Chief Finance and Administrative Officer (NSC)

National Skills Coalition
Washington, DC

Chief Finance and Administrative Officer to provide input into the organization’s strategic direction to support the National Skills Coalition (Washington, D.C.)

National Skills Coalition (NSC) is a broad-based network of leaders (business, labor, educators, advocates) who want America to grow its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. A greater diversity of Americans will have access to a better life, and a greater diversity of U.S. businesses will see growth if job-driven, skills-based training is made a more central part of our nation’s workforce, education, economic and anti-poverty policies.

Originally founded in 1998 as the Workforce Alliance, NSC has since demonstrated that investment in skills work. Its activism and advocacy showed that diverse stakeholders can find agreement around specific reforms to improve workforce education and training and that the American public is strongly supportive of deeper investments in American workers’ skills.

Today the NSC seeks a Chief Finance and Administrative Officer (CFAO) to continue this growth. The CFAO will support the efforts to sustain the recent increase in output and operations of the NSC. S/He will serve a key role on NSC’s leadership team as NSC continues to grow, and will keep executives appraised of all continuing, new, and expanding operational activities. Serving as an implementer and overseer of change management, the CFAO will creatively and innovatively pursue organizational best-practices and proactively follow up on new processes and systems.

The CFAO provides input into the organization’s strategic direction from an operational and financial perspective, helping to ensure NSC’s fiscal stability and operational efficiency. Supervising a Controller and small financial team, the CFAO designs and implements systems for financial management (budgeting and forecasting), grants management, expense tracking, and accounting. The CFAO leads the negotiation of contracts for personnel benefits, office space, and other key vendors, and oversees management of staff payroll and benefits. The CFAO also supervises a small operations team responsible for staff support and training, office operations, technology, information management, and other administrative needs.

The ideal Chief Finance and Administrative Officer will have 10 years in nonprofit operations, including organizational activities for a think tank, advocacy, research organization or association. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices of non-profit financial planning, including budgeting and forecasting.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the National Skills Coalition. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to learn more and apply at or via email at