Compliance Specialist

Compliance Specialist

Compliance Specialist 150 150 TidesJobs
December 20, 2022
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Tides is Hiring!

Tides is a group of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations committed to building a world of social justice. Founded in 1976, Tides accelerates the pace of social change, working with innovative partners to solve the world's toughest problems. Tides focuses on equality and human rights, a sustainable environment, health individuals and communities, education, and economic development. Tides' services include donor-advised funds, fiscal sponsorship, and shared spaces in San Francisco and New York City. For more information, please visit

2021 was a landmark year in Tides’ 45-year history. We are experiencing a unique and powerful opportunity for transformative change for the future in how we lead and impact social justice and shared prosperity. Taking committed actions to prepare for this change, we have welcomed an expanded and largely new executive team, partnered with a top-notch social impact consulting firm to revitalize our strategic plan, and focus our operational excellence initiatives, and grown our core staff significantly. These investments will help Tides to better serve our partners and bring our vision – of a world of shared prosperity and social justice – to life.

The Role:

The Compliance Specialist will be an integral part of Tides’ Compliance team, with responsibilities related to the development and maintenance of policies and procedures, the implementation of Tides’ enterprise risk management program, and ensuring that compliance inquiries are addressed in an effective and efficient manner.  Reporting to the Director of Compliance, the Compliance Specialist will be primarily responsible for working cross-departmentally to create and manage policies that are accessible to all, acting as a primary point of contact for inquiries related to Tides Network’s compliance operations, and supporting administration of Tides’ annual risk assessment and monitoring process.

What you will do:

  • Create, update, maintain, and operationalize governance and other policies applicable to Tides nonprofit entities.
  • Serve as the point of contact for Tides Network operational staff, answering questions about compliance matters and responding to training requests.
  • Provide administrative support for Tides’ periodic risk assessment process, including by collecting data from accountable leads and integrating into reporting frameworks.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of a compliance calendar related to enterprise risk management process, policy review and administration, and other compliance matters.
  • Other duties to support the compliance function as assigned.

What you will bring:

  • Strong alignment with Tides’ Vision, Mission and Approach and our organizational values of respect, equity, empowerment, accountability, and creativity
  • Ability to build relationships, network, and be a team player cross-departmentally and with internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to tailor communications to the needs of different audiences.
  • Detail-oriented, with ability to understand and appreciate and integrate larger goals and objectives.
  • Flexible, with ability and commitment to hold self and others accountable for high-quality, timely, effective results.
  • High-level and consistent work ethic with a self-starter attitude.
  • Personal alignment with Tides’ vision, mission, approach.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of related work experience
  • At least three (3) years of compliance related work experience.  Experience in a nonprofit a plus[SJ1]
  • Experience with drafting, updating, and operationalizing policies and procedures
  • Experience with developing and maintaining reporting systems procedures and practices

Life at Tides

Working at Tides connects you with world-class teammates, enduring relationships, and an inspired sense of purpose - while our employee benefits support our team’s talent and well-being. This is an exciting time to join Tides. In the past, Tides staff have worked predominantly from our offices in San Francisco and New York. Today, our hybrid work model supports staff with remote work from anywhere in the United States.

Salary Range

Tides is committed to providing a competitive compensation package. The starting salary for this role ranges from $58,507 to $87,720 based on geographic location, years of experience, and ensuring pay equity within the organization. The recruiting team is committed to sharing more details regarding compensation based on the candidate's experience and location during the interview process. Tides offers a generous benefits package including: comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, life and disability insurances, retirement plan, educational assistance, confidential counseling and life balance resources designed to support the passion, commitment and energy that is vital to our team members.

Important Information

Any Tides Network employee who wishes to use the office or travel to the office must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and boosted. You are required to submit proof of vaccination to the Human Resources Department at least 2 days before your first visit to the office. Employees who do not have vaccination information on file will not be permitted in the building.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter online. Your cover letter should express your interest in working for Tides and your qualifications for the role. You may also share your detailed LinkedIn profile with us. Tides is an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion and we look forward to reviewing applications from all who are qualified to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Applicants with Disabilities

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.