Associate Director, Compliance & Risk Management

Join our MEDA Team

At MEDA, we find meaning and fulfillment in investing in people’s lives. We work collaboratively to close the opportunity gap for low- to moderate-income Latino families in San Francisco’s Mission District by providing them access to affordable housing, career and small-business development, education and more. As MEDA continues to strengthen this community, we need more talented professionals dedicated to inspiring positive change – and driven to succeed in a fast-paced team environment. Be one of us!

The Opportunity-Associate Director, Compliance & Risk Management

Reporting to the Director of Evaluation, the Associate Director, Compliance & Risk Management is responsible for overseeing various risk management and compliance functions and ensuring that appropriate procedures, protocols, and strategies are implemented to minimize risk and protect the organization. This is a new role at MEDA and we are looking for a creative leader that can inspire a culture of compliance across the organization.

Compliance Systems & Oversight

  • Oversees a centralized, corporate compliance program, develops and maintains a written corporate compliance plan and annual evaluation of the plan’s effectiveness; ensures that all required elements of a compliance program are addressed.
  • Administers and manages MEDA’s v-Comply software system, ensuring departments are actively using the system to track and report on organization-wide compliance items.
  • Develops and maintains policies, procedures, workflows, roles and responsibilities, timelines, and cross-organizational systems related to the corporate compliance program.
  • Reviews programmatic and subcontractor compliance items and ensures adherence to various regulations and standards
  • Develops and coordinates staff trainings on corporate compliance, including use of v-Comply, that are provided both at new staff orientation and on an ongoing basis
  • Develops and maintains up-to-date knowledge of corporate compliance requirements and related laws and regulations as mandated or recommended by MEDA’s various federal, state and City of San Francisco funders and regulatory bodies.
  • Serves as a resource for the COO, CFO, and Program Directors for all external and internal compliance audits; ensures that corrective action plans are documented in a timely manner and effectively implemented.
  • In consultation with the CEO and COO, submits mandatory notification of known or suspected corporate compliance violations to the appropriate entities.
  • Participates in and prepares reports and memorandums for MEDA’s Board of Directors at its bi-monthly meetings, ensuring the Board of Directors is up to date on any risk management or compliance issues.
  • In collaboration with legal counsel, ensures that all MEDA contracts are reviewed and include appropriate stipulations required by funders and in the best interest of protecting the parties involved.

Risk Management Systems & Oversight

  • Develops and maintains a written corporate risk management plan and annual evaluation of the plans’ effectiveness.
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures related to the corporate risk management program.
  • Prepares risk analysis templates for various MEDA related projects for the MEDA Board of Directors and management team as requested.
  • With Human Resources & Operations Director, reviews and ensures that MEDA has adequate insurance coverage in place for its various functions and lines of business based on its contractual requirements, and that these insurance renewals are completed annually.
  • Helps MEDA become more efficient, reduce bureaucracy, streamline existing systems, drive innovation, and promote cross-department integration and collaboration.

Contractor and/or Staff Supervision & Cross Team Collaboration

  • Works with legal and other consultants as needed to provide expert advice and services on specific items, such as legal support, contracts review, SOPs development or other items.
  • As budget allows for growing the team, may supervise additional team members.
  • Coordinates closely with staff from other teams, including programs, evaluation, fundraising and finance; partners with dedicated compliance roles in these departments to ensure a coordinated approach to compliance.

Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree; and 4-5 years of experience working in community development, legal, human/social services, financial services, housing or a related field.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience building and developing compliance and risk management systems, and working across teams.
  • Strong knowledge of government regulations for the non profit industry at the City of San Francisco, State of California, and/or Federal level.
  • Excellent technical and computer skills, knowledge of applicable software programs, and experience administering databases. V-comply experience or similar database system is a plus.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English is a plus, with lived experience with Latino, immigrant communities, and/or communities of color
  • Demonstrable commitment to racial equity and social justice.
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, flexibility, self-starter, team-player, and can-do spirit.
  • Attention to detail while still holding the big picture.
  • Ability to take initiative and juggle multiple priorities, tasks (large and small), and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Desire to learn as well as foster capacity building for others, seeing organizational challenges as opportunities for growth, problem-solving, and innovation.
  • Alignment with MEDA’s core values and organizational culture.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff across a variety of different program areas, as well as fund development, communications, operations, and chief officer level staff.
  • Willingness to work in thought partnership with staff from various levels and backgrounds.

Your MEDA Experience

Do meaningful work in an innovative workplace, while being challenged for your professional growth.

Joining MEDA means having meaningful experiences that develop achievers – from across the Mission neighborhood and from within our organization. We find meaning and fulfillment in our work as we see this community thrive and are driven to achieve better outcomes by challenging ourselves to innovate in our ways of working.

We offer a market-leading benefits program that reflects MEDA’s values and mission. We invest in people’s lives and support our own people’s health and financial well-being.

Our core benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and their dependents – 100 percent covered by MEDA
  • 401(k) Plan for employees with generous employer match
  • Generous paid time off — minimum of 20 days for new employees
  • Employee Assistance Program that offer free financial or legal counseling to employees or their families
  • Other forms of voluntary benefits


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