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Director, Compliance

New York City, NY, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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LEE seeks to maximize its reach as it supports and inspires members to pursue civic engagement and eradicate the injustice educational inequity. The Director, Compliance plays the critical role of managing government reporting for LEE and its related entities. The Director manages a portfolio of systems, databases, and vendors to ensure LEE and its related entities file on-time and accurate governmental registrations, reports, and renewals. The Director ensures that LEE and its related entities meet their compliance obligations related to all levels of government. 

The Director’s portfolio will primarily consist of managing all corporate registrations and reports, such as state business registrations, charitable solicitation registrations, and state contractor registrations. To ensure that all required information is collected and reported, the Director will develop and administer systems, databases, and resources, including staff trainings. Also, the Director, Compliance will manage campaign finance databases and reporting on behalf of LEE and its related political action committees. The Director will research campaign finance regulations and other compliance related questions, as needed.

The Director will be responsible for managing the corporate insurance portfolio, its renewal process, certificate requests, and compliance with contract requirements. 

The ideal Director candidate will demonstrate a passion for compliance to build and maintain an enduring institution, a successful track record of developing systems and managing information, thrive in a collaborative virtual environment, and be a proven self-starter. The Director will report to the General Counsel and work closely with the Vice President, Elected Leadership.


Database and Systems Management (30%)

Manage information in various databases such as NGP VAN, Everyaction 8, and Salesforce 

Develop and administer systems that will ensure organization behaviors are compliant and efficiently capture all required information

Manage corporate insurance portfolio, including completing insurance certificate requests, reviewing contract insurance requirements and managing corporate insurance renewal process

Government Reporting (30%)

Manage organization’s governmental filing responsibilities, including campaign finance, state registrations, and vendor registrations

Complete and document required filings, including alerting appropriate teams to upcoming deadlines and coordinating compilation of responses

Work directly with outside vendors to support this proces


Research (20%)

Research contribution and compliance requirements for all LEE member candidates, fellows, and organizing actions and other compliance related question


Special projects (20%)

As assigned, including assisting the General Counsel and other team members with delivering staff trainings and developing staff resources on compliance topics

 Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required

5 years relevant professional work experience

Experience with database management

Experience with contract management and a passion for paperwork and details

Demonstrated ability to design systems that drive toward compliance

Excellent research skills

Strong attention to detail and a strong skill in proofreading as well as a high-level of accuracy in work

Demonstrated ability to independently plan strategically, prioritize, and manage implementation of plans in fast-moving, changing environments

Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive and confidential information with discretion and in a professional manner

Comfortable with ambiguity and able to provide logical, next steps towards action items

Flexible and committed to continuous learning

Preferred Qualifications:

2-3 years experience and confidence engaging with campaign finance regulations and reporting

Demonstrated ability to research campaign finance contribution limits and reporting requirements

Prior experience working on a state campaign for elected office

Prior experience designing systems for optimal database management and government reporting 

Ability to communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team

Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change

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