Careers

Welcome to the Keep America Beautiful Careers page, where we post current full-time, part-time and paid internship opportunities in our national headquarters, located in Stamford, Connecticut.

Keep America Beautiful’s national headquarters is walking distance from the Stamford Metro-North train station with a shuttle bus also available. The office features a free parking garage and gym in the building and is conveniently located near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park.

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

Please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.

Note that based on the volume of resumes submitted, we unfortunately cannot reply to all submissions.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Keep America Beautiful team!

Full-Time Position

Chief Development Officer

The Chief Development Officer fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization. S/he assures that the organization’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa. S/he leads staff to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization and plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization. S/he assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition. S/he maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.

The Chief Development Officer is responsible for the transformation of the organization’s fundraising model by creating the overall development strategy and executing all fundraising initiatives including revenue-sharing initiatives for the nonprofit’s national network of affiliates and partner organizations. Fundraising responsibilities include: short-term and long-term planning; cultivation, solicitation and stewardship among corporate, foundation and individual funders; direct marketing; development of a comprehensive strategic plan for major and individual gifts; and corporate relations. This executive will also be accountable for creating additional revenue sources through innovative approaches to fundraising and new business models. The Chief Development Officer will lead the organization to become more innovative and sustainable.

The Chief Development Officer will be a key member of Keep America Beautiful’s senior management team, providing leadership and counsel to guide the overall strategic work of the organization as well as lead board development. The Chief Development Officer will work closely with the KAB President & CEO and senior management team to operationalize the nonprofit’s vision to create clean, green and beautiful communities. This work will include defining and differentiating the organization in the competitive world of national nonprofits, mapping the right strategies and action plans, rewriting the financial and sponsor stewardship models, and developing talent.

Performance Expectations

As a member of the senior management team, this is a high-stress position that helps set the direction and ensures the health of Keep America Beautiful. The individual is expected to be a competent fundraising technician and an excellent organizational development specialist. The individual is expected to:

  • Translate broad goals into achievable steps.
  • Help set and manage appropriate expectations.
  • Participates with the CEO, staff and board of directors to define the organization’s mission and direction.
  • Provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function and 6-member team, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body.
  • Ensures attainment of the organization’s fund development activities through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of human resources. Designs educational programs in fund development for staff, volunteers and affiliates; participates as teacher and facilitator. Pursues formal and informal education for self and others.
  • Works with the CEO, development committee chair and chair of the board to ensure fulfillment of fund development roles and facilitate the optimum interaction between management, stakeholders and donors.
  • Designs and assures implementation of cost-effective fund development programs, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment.
  • Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues.
  • Plan and implement programs.
  • Establish strong and appropriate relationships with CEO, staff, governing board, volunteers, donors and the general community.
  • Develop smooth and constructive relationships with people from all segments of the community.
  • Plan and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management.
  • Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development.
  • Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development. Requirements:
  • Commitment to the mission and purpose of Keep America Beautiful
  • Proactive team player, high energy, thoughtful colleague, creative thinker, likes to have fun.
  • Proven leader of hands-on cultural change management with ability to influence and drive for impactful results
  • Strong management skills, both strategic and operational, with proven unique ability to lead a team to generate big results
  • Expert knowledge of individual, corporate and foundation arena with supporting demonstrable results
  • Proven track record of raising significant revenues ($10MM-$20MM) with limited resources in short timeframe
  • Proven track record of creating and executing innovative fundraising strategies
  • Expert communications skills and demonstrated presentations to small and large groups
  • Collaborative leadership style with abilities to work with three key stakeholder groups: KAB board of directors, KAB affiliate network and corporate/foundation sponsors among others
  • Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple audiences
  • Strong analytical, execution and management skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and effective time management
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in developing, growing and executing a comprehensive, integrated development strategy in a non – profit organization
  • Familiarity with Salesforce is necessary.

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required:

  • The nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices;
  • Standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, direct mail; and
  • Development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting.

Location and Benefits

  • Position is based in Stamford, Connecticut, national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North with free shuttle available, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package, including flex schedule option
  • Free gym in building
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

Please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Reporting to and partnering with the president and CEO, the chief financial officer (CFO) will set Keep America Beautiful's financial policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization's overall strategy. She or he will lead all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting. The CFO will oversee all compliance and recognition for government (federal and state) contracts and private grants. She or he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will work closely with the finance and audit committees of the board of directors. The CFO will lead KAB's finance, human resources (HR), and information technology (IT) staff and initiatives.

Strategy

  • Partner with the president on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the president based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic and operational planning process as an integral member of the senior management team.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with KAB's strategic plan.
  • Engage the CDO to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.
  • Engage the board finance committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery.

Financial and Operational Management

  • Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and KAB's board of directors; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
  • Coordinate all audit activities.
  • Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations, thus providing the most competitive packages for KAB employees.
  • Review all formal finance-, HR-, and IT-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.
  • Oversee facilities management, negotiation and leases for office space, copiers, printers and other hardware requirements.

Team Management

  • Develop and manage direct staff, to including finance, HR, and IT; guide larger multidisciplinary teams outside of direct span of control.
  • Engage other members of the senior management team to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT, and HR solutions positively support KAB's evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.
  • Provide guidance on attracting and developing key national team members for KAB.
  • Participate in weekly development meeting relating to fundraising strategy.

Finance

  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as commercial banking relationships.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization's operations and business plans.
  • Manage relationship with investment advisor.

Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations

  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
  • Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team.
  • Engage the finance committee of the board of directors to develop short, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
  • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.

Accounting and Administration

  • Oversee the accounting to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; prepare and distribute monthly financial statements; supervise KAB's external accountants and/or finance staff.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and KAB's board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Act as primary internal contact for professional vendor relationships including:
    • Medical, dental and ancillary insurance providers;
    • Commercial insurance broker;
    • Flex Spending Account administrator;
    • Legal firm associated with state filings;
    • Investment managers; audit firm; outsourced accounting and tax prep firm;
    • Commercial banker relationship; and
    • Workers comp insurance agent.
  • Manage the portal for expense reports and reconcile all employee expense reports and process American Express bills each month.

Human Resources

  • Annual negotiate of major medical, dental, long term disability, short term disability, life insurance.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll and manage payroll portal.
  • Administration of employee's Flex Spending Account plan & COBRA Administration.
  • 403(b) plan administration and compliance.
  • Manage annual performance review process.
  • Manage annual Worker's Comp audit.
  • Day to day human resources duties.
  • Manage onboarding and terminations through HRIS portal.

Qualifications

The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in audit, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. She or he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse program areas delivered nationally.

The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS; a CPA and/or MBA would be a plus.
  • At least five years’ experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of approximately $10 million.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the chief executive of a multistate and network-based entity.
  • If coming from the for-profit world, nonprofit board experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
  • Skill in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial, HR, and technology policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
  • Needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
  • A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for the organization's mission is essential.
  • Experience with Intacct, Sage Fund Accounting, Concur and Salesforce would be highly desirable.

Location and Benefits

  • Position is based in Stamford, Connecticut, national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package, including flex schedule option.
  • Free gym in building.
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park.

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

Please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.