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Position Title: Compliance Director, League of Conservation Voters

Position Posting: https://www.lcv.org/careers/lcv-job-openings/compliance-director/

Location: Flexible (the employee may decide whether to work remotely or from an LCV office)

General Description 

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.

LCV is hiring a Compliance Director who will oversee campaign finance reporting for LCV’s entities. The Compliance Director will design and administer tracking and reporting processes for the organization and — in coordination with other staff and external vendors — ensure the timely and accurate submission of all required campaign finance reports as well as lobbying disclosure reports and charitable solicitation filings. The Compliance Director will also be responsible for training staff on campaign finance laws, regulations and LCV’s internal compliance procedures, and advising on the reporting implications of electoral programs. The Compliance Director will perform regular reconciliations for the bank accounts of all of LCV’s political entities, and work closely with members of the Finance, Development, Campaigns and other departments to resolve any compliance issues that arise.

Responsibilities 

  • Ensure that the electoral activities of LCV’s entities are properly, accurately, and timely reported in accordance with applicable law.
  • Work with LCV’s external compliance vendor to facilitate the preparation and filing of campaign finance reports, including reports filed with the FEC, IRS, and state campaign finance agencies, ensuring that the vendor has all required revenue and expenditure data for reporting, troubleshooting any issues that arise, and conducting the final review and approval of all reports.
  • Maintain, design, and administer internal systems for tracking reportable activity and reports due.
  • Perform regular reconciliations of bank accounts of LCV’s entities subject to campaign finance reporting and assist with other financial tasks, such as approving check requests, in coordination with the Finance department.
  • Communicate with key staff across departments to stay up to date on electoral programs, obtaining and tracking all needed information on reportable activities.
  • Develop policies, procedures and guidelines related to the conduct of electoral activities, fundraising, and payment processes, including regular updates of LCV’s internal compliance manual, and train staff on these internal policies, procedures and campaign finance reporting requirements.
  • Supervise the Compliance Associate and work collaboratively with them and delegate tasks to ensure that compliance reporting obligations are met.
  • Ensure that federal lobbying disclosure reports for LCV and its registered lobbyists are filed accurately and timely and coordinate the reporting process.
  • Working with LCV’s external vendor and the General Counsel, manage the LCV family’s charitable solicitation and corporate registration filings in required states.
  • Serve as the initial point person for compliance-related questions from staff across the organization and consults and, in collaboration with LCV’s legal counsel, advise staff regarding compliance issues and reporting processes and procedures.
  • Under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, review external electoral communications as needed for compliance with legal guidelines as set forth by LCV’s legal counsel.
  • As needed, assist LCV’s legal counsel in responding to legal matters or administrative complaints related to electoral activities.
  • Further equitable operations within the organization by establishing and maintaining consistent, objective processes with the goal that compliance services are equitably and equally provided to all staff and programs requiring them.

Qualifications

  • Work Experience:
    • Required – Must have at least 5 years’ work experience, including 1 election cycle’s experience managing or holding primary responsibility for campaign finance compliance, and at least 2 electoral cycles’ experience with federal campaign finance reporting with a political campaign, issue organization, trade association, compliance vendor, or the Federal Election Commission. Experience managing and supervising volunteers or staff. Demonstrated understanding of FEC reporting requirements and successful track record in FEC accounting and reporting. Familiarity with general accounting principles, FEC accounting principles, and financial accounting systems or databases. Experience with 24/48 hour independent expenditure reporting.
    • Experience with the following types of reporting: IRS 8871/8872s; state and/or local campaign finance reporting; FEC Form 7 membership communications reporting; federal LD-2 and LD-203 reporting; reporting of federal earmarked contributions; state charitable solicitation. Experience working with multiple legal entities simultaneously. Experience with the environmental movement and/or other progressive causes or political campaigns. Experience researching federal campaign finance issues including through FEC resources such as advisory opinions, regulations, and other published guidance.
  • Skills:
    • Required- Detail-oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and to work well under pressure. Ability to build relationships with individuals with diverse personalities, work styles and at different levels of seniority, and to convey financial and/or legal concepts to staff across the organization. Creative thinking, problem solving, and unafraid to take initiative to improve upon existing systems/processes. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong knowledge of and experience with information management systems. Demonstrated ability to design and implement data tracking systems and organizational processes and procedures. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Ability to maintain/handle sensitive & confidential information.
    • Preferred – Ability to work with Salesforce, NGPVAN EveryAction, and Sage/Abila accounting software. Knowledge of project management tools & methodologies.
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice, culture, and management philosophy. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
  • Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. Candidates should be able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done. Heavier workloads may be required in conjunction with reporting deadlines and/or periods of peak electoral activity. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

LCV offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes vacation, sick and parental leave, personal days, paid holidays, health insurance (two plan options for staff to choose from), dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance (short- and long-term), Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contribution, commuter benefits program, sabbatical, and student loan assistance.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Compliance Director” in the subject line by November 27, 2022. No phone calls please.

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