Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Company: Housing Partnership Network
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Boston, MA

The Housing Partnership Network (HPN), is an award-winning business collaborative of 100 of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community development nonprofits that is a top-rated and accredited Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that creates private sector partnerships and enterprises that achieve ambitious social missions. HPN and its member organizations work together to scale innovation and impact, helping millions of people gain access to affordable homes and thriving communities that offer economic opportunity and an enhanced quality of life. HPN’s business model has ignited the formation of innovative social enterprises that enhance the performance of the housing and community development sector. HPN’s innovative approach has led to the creation of an insurance company, a real estate investment trust (REIT), a group purchasing collaborative, an education focused technology company, and a nonprofit development business in Detroit.

HPN, with its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts and an office in Washington, DC, has been at the forefront of innovation for over 20 years. HPN has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in recruiting for a new chief financial officer (CFO).

Experience requirements

The CFO serves as the primary leader in overseeing the finances and financial strategy of the Housing Partnership Network and its affiliated companies. Working as a collaborative leader alongside the CEO and other members of the executive leadership team and partnering closely with the board of directors and the finance committee of the board, the CFO is responsible for managing and reporting on all fiscal and fiduciary affairs of the organization. S/he is also a key financial advisor and partner to the members of the HPN executive team and the presidents of HPN’s affiliated social enterprises.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 12-15 years of broad finance experience with at least five years’ experience as a CFO, a master’s degree in accounting, finance or business and/or CPA. The candidate must have experience in senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies. S/he will have played senior level leadership roles managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex organization that has multiple funding sources, including earned and philanthropic income, and with multiple affiliated entities.

The successful CFO candidate will have an entrepreneurial mindset and a can-do approach; s/he must have demonstrated capacity and aptitude to work in a highly collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial environment. This role requires someone that is also highly entrepreneurial with strong internal and external customer and partner orientation with expertise in real estate finance, development and operations. The candidate must have a results-proven track record with leading social enterprise strategies and have deep knowledge and understanding of hybrid, nonprofit and for profit business models.

How to apply?

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications outlined in the announcement. Send materials to: ATTN: CFO/EVP Search in the subject line. Electronic submissions highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit: for more information about the organization and the full job description. To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Patty Hampton, Executive Search Partner at Nonprofit HR at (202) 785-2060.

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