San Francisco, CA

Director, Finance & Operations, Skoll Global Threats Fund

The Organization
Founded in 2009 by philanthropist and social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) is one of the philanthropic and commercial enterprises of the Jeff Skoll Group. The organization’s mission is to confront global threats imperiling humanity by seeking solutions, strengthening alliances, and spurring actions needed to safeguard the future. Led by President Annie Maxwell, the Fund brings world-renowned content expertise to its primary focus areas of climate change, pandemics, nuclear proliferation, and water insecurity in order to drive large-scale global change.

Position Overview
The Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) seeks a dynamic, strategic Director of Finance and Operations to provide business management for this entrepreneurial, growing organization. With oversight of day-to-day operations, the Director will design team-focused structures, processes, and accountability that align to strategy and enable the staff to work efficiently. The Director of Finance & Operations RoleThe Director will work closely with and report to the President, with responsibility for building and managing operational capacity and administrative needs as the organization grows. A member of the senior leadership team, the Director will also work with the issue area directors, providing leadership and support on operational issues to ensure the team can work efficiently and productively toward tangible impacts.

Broad Areas of Accountability:
1. Day-to-day business management of the organization including management of business policies, financial and grants management, contracts, IT, risk management, and coordination of administrative activities with partner organizations and external vendors. The Director will implement infrastructure improvements as the organization grows and define effective processes for annual planning, budgeting, workflow, and performance management across the organization.
2. Staff management and resources, HR policies, team building, and professional development; exercise effective change management as the organization grows and preserve the supportive, positive, collaborative organizational culture.
3. Thought partnership and leadership of initiatives around emerging issues and evolving needs of the organization such as adapting partnership structures, funding models, and new projects.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible, hands-on executive leadership roles.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Prior financial management experience is required.
Experience managing high performing teams, organizational change, and growth of small, entrepreneurial organizations is particularly important.
A bachelor’s degree is required.
A related graduate degree is preferred.
Diverse experience is valued and may include the private sector, business strategy consulting, successful startups, social entrepreneur-led enterprises, and/ or senior operational roles within foundations, NGOs, or nonprofits.

How To Apply
Skoll Global Threats Fund is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please go to and submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role.

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