Job Description

Uplift Education is the largest public charter school network in North Texas. Established in 1996 with one school in Irving, it has now grown to a network serving over 18,000 scholars in pre-k through 12th grade on 20 campuses across the D/FW metroplex. The quality of Uplift’s education and student outcomes are recognized nationally—all eligible high schools earned national recognition by U.S. News and World Report and The Washington Post last year.  

A 501(c)3 organization and public charter school accredited by the Texas Education Agency, Uplift Education is led by Yasmin Bhatia, the Chief Executive Officer. Uplift employs nearly 2,300 full and part-time staff and has a $200M+ budget.

Uplift Education seeks a Chief Financial Officer with senior and strategic leadership experience, a broad financial perspective, and a passion for the opportunity to serve in a growing and high performing organization. The successful candidate must be willing to learn and adapt to the unique Uplift Education culture and model, as well as navigate evolving complex state compliance standards. She/he will demonstrate effective communications competence and a collaborative approach to leadership. Serving as a partner with the executive leadership team, school leaders, board members, and community partners, the CFO will proactively identify issues as well as opportunities to best serve its students.

The successful candidate will step into a nationally recognized charter network with the desire to continue to innovate and strengthen its impact. Uplift requires an individual with strong analytical and financial skills, who will readily learn from and serve stakeholders across the organization, and continues to position the network for fiscally responsible growth.

Successful candidates will possess the following education and experience:

  • Advanced expertise in financial functions required, including: Business Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting, Financial Operations, Treasury and Risk Management
  • 10-15 years of related professional experience with substantial experience overseeing financial systems and staff
  • Nonprofit or public sector experience preferred, ideally in a high-performing, growing, multi-site education or school organization
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s in business, finance, accounting or public administration and/or CPA preferred

Victory Search Group (VSG) has the privilege of leading the recruitment of the Chief Financial Officer for Uplift Education. VSG is a senior level retained executive search firm serving a select group of clients, including nonprofit and human services organizations, from five offices across the United States.

Interested individuals, please send a resume and cover letter to with Uplift Education in the subject line.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals, please send a resume and cover letter to with Uplift Education in the subject line.