Connecticut Renaissance, Inc.  – Chief Financial Officer  (CFO)

Connecticut Renaissance is seeking an accomplished individual to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  The ideal candidate will have experience with running financial operations in the nonprofit sector and ideally with finance/accounting experience in the health and human services field.  The CFO will have overall managerial responsibility for Connecticut Renaissance’s accounting, budgetary, and is also supporting operations and programs.  The CFO will have primary responsibility for all contractual matters and will serve as part of the Executive Management Team.  Candidates must have proven experience managing the financial and accounting departments for a similar nonprofit, health and human services agency, or in the behavioral health sector. The CFO will carry out all executive duties and responsibilities which are listed in the full position description below.

Organization Overview:

Since 1967 Connecticut Renaissance has provided quality substance abuse and mental health treatment to men, women, and adolescents in southwestern Connecticut. In 2017 Connecticut Renaissance began an exciting new chapter with the hiring of new CEO, Kathleen Deschenes and relocating to the new Administration office in Shelton.  In the near future, Connecticut Renaissance will embark on a new strategic plan and develop new services lines. 

Through programs run by a compassionate, committed, results-oriented team of counselors, therapists, and administrators, Renaissance has earned the reputation as a leader in Evidence-Based Treatment practices and continues to break new ground in the areas of positive outcomes, outreach, research, and community involvement. 

Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut Renaissance maintains facilities in Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, and Waterbury. The mission of the organization is to help people begin the journey toward recovery from substance abuse, mental health and/or other behavioral health issues and to assist in improving their quality of life. At Renaissance, our ultimate goal is to assist clients to lead healthy, productive and happy lives. 

Job Description


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the agency. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFO provides accounting, budgetary, operational and programmatic support to all agency programs and activities. The CFO directly oversees and supervises the financial/accounting staff and other departments as directed by the CEO. The CFO is the primary agency contact for all contractual matters, proposals for new or extended programs and new business development. The CFO serves as an active member of the Executive Management Team helping to develop and implement the agency’s vision and mission. 

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Connecticut Renaissance has retained F. Jay Hall with to assist with this search.  Please direct all inquiries, applications, and nominations to Jay by sending a resume and cover letter to by February 20th, 2018.

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