Chief Financial Officer



Chief Financial Officer

Employment Type:

Full time



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Job Description:

As an integral member of Washington STEM’s leadership team, the CFO will lead and manage a finance and administrative structure to meet the evolving needs and opportunities of a dynamic and results-driven organization. Reporting directly to the CEO, the CFO serves as both a thought partner for setting long-term strategy and a day-to-day manager. The CFO engages in a wide range of functions including developing financial models and managing budgets; overseeing investment, audit, and legal affairs; and leading talent and technology management. The CFO also serves as the program administrator to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, the nation’s first public-private scholarship supporting low- and middle-income youth to earn STEM and health care degrees.
Join a team that is passionately committed to advancing economic opportunity by inspiring and preparing Washington youth for lifelong learning and high-demand careers through a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Washington STEM and its regional STEM Networks and community partners create solutions and change policies to bring the best STEM education to Washington students, especially students of color, females, and youth living in high-poverty and rural communities. Our goal is for every Washington youth to realize their full potential and thrive in our innovation economy. Launched in 2011, Washington STEM has a track record of success, an engaged board of directors, and entrepreneurial culture. The organization will soon develop a new three-year business plan to shepherd our next phase of growth and impact. For more information about Washington STEM, please visit our
  • Ten or more years of successful leadership in a finance function
  • Supervisory experience and a demonstrated ability to develop and lead others
  • Successful experience managing a budget of at least $4M
  • MBA, graduate, or Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or other relevant field (or equivalent employment and learning experience)
  • Experience with grants management and technology-enabled operations/accounting systems preferred
  • Experience with investment management and accounting preferred
  • Compensation for this role is competitive.  The salary level will be commensurate with candidate experience.
  • Health, dental, vision, Rx, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Matching 401(k)
Washington STEM is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. Applicants from all cultures and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your specific interests to Kris Williams at We will review applications on a rolling basis as they are submitted, with priority given to applications submitted by March 19, 2018. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. If the position is visible on our website, it remains open.
SEATTLE, WA, United States
Phone: 206.658.4320

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