BUILD engages at-risk youth in the school and on the streets so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety, and well-being of our communities. Since 1969, BUILD has worked in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods giving at-risk youth alternatives to the violence that takes away their potential. BUILD’s nationally-recognized model of positive youth development redirects risky behavior and helps youth lead fulfilling, successful, and productive lives.
The Compliance Specialist is responsible for various functions within program administration, including but not limited to internal and external data base maintenance, file audits, and assist with contract compliance. The Compliance Specialist reports directly to the Manager of Program Development & Compliance.
Enter data and manage maintenance of internal and various other funder databases
Provides performance management support by flagging potential issues or areas for improvement
Assists with internal and external database trainings and provide continued support for staff
Compile, sort, and verify accuracy of data entered with source documents
Assist with agency wide file audits and maintenance of central filling system
Create internal reports for performance management
Staff management and development:
Exemplifies the mission, vision and values of the agency
Maintains knowledge current in the field including, but not limited to, attendance at seminars, workshops, etc.
Maintains knowledge current on agency’s theories, methodologies and best practices
Attends departmental and agency-wide staff meetings, as scheduled and agency-wide events as required
Performs other job related duties as requested, required and/or assigned
Participate in agency-wide fundraising events
Maintains relationships with various partners including, but not limited to, schools, government agencies and community based organizations
HS diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Minimum 1 year of related experience
Operate professionally in the field on a flexible time schedule, which includes late evenings and weekends
Self-motivated leader with the ability to energize staff, interns and volunteers
Demonstrates good judgment and ability to work independently as a part of a team
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Must be able to effectively and efficiently handle multiple tasks and deadline simultaneously.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential
Must work effectively with agency staff, board members, funders, donors and volunteer
Must possess solid understanding of data collection and compliance
Must maintain respectful and appropriate relationships with program participants, all level of agency staff and various publics of the agency; demonstrating sensitivity to all ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds and embracing the agency’s mission, values and culture
Must pass State Background Check & Federal Fingerprints
This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
For strictly confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must indicate the position title and ATTN: Jamey Makowski in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: $15.00 per hour
About BUILD Incorporated
For over 45 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.
BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.