Director of Finance and Operations

Cancer Wellness Center


Northbrook, IL


Offering services free of charge to anyone impacted by cancer has been the hallmark of The Cancer Wellness Center since day one. At its founding in 1989, the Center was a grassroots-effort focused on peer support, employing contract licensed mental health professionals to provide support groups to cancer patients and their caregivers at a modest location in Skokie, IL. Over the years, support services have expanded to include professional counseling and a wide breadth of mental health, wellness and educational programs.

The Center has prided itself on being a reliable source of support and information for the cancer community. Healthcare partners have come to rely on the Center’s services which are not available elsewhere in the community. The Center serves both adults and children diagnosed with cancer, family members/caregivers, and those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer.

The Cancer Wellness Center seeks an experienced Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) who is highly-organized, team oriented, and mission-minded. The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for day-to-day financial management of the organization’s $1.8M budget, investment oversight, human resources and information technology. The DFO will ensure that financial transactions, policies and procedures meet the organization’s short and long-term strategic goals and objectives. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to support governance responsibilities, the DFO will be visible both internally and externally as a representative of the organization

Learn more about Cancer Wellness Center.

Compensation Range

To apply

Please submit a resume & cover letter to Jamie Perry, Evolve Giving Group:

Download Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and present organizational budgets and forecasts with variance analysis to the Executive Director and Board
  • Oversee all accounting functions including review of journal entries, account reconciliations, payables, receivables, and payroll/benefits administration
  • Prepare and interpret monthly financial reports, comparisons to prior year budget, and benchmarking; present recommendations to the Executive Director and Board
  • Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors in the preparation of annual financial statements
  • Work with outside tax preparers to prepare and file the annual tax return
  • Serve as lead staff for the Board Finance Committee
  • Ensure security of the organization’s investment portfolio, manage liquidity risk, monitor the investment performance of the portfolio
  • Assist with grant proposal budgets, reporting and budget narrative preparation in partnership with the Director of Development
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director and Program Director to ensure that all staff have defined job responsibilities, written goals, annual performance evaluations, staff development and training plans
  • Manage on-boarding and training for new staff and hiring of new employees
  • Conduct annual salary benchmarking and present to the Board
  • Review and update the Employee Handbook as needed

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 5+ years of experience in financial and operations management; experience with audit and HR strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills; ability to effectively communicate across departments in both small and large groups
  • Detail oriented and process-minded; can understand the big picture as well as broader strategic goals
  • Adept at modeling for budgets, forecasting, reporting, and expense and profitability analysis
  • Project management expertise; ability to prioritize multiple requests and consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of comfort working with business technology including Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks
  • Passion and commitment to the operational goals and mission of Cancer Wellness Center

Key Responsibilities

Qualifications & Skills

Search More Roles