Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: $140,000 – $170,000
Location: Remote with some travel
IAC was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development, and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people. Tribal leaders, in a true expression of self-determination, identiﬁed and delegated their representation within the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) Charter, establishing the voting membership that remains in existence today. This organizational leadership structure uniquely positions the IAC to inform policy and USDA programmatic implementation, simultaneously redeﬁning and rebuilding our self-determined Tribal food systems.
The IAC promotes the Indian-use of Indian resources for the beneﬁt of Indian People. Programmatic offerings have expanded over nearly four decades to include legal and policy development, USDA technical assistance, natural resources management, domestic and international marketing support, and Native youth in food and agriculture leadership development. Informed by the trade routes and food systems that existed on this continent before colonization, IAC seeks to address systemic inequities to better serve Native producers and Indian Country as a whole.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Reporting to IAC’s Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Ofﬁcer will be responsible for the long-term ﬁnancial health of the organization. The CFO will work closely with the CEO, Ofﬁcers, and the Board of Directors to create and implement ﬁnancial policies, procedures and practices, to ensure that IAC has strategies and systems to meet current and future needs of the organization. Performs strategic planning and continually audits the effectiveness of ﬁnancial strategies to meet the needs of the organization.
IAC is growing quickly. Total revenue was $3.66 million for FYE 12/31/20, grew to $6.1 million in FY21 and FY22, and is forecast to be more than $9 million in FY23. The primary funding source for organizational programming is grants and cooperative agreements, with federal grants and cooperative agreements being the largest sources of the funding. The number of grants has grown exponentially over that same period. Recently, the IAC has been the National Intertribal Food Business Center: a collaborative with the USDA in which the IAC will administer more than $20 million in equity infusion (regranting) awards across Indian Country from 2025-2028. IAC’s hope is that the CFO will prioritize the growth of an endowment and investment portfolio, which will ultimately be leveraged to ensure long-term service to our stakeholders. This is a new position reflecting the growth of the organization, and the recognition of a need for a larger and more strategic executive team, and the specific need to improve the financial management of the organization in response to the increased size and complexity of the programs and funding sources. IAC is going to continue to grow, and we are looking for a CFO to ensure that the financial management stays ahead of that growth.
The ideal candidate is an experienced professional who understands finance and accounting in not-for-profit organizations. They are timely, direct, attentive to detail, and focused on visionary leadership and financial foresight. This person believes firmly in the mission of our organization and dynamically identifies methods to maintain stable financial wellbeing through an era of significant growth. This person has a financial management approach that prioritizes quality and responsive service to our stakeholders and employees by fostering a collaborative team dynamic. They can firmly and gently ensure that all of the finance systems are up-to-date and can accommodate the growing operations of IAC.
- 10+ years of demonstrated ﬁnance experience with a preference for not-for-proﬁt experience.
- CPA designation preferred.
- Demonstrated awareness of federal grant claims processes.
- Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
- Demonstrated success in not-for-proﬁt ﬁnancial planning, investment analysis and tax planning.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the organization’s mission.
- Experience working in or with Native communities.
- Ability to design and implement strategies and establish benchmarks or indicators of success.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to interact with diverse groups.
- Ability and willingness to work both remotely AND cooperatively in a small ofﬁce environment.
- Advanced knowledge of ﬁnancial procedures and practices.
- Experience interacting with a board of directors.
- Familiarity with Salesforce, Blackbaud Financial Edge, and/or other CRM systems.
IAC’s ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES
INTEGRITY – We intentionally nurture an environment of integrity and respect for our differences, the humanity of others, and the diversity of cultures—taking pride in our partnerships and collaboration with others.
LOYALTY – Our shared experiences as Native peoples instills a higher sense of purpose and meaning in our work. Loyalty is found in our commitment to see beyond what we need right now to ensure the health and prosperity of future generations.
INGENUITY – Native ingenuity is a solutions-oriented ability to adapt to challenges and address barriers to success. We prioritize the needs of our stakeholders, ensuring creative solutions to obstacles they identify in their communities and to their own success.
TENACITY – We honor the resilience of Native peoples through our advocacy for systemic change in food, healthcare, education, policy, and financial systems impacting Native communities to ensure that future generations thrive with long-term agricultural productivity and regenerative wealth.
BALANCE – Our work strives to embrace relationships in natural systems while supporting holistic approaches to management that revitalize and balance Native food systems.
STEWARDSHIP – We honor the Traditional Ecological Knowledge of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples who have long held regenerative agricultural practices as stewards of the land.
Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with the Intertribal Agriculture Council on this key leadership role. Applications for this role should include a resume, and a cover letter addressing your experience working in Native communities, nonprofit management, and fundraising.
All applications received will be reviewed and all applicants will receive a response. NPN and the Intertribal Agriculture Council take your time seriously and appreciate all applicants for considering this role.
This position is 100% remote. There is no requirement to be located in any particular place; it is a requirement that the CFO have strong and adequate Wi-Fi access, so as to be able to access systems, meet via Zoom or other systems, and to operate and communicate effectively overall. Some travel on behalf of IAC may be required.
Application link: https://bit.ly/IACfinance
Application Deadline: September 8, 2023