ABOUT RISING GROUND: Originally founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground (formerly Leake & Watts) is today an award-winning social service organization providing more than 12,000 children, adults, and families in the greater New York City area with the resources and skills needed to help them rise above adversity and positively direct their lives. Located on a sprawling campus in Yonkers, NY, Rising Ground provides over 40 programs in the areas of Children & Family Services, Education & Early Childhood Services, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services, and Health & Wellness at 27 sites throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Westchester. For more information, please visit risingground.org.
THE OPPORTUNITY: This is an opportunity for an innovative, customer-oriented Chief Financial Officer to join a well-respected, growing organization with a passionate and committed staff and board. The CFO will lead and direct all aspects of financial management, including budget, revenue, payroll, purchasing, accounting, grants and contracts management, banking, and funding/regulatory agency relationships. S/he will leverage and maximize financial resources for current and new programs, manage the challenging cash flow matters of a large and complex human service provider, and ensure that Rising Ground meets the highest standard of financial integrity and service to the agency’s board, senior staff, and program staff.
A highly visible and strategic role within the agency, the Chief Financial Officer reports to the Executive Director and leads a team of 22.