Director of Finance

Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is a public foundation working to advance gender equity, which we believe to be inherently interconnected with racial, economic, and health equity. CFW envisions a world in which all women and girls, transgender, and gender nonbinary people have the opportunity to thrive in safe, just, and healthy communities. We celebrate the spectrum of identities and experiences of women and girls, uplift their leadership and center the voices of the community to achieve true equity. To support our philanthropy, the Foundation promotes increased investment in women and girls, raises awareness about their issues and potential, and develops them as leaders and philanthropists. Since 1985, the Foundation has awarded over $45 million to hundreds of organizations that help achieve its mission of gender equity across the Chicago region.

CFW looks at the broad spectrum of needs of all women. We support the areas of freedom from violence, economic security, and access to health, which we see as integrally related and are paths forward toward an equitable society. 

Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. The Foundation is in the midst of change, from an institution that tolerates racial and identity differences to one that excites these differences as powerful tools for systemic, anti-racist change. CFW is committed to engaging in continual analysis and essential restructuring to ensure the Foundation’s way of being is one that wields a shared power and holds itself accountable to racially oppressed groups to achieve its gender equity goal.



The Director of Finance is responsible to organize and manage all the foundation’s finances and serve as a strategic advisor to the President/CEO and all senior management. The job responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning. The Director of Finance will oversee all fiscal reporting within the foundation, as well as current and future investment activity. They will create financial outlook reports and ensure foundation funds are managed and sufficient for all programs. They will oversee the preparation and distribution of periodic financial statements and key performance metrics for internal and external use. The Director of Finance coordinates with various teams and performs complex analysis and report preparation to summarize financial data. 

The Director of Finance will identify the key performance benchmarks and implement a dashboard report for senior management. They will oversee maintenance of the dashboard and ensure the integrity of all the data. They will also design and manage report preparation as needed, e.g., by fund and initiative, to provide the leadership team with the information needed to maximize the impact of the foundation. This position will select and manage all skilled staff for the finance team. 

As an active member of the finance team the Director of Finance will be involved in all aspects of the planning cycle, developing, and maintaining budgets, preparing forecast models, analyzing projections, and guiding changes.  This position will also ensure compliance to all reporting requirements and manage all audit activity.



90,000 -100,000



Click here for more information or to apply. Interested applicants should email a cover letter articulating how their skills and experience meet the responsibilities noted above with a resume to [email protected].

o Subject line should read: Your Name + Director of Finance

o No phone calls, please


CFW seeks to fill this position as soon as possible and will work actively to build a    diverse pool of candidates.


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-06-27 16:07:20 -0400