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Compliance Specialist

Company: Way Finders
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Compliance Specialist

Are you interested in work that makes a difference in the lives of others? Way Finders is a mission-oriented, nonprofit organization offering a fast-paced, professional work environment focused on achievement. We employ individuals with a strong commitment to excellence, a collaborative nature, and the desire to make a difference. We are seeking a full-time Compliance Specialist for our Rental Assistance department. The Compliance Specialist will provide quality control to ensure compliance with programs and assist in training case management staff on rules and regulations. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has a background in compliance or public assistance, and those looking to move from a traditional detail-oriented administrative support role to one that has a direct impact in lifting up the community.

At Way Finders, we light pathways and open doors to homes and communities where people thrive. The largest nonprofit housing provider in Western Massachusetts, Way Finders also specializes in housing counseling, financial and first-time homebuyer education, employment training, neighborhood revitalization, and a variety of other services throughout the region. The need for Way Finders' programs and services is great and continues to grow each year. Whether a person is experiencing a housing crisis, in need of rental assistance, or ready to purchase a first home, our Housing Centers provide a welcoming, accessible space for counseling, assistance, training and placement, and ongoing support. During our last fiscal year, Way Finders services impacted 52,000 men, women, and children in the region. Stable housing is the platform upon which we work with our clients to help them to meet their own goals and to thrive. As families thrive, so do the communities in which they live.

The candidate will work in a hybrid-remote capacity to start but will be fully in-person in the future.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Conduct audits in accordance with agency policy to ensure compliance with state, federal, city, and program requirements
  • Maintain and review data entry and documentation in database and other systems to ensure compliance; report findings and performance to management as required
  • Submit required information in a timely manner to auditors, agency departments, and funding sources, including the resolution of discrepancies
  • Educate and advise staff on departmental policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with internal staff within and across departments to achieve goals
  • Assist in timely research and resolution of departmental software issues and test software enhancements/updates to ensure functionality
  • Proactively identify and inform management of any issues that may adversely affect the department or organizationHiring Requirements/Preferences
    • Bachelor's degree in public administration or social services; commensurate experience may be substituted for a degree
    • 3 years' experience in administrative support or compliance; similar or related experience may be substituted
    • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office applications, and comfort using new technologies
    • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, with the capacity to communicate and train effectively with diverse individuals and constituents
    • Ability to assess priorities, organize, and operate in a flexible manner while retaining a high level of attention-to-detail
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work appropriately with confidential information
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) written and verbal skills preferred but not requiredBenefits
      • Generous paid time-off
      • 12+ holidays annually
      • Health, dental, and vision insurance options
      • Educational assistance
      • Medical Reimbursement Account
      • Dependent Care Account
      • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match
      • Life insurance
      • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
      • Transportation benefits
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Annual staff picnic!Wage between $19.62 - $23.55 per hour depending on qualifications. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

        Way Finders is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse staff in order to reflect our community and those we serve. Qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is available to all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation or veteran status. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals.

Keywords: Way Finders, Springfield , Compliance Specialist, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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