Saturday, March 18, 2023

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) - Trenton, NJ


Position Description: 

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO)


The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) was founded in 1982 to feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. In the 40 years since then, TASK has expanded to offer a wide range of supportive programs and serve over 8,000 meals each week at its Escher Street location and through its network of partner organizations. As a result, TASK has become a trusted leader in addressing hunger and poverty across the Trenton region. With an annual budget of $6 million, a dedicated staff of 40, and countless volunteers, TASK is a dynamic organization providing essential services to our neighbors in need.

The growth of TASK has created an opportunity for a senior professional to join the organization as its first Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO). This is an exciting opportunity for a mission-driven professional to be part of an outstanding team that is changing lives.  



The CFAO will be a key strategic partner and advisor to the CEO, guiding the organization’s financial and administrative strategies and systems. TASK seeks a leader for this position who can promote best practices in non-profit fiscal management while upholding the highest standards of integrity and fiduciary responsibility.


The CFAO will be responsible for TASK’s financial strategy, controls, and accounting, and will oversee the organization’s technology, infrastructure, and human resources. The CFAO oversees all compliance and risk management, including those related to public and private contracts and grants, and safeguards the assets of TASK. The CFAO will also collaborate and engage with other members of TASK’s senior leadership to address strategic initiatives and advise the Executive Director on key financial and administrative issues affecting the organization. The CFAO will support the organization’s growth with effective change management approaches and identification and implementation of new financial and organizational initiatives to support organizational capacity building and programmatic expansion.


Key Responsibilities

·         Plan, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the organization's fiscal and

administrative performance.

·         Provide timely analyses of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends to assist the Executive Director and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.

·         Provide support for the Board of Trustees and its committees and subcommittees on all financial, administrative and HR-related matters by preparing and presenting reports and requested information.

·         Coordinate all external audit and compliance activities.

·         Serve as a business partner to the Executive Director on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes – including HR, payroll, and benefits functions.

·         Foster a working environment that values innovation, outcomes, collegiality, and respect.


Education and Experience

The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of five years of experience managing the finance and administration of a high growth mission-driven organization. Strong fiscal management, leadership, and communications abilities are vital. The qualities of integrity, ethics, and strong character are essential. Appropriate educational credentials are required that demonstrate the knowledge and competencies needed for this position. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required.



Salary range: $110,000 - $130,000

Generous benefit package including medical and dental, vision, life and accident insurances; vacation, sick and personal leave; and employee assistance program.



  • Hybrid in-person/remote position, 38 hours per week Monday through Friday. 
  • Attendance may be required at special events, including occasional weeknights, holidays or weekends.


TASK is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

If you have these qualifications and are interested in exploring this exciting leadership role with TASK, please email your resume and cover letter to