Founded in 1978, RCAC seeks to collaboratively build the capacity of organizations that serve low-income people living in the rural West (13 states including Alaska and Hawaii). RCAC works in partnership with small rural and Indigenous communities and other local agencies to provide tools and resources necessary to improve their quality of life. RCAC offers a wide range of services to communities with fewer than 50,000 people including technical assistance and training for environmental infrastructure; affordable housing development; economic and leadership development; and financing to support community development. Since its inception, RCAC’s dedicated staff and active board have helped affect positive change in rural and Indigenous communities across the West.
RCAC’s program and services are informed by its strategic directions and core values:
RCAC has expanded and elevated its DEI platform and work. The organization added a dedicated committee and focus groups, bi-monthly listening sessions offered by diverse representatives, and tools and assessments to inform the learning and experiential journey of all staff, key stakeholders, and Board members as a reference to guide all internal and external communications.
Headquartered in West Sacramento in a building it owns, RCAC has an estimated annual budget of approximately $30 million, more than $200 million in total assets and net assets of more than $80 million, and recently received a $20 million unrestricted grant. Approximately two-thirds of the annual budget comes from grants and contracts. Governed by a twelve-person diverse Board of Directors from eight different states, RCAC employs more than 180 staff, many of whom work remotely across RCAC’s 13-state footprint, also incorporating a corporate hybrid work model through its West Sacramento headquarters. The CFO will join a senior leadership team that includes the following: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Controller, Community and Environmental Services Director, Housing Director, Loan Fund Director, Staff Operations Assistant Director, Vector Fund Director, and the Communications & Development Director. Benefits and additional HR services are provided through a PEO (Professional Employment Organization). For more information, please visit RCAC’s website at https://www.rcac.org/ .
Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will work closely with the CEO and COO. Under the leadership of Suzanne Anarde, a lifelong rural resident, leader, and champion for rural culture, the organization has markedly expanded its services in the past two years and seeks an experienced and innovative CFO who can expertly oversee and lead the organization’s financial position, providing strategic insight and direction to inform and support the organization’s expansive vision. Working collaboratively in teams and small groups and functioning as a close partner to the CEO and COO, the CFO will safeguard the organization’s financial position and incorporate RCAC’s ambitious goals in the stewardship of its assets and overall financial health. There is additional growth potential in this role in the areas of grants and contracts oversight and CDFI lending compliance responsibilities, two areas in which additional expertise would be of significant benefit to the organization. The position directly supervises three staff members including the Controller, an Executive Assistant, and an Analyst, and oversees a Finance team of 12 professionals.
RCAC uses a range of technology and software platforms to support its work including SharePoint, Unanet, Microsoft Office, Teams, and OneDrive.
Experience and Attributes
Highly qualified candidates will bring the following experience and attributes:
Based on current job market value, compensation will be in the range of $137,155-$151,508, commensurate with experience.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) seeks an experienced and strategic Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee and safeguard RCAC’s financial position to advance its mission to create vibrant, healthy, and enduring rural and…
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements here. No additional application materials will be reviewed at this time. For other inquiries, contact Suzanne Tan at Suzanne.Tan@marcumllp.com
RCAC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all employees and job applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or marital status, or any other status protected by the law. RCAC strives to reflect the diverse constituencies that the organization serves.
About Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group
On behalf of RCAC, Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group is working with RCAC to advance the work and support the CFO search. Founded in 1984 and merged with Marcum in 2018, we are, and always have been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like RCAC who are making a difference in our communities and our world. Learn more about our work at http://marcumllp.com/industries/nonprofit-social-sector/.
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements here. No additional application materials will be reviewed at this time. For other inquiries, contact Suzanne Tan at…