Colorado Nonprofit Association

Chief Financial Officer


EWB-USA’s vision is a world where every leader is equipped to build and every community is built to thrive. We mobilize thousands of volunteers each year to respond to underserved communities’ engineering needs. Our project teams design and build community-scale clean water systems, renewable energy sources, structures, and other infrastructure that our communities identify on their path to prosperity. As a charitable organization, our work is made possible by the donations of committed donors who join in our mission and vision and by the many volunteers who contribute their time and talent to advance our impact across the US and the world.

The CFO Role

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a position of great responsibility and impact. The position is a member of our Lead Team, and we are looking for someone energized by our team principles:


The CFO is responsible for directing the organization’s fiscal functions following generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory and advisor organizations using financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. We look to this position to provide leadership for the organization’s financial stewardship.

Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will implement the structure and systems needed to support strategic objectives and help realize the full potential of EWB-USA.  This person is responsible for the oversight of administrative and financial systems.  As a senior management team member, the CFO is involved in a range of strategic planning, strategic finance, and internal initiatives.  Outstanding communication skills and experience working with a senior management team are expected.

The CFO will act as the primary liaison to the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee and works closely with the committee to strengthen EWB-USA’s financial position and other items as required. This position will continually evaluate best industry practices compared to internal systems and needed resources, with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.  This position will be directly responsible for building a staff team appropriate to the organization’s needs. The current team consists of a Senior Accountant and an Accountant/Bookkeeper. 

The position includes the following responsibilities:


The CFO must have a CPA license and at least 10+ years of non-profit experience, with at least five years managing the finances of a $5M+ organization or business unit. The successful candidate will have experience running operationally effective non-profit organizations with multiple functional areas. The CFO must be able to harness technology solutions to more quickly and efficiently communicate resources needed for key activities and performance against plans. Nonprofit experience is required, with a strong preference for someone operating in a fast-growing environment with limited budgets and resources. EWB-USA is transitioning to SageIntaact accounting software; knowledge of this software is expected.


Every staff member of EWB-USA must be able to represent the organization to stakeholders. They must possess the skills of initiative, teamwork, organizing and planning, problem-solving and decision-making, service to members, and self-reliance. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in these skills.


Connection to EWB-USA’s mission and vision

Superior communication skills

Demonstrated experience in non-profit financial management and accounting

Experience with audit, legal compliance, and budget development

General management skills

Proven effectiveness in managing others, empowering them to make decisions

Technologically savvy, with experience overseeing information technology staff or vendors

Experience effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the Board or other outside partners/influencers/clients

Success in seeing beyond the numbers, identifying trends and new possibilities

Master’s or advanced degree preferred

Mastery of spreadsheets and accounting software (SageIntaact, Paychex, FE, Excel, Google Suite)

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Continually required to sit or stand at the computer for extended periods.

Frequently required to participate in virtual meetings

Frequently required to enter and review text or data on a computer.

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, rarely up to 50 lbs. 

Travel Requirements – minimal

Volunteer Engagement

Regularly and professionally engage with organization volunteers. This includes working with the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, chapter accounting, and other volunteer financial activities.


Preference given to Denver-based applicants; however, depending on experience, the location may be flexible. Occasional travel to Denver will be required as necessary. 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to this posting. To be considered, applications MUST include cover letters indicating why you are interested in the job and the organization.

Position requisition opened until filled.

Engineers Without Borders USA is an equal-opportunity employer.