Chief Financial Officer


NACAC Begins Search for CFO Position

“Just as organizations continuously evolve with the ever-changing global business climate, the role of a CFO is bound to change. A CFO needs to go beyond being ‘the finance operations expert’ to become a strategist who can enhance the firm’s valuation and brand, and win over stakeholders’ trust and goodwill.”
– Maureen O’Connell, Former CFO of Scholastic


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) seeks an innovative leader ready to commit to improving college admission for the public good to serve as its inaugural Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to NACAC’s new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Angel B. Pérez, and serving on the executive team, the CFO will develop and implement comprehensive, innovative budget strategies to strengthen and sustain the association’s effort to accomplish its bold reform initiatives.

The CFO will bring an understanding of a variety of budget models and the ability to translate the implications of complex financial decisions to a diverse set of audiences. The CFO promotes a culture of excellence and accountability by leading open and honest dialogue throughout the organization (e.g., CEO, leadership colleagues, staff, Board of Directors) and with important external constituents (e.g., members) and partners. The CFO has responsibility for maintaining and enhancing an environment in which financial planning and fiscal challenges and trade-offs are discussed broadly and frequently.

The CFO is entrepreneurial and creative in seeking out new sources of revenue and external partnerships that reflect an understanding of and commitment to NACAC’s overall strategic priorities, its mission, and its commitment to transforming the college admission process and profession.


Position Statement
Download the Chief Financial Officer - Position Statement.

Applications and Inquiries
To apply for this position, or inquire further, please upload your cover letter and résumé here. For other inquiries, please contact Adrienne O'Rourke at Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group is supporting NACAC in this search.

NACAC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. NACAC offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits and retirement package, and a convenient location in the Washington, DC metro area.

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