The Midnight Mission (TMM) is the oldest continuously operating human service organization in the Los Angeles region. Centered in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, The Midnight Mission runs one of the most efficient direct service operations in the country. With only five executive managers throughout its 100-year history, The Midnight Mission has been a consistent beacon of light for those with nowhere else to turn.
Founded in 1914, TMM was established as a not-for-profit organization in 1922. In 1974, Clancy Imislund was recruited to lead the Mission. A recovering alcoholic himself, and leader in the Los Angeles recovery community, Clancy brought a level of empathy and understanding that was difficult to match. For the next thirty years, Clancy led The Midnight Mission through dramatic changes that have occurred on Skid Row, where the homeless population has grown to become one of the largest of any American city.
Since 2016, The Midnight Mission has been led by former Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Executive Director G. Michael Arnold, who brings a new level of professionalism and structure to this humanitarian organization. Today, TMM has an annual operating budget of $12 million with 167employees, supported by approximately 11,000 yearly dedicated volunteers. It operates 271 beds for men at its downtown location, plus 49 beds set aside for women, the first and largest service offering of its kind on Skid Row.
The Midnight Mission also has an 11-unit family transitional housing facility in Inglewood, Homelight Family Living. In October 2016, The Midnight Mission opened The Courtyard OC, a 425-bed program funded by the County of Orange at the former Santa Ana Transit Terminal. The Courtyard provides a safe and secure environment to those seeking respite from the streets.
Today, government contracts provide approximately 50% of TMM’s operating budget. A third of the balance comes from individual donations of all sizes. Additional revenue is provided by legacy gifts and foundation grants. The Midnight Mission offers a variety of helpful resources to anyone who walks through its doors, providing its guests and program participants with the tools they need to build a bridge to self-sufficiency.
The Chief Financial Officer provides executive financial leadership and direction to maintain the overall integrity of fiscal data. The CFO will set The Midnight Mission’s financial policy and direction while also being a participant in the organization’s overall strategy. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will work closely with the Board Finance Committee and The Midnight Mission Directors.
Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will directly supervise a five-person team including the Controller and the Manager of Budget and Government Contracts. He/She/They will partner closely with the Human Resources and Information Technology departments to assure The Midnight Mission is following best practices in Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology.
Functional Responsibilities are as follows:
Strategy and Budgeting
Financial and Operational Management
The ideal candidate will be an engaged leader and a skillful manager who exudes passion for The Midnight Mission. He/She/They will have a collaborative and flexible style along with a strong leadership mentality. The CFO will serve as a team leader with staff, interns, and volunteers who are committed to lifelong learning and come from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Many staff members are themselves former clients of The Midnight Mission’s programs. The CFO will be a hands-on manager with integrity who enjoys mentoring and working in a mission driven environment. At the same time, the CFO must have a strategic overview of the Finance function and must enjoy analytics and continuous improvement. The CFO must be an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills.
The Midnight Mission is offering a competitive salary, commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, and an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance and an employee contribution retirement plan. The client is willing to negotiate basic relocation expenses for the exceptional individual they are seeking.
The Midnight Mission saves lives. This is an opportunity for a financial professional to implement systems improvement and the adoption of best practices in a kind and supportive culture. Success will enable TMM to expand its critically needed outreach to the ever-growing homeless population in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Please submit cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:
Joseph McCormack, Founding Partner or Catie DiFelice, Senior Associate
1740 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599
All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. Please note that your education, dates of employment and other information will be verified prior to an offer.
McCormack+Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers. People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.
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