Open Position

Chief Financial Officer
National Diversity Council


An inclusive community, a better nation


The National Diversity Council (NDC) is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of an inclusive environment. Launched in the fall of 2008, the NDC is a forerunner of national organizations that champion diversity, equity, and inclusion across the country and globally. The NDC comprises state and global councils, cultural and sector initiatives, and DEI services.

Vision Mission
The vision of the National Diversity Council is to cultivate a nationwide network of affiliated councils to advance diversity, equity and inclusion by transforming our workplaces and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential. The mission of the National Diversity Council is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity, equity and inclusion. The NDC serves as the umbrella organization to support our markets and initiatives, which foster an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being.
The NDC is a non-partisan 501-c3 organization dedicated to being both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The NDC offers and supports a number of key initiatives:
Events The NDC promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and community through various events and programs. These programs not only address the need for DEI best practices in the workplace, but they also promote engagement and dialogue around these topics. 
NDC Certification Program The NDC Certification Program prepares professionals to create and lead successful diversity, equity and inclusion strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. The program blends theory and practice during a 5-day intensive curriculum and ongoing professional development through the NDC Graduate Network.
NDC Consulting & Training The NDC provides support and strategy direction for companies to formulate and implement successful DEI initiatives. The NDC has a number of services ranging from training and consulting to research and benchmarking.
Internship Programs The NDC assists in leadership development among underrepresented youth and college students. We are committed to supporting these individuals through an internship program that links talent to organizations that value DEI in their organizational culture.
NDC Index The NDC Index is a benchmarking tool that measures organizational commitment to DEI among companies in the U.S. Through an annual survey, the Index rates company performance on CEO engagement and corporate initiatives, policies, and programs. The NDC Index recognizes companies with a score of 90 or higher as the Best U.S. Companies for Diversity.
Partnerships The NDC provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to establish partnerships, share DEI best practices and promote brand names as DEI leaders within the workplace and community.

The Opportunity

In this era of change, empowerment and unity intersecting across communities, the NDC is committed to growing its national and global footprint. With the support of various organizations, industries, business leaders, and community members, the NDC will continue to advocate for DEI, spearheading initiatives to create more equitable and inclusive spaces and developing ways to ensure DEI is at the forefront.

Reporting to the Chief Executive officer, the Chief Financial Officer directs and manages the financial activities of the organization, directs the preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and creates forecasts predicting future growth.  

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Leads Accounting department, budget preparation, and audit functions.
  • Works with other department heads to monitor each department and make recommendations.


  • Works closely with the CEO, senior leadership, the Board of Directors and Board Committees to ensure fiscally-sound financial stewardship.
  • Actively manages the day-to-day accounting and financial operations of the organization
  • Develops budgets for the organization as a whole, individual programs and new/proposed/expanded services, including budget revisions as needed.
  • Directs the preparation of all financial statements and provides support to outside CPA firm in preparing IRS 990 returns.
  • Prepares, analyzes and presents monthly reports for the organization, its programs and activities; reports on financial results and issues to the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Performs annual assessment of financial systems and business processes across NDC’s entire portfolio of products and services to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Works with the CEO and other executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process; reviews planning process and suggests improvements to current methods.
  • Studies long-range economic trends and projects their impact on future growth in revenue and funding.
  • Analyzes and supports opportunities for expansion into new program areas.
  • Manages the organization’s banking activities and actively manages cash flow to ensure it meets needs.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the independent Auditor to ensure annual audit is successfully completed in a timely manner.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate, along with a passion for the mission of the NDC, will bring the following experience, skills, and abilities:

  • Senior leadership experience in the non-profit sector with a forward-looking strategy and thorough understanding of financial policies and procedures in all areas and phases of non-profit business operations
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills in an organization/agency of comparable size.
  • Proficient in database, accounting computer application systems, and advanced modeling tools.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to act as a strategic partner to advise the CEO and Board of Directors on actions to optimize performance and achieve sustainable growth for the organization. 
  • Network of high-quality relationships to positively impact the success of the organization.  
  • Experience working, and ability to lead and manage effectively, in a remote environment.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance required; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) strongly preferred.

Location and Travel

This is a remote, work-from-home position. Travel is anticipated to be minimal (occasional).

Contact Information

If you are interested in being considered for this exciting and impactful leadership position, please forward your resume to Megan McQuay at [email protected].

Megan McQuay,
Principal, LHH Recruitment Solutions



The National Diversity Council is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees, partners, sponsors, volunteers and attendees feel valued and respected.

Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please communicate your needs to the LHH search team.