Compliance Specialist

Washington D.C., DC, USA
negotiable Expires in 3 days



The Compliance Specialist / Paralegal will help administer key agency compliance and ethics processes and provide general administrative support for the Office of General Counsel.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Review, analyze and follow-up internally on compliance and ethics matters delegated to the Office of General Counsel; draft and send correspondence and reports concerning these matters; maintain complete, accurate, and up-to-date electronic records (50%)

Serve as a day-to-day administrator of the agency compliance and ethics hotline; train new users of the system; producing periodic and ad-hoc reports on request; (5%)

Conduct background checks and respond to questions concerning agency background check requirements (10%)

Provide general administrative support to the Office of General Counsel, including reviewing monthly expenses for accuracy, managing a department calendar, submitting invoices for payment, assisting the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with scheduling, travel, and expense reimbursement, and ensuring compliance with agency-wide policies and procedures (20%)

Assist the General Counsel in coordinating management support for the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees, including scheduling, preparation of materials, and minute taking (10%)

Prepare and file routine regulatory reports on behalf of Save the Children and its affiliates (5%)

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience, with significant experience in a compliance role or as a paralegal at a law firm, government agency, or corporate legal department.
  • A high degree of professionalism, solid organizational abilities, demonstrated attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Office applications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Compliance Certification or Paralegal Certification
  • Experience documenting and reporting on compliance matters, including experience with compliance or case management software
  • Experience working in an organization with international operations
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, nonprofit organizations and/or international development and humanitarian operations
  • Knowledge of legal requirements related to U.S. government grants and contracts


Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)