Career Opportunities

 

Project Coordinator

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia provides a variety of charitable giving and fundraising options for donors and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area. CFGP provides donors with an avenue to fulfill their charitable goals, and offers nonprofit organizations the tools and structure to develop additional resources and support.

Description

The Project Coordinator will report directly to the Director, Partner Development to assist in carrying out the Foundation’s development consulting projects. This position requires a broad range of skills in support of key objectives and goals relating to fundraising, development, and marketing.

The Project Coordinator will assist with projects from several different clients. Because of this, multi-tasking and prioritization are important to successfully carrying out all tasks. Responsibilities will include organizing all project-related elements, such as drafts of correspondence, presentations, and project results. In addition, various administrative responsibilities are necessary, including performing research, tracking and analyzing information and data, preparing progress reports, creating and maintaining project schedules, and filing project documents. Project Coordinators will also serve as a liaison between various departments to ensure a timely exchange of information. Accuracy of such information is vital to this position.

Project Coordinators will be asked to attend meetings and events off-site. Compensation for mileage and tolls will be provided, but Project Coordinators are responsible for their own transportation to and from such meetings and events.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years work experience

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy of work
  • Superior organizational skills and abilities in effectively prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Must have spreadsheet, presentation and word-processing skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a focus on donor relations
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample of their choosing. Complete applications should be sent to careers@catholicfoundationphila.org with the subject line "CFGP: Project Coordinator Application."

Chief Financial Officer

Position Summary
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) serves as an integral member of the Executive Leadership Team. This position is responsible for the financial strategy of the organization and oversight of all accounting, finance, and risk management activities. The CFO is also singularly responsible for the organization's human resources function (including payroll and benefits administration) and the management of the organization's information technology needs and legal/compliance activities. The CFO also serves as the primary management liaison to the Finance and Audit Committee and Investment Committee of the organization's Board of Trustees.

Specific Responsibilities
1.) Provide the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Trustees with advice and insights into the financial implications of proposed business activities.
2.) Assist the CEO with high-level decisions about strategy, policies and personnel by providing CEO with actionable information relevant to each of these areas.
3.) Ensure that CFGP’s monthly accounting close is completed on a timely basis and that its monthly financial statements are accurate.
4.) On an annual basis, ensure that CFGP’s audited financial statements are completed in a timely manner and that an unqualified opinion on such statements is issued by the organization’s independent auditing firm. Ensure that CFGP’s annual tax return is accurately prepared and timely filed with IRS. 
5.) On an annual basis, prepare CFGP’s operating budget for the coming year and obtain all requisite approvals to implement such budget from the CEO, Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Trustees.
6.) On a quarterly basis, prepare financial forecasts for the current year and compare those forecasts with previously budgeted amounts. Provide analysis of any significant variances to CEO, Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Trustees.
7.) On a daily basis, assist CFGP’s Controller, as necessary, in financial operations, including cash management, accounts receivable and accounts payable activities.
8.) Serve as CFGP’s primary point of contact with the organization’s bank, investment advisor, insurance broker and outside compliance firm, ensuring that all such relationships are functioning as expected, with effective and timely communication among the parties. 
9.) Supervise CFGP’s Controller, ensuring that such individual performs assigned duties and responsibilities, as directed.

Professional Standards
1.) Serves as the finance representative of CFGP, as requested by the CEO, in marketing presentations to potential clients.
2.) Maintains a professional demeanor in dress and behavior, treats people with respect and dignity, maintains all donor and prospect information in the strictest confidence.

Personal Traits

The successful candidate must exemplify the following characteristics:

  • A deep commitment to the Mission of CFGP, and a passion for serving those in need.
  • A strong understanding and dedication to the Roman Catholic faith.
  • The ability to effectively build and maintain relationships with donors.
  • An outcome-oriented and strategic thinker with a strong work ethic for high quality performance and attention to detail.
  • Able to work collaboratively as a member of a team, bringing Board, Committees and staff together into a singular focused effort toward the achievement of financial goals.
  • The CFO will represent CFGP in the community and must reflect the Mission and Values of the organization and present the highest standards of professionalism in behavior and demeanor.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field required; Master’s degree preferred. CPA license required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in senior management working in an accounting or finance role for a not-for-profit organization.
  • Exceptional written, oral interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Self-reliant with exceptional problem-solving abilities.
  • Team player with ability to multitask.
  • Excellent business judgment and acumen, effective negotiator.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. Complete applications should be sent to careers@catholicfoundationphila.org with the subject line "CFGP: CFO Application."