Operations & Compliance Manager
Job Title: Operations & Compliance Manager
Reports to: Director of Finance & Administration
Location: D.C. metro area
About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze and coordinate a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.
GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom. The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.
The Operations & Compliance Manager position is an exciting growth opportunity for an results-oriented, tech-savvy professional who enjoys identifying opportunities for and successfully implementing solutions to enhance organizational productivity. You will work across the organization to manage and improve key operational systems, processes and policies, ensuring value-maximizing, compliant day-to-day operations of the Fund. This position will perform support and administrative tasks related to the functioning and productivity of the organization, intersecting financial, office, human resources, contract management, compliance, and operations needs. You will wear many hats, from developing and implementing technology-based and other business systems, supporting procurement processes, contributing to and ensuring implementation of organizational policies, supporting the organization’s HR functions, and facilitating smooth IT operations. You will support colleagues both in the US and abroad.
Identify and execute solutions to improve overall Fund productivity, including both maximizing the utility of existing software and systems and introducing new products and processes where necessary
Coordinate and collaborate across teams to enable, support and improve day-to-day business operations and processes with the goal of enhancing operations
Manage designated operational processes and provide administrative support associated with operational processes as required; assist in troubleshooting problems and issues as they relate to daily operational activities
Facilitate and coordinate integration of systems / software wherever possible
Execute special projects, including developing strategies and tactics for enhacing internal reporting and monitoring
Support all aspects of the Fund’s procurement for contracts and suppliers, including process compliance, pre-contract review and negotiation, post-contract timeline and payment monitoring
Support program staff to monitor compliance with contract terms
Actively document and identify variations/claims through tracking schedule
Support human resources processes as directed, across recruitment, onboarding, retention
Support staff compliance with all internal policies, including educating and training staff where necessary
Support Board management and good governance, as directed
Ensuring functioning, productive office spaces, including identifying new spaces when necessary
This position requires a creative tech-savvy team-player who can thrive in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, complex environment and meets the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
At least 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity in a high-pressure environment, with demonstrated success enhancing productivity
Experience designing, implementing, and/or managing CRM and/or project management software solutions
Proficiency navigating contractual language; experience with U.S. federal grant compliance strongly preferred.
Familiarity with organizational change management principles
Advanced proficiency in a range of information technology and standard software programs (e.g. MS Office applications, Google Apps, Salesforce, other data management systems)
Highly skilled in organization, project management, and clear and concise written and oral communication
Ability to maintain a can-do attitude at all times and multi-task effectively across competing priorities
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment
Natural inclination to seek opportunities for process improvement, and a commitment to get the job done right
Please email resume and cover letter in a single PDF document labelled “firstname lastname - Operations & Compliance Manager” to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Operations-Compliance Manager.” You should be prepared to provide references upon request. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.
Compensation and Benefits
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected initiative. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. GFEMS is prepared to offer a competitive benefits package.
GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.