Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Alumni Association

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 120405
Title: Director
Functional Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Alumni Association
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: VPUR-Univ Alumni Association
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University of Maryland (UM) Alumni Relations office, overseeing all business and finance operations for the Office of Alumni Relations and the UM Alumni Association. The CFO is the primary liaison to the Alumni Association Board of Governors volunteer finance committee, and manages the sales and facilities staff for the Riggs Alumni Center.

This person is responsible for oversight of the annual independent audit for the association, human resources for alumni association staff, and is the point of contact for all insurance and legal counsel matters related to the association.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, directing all financial planning, budgeting, business and investment activities for the association; developing and monitoring internal control policies, procedures, and guidelines; preparing all financial statements, business activity reports, annual budgets; administering a comprehensive human resources program, including recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, and benefit plans that adhere to federal and state regulations as well as preparing all required reports; supervision of staff.

This position directly supervises the sales staff who manages the marketing and execution of the rental event business at the alumni center. Additionally, the CFO supervises the facility staff who manages the maintenance of the 77,000 square foot event and office space facility, and to ensure a safe and compliant environment for its occupants. The CFO and his/her team are responsible for a $1 million annual revenue goal for rental of the event space. The position leads large scale projects including the oversight of budget for marketing, rental expenses, and facility management; monitoring of budget expenditures; enhancing and approving marketing plans to maximize rental income.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business.

A minimum of 10 years of experience required in the following areas: managing staff, accounting, business operations, and administering a comprehensive human resources program.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Experience managing multiple tasks/projects and using independent judgment to make decisions on moving projects forward.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication, planning, organizational, leadership, team building and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work collaboratively, multi-task and think strategically, and to set both long and short-term goals.
Strong understanding of accounting and financial management principles in a non-profit setting.
Demonstrated ability to work with high level volunteers, university leadership, and other key internal and external constituencies.
Ability to assess and make recommendations for programming and operations based on revenue generation and strategic planning goals.

Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Experience in higher education or non-profit environment.
CPA preferred.
Experience in managing and working with volunteer committees in non-profit environment.
Knowledge and understanding of MS Office software, Abila MIP Non-profit software, Concur, QuickBooks, BNA Fixed Assets, SunGard Advance and Kuali system.
Experience managing facility of 50,000 square feet or larger.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

For best consideration, please apply by Monday, March 26, 2018.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 03/05/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/26/2018
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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