Job Opening: Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

January 15, 2014



WAFWA Chief Financial Officer Job Announcement

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This position is based at the organization’s office in Boise, Idaho. The CFO is responsible for all financial matters of the WAFWA nonprofit and its affiliate organization – the Foundation for Western Fish and Wildlife. The CFO must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace, while managing a finance staff of four. Periodic out-of-state travel is required.

Minimum education is graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, finance, business management, public administration, or related field; or, graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.  Preferred qualifications would include a Master’s degree related to accounting, or business administration, finance, business management, public administration or related fields; or, certification as a CPA.

The CFO must be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience, including at least five years experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in an agency or a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million. The CFO should ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex agency or nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse program areas delivered. Experience in gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership, is also preferred.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $135,000 annually, plus fringe benefits.

Additional details concerning this position can be found on the WAFWA website at Application deadline is January 31, 2014, with an anticipated start date of mid-March. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to the WAFWA Secretary at