About Community Change and Community Change Action:

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.

This position also supports Community Change Action, an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

Position Description: 

The Deputy Director of Campaign Compliance is a senior staff team level position that provides senior level support to the team and oversees day-to-day campaign compliance needs of the team. The position will strengthen and develop new capacities and systems to meet the team goals and help direct the campaign compliance workflow to ensure all campaign compliance and reporting requirements are met. This position will have a lead role in promoting a professional, organized, and collaborative atmosphere internally and with partner groups to advance the goals of the organization.

A portion of time will be spent working with Community Change’s sister organization, Community Change Action.

This is a 12-month flex position (full time).

Principal Responsibilities:  

  • Provide effective leadership and oversight for the workflow between all campaign related activities for the 501(c3), 501(c4), and related entities.
  • Work with campaign leads to facilitate effective operations planning and program implementation to move all campaign program deliverables forward.
  • Develop or strengthen capacities in financial, operational, and technological systems to support growth in existing programs.
  • Collaborate with the Finance and HR teams to access sensitive data to support the campaign teams with their budget management.
  • Serves as liaison between key campaigns and Finance to ensure teams stay in compliance with finance systems.
  • Facilitate internal collaboration to ensure that all departments/campaigns are communicating effectively and supporting one another as needed to meet compliance requirements.
  • Provide strategic support to address functional and organizational challenges to minimize risk stemming from our campaign work.
  • Continuously examine and enhance operational and functional standards and systems to advance an organizational culture of compliance.
  • Collaborate with campaign program staff to prepare budgets and expense reports for funding proposals.
  • Develop compliance training materials for internal and external audiences.
  • As needed, provide compliance technical assistance to partner organizations.
  • Collaborate with internal and external finance staff to ensure all campaigns vendor payments and staff reimbursements are current.
  • Track deliverables for all the campaign compliance initiatives.
  • Help manage relationships with external compliance vendors.
  • Through Community Change Action, develop a plan and coordinate the workflow needs to support PAC activities.
  • Through Community Change Action manage the PAC bank accounts.
  • Through Community Change Action monitor the PAC insurance needs.
  • Through Community Change Action support the 990 filings for PACs and ensure federal and state compliance reporting needs are in order at all times.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 7 years of experience working in electoral campaign environments.
  • Understands the difference between 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PAC campaign work.
  • Familiarity with FEC and state elections commissions reporting systems.
  • Strong accounting background.
  • Experience with budget management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proven record of reliability and timeliness.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility and be able to work well under pressure.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work well with people at all levels both in and out of the organization.
  • Must be able to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to maintain and respect confidentiality.
  • Commitment to Community Change’s mission and values.
  • Commitment to economic, race and gender justice essential.

This position reports to: Director of Financial Management and Compliance

Travel Requirements: Limited travel is required. At least 3 trips per year with 2-4 days in duration.

Classification: Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is not included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and not covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Location: Community Change/Action is based in Washington, DC.  Remote work is acceptable, however (frequent) (periodic) visits to the DC office will be required upon the office reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salary and Benefits: $90,000 – $95,000 annual salary. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and a writing sample.

 

Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Source: People’s Action