California Science Center Foundation seeks a seasoned finance professional to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer. A national and international leader in science education and informal learning, the California Science Center incorporates a dynamic museum with free general admission, a robust educational program with a professional development center for educators, and a neighborhood K-5 elementary school, to improve public understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With an average of 2.2 million guests each year, the California Science Center now ranks as the eighth most-visited museum in North America and the most-visited museum in the United States outside of New York and Washington, D.C. The California Science Center Foundation is a nonprofit corporation created to support education and exhibit programs in association with the California Science Center, an institution within the Natural Resources Agency of the State of California. The Foundation is anticipating a budget of $24.3 million for fiscal year 2020-21. California Science Center is located in Exposition Park with the surrounding community offering a diverse cultural experience, classical architecture, park-like grounds, world-class museums, cafés, entertainment and more. For more information, please visit www.californiasciencecenter.org.
The CFO reports directly to the President of the Foundation, and serves as a key member of the Executive Staff. Direct reports include the Controller, Human Resources Director and the IT Director. This position is responsible for oversight and management of all financial and administrative functions while providing financial expertise and guidance to the President, Board of Trustees, Audit Committee, Finance Committee and Investment Committee. The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 10 to 15 years of broad finance experience. The preferred candidate will have at least five years of experience in senior leadership positions managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex organization with multiple funding sources including state contracts and diverse program areas. Proficiency in Blackbaud Financial Edge and Tessitura Network software programs is desirable. A bachelor’s degree preferably in business, finance or accounting is preferred. An MBA and/or CPA is desirable.
California Science Center has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Chief Financial Officer search. The full position description can be viewed on their website (www.morrisberger.com). To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: https://morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2140 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.