Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Dodge Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey. To date, the Foundation has made nearly $500 million in grants and currently has more than $300 million in assets.
Throughout its history, the Dodge Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future. The Foundation's focus is New Jersey, carrying out its work in program areas that have evolved over time in response to social, economic, and cultural changes. Its program areas today are arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry, in addition to a technical assistance initiative aimed at building grantee capacity.
The Dodge Foundation recently adopted a new strategic plan with a revised vision, mission, values, an equity definition, and goals and strategies to guide the Foundation's strategic direction. By centering equity in its plan, Dodge seeks to learn what's working elsewhere, and to bring its deep knowledge of New Jersey and programming perspective to address equity issues in the state.
As financial stewards, with the goal of growing the financial assets of the organization to ensure future impact, the Foundation is developing an action plan to ensure mission-alignment with all investment policies and practices, including impact and mission-related investing.
Finally, as an organization focused on building an equitable New Jersey, the Dodge Foundation is committed to attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent across nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability status. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit: http://www.grdodge.org/.
The Dodge Foundation is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead the organization's finance function in support of its new strategic plan. Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will play a critical role in ensuring that the Foundation responsibly stewards its financial assets, growing them to enable future impact and aligning investments and expenditures with Dodge's vision, mission, and values.
The CFO will serve as a key thought partner and advisor to the CEO, Board of Trustees, and staff as Dodge evolves its investment policies, asset management practices, and grantmaking portfolio towards full mission alignment. The primary functions the CFO will oversee include finance, accounting, and endowment management. The CFO will also collaborate with key members of the broader team as they work together to realize their 2020 strategic plan.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Organizational Leadership and Strategy
Team Leadership and Engagement
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
LOCATION: Morristown, New Jersey
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this leadership position. The Foundation's commitment to inclusivity encompasses but is not limited to diversity in nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.