Chief Financial Officer

Motus Recruiting and Staffing is proud to partner with NAYA in its executive search for a Chief Financial Officer.

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Job Location: Hybrid remote and in-office at Portland headquarters

Compensation: Starts at $150,000 and will commensurate based on experience

About Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Founded by the community, for the community, NAYA is a family of numerous tribes and voices who are rooted in sustaining tradition and building cultural wealth. It provides culturally specific programs and services that guide people toward personal success and balance through cultural empowerment. The organization’s continuum of lifetime services creates a wraparound, holistic, healthy environment that is Youth Centered, Family Driven, and Elder Guided.


The Mission of NAYA Family Center is “…to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.”

For more information, go to NAYA’s website at nayapdx.org.

Position Description for the Chief Financial Officer:

This position provides direction, support, and strategic leadership for the Native American Youth and Family Center. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer, has direct oversight of the finance department, and leads the finance management team in all aspects of fiscal management. The CFO will play a critical role in partnering with the leadership team in strategic decision making as NAYA continues to enhance its quality programming and community development. This is a tremendous opportunity for a visionary finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

Essential Functions of the Chief Financial Officer:

Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance
Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO and leadership team
Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting
Prepare supporting information for the annual audit and collaborate with the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and the external auditors as necessary
Direct the finance group in providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial information to the directors, staff, the CEO, and the board to make informed financial decisions
Management and direct oversight of finance staff, including hiring, performance evaluation, discipline, and time reporting
Provide support and direction to Directors and Program Managers charged with oversight of the respective grants
Direct the continual improvement of the budgeting and expenditure process through education of department directors and managers on financial issues impacting their budgets
Gather and analyze relevant information for long-range planning, and examine opportunities for new programs/strategies
Assist departments with fiscal elements of grant writing, grant reporting, and funding compliance requirements
Direct strategic financial oversight on issues that affect the organization, i.e., evaluation of potential acquisitions, mission-driven enterprise opportunities, oversight and analysis of employee benefits, pension funds, and potential investments
Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position
Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements
Ensure vendor relationships and contracts are compliant and best supporting organizational effectiveness
Understand and adhere to confidentiality
Work as an active member of a departmental team
Participate actively in cross-departmental team projects
Contribute to fostering a safe and secure environment for community members and staff
Other duties as assigned by the CEO
Chief Financial Officer Qualifications:

Education & Training

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, CPA strongly preferred
Familiarity and/or experience with Sage MIP Accounting system, preferred
Knowledge of local community resources and social service agencies, especially with low-income and ethnic minority clientele
Knowledge of Native American history, an understanding of the diversity of the local American Indian/Alaskan Native community, and issues surrounding the Urban Indian experience


10+ years of accounting experience in the non-profit sector, of which at least five years include supervisory experience
Experience working within diverse populations is strongly preferred, specifically with the urban and reservation Native American population, including working within a tribe, board, or other organization
Demonstrated initiative, discipline, and ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines
Demonstrated experience with annual budgeting process, including calendar of steps, economic factors, staffing, and financial assumptions
Working knowledge of managing a diverse portfolio of grants, including developing grant budgets and reporting
Experience developing and applying an indirect cost allocation methodology


Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills
Ability to deal with different people and situations appropriately, including effective communication with people from diverse backgrounds
Highly articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization
An energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image
A visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus
Excellent interpersonal skills
Communication skills, active listening, verbal and written, including public presentation skills
Proficient computer skills, including:
o Web-based research

o Word Processing
o MS Excel
o Database use

o Email


Work Environment:

60% office/home/remotely, 40% outside the office, including NAYA and travel time. During the pandemic, much of the position will happen through telework (video conferencing and telephone).

Physical Requirements:

The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell
Frequent use of keyboard, monitor, mouse, telephone, and/or headset
The employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Equipment Used: Computer, phone, fax, copy machine

Safety Considerations: Some travel may be required


Other Requirements:

Valid Oregon or Washington State Driver’s License or must be able to obtain one upon hire (must be eligible to be an insured driver under NAYA Family Center’s liability insurance policy
Successful completion of a background investigation (including a fingerprint criminal history check; see https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/60/Forms%20-%20Fingerprinting/Disqualifying_Convictions_2015.pdf for more information)
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (two weeks after a two-dose or one-dose regimen) before start date
NAYA Equity Statement:

NAYA is proud to share Native American cultures with our community, partners and neighbors within the context of NAYA programs. As a culturally specific mission-based organization, NAYA services are designed to be responsive to the needs of the Native American/Alaska Native community. We welcome anyone who seeks our services and strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.

Job ID: 10453

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