Director of Finance and Operations

Jan 11, 2022Jobs, San Francisco, Seattle


Camber Collective is a mission-driven strategy consulting firm dedicated to helping philanthropic, governmental, nonprofit, and mission-driven private sector organizations create a thriving future for people and communities around the world. Applying advanced research methodologies and strategy tools, we help clients understand complex social and systemic challenges, develop strategies to address those challenges, and form effective coalitions of partners to execute those strategies. ​ We hold ourselves accountable to those we serve and those impacted by our work – their voices and needs are firmly at the center of the work we do.  

Representative clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for American Progress, the Seattle Foundation, USAID, CDC, Medicines360, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Center for Global Development, the World Bank, and many others. We work across the social impact sector including in global and domestic health, shared prosperity, climate and environment, and democracy and governance. Our public facing work has been covered by the mainstream media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Economist, Time, The Guardian, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and many others.

Camber is headquartered in Seattle with offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Paris. Our 30-person team is comprised of leaders from the social and health sectors who bring experience from places like Innovations for Poverty Action, the Baltimore City Health Department, and the Institute for Reproductive Health, as well as management consultants formerly at firms such as Monitor Deloitte, McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group. We actively serve our communities as coaches, board members, mentors, and volunteers.  

We are working to ensure a strong and inclusive firm culture that enables people to grow and build meaningful careers in the social sector while maintaining work-life balance. Learn more about us, our values, and our commitment to equity at


We’re recruiting for a Director of Finance and Operations in Seattle or San Francisco. The Director reports to a Managing Partner and is a member of the firm’s Management Team (MT). Key responsibilities include: 

Strategy & Management 

  • Key member of Camber’s Management Team, contributing to organizational development strategies 
  • Collaborates with Management Team and Managing Partners to advise on Camber’s organizational and growth strategy and to advise and execute strategic priorities and special projects 
  • Manages and provides coaching for Finance & Operations team members  


  • Sets out a vision for Camber’s finance function by leading development and implementation of systems, policies, procedures, and process improvement 
  • Leads analysis of business performance and develops insights or inputs into org strategy and decision-making 
  • Drafts and manages Camber’s annual budget, and works with leadership team to develop, analyze and communicate key performance indicators  
  • Reviews grants/contracts, supports budget development and leads reporting and document finalization  
  • Provides oversight and approval of financial transactions and manages relationship with contract bookkeeper 


  • Primary architect of operational systems and approaches that make Camber a great place to work and support our culture of belonging  
  • Designs knowledge management systems to improve  efficiency and effectiveness of core business functions 
  • Supports staff professional development and performance management 
  • Leads recruitment, onboarding, and human resources in partnership contracted HR vendor 


Excellent candidates for this position will have: 

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in management, administration, operations, financial management, budget or related field in private, non-profit or public sector. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively, ability to prioritize tasks and organize responsibilities to effectively address multiple simultaneous projects and manage deadlines 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, a great sense of judgment and ability to make decisions and recommendations 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to interact with ease with our team, consultants who advise senior leaders in philanthropic and nonprofit organizations and multilateral and government agencies 
  • Effective coaching skills and a track record of successfully leading teams 
  • Demonstrated advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite experience required) 
  • Experience with grants administration process, with both public and private funding sources 
  • Experience with QuickBooks or other financial management and payroll systems 
  • Demonstrated interest in global and/or domestic social impact sector  
  • English language fluency required; French language fluency preferred but not required 
  • Experience with cross-office collaboration 
  • 2+ years at a management consulting firm is strongly preferred but not required 


Compensation for this role includes Base Salary and Profit Share and Bonus, and the Annual Total Compensation is $200,000. Please indicate whether you have a location preference of Seattle or San Francisco in your cover letter. 

Camber offers a generous benefits package, including 100% employer-paid medical and vision insurance, voluntary dental insurance, paid time off and sick leave, IRA with employer contribution, annual $500 health reimbursement arrangement as well as flexible spending accounts for dependent care and transit, and an annual professional development stipend. 

We know that Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation and other dimensions of identity have historically impacted equitable compensation as well as candidates’ comfort in negotiating compensation and job titles during a recruitment process. To mitigate this risk, Camber has a transparent compensation policy. As such, we do not engage in compensation or job title negotiations with candidates during our recruitment processes. 


Please submit your application online here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with initial review beginning Monday January 24th, 2022. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to equity and inclusion, with a strong culture that values impact, evidence and insights, service leadership and professional development. All applicants and employees will enjoy equality of opportunity without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, prior protected activity. We especially encourage candidates of color and people from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Candidates must currently be legally authorized to work in the United States.