Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Organization Name: 
Bainum Family Foundation
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Job Description: 

Founded in 1968 by Stewart and Jane Bainum, the Bainum Family Foundation (the Foundation) has helped underserved children exit poverty through high-quality educational programs and services for more than 50 years. With more than $600 million in assets, the Foundation currently invests in four areas — Early Learning, Food Security, School Mental Health and Faith-based Education — and carries out this work in close collaboration with a range of community partners. The Foundation also supports the personal philanthropy of four generations of the Bainum family. Currently, the Foundation is in the midst of a strategic planning process to chart its future direction and ensure their efforts and investments most strongly and directly enhance outcomes for children. The Foundation approaches all of its work through a lens of racial equity and is committed to being an antiracist organization.

Under the leadership of David Daniels, appointed CEO and President in November of last year, the Foundation now seeks nominations and applications for a mission-oriented Chief Financial Officer to help steward the next chapter in the Foundation’s journey.  Reporting to the CEO, the new CFO will join a passionate Executive Leadership Team at a pivotal moment in the foundation’s history.  The new CFO will work directly with the CEO, the leadership team, and the Board of Directors to drive changes needed to ensure that the foundation’s financial capabilities, investment portfolio, and programs are aligned and in service of the organization’s mission.  They will also be instrumental in creating a culture of trust and accountability, transparent communication, and continuous improvement and innovation.

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This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen, Katherine Jacobs, and Vanita Bhargava of NPAG.  Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to:  In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The Bainum Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.