Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley – Director of Finance & Operations

Position Summary

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is accepting applications for Director of Finance & Operations! This position reports directly to the Executive Director and directly oversees the Staff Accountant. This position is in-charge of directing financial and accounting activities of the Foundation, including investment management oversight. They work externally with banking institutions, custodians, investment consultants, and money managers. The Director of Finance & Operations also oversees technology and human resources functions of the Foundation. Manages Foundation real estate, including rental properties and building. Prior experience in finance and/or accounting is required for this high-level position.

Duties & Responsibilities

Finance & Accounting

  • Oversees the accounting functions of the Foundation
  • Produces financial reports for the Board and Executive Director
  • Serves as liaison to investment consultant and custodians
  • Works with the Executive Director to prepare and monitor annual budget
  • Develops long-range financial plans in conjunction with strategic plan goals
  • Manages annual audit process, acts as the first point of contact for external auditors
  • Ensures proper financial controls are in place
  • Monitors endowed funds and spending policy

Human Resources

  • Manages payroll function and works with payroll service
  • Manages employee benefits
  • Monitors employee handbook with Executive Director
  • Manages Health Insurance Plan
  • Tracks employee PTO


  • Coordinates insurance for all aspects of the organization including coverage, renewals, rates and terms
  • Oversees contractual relationships for building, services and technology
  • Oversees relationships with Foundation tenants, including external commercial and residential real estate
  • Ensures that the Foundation’s contracted software is being used to the best of its ability
  • Ensures that the Foundation is in compliance with National Standards for Community Foundations as well as all state government certifications

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 5- 10 years of related experience, preferably in a nonprofit or foundation accounting environment, accounting firm, or bank trust department
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or finance fields with graduate study and/or CPA preferred
  • Continued professional development
  • Endowment and investment expertise preferred
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Strong information technology and computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

Those who wish to submit an application can do so by contacting

About The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley

Established in 1972, the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) works to build a permanent endowment to meet the current and future needs of the Upper Ohio Valley region. Assets of the foundation are nearly $80 million among 270+ individual charitable funds. CFOV annually awards more than $4 million into the community through grants and scholarships as a result of the generosity of many donors. The service area of the foundation includes Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties in West Virginia and Belmont and Jefferson Counties in Ohio.

CFOV is in compliance with National Standards for Community Foundations ®.