Prosper Portland, the City of Portland’s economic development agency, is seeking a proven financial executive with the skills and experience to guide the agency’s financial and internal operations that will enhance our ability to be an equitable, innovative, and financially sustainable organization.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience in both public and private sector finance and administration. They will possess excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills along with the flexibility and willingness to exchange and encourage new ideas. They will be a dynamic leader and consensus builder who can collaborate with all levels of the organization in a way that embraces Prosper Portland’s cultural values of learning, innovation, putting people first, inclusion and excellence.
The CFO reports to the Executive Director and leads the managers and professional staff of the Finance and Business Operations Department. The team is responsible for the agency’s overall fiscal, budget, procurement, administrative, and risk management; information technology systems; and compliance with applicable laws, professional standards and internal policy.
The CFO serves as the Chair of the Financial Investment Committee and works closely with the Development & Investment departments to steward and structure investments through business lending and real estate focused public/private partnerships. The CFO establishes and maintains strong working relationships with business leaders, Prosper Portland Commissioners, government agencies, auditors, consultants, attorneys, and lenders.
The selected candidate will oversee implementation of the 10 Year Financial Sustainability Plan – including updating internal practices and annual adjustments in return targets and budgetary adjustments. They will help the agency identify, deploy and monitor new funding and financing sources for capital investments and operations.
Salary Range: $144,512 - $209,532
Interested parties must complete an online application to be considered. Applications are available athttp://prosperportland.us/for-job-seekers/. This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of applications will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
About Prosper Portland
We are the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. We focus on building an equitable economy by carrying out a comprehensive range of economic development programs that support small business, improve access to workforce training, and create jobs for Portland residents. We work with partners to drive public attention and resources to different areas of the city, which helps Portland realize capital projects – parks, streetscape improvements, community centers –that would not happen on their own, making it a better place to live for all Portlanders.
Our work is based on four cornerstones: growing family-wage jobs, advancing opportunities for prosperity, collaborating with partners for an equitable city, and creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities.
We support innovative civic solutions that promote mixed-income neighborhoods with both affordable and workforce housing, and that evolve in ways that honor cultural diversity. We prioritize property ownership and real estate projects with communities of color and in low-income neighborhoods to create assets that can be passed from one generation to the next.