ACDS offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive health insurance, a 12% employer contribution to the employee’s 403(b) Retirement Plan, and free parking.
Chief Administrative Officer
Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS) is an established nonprofit organization created by Anne Arundel County to develop housing and community development opportunities for low-income households and underserved communities. Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. manages over $25 million in federal, State, and local housing and community development funds. The organization works to make equitable and impactful investments on behalf of people and communities most in need. In addition to creating and preserving affordable housing and administering funds to nonprofit partners working in the community, ACDS directly implements several programs that serve limited income clients directly, including an award-winning Eviction Prevention Program, Property Rehabilitation Program and a suite of homeownership counseling services.
ACDS is a mission-oriented organization and is committed to performance, quality, and innovation. Our diverse team members are passionate about serving the community.
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will oversee the finance department and other key internal administrative functions, including human resources and information systems. This position will play a pivotal role in the strategic leadership and overall management of ACDS, reporting directly to the CEO. The CAO will provide visionary leadership, operational excellence, and collaborative management to drive ACDS’s growth, impact, and financial sustainability.
Manage and support the Director of Finance to develop and run the organization’s accounting systems and budget, ensuring financial sustainability, responsible resource allocation, and federal and state compliance regulations
Identify trends and support financial projection process and lead financial forecasting
Monitor financial performance, identifying risks and opportunities to ensure long-term viability
Monitor and improve financial controls as necessary
Oversees the preparation, maintenance and monitoring of the ACDS Operating budget
Manages the daily operations of ACDS banking relationships and investment activities
Issues quality internal financial statements to the CEO and the Board of Directors
Ensure operational excellence by overseeing day-to-day operations of Human Resources, IT, and other internal functions to ensure efficient and effective delivery and resource allocation, including supervision of Operations Manager and Human Resources Manager
Stay informed about industry trends, policies, and best practices to guide decision-making and implement best practices in Human Resources, IT, and Finance
Spearhead initiatives for innovation (e.g., automation of key functions, remote work policy and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices)
Work closely with leadership team/key managers on databases and systems needed to monitor budgetary and program outcomes and assess impact to make data-driven decisions
Provide leadership, mentoring, and support to cross-functional teams
Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement
Collaborate with the CEO to set the organization’s strategic direction, goals, and priorities
Support the development and implementation of strategic plans to enhance organizational impact and sustainability
Represent the CEO and organization when needed to external stakeholders, including government agencies, funders, community partners, and the media
Collaborate with the CEO to engage the Board of Directors and support the Board in fulfilling its governance responsibilities
10+ distinguished years in a senior management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency
Highly intelligent, advanced/MBA degree from an accredited university
Passionate about ACDS’s mission and impact
Track record of assuming leadership roles and delivering superior results
Finance oversight experience including Federal and State grant management and other compliance related to Federal and State grants
Experience overseeing all aspects of the budgeting process in a nonprofit organization, including preparation, maintenance, monitoring and reporting
Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
Ability to use and interpret accounting, financial, and computer terminology and Human Resource language
Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage diverse teams as well as build and maintain relationships with a wide array of stakeholders from for-profit, government, and nonprofit, and from diverse backgrounds
Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas without ego interfering
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
Demonstrated commitment to social equity, inclusion, and diversity
Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations
Salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $145,000 – 160,000 annually. ACDS offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive health insurance, a 12% employer contribution to the employee’s 403(b) Retirement Plan, and free parking.
LOCATION: Annapolis, Maryland. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
SCHEDULE: Full-time 40 hours per week (salary exempt position). This position works in the office at least 4 days a week.