Chief Financial Officer

Bethesda, Maryland, United States | Finance | Full-time | Partially remote


The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is the national membership organization for the nation’s federally qualified health centers (also known as FQHCs or Community Health Centers). Health centers are nonprofit, community-directed health clinics that provide access to high-quality, culturally competent, and comprehensive care to people living in medically underserved areas. NACHC strengthens the health center movement through advocacy, training, and technical assistance, clinical and operations support. NACHC is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.

The Chief Financial Officer of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) provides visionary and strategic leadership in partnership with the President & CEO and other Leadership Team members to achieve the goals and responsible fiscal management of the association.  The CFO reports to the President & CEO and serves as a member of the Leadership Team providing organization-wide leadership on an array of high-impact issues.

Founded in 1971, NACHC serves as the leading national advocacy organization in support of Community Health Centers (CHCs) and the expansion of heath care access for the medically underserved and uninsured.  As the CHC Movement grows in size and strength to be ready to meet the challenges of the future, NACHC stands committed, along with its talented staff and board, to being the champion for every health center in this nation.  NACHC is focused on ensuring that health centers, across the country, become the “employer of choice, provider of choice, and partner of choice!”  Today NACHC supports over 1,400 Community Health Center grantees and look-alikes providing care at 15,000 locations across the country serving over 31 million patients. 

The Community Health Center movement was born in the 1960’s out of the War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement and, from their very beginnings, community health centers have been dedicated to addressing the social drivers of health, anti-racism, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  NACHC shares these same roots.

The Chief Financial Officer has operational oversight and responsibility for the Finance and Revenue operations, including management of staff to design and deliver finance, accounting, business analysis, forecasting, investment management and support to NACHC.  The CFO plays a critical role in developing and implementing the overall financial strategy ensuring the stewardship of the financial health for the organization which has a current annual operating budget of approximately $60 million. With the Director of Finance, Director of Grants, Contracts and Procurement, and Director of Grants Administration, the CFO oversees the functions across the finance disciplines of budgeting, financial management, procurement, financial analysis, grants management, travel, treasury, general ledger accounting, statutory and financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, internal and external audits and financial systems.


NACHC is seeking a highly experienced, strategic and dynamic individual to oversee the systems and operations that ensure NACHC’s organizational financial wellbeing.  The CFO will be a seasoned executive with a proven track record as a successful manager while possessing an outstanding operational and financial background and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. 


More specifically, NACHC is seeking a CFO who will bring the following:

·        10+ years of finance and accounting experience including experience in complex environments with multiple funding sources and business lines.

·        5+ years in leadership and management roles in progressive, complex organizations with a strong preference for some experience in association management.

·        Experience with federal grants and contracts.

·        Strong financial, budgeting, and forecasting skills as well as exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

·        Ability to critically think and collaboratively build solutions in a politically sensitive, high visibility work environment.  Ability to recognize and address business opportunities.

·        Strong organizational and project management skills required with significant attention to detail are necessary. 

·        Ability to be flexible in dealing with changing priorities and demanding workload requirements.

·        Superb interpersonal skills and political sensitivity with the ability to interact with and influence executive level individuals.

·        Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required; advanced group facilitation and public speaking are necessary.

·        Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Business or Finance; Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) active certification preferred.  Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) with concentration in Finance, Accounting or Business Management is a plus.

·        Commitment to and ability to abide by the mission and demonstrate dedication to NACHC’s vision and history.


The CFO will have a hybrid work arrangement.  The CFO will be expected to be in the office two to three days a week.


Interested candidates should submit a resume in confidence to   NACHC is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity and inclusion.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.