HR Compliance Associate, Managed Organizations (Durham, NC)

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Arabella Advisors, LLC
Washington, DC

Arabella Advisors, LLC

Published 19 days ago

HR Compliance Associate, Managed Organizations (Durham, NC)


You are mission-driven and action-oriented. You love to get involved and work as part of a team to accomplish something great. You value diversity, equity, and inclusion and are eager to put those values into practice. Any job is your job if it helps the team succeed, and you thrive on variety. Today, you’re looking for a role where you can use those traits to make a real difference in the world by advancing the most important social issues facing humanity today.  


If that sounds like you, Arabella Advisors can’t wait to meet you. 


The HR Compliance Associate helps to manage and mitigate risk by ensuring regulatory and policy compliance related to client human capital systems. This position works on a highly collaborative, client-facing team to execute regular tasks associated with maintaining personnel compliance. In addition to executing processes associated with hiring and worker classification, the HR Compliance Associate is involved in creating and managing risk assessment and audit programs and researching legal and regulatory obligations. The HR Compliance Associate also works with cross-departmental teams to translate regulatory requirements into systems and processes; monitors the effectiveness of controls designed to meet obligations on a regular, and ongoing basis; and develops and tracks process improvements to mitigate risk. These projects may be driven by new legal and regulatory requirements, geographies, types of business, solution implementations, or emerging risk issues, among other things.


Essential Responsibilities 


Client Service

  • Respond in an accurate and timely manner to all compliance-related, client-facing inquiries
  • Administer worker review and procurement processes (including review/approval of offer letters, job descriptions and scopes of work)
  • Troubleshoot issues and solve problems independently or escalate when necessary


Compliance Systems

  • State registration and filing completion
  • Research regulatory reference materials and obtains advice from regulatory agency staff, legal counsel and compliance associates.
  • Analyze new and pending laws and regulations which directly affect the company’s practices.
  • Work cooperatively with various team members to ensure implementation and management of HR processes designed for regulatory compliance
  • Assist Director in institution, maintenance and revision of appropriate policies, procedures, contracts, and agreements to ensure compliance.
  • Manage other HR risk and compliance related projects as assigned


Data Systems

  • Administer compensation and data programs, including monitoring equity in compensation efforts
  • Reconciliation and submission of all HR Invoices and back-up
  • Routine and ad-hoc personnel reporting including time reporting, demographic reporting, COVID-19 and other leave trackers, and regulatory filings
  • Draft assessment reports detailing results, and controls recommendations
  • Compile, format and submit data reports for required internal and external filings 


To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need: 


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 2-3 years of HR compliance experience
  • Working knowledge of current and upcoming HR legislation, relevant tax laws and the like
  • Working knowledge of multi-state worker classification rules, including FLSA classification, and independent contractor vs. employee distinctions
  • Proficiency in Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to think critically
  • Outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong client service and interpersonal skills such as tact and diplomacy
  • Highly effective at communicating analysis, recommendations, and conclusions
  • Ability to draft high-quality correspondence and written materials


Valued and Non-Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • PHR or SHRM-CP Certification desired
  • Personal Integrity
  • Passion for philanthropy, nonprofits, or foundation operations


Our Core Competencies:


  • Ability to provide excellent, including the ability to efficiently and independently address routine service matters, to suggest effective client-centered solutions when elevating challenges or concerns, and to understand how the team can operate to maintain high-quality service.
  •  The ability to complete complex tasks, to use a work plan to undertake projects, and to understand how those projects impact the client, team, and/or firm’s objectives
  • The ability to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and circumstances, and to build and manage strong relationships that reflect that understanding.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, including the ability to adapt style, tone, and content to various audiences; to make technical information accessible to broader audiences; and to collaborate with others to produce strong written deliverables
  • The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including knowing when and how to compromise, being willing to proactively help colleagues, and sharing knowledge in various mediums
  • An enthusiasm for taking on stretch and development opportunities, including the ability to accept feedback and use it to improve performance
  •  The ability to take ownership and be creative and solutions-oriented when encountering challenges that do not have obvious answers, including knowing when to elevate challenges along with possible solutions

About Arabella Advisors

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation. 


About Arabella’s Managed Organizations Team

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple nonprofit organizations, including the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused on conservation, global health and civic engagement. 


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Arabella and read our official DEI statement.


Working with Us

While this position must be based in Durham, NC, please note that due to COVID-19, all Arabella Advisors' offices are closed, and we remain a remote-first organization until further notice. We have a strong firm culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. To that end, once our offices reopen it is our expectation that all staff will generally work from the office according to a schedule agreed upon with their supervisor.


We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography. You’ll start with 16 days of vacation, 10 days of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to seven federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday. Our competitive health package includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance, and our retirement package includes a 401(k) plan that is fully vested from day one. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.


We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.


How to Apply

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job. 


Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. 

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.


While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses. 


We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

HR Compliance Associate, Managed Organizations (Durham, NC)


You are mission-driven and action-oriented. You love to get involved and work as part of a team to accomplish something great. You value diversity, equity, and inclusion and are eager…

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1201 Connecticut Ave, NW, #300, Washington, DC 20036

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