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Chief Financial Officer

at San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund in San Francisco, CA

About the Job

The Chief Financial Officer will be a trusted partner in driving the organization’s growth by building operational infrastructure that supports both our core lending operations as well as our Homes for the Homeless subsidiary. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial professional who has deep experience with non-profit finance, financial institutions and lending. The role would report to SFHAF’s Chief Executive Officer and would work closely with the Chief Lending Officer, the Senior Vice President of Lending & Capital, and a Senior Loan Analyst as well as SFHAF’s third-party financial advisors and accounting team.


At least 5 years experience as a CFO or equivalent, preferably in an entrepreneurial organization

BS/BA in accounting, finance, or related degree required. CPA or Master’s degree preferred

Knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including restricted and non-restricted fund reporting and financial statement preparation

CFO candidates from the for-profit sector will ideally have banking/lending industry experience. Candidates from the nonprofit or public sectors will ideally have Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) experience or other affordable housing/community lending institution experience

Effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information. Strong team player

Familiarity with CDFIs, funding programs for affordable housing, and public-private partnerships

To apply

Please send your resume, Linkedin profile, and a brief email note detailing your relevant experience and interest in the role to Becca Hutman (

San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund

The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund (SFHAF) is an innovative nonprofit lender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that leverages public, private, and philanthropic capital to help the city of San Francisco prevent displacement of low-income and working families and accelerates the production of new affordable housing projects. SFHAF is a public-private partnership and was established in 2017 by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development in collaboration with private funders (led by Citibank, Dignity Health, and The San Francisco Foundation) and community-based developers.

SFHAF has raised over $250 million in capital and committed over $120M to help nonprofits acquire buildings and convert them to permanently affordable housing in San Francisco. SFHAF also manages a philanthropic fund, the Homes for the Homeless Fund, on behalf of Tipping Point Community to fund a prototype of more cost-effective supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals.