Menlo Park, CA

Chief Financial Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation invites applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Hewlett Foundation is one of the nation’s largest, with assets of more than $8.5 billion and annual grantmaking averaging between $350 and 400 million. The Foundation’s long-standing programs focus on education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and effective philanthropy, as well as support for disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, they make grants for special projects and address other timely problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity and U.S. democracy.

Position Overview

The CFO is a key member of Hewlett’s senior management team, and a thought partner to the President and the Board of Directors. S/he works closely with the President and other members of the senior management team — both operations and grantmaking — to instill a culture of transparency, collaboration, and dynamic leadership in the organization. On a day-to-day basis, the CFO has strategic and managerial responsibility for Hewlett’s financial operations and ensures that all such activities are conducted in an environment that supports Hewlett’s mission and programs, fosters continuous improvement and innovation, safeguards its assets, and mitigates operational risk. S/he leads a staff of 10 people across all financial, accounting, and planning functions.

How To Apply

Nominations and expressions of interest will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The Search Committee will initiate the screening of candidates upon receipt of information. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a resume and letter of interest to:

The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation CFO Search Committee
c/o John McNaught
Russell Reynolds Associates

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