POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT
The United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) has become a model of how nonprofits and government entities can work together for the betterment of our community. UWCM will be working with a local government agency to partner on several projects that help those in need.
The Director of Compliance (DoC) will ensure that program processes comply with the stipulations of federal laws and state/local grant agreements, as specified by each project contract/agreement.
Duties of the Director of Compliance will include:
• Preparing and submitting grant reports related to program outcomes and expenditures
• Preparing electronic files for external review, monitoring, and audits
• Ensuring that the Program is compliant with agreed-upon spending and reporting
• Developing and modifying policies/procedures/systems in accordance with government regulations and organizational needs and objectives
• Enforcing data collection quality controls
• Conducting internal audits to check for documentation completion and adherence to eligibility guidelines for households receiving assistance
• Ensure grant reimbursement timeliness and processes are being adhered to and funding obligations are being fulfilled
• Identifying potential areas of compliance risk factors
• Remaining abreast of all compliance changes, activities and identify trends; communicate appropriately with staff concerning changes in policies, procedures, and updates
The entire purpose of the program is to move money quickly and efficiently to help communities and households, and the DoC’s role is to facilitate these transactions and ensure that they are meeting rigorous standards of transparency and accountability.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include, but are not limited to:
80% Ensure the Compliance of each program with Laws and Grant Agreements – The Director of Compliance (DoC) will develop strong familiarity with all of the federal/state/local laws/guidance pertaining to the project in which they are assigned.. The DoC will ensure that the program is operating according to funder and organizational expectations and that documentation of spending and eligibility determinations is ready for monitoring and audit. The DoC will inform the development of policies and procedures for the program.
10% Participate in strategic planning with government partners. Attend relevant meetings and information sessions. Liaison with other UWCM partners, as appropriate..
10% Time spent on administrative responsibilities, including internal team meetings, UWCM staff meetings, regular supervision, payroll and attendance documentation, and tracking hours for grants billing.
In order to be successful in this job, the Director of Compliance must consistently demonstrate competency in:
Extensive experience with spreadsheets (e.g. Excel) and online systems (e.g. Zoom)
Oral and written communication.
Accounting best practices and recordkeeping
Knowledge of the human service delivery system.
Interpersonal skills: Must be able to treat clients with respect and courtesy and create an atmosphere of acceptance. Must develop and maintain effective working relationships with service providers.
Client service delivery skills, including the ability to:
- Interview clients and assess needs using active listening skills;
- Effectively use the computer to research resources and report data;
- Make independent decisions using good judgment;
- Employ problem solving techniques when appropriate; and
- Exercise decision making and crisis intervention skills to manage emergency situations effectively.
Interacts with client families, health and human service providers, government agencies, landlords, other UWCM staff and volunteers and business representatives. Represents United Way of Central Maryland at community and business events.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Minimum 5 years progressive experience in grant management. Experience with government grants strongly preferred. Experience managing budgets over $1M. Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree in a field such as Nonprofit Management, Human Services, Accounting, or other related field is preferred. Experience in professional relationship management across organizations is required. Computer literacy is required. A brief computer capabilities test will be administered as part of the interview process in order to demonstrate competency with Excel, image manipulation, and remote/virtual systems.
Abilities/Skills: Ability to express ideas clearly to individuals and groups in oral discussions. Ability to deliver information appropriate to target audience. Ability to communicate and empathize with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Ability to write in a manner that is clear, concise and grammatically correct. Ability to make independent decisions using good judgment.
Most of this position is remote/virtual. The employee is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position at UWCM. The hands are regularly used to write, type, keypunch and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and listen. Weights of up to 25 pounds occur (i.e. laptop computer, heavy files, computer reports, computer terminals or other regular office equipment.) Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.