Chief Financial Officer


The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is looking for an experienced, team-oriented Chief Financial Officer to oversee the organization’s financial and administrative operations.  For more than 85 years Federation has worked to create a vibrant, caring, connected and enduring Jewish Community by strengthening Jewish identity, caring for Jews in need and fostering deep connections with Israel and Jews around the world.  San Diego County is home to more than 100,000 Jews, in about 50,000 households. We are a thriving, vibrant, multi-faceted Jewish community of more than 100 Jewish communal organizations. More information about Jewish San Diego is available on our website, Federation staff are passionate about community building, highly collaborative and always learning. We bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to our work and welcome all applicants for this dynamic position.

The Position

The Chief Financial Officer supervises the financial and administrative operations of Federation stewarding an annual operating budget exceeding $3.4MM and facilitating annual grantmaking of approximately $2.3mm.  Areas of responsibility include finance, investment, internal and external audit, accounting, payroll, insurance, information technology, facilities management, and personnel administration.

The CFO takes a leadership role in financial-condition analysis, budget management, and financial reporting, ensuring the financial strength and accountability of the organization, so that we meet the highest standards of financial management and oversight. The CFO plays a critical role in making sure that donor funds are stewarded well to make the highest impact possible.

The CFO reports to the President & Chief Executive Officer. The CFO provides staff support and is the primary liaison with members of our Board of Directors and relevant committees, including the Treasurer, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Investment Committee and UJF Holdings Corp., a separate but associated entity that owns the Joseph and Lenka Finci Jewish Community Building. The CFO is a member of the Management Team

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation range: $160,000 to $175,000

Comprehensive benefit package:

  • 403b Thrift plan 
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Medical and dental flexible spending
  • Term life insurance
  • Accident death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long term disability 
  • Sick Leave, vacation & 22 holidays


Manage all Federation funds, financial processes, and assets to maximize the effective use of the Federation resources in the overall operations and to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and requirements.

  • Plan, execute and evaluate the Federation’s fiscal functions and performance, including annual audit, tax returns, periodic management and financial reports and year-end financial statements.
  • Manage the operations of Accounting, Budget, and Information Technology, including instituting proper financial controls, planning for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce policies, procedures, and systems to improve the overall operation and effectiveness of our financial management.
  • Assure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports and analysis of budgets, monthly financials, and financial trends, assisting Management and Board to monitor and respond to current operations and external financial environment.
  • Manage banking, investment management, auditor, outside payroll service, and insurance relationships of the Federation.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate staff in Accounting and IT to promote growth of a skilled and motivated staff in the Finance and Administration area.
  • Oversee operation of the Federation Building.
  • Oversee Federation’s Human Resource Functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the C.E.O.


  • Bachelors degree required, MBA strongly preferred
  • CPA or CMA appreciated, not required
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing budgeting, accounting, and non-profit, public benefit charitable financial organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze audited financial statements
  • Expertise in MS Excel, proficiency with accounting software including use of spreadsheet and database software, and ability to onboard new systems quickly
  • Ability to communicate financial and other information about the operation of the organization clearly in writing and through PowerPoint and presentations to the Board and to relevant committees.
  • Experience with strategic planning and project management
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with volunteer leadership, committees, community agencies and other stakeholders
  • At least five years’ experience in senior financial roles, with three or more years in the philanthropic or non-profit area.
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning skills with high ethical standards and appropriate professional image
  • Strong knowledge of Non-Profit organizations and familiarity with the Jewish community, especially in San Diego appreciated, not required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veterans’ status.

Interested candidates should forward a detailed resume to:


Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Degree Preferred and 10+ years of experience.