Shatterproof is a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States. Founded in 2012 by Gary Mendell after losing his son to addiction, Shatterproof has worked tirelessly to create solutions that significantly increase access to treatment for Opioid and Substance Use Disorders, advocate for state and federal policy changes, and mobilize a national strategy and call to action to address stigma related to addiction.
In anticipation of significant growth, Shatterproof now seeks a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to drive strong financial management, accountability, and sustainability for the organization. Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will join a highly experienced, mission-driven leadership team at an exciting moment in the organization’s journey. The CFO will work closely with the CEO, senior leadership team, and Board of Directors to realize Shatterproof’s strategic vision through ensuring integrated planning and budgeting, accounting, grants and contract management, and resource stewardship. Leading an integrated team, the CFO will also steward the organization's relationship with its financial service providers, auditor, and investment advisor. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission, a track record of quality execution and excellence, and a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Addiction is the most significant health crisis in the United States today. For the 20.4 million adults in America with a substance use disorder, the devastation caused by the disease can be crushing. In 2018, more than 175,000 deaths in the U.S. were related to alcohol and other drugs – the third largest cause of death in the nation. Of those deaths, 47,000 were from an opioid overdose. The opioid crisis cost society an estimated $696 billion in 2018 alone. The impact is felt across a broad swath of society, from health care to employers to the government. Even more tragic, the social isolation and anxiety brought on by COVID-19 has made the addiction crisis that much worse. Addressing this health crisis is more important now than ever. Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Shatterproof draws from the extensive business experience of its senior leadership and uses a for-profit, ROI-focused lens to create results. Its strict commitment to science, evidence-based solutions, and transformational change has informed the business plan it executes daily. Shatterproof's business plan includes work within three key pillars:
Revolutionizing the treatment system. Shatterproof is transforming the healthcare delivery system so that every person facing addiction has access to quality care and treatment based on science.
Breaking down addiction-related stigmas. Addiction is a treatable disease, not a weakness. By changing people’s attitudes and behaviors, Shatterproof is reducing the shame in order to encourage patients to seek life-saving treatment, and providing reassurance, compassion, and support for a full and fulfilling life.
Supporting and empowering communities. Shatterproof is providing science-based educational resources that aid in the prevention, treatment, and recovery of addiction, while building hope, confidence, and resiliency within families and communities, and advocating for life-saving policies.
In response to the lack of a standard set of treatment quality measures, Shatterproof created and launched our nation’s first quality measurement system for addiction treatment. ATLAS has helped to transform the treatment system in the United States by delivering valuable information to states, health insurers, and treatment facilities, enabling data-driven and continuous quality improvement. Equally important, ATLAS helps those searching for treatment for themselves or a loved one locate addiction treatment facilities that provide evidence based high-quality care.
Shatterproof’s growth and achievements are a testament to its investors and the growing number of stakeholders and communities rising up against addiction. Together, this health crisis can be reversed, and a brighter future can be created, free from the disease of addiction and the stigma that surrounds it. More information about Shatterproof may be found here and here.
The CFO will contribute to the successful achievement of the organization’s mission and strategic initiatives by providing effective leadership, oversight, and direction for the financial performance of the organization. This leader will oversee the daily financial operations, grants and contract management, employee benefits and insurance administration, and related resource management and governance activities of the organization.
In helping to steward the organization’s growth the CFO will:
Contribute to Organizational Leadership
Provide thought partnership to the CEO, proactively addressing issues and opportunities and making recommendations supported by rigorous financial analyses, scenario modeling, assessment of risk, and due diligence.
Collaborate with the senior leadership team to support a dynamic operating environment in which transformative programmatic work is enabled by strong supporting processes, procedures, and systems.
Model through the CFO’s own behaviors a commitment to building a workplace culture grounded in equity, diversity, and inclusion in which all team members feel valued and recognized as vital to advancing the organization’s mission.
Develop team members, manage work allocation, provide performance feedback and professional development, and support positive team dynamics.
Ensure Strong Financial and Contract Management
Provide effective policies, practices and tools to improve financial planning, budgeting and execution, including tools and processes to align resources with mission strategies and to enable visibility into effective spending and cost management.
Ensure strong day-to-day attention to grant and contract obligations, general accounting matters, payroll, and financial operations.
Monitor financial laws and regulations impacting the organization, maintain fiscal compliance and internal controls across all areas of responsibility, and providing processes and strategies to meet legal, contractual, and related requirements.
Ensure timely and accurate preparation of audits, tax returns and all financial filings required by law.
Oversee legal contractual agreements, including grants, and coordinate external legal counsel and support as required to address the organization’s needs.
Support Organizational Governance and Stewardship of Assets
Participate in Board meetings; serve as the main liaison to the Board's Finance and Audit Committee; and provide timely, useful and accurate financial and management reporting to support effective board governance and decision-making.
Support the CEO, senior leadership team, and Board of Directors, in forecasting, analyzing, and understanding the financial implications associated with the organization’s evolving strategies and goals.
Help to ensure organizational policies and procedures are in place to comply with the values, guidelines and expectations set by the Board and senior leadership.
Hold the potential to also steward the people and culture function (human resources) as the organization continues to scale and mature.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to Shatterproof’s mission and possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field
Masters degree in finance or business administration preferred
CPA highly preferred
At least 8 years of relevant work experience
Experience with general FASB requirements and GAAP required
Ability to translate organizational strategies into effective financial planning, management and controls to support growth
Excellent analytical, quantitative and financial skills, especially in the areas of accounting, budgeting, and financial modeling
Knowledge of non-profit/governmental fund accounting
Experience with grants and contract review, compliance, and oversight
General knowledge of employee benefits and insurance administration
Excellent planning, collaboration, facilitation, and coordination skills
Ability to respond to common inquiries from senior leaders, Board of Directors, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
Ability to effectively present information to CEO, Board of Directors, and external stakeholders
Excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal and written)
This search is being led by Linh C. Nguyen of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
Shatterproof values diverse perspectives and is committed to building an inclusive workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or prior arrest history. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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