Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 68,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are currently seeking Full-time Compliance Directorto join our Administrative Office team.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Oversee and direct staff on the day-to-day operation of the compliance program. Monitor, and as necessary, coordinate compliance activities of other departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities and to identify trends.
Interpret grant and sub-award contractual requirements to inform decision making by senior leadership on the pursuit of grant opportunities and compliance risk. Lead capacity-building activities to improve grant management compliance and prevent fraud.
Analyze potential compliance, contract or fraud risks within specific areas of an agency/program to avoid or minimize compliance issues.
Participate in Program Launch meetings to ensure that contractual obligations and grant compliance requirements are understood.
Lead and ensure that all federal, state, local, and various contract and grant requirements are implemented and adhered to by program or agency-wide.
Develop and maintain a database of all contracts and grant agreements and the compliance pieces across various domains. The database will have various levels of security and accessibility for a variety of agency personnel.
Collaborate with other departments to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution.
Consult with legal counsel as appropriate to resolve difficult legal compliance issues.
Respond to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and standards of conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Develop and oversee a system for uniform handling of such violations.
Act as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance issues and concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved.
Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; recommends corrective action plans and where appropriate develops and implements those plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
Provide reports on a regular basis and, as directed or requested keeps senior leadership informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.
Ensure proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.
Institute and maintain an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting a) use of the compliance hotline, b) heightened awareness of standards of conduct, and c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
Investigate and respond to internal and external complaints and provides direction and management of the compliance hotline.
Work with the human resource department, and others as appropriate, to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees and ongoing training for all employees, managers, subcontractors, interns and others as deemed necessary (i.e. Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, Fraud Prevention and Awareness, Civil Rights, Anti-Harassment.)
Monitor the performance of the compliance program and related activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
Manage all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.
Serve as the agency's Civil Rights Officer
Perform all other duties as assigned
Law degree with 5 years of regulatory compliance experience or Master's degree with 8 years of regulatory compliance experience required. Experience in a nonprofit organization preferred.
Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Familiarity with nonprofit contracts and grants, regulations and standards.
Ability to analyze and interpret contracts, with a particular eye for risk management and risk mitigation for the agency.
Demonstrated ability to recognize potential risk, develop ways to mitigate the risk and to develop consensus around the risk management strategy.
Demonstrated leadership ability to withstand strong disagreement around the development and implementation of risk mitigation action plans.
Demonstrated ability to hold employees, including executives, accountable.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Wellness Initiative Program
Employee Assistance Network
While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stretch, stoop, kneel and crouch.
The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing and viewing a computer terminal.
The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Internal Number: DIREC01664
About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.