President and CEO

Company: Opportunity Finance Network

Location: Washington, DC

Job Function: Other


Background

OFN is a leading national association of CDFIs. It was founded in 1986 to support and enhance the work of individual CDFIs by offering a national perspective and a collective voice. Since then, OFN’s membership has grown and evolved into a network of more than 370 CDFIs with $30 billion in assets and a nationwide footprint. It provides capital, advocacy, engagement, and capacity building support to help OFN member and non-member CDFIs create impact in rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide. OFN is also a CDFI that invests in its members to enhance their success. We lend where it counts.

There is much more to do! Providing access to responsible, affordable finance is the key to our success. We invite you to learn more about the issues, what’s at stake, and what we at OFN believe is still possible to achieve.

Summary

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Responsibilities

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Requirements

The ideal candidate will have at least seven (7) years of experience as a CEO or in a very senior leadership position. The CEO will bring extensive experience and demonstrated success across multiple dimensions including governmental affairs, public relations, financial management, resource mobilization, and people leadership management skills. Experience within the finance industry (particularly social finance) is strongly preferred. The CEO will additionally have demonstrated decisive management abilities, exceptional oral and written communication skills, strong motivational and leadership capability, will be well-organized, and possess strong business ethics. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to working with underserved communities.

How to Apply

August Leadership, a global firm with a leading Social Impact/Non-profit practice has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Leading the search is Nicole Kamaleson, Partner, Social Impact (Global) in the firm. They will be supported by a team of consultants and researchers. To make recommendations or to express your interest, please email at ofn@augustleadership.com – All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. August Leadership and OFN are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers and are firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.

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